Super Rugby


7/4/2019

St.George Queensland Reds backrower Liam Wright named in Wallabies squad for South Africa


St.George Queensland Reds backrower Liam Wright has been named in the Wallabies 34-man squad for their first test match of 2019 against South Africa in Johannesburg on July 20 (Sunday 21 July, 1.05am AEST).

Wright was one of five Reds named in the squad, alongside Izack Rodda, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Taniela Tupou and Samu Kerevi.

The 21-year-old was the only Reds squad member to start in every match this Super Rugby season and joins two other potential debutants in the Wallabies squad with boom number 8 Isi Naisarani as well as rookie backrowers Rob Valetini looking to earn their first Test cap.

Brumbies veteran Christian Lealiifano returns to the Test arena for the first time since June 2016 and will be aiming to add to his 19 Wallabies caps against the Springboks at Emirates Airlines Park.

The Wallabies will travel to Johannesburg on Sunday for a week-long training camp on South Africa’s Highveld to prepare for the high altitude conditions.

Following the South Africa clash, the side will travel to Brisbane for its first home Test of 2019 against a resurgent Argentina at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 27 July.

FOX SPORTS will showcase every game of the Mitsubishi Estate Rugby Championship LIVE with no ad-breaks during play and in HD. All Mitsubishi Estate Rugby Championship matches will also be streamed LIVE on Kayo Sports.

All 2019 Qantas Wallabies matches will be screened LIVE and free in HD on TEN and WIN Network and streaming on tenplay.com.au. All Tests will also be LIVE on RUGBY.com.au Radio and available to stream via the RugbyXplorer App.
 
2019 Mitsubishi Estate Rugby Championship
South Africa v Qantas Wallabies at Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday 21 July at 1.05am AEST
Qantas Wallabies v Argentina at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday 27 July at 7.45pm AEST
Qantas Wallabies v New Zealand at Optus Stadium, Perth, Saturday 10 August at 7.45pm AEST

2019 Mitsubishi Estate Bledisloe Cup (second Test)
New Zealand v Qantas Wallabies at Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 17 August at 5.35pm AEST

Take-off Test
Qantas Wallabies v Samoa at Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta, Saturday 7 September at 7.30pm AEST

Qantas Wallabies squad for Mitsubishi Estate Rugby Championship Test against South Africa (Test caps, Vodafone Super Rugby team and age)
 

Forwards
Allan Alaalatoa (32 Tests, Brumbies, 25)
Rory Arnold (19 Tests , Brumbies, 29)
Jack Dempsey (10 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 25)
Folau Fainga’a (7 Tests, Brumbies, 24)
Michael Hooper (c) (91 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 27)
Luke Jones (3 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 28)
Sekope Kepu (103 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 33)
Tolu Latu (12 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 26)
Isi Naisarani (uncapped, Melbourne Rebels, 24)
Tom Robertson (24 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 24)
Izack Rodda (17 Tests, Queensland Reds, 22)
Rob Simmons (94 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 30)
Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (11, Queensland Reds, 22)
Scott Sio (55 Tests, Brumbies, 27)
James Slipper (86 Tests, Brumbies, 30)
Taniela Tupou (11 Tests, Queensland Reds, 23)
Jordan Uelese (2 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 22)
Rob Valetini (uncapped, Brumbies, 20)
Liam Wright (uncapped, Queensland Reds, 21)
 
Backs 
Adam Ashley-Cooper (117 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 35)
Tom Banks (3 Tests, Brumbies, 25)
Kurtley Beale (83 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 30)
Bernard Foley (68 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 29)
Will Genia (100 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 31)
Dane Haylett-Petty (31 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 30)
Reece Hodge (33 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 24)
Samu Kerevi (25 Tests, Queensland Reds, 25)
Marika Koroibete (20 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 26)
Tevita Kuridrani (58 Tests, Brumbies, 28)
Christian Lealiifano (19 Tests, Brumbies, 31)
Jack Maddocks (7 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 22)
Joe Powell (4 Tests, Brumbies, 25)
Matt Toomua (42 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 29)
Nic White (22 Tests, Exeter Chiefs, 29)

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