Wallabies add Reds

Robbie Deans has added eight Queensland Reds to his Australia training squad. [more]

Wallabies add Reds

Robbie Deans has added eight Queensland Reds to his Australia training squad.

The Reds failed in their attempt to defend their Super Rugby crown after losing 30-17 to the Sharks on Saturday.

But their players are now available to the Wallabies and Quade Cooper, Liam Gill, Radike Samo, Jake Schatz, Rob Simmons, James Slipper and Ben Tapuai have all been called up.

The selected players will take part in a three-day training camp, which kicks-off tomorrow.

Another boot-camp will take place in Sydney at the beginning of August, ahead of the inaugural Rugby Championship.

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Schatz and Gill are both uncapped but are former skippers of the Wallabies’ under-20s side. Hanson is also uncapped but was a member of last season’s training squad.

James Horwill and James O’Connor are among the absentees from the squad due to injury, while Will Genia has been handed a much-needed break.

The first Wallabies national training squad ahead of The Investec Rugby Championship:

Kurtley Beale (Melbourne Rebels), Adam Ashley-Cooper (NSW Waratahs), Drew Mitchell (NSW Waratahs), Lachie Turner (NSW Waratahs), Nick Cummins (Western Force), Cooper Vuna (Melbourne Rebels), Rob Horne (NSW Waratahs), Mitch Inman (Melbourne Rebels), Pat McCabe (Brumbies), Ben Tapuai (Queensland Reds), Bernard Foley (NSW Waratahs), Berrick Barnes (NSW Waratahs), Quade Cooper (Queensland Reds), Nick Phipps (Melbourne Rebels), Nic White (Brumbies), Radike Samo (Queensland Reds), Ben Mowen (Brumbies), David Pocock (Western Force), Liam Gill (Queensland Reds), Michael Hooper (Brumbies), Jake Schatz (Queensland Reds), Dave Dennis (NSW Waratahs), Rob Simmons (Queensland Reds), Kane Douglas (NSW Waratahs), Cadeyrn Neville (Melbourne Rebels), Hugh Pyle (Melbourne Rebels), Sitaleki Timani (NSW Waratahs), Sekope Kepu (NSW Waratahs), Benn Robinson (NSW Waratahs), James Slipper (Queensland Reds), Ben Alexander (Brumbies), Paddy Ryan (NSW Waratahs), Stephen Moore (Brumbies), James Hanson (Queensland Reds), Tatafu Polota-Nau (NSW Waratahs).
 

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