NSW Waratahs Women feature prominently in the Buildcorp Wallaroos squad named

by Waratahs Media

After securing back to back Super W titles, 16 of the NSW Waratahs Women’s players have been named in the Buildcorp Wallaroos extended squad of 2019 announced today.

NSW Waratahs Women’s Head Coach, Matt Evrard, applauded those named in the squad and said it was well-deserved recognition after another impressive Super W season.

“I’m really happy that our leaders have been recognised along with some of our youth players, that have been rewarded their first season with a national team squad spot.

“After another strong Super W season with good performances from our players, it’s pleasing to see them recognised for their hard work,” said Evrard.

Australia will face Japan in a two-Test Series on home soil this July, before taking on New Zealand at Optus Stadium in Perth and then Eden Park in Auckland in two Trans-Tasman Double Headers.

Buildcorp Wallaroos Head Coach Dwayne Nestor said:“This is a strong extended squad after what has been a really pleasing Buildcorp Super W season.

“We saw the standard of the competition continue to grow and that has led to an improved squad of players to select from

“This squad is about preparing not only for our biggest year on home soil but also making sure we are continuing to build a strong program for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

“Players will come and go from this squad based on their form and performance so it’s vital that every player continue to work hard at training over the coming months.

“We are excited about the year ahead and we know we have a real opportunity to create some amazing history for the Buildcorp Wallaroos jersey.”

The squad was selected following the conclusion of the Buildcorp Super W season that saw NSW Waratahs Women defeat Queensland Women 8-5 in the Final at Leichhardt Oval last Sunday.

Tickets for the Japan Test Series will go on sale next Thursday 18 April.

FORWARDS

Millie Boyle, Bond University, Queensland Women

Emily Chancellor, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs Women

Rebecca Clough, Cottesloe, Western Australia

Toa (Dora) Filimoehala*, Brothers, Queensland Women

Grace Hamilton, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs Women

Alisha Hewett, GPS, Queensland Women

Evelyn Horomia, Western Sydney, NSW Waratahs Women

Fi Jones*, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs Women

Asoiva (Eva) Karpani*, NSW Waratahs Women

Michaela Leonard, Brumbies Women

Kiri Lingman, Sunnybank, Queensland Women

Ashley Marsters, Melbourne Rebels Women

Shannon Mato*, Sunnybank, Queensland Women

Michelle Milward, Vikings, Brumbies Women

Averyl Mitchell*, University of Queensland, Queensland Women

Sera Naiqama*, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs Women

Georgia O'Neill, Uni Norths, Brumbies Women

Liz Patu, Wests, Queensland Women

Emily Robinson, Warringah, NSW Waratahs Women

Christina Sekona*, Sunnybank, Queensland Women

Ana-Lise Sio, Western Sydney, NSW Waratahs Women

Tayla Stanford, Vikings, Brumbies Women

Violeta Tupuola, Vikings, Brumbies Women

Darryl Wickliffe, Kalamunda, Rugby WA Women

BACKS

Katrina Barker, Newcastle, NSW Waratahs Women

Iliseva Batibasaga, Sydney University, NSW Waratahs Women

Mhicca Carter, Cottesloe, Rugby WA Women

Georgia Cormick*, Powerhouse, Melbourne Rebels Women

Lori Cramer*, University of Queensland, Queensland Women

Alana Elisaia*, Sunnybank, Queensland Women

Courtney Hodder*, Palmyra, Rugby WA Women

Zakiya Kereopa*, Nedlands, Western Australia

Atasi Lafai, Campbelltown, NSW Waratahs Women

Chloe Leaupepe, Warringah, NSW Waratahs Women

Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea*, Sunnybank, Queensland Women

Crystal Maguire Warringah, NSW Waratahs Women

Nareta Marsters Sunnybank, Queensland Women

Cobie-Jane Morgan, Sunnybank, Queensland Women

Mahalia Murphy, Campbelltown, NSW Waratahs Women

Asako Ono, University of Queensland, Queensland Women

Shanice Parker Warringah, NSW Waratahs Women

Trilleen Pomare Kalamunda, Rugby WA Women

Sarah Riordan, ADFRU, Queensland Women

Maya Stewart*, Newcastle Waratahs, NSW Waratahs Women

Samantha Treherne, Sunnybank, Queensland Women

Samantha Wood*, Gungahlin Eagles, Brumbies Women

*Denotes Uncapped

Buildcorp Wallaroos 2019 Fixtures

Saturday 13 July

Australia v Japan, Newcastle Sportsground Number 2, Newcastle

Friday 19 July

Australia v Japan, North Sydney Oval, Sydney

Saturday 10 August

Australia v New Zealand, Optus Stadium, Perth

Saturday 17 August

Australia v New Zealand, Eden Park, Auckland

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