Waratahs well represented in Wallaroos squad

· Womens International
by Waratahs Media

Grace Hamilton will again lead the squad against New Zealand following two Player of the Match performances against Japan.

She will be joined in the squad by Emily Robinson, Emily Chancellor, Asoiva Karpani, Evelyn Horomia, Sera Naiqama, Iliseva Batibasaga, Arabella McKenzie and Mahalia Murphy.

Buildcorp Wallaroos Head Coach, Dwayne Nestor said: “We have got two great opportunities over the next month against New Zealand and we’re really looking forward to the challenge.

“A double header Test at Optus Stadium is going to make for a great occasion and the squad has really talked about making sure that we rise to that and work hard for each other in the gold jersey.

“As a coaching group we have had some great selection headaches over the last month with every player in the squad putting their hands up for selection in the starting XV.

“That attitude is key for the next three weeks and we’re looking forward to reconvening in Perth and getting back into the hard work.”

The Buildcorp Wallaroos will meet the Black Ferns in Perth on Saturday 10 August as a part of a sold-out Bledisloe Cup double-header before heading across to Eden Park on Saturday 17 August with both matches to be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS, Kayo and RUGBY.com.au Radio.

Forwards:

Millie Boyle (vc), Royals (Canberra), Queensland Women’s XV

Emily Chancellor, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs Women

Rebecca Clough, Cottesloe, RugbyWA Women

Grace Hamilton (c), Sydney University, NSW Waratahs Women

Alisha Hewett, GPS/ADFRU, Queensland Women’s XV

Evelyn Horomia, Western Sydney, NSW Waratahs Women

Asoiva (Eva) Karpani, Randwick, NSW Waratahs Women

Michaela Leonard, Vikings, Brumbies Women

Ashley Marsters, Harlequins, Melbourne Rebels Women

Michelle Milward, Vikings, Brumbies Women

Shannon Mato, Sunnybank, Queensland Women’s XV

Averyl Mitchell, Souths, Queensland Women’s XV

Sera Naiqama, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs Women

Liz Patu, Wests, Queensland Women’s XV

Emily Robinson, Warringah, NSW Waratahs Women

Christina Sekona, Sunnybank, Queensland Women’s XV

Backs:

Iliseva Batibasaga, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs Women

Mhicca Carter, Cottesloe, RugbyWA Women

Georgia Cormick, Power House, Melbourne Rebels Women

Lori Cramer, University of Queensland, Queensland Women’s XV

Ariana Hira-Herangi, Kalamunda, RugbyWA Women

Alysia Leafu-Fakaosilea, Sunnybank, Queensland Women’s XV

Arabella McKenzie, Randwick, NSW Waratahs Women

Mahalia Murphy, Campbelltown, NSW Waratahs Women

Trilleen Pomare, Kalamunda, RugbyWA Women

Sarah Riordan, Wests/ADFRU, Queensland Women’s XV

Alana Elisaia*, Sunnybank, Queensland Women’s XV

Samantha Treherne, Sunnybank Queensland Women’s XV

*Denotes uncapped

Buildcorp Wallaroos 2019 New Zealand Fixtures:

Saturday 10 August

Australia v New Zealand, Optus Stadium, Perth

Saturday 17 August

Australia v New Zealand, Eden Park, Auckland

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