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Junior Wallabies side to face Japan U20s named in Round 2 of World Rugby U20s Championship

The Junior Wallabies team to face Japan has been named with Queensland Reds player, Tate McDermott coming into the starting side. 

Another change in the backs is Isiah Latu who comes in on the wing, which brings Lawson Creighton to the bench. 

Australia will be keen to bounce back after their first-round loss to Wales U20s, where the Junior Wallabies were left to rue some missed opportunities after they went down 21-26. 

Junior Wallabies Head Coach, Jason Gilmore said: “We’ve talked about the areas we need to improve on and the team is hungry to put out a better performance in our second match of the World Championship. 

“Japan will be a tough opponent and we have seen how when given the opportunity how well they can move the ball. 

“The group has responded well at training and we’re looking forward to our next challenge.”  




2018 World Rugby U20s Championship Pool A Fixtures:
Sunday 3 June

Australia v Japan, 10.00pm AEST, Stade de la Mediterranee, Bézier

Friday 8 June
Australia v New Zealand, 5.00am AEST, Stade Aime-Giral, Perpignan

Junior Wallabies team to play Japan
1.Harry Hoopert, QLD, Brothers, Jondaryn 
2. Efi Maa’afu, QLD, Wests 

3. Tom Ross 
4. Michael Wood, QLD, Brothers 
5. Angus Blyth, QLD, Bond, Gold Coast 

6. Esei Ha’angana 
7. Fraser McReight , QLD, Brothers 
8. Patrick Tafa 
9. Tate McDermott (c), QLD, University of Queensland, Sunshine Coast 
10. Bayley Kuenzle 
11. Matt McTaggert 
12. Isaac Lucas, QLD, Sunnybank 
13. Semisi Tupou 
14. Isiah Latu 
15. Mack Hansen 

16. Sama Malolo 
17. George Francis 
18. Laurence Tominiko , QLD, Sunnybank 
19. Josh Kemeny 
20. Rory Suttor 
21. Ryan Lonergan (vc) 
22. Will Harrison 
23. Lawson Creighton, QLD, Brothers 

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