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Wallaroos squad trimmed for Fiji, New Zealand Tests

Written by Nathan Williamson, courtesy of rugby.com.au Source article
Wallaroos squad trimmed for Fiji, New Zealand Tests

Wallaroos coach Jo Yapp has confirmed a 30-player squad for the July Test series against Fijiana and New Zealand.

The wider training squad has been in camp in the nation’s capital ahead of the Tests, which begin on July 6 against the Fijians.

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Queensland Reds scrumhalf Nat Wright is one of five changes from the squad that featured in the Pacific Four series.

Wright fills the void left by debutant Samantha Wood, who was ruled out as she deals with a back injury.

There are also recalls for Reds teammates Tiarna Molloy and Madison Schuck after they were included in the wider training squad.

Molloy debuted for Australia in 2022 against New Zealand and looms as vital hooker coverage in place of Hera-Barb Malcolm Heke.

Force duo Tamika Jones and Alapeta Ngauamo have been called up as they hunt for their debut.

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“We’ve had a really good few days at the AIS in Canberra preparing for the next two Test matches,” Yapp said in a statement

“The players have taken a noticeable step up over the last few weeks.

“Our intrasquad match on Saturday was a great opportunity to prepare and play at Test match level.

“The camp and game has given opportunities for new faces to join the squad and it’s important for us to keep building together with the World Cup just over 12 months away.

“We are also excited to be back in Sydney this week and look forward to playing in front of our home fans at Allianz Stadium.”

The squad will go into camp in Sydney on Sunday before the double-header with the Wallabies at Allianz Stadium.

They will then travel to Brisbane in the quest for a maiden win over the Black Ferns on July 14.

WALLAROOS SQUAD FOR JULY SERIES

Allana Sikimeti (ACT Brumbies)

Alapeta Ngauamo (Western Force)

Arabella McKenzie (NSW Waratahs)

Ashley Marsters (Melbourne Rebels)

Atasi Lafai (NSW Waratahs)

Biola Dawa (ACT Brumbies)

Brianna Hoy (NSW Waratahs)

Bridie O’Gorman (NSW Waratahs)

Caitlyn Halse (NSW Waratahs)

Cecilia Smith (Queensland Reds)

Desiree Miller (NSW Waratahs)

Eva Karpani (NSW Waratahs)

Faitala Moleka (ACT Brumbies)

Georgina Friedrichs (NSW Waratahs)

Kaitlan Leaney (NSW Waratahs)

Layne Morgan (NSW Waratahs)

Leilani Nathan (NSW Waratahs)

Lori Cramer (Queensland Reds)

Lydia Kavoa (ACT Brumbies)

Madison Schuck (Queensland Reds)

Maya Stewart (NSW Waratahs)

Michaela Leonard (Western Force)

Natalie Wright (Queensland Reds)

Piper Duck (NSW Waratahs)

Siokapesi Palu (ACT Brumbies)

Tabua Tuinakauvadra (ACT Brumbies)

Tamika Jones (Western Force)

Tania Naden (ACT Brumbies)

Tiarna Molloy (Queensland Reds)

Trilleen Pomare (Western Force)

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