Australia A Women's Squad to tour Fiji this November

· Womens International
by Rugby Australia

The next generation of Buildcorp Wallaroos talent will be on display in Fiji this November with the Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship in Lautoka.

An Australia A squad will assemble for the tournament, mixing together the next generation of identified Wallaroos stars to gain valuable International experience against the best nations from our region.

The Australia A squad has been placed in Pool B alongside Fiji and Papua New Guinea. In Pool A the Black Ferns Development side will play Samoa and Tonga.

Fiji, PNG, Tonga and Samoa will all be battling it out for Rugby World Cup qualification for the tournament’s next rendition in New Zealand in 2021 with Australia and New Zealand having already qualified for the tournament.      

Buildcorp Wallaroos Head Coach Dwayne Nestor said: “This tournament gives us an excellent opportunity to expose more players to the wider Wallaroos program and show them the standard required to play Internationally.

“2020 is a very important year for the Buildcorp Wallaroos as we put together the final building blocks for the 2021 Rugby World Cup.

“More game time is crucial to growing our depth and I am looking forward to this tour bringing out more players that can compete at Test level.”

The team will be coached by Queensland Reds Head Coach, Moana Virtue with Alana Thomas of the Melbourne Rebels Women as her Assistant.

Australia A Fixtures

Monday 18 November, Australia A v Tonga, 12.30pm AEDT

Friday 22 November, Australia A v Black Ferns Development, 12.30pm AEDT

Tuesday 26 November, Australia A v Samoa, 12.30pm AEDT

Australia A Squad for Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship

Grace Kemp, Brumbies Women

Michaela Leonard, Brumbies Women

Remi Wilton, Brumbies Women

Samantha Wood, Brumbies Women

Piper Duck, NSW Waratahs Women

Kennedy Cherrington, NSW Waratahs Women

Courtney Frankl, NSW Waratahs Women

Fi Jones, NSW Waratahs Women

Asoiva (Eva) Karpani, NSW Waratahs Women

Atasi Lafai, NSW Waratahs Women

Lillyann Mason, NSW Waratahs Women

Arabella Mckenzie, NSW Waratahs Women

Sera Naiqama, NSW Waratahs Women

Tasmin Sheppard, NSW Waratahs Women

Maya Stewart, NSW Waratahs

Millie Boyle, Queensland Reds

Alana Elisaia, Queensland Reds

Toa (Dora) Filimoehala, Queensland Reds

Georgina Friedrichs, Queensland Reds

Courtney Hodder, Queensland Reds

Averyl Mitchell, Queensland Reds

Kirby Sefo, Queensland Reds

Christina Sekona, Queensland Reds

Zahara Temara, Queensland Reds

Georgia Cormick, Melbourne Rebels Women

Janita Kareta, Melbourne Rebels Women

Tiarah Minns, Melbourne Rebels Women

Titilia Yabaki, Melbourne Rebels Women