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Wallaroos World Cup Squad announced

Wallaroos World Cup Squad announced

The ARU have just named their squad of 26 players to represent Australia at the Women’s Rugby World Cup later this year. The Wallaroos squad was named on the back of a series of rigorous selection events including the recent completed National Women’s Sevens Championship, the Women’s National Championships, a National Selection camp and a number of satellite camps around the country.

In preparation for the RWC the team will travel to New Zealand in June as part of a Tri-Nations tournament against the might Black Ferns from the host country, as well as Canada. A final squad for the RWC will be selected following the Tri-Nations.

Australian Rugby Union CEO, Bill Pulver said he’s excited about the Wallaroos’ prospects for the World Cup.

“The squad trained hard at the National Selection Camp in Canberra and I’m confident they’ll improve on their third place from the last Women’s Rugby World Cup when they head to France in August,” Mr Pulver said.

“They have an excellent coaching team led by Paul Verrell and the Tri-Nations Test series against New Zealand and Canada will be the perfect preparation on their quest for World Cup glory.

“The Australian Rugby community will certainly be cheering hard at every stage of their path to Paris.”

            Australia looking to get on top of New Zealand once again.

Head Coach Paul Verrell said he and his team were very impressed with the commitment and training of all the players at the National Selection Camp.

“After a careful and considered process we have chosen this squad to take us not only to the Tri-Nations but bring us success at the IRB Women’s World Cup. I’m confident they have the potential to go better than their third place in 2010 and we have every intention of doing so,” he said.

The squad includes representative players from right across the country and the Australian Services Rugby Union.

QLD – 5
NSW – 10
ACT – 2
WA – 3
VIC – 2
ASRU – 4

NSW Representative Tui Ormsby from the Warringah Rats Rugby Club will run out for her fourth World Cup when she represents Australia in Paris.

“I’m very excited about getting to represent Australia potentially in a fourth World Cup. My journey in the 2010 World Cup ended prematurely due to injury so I’m really excited to get out there again and make the most of this opportunity.

“We have got a long road ahead of us but the feeling and sense of camaraderie at the National Selection camp was fantastic and I’m confident we will make everyone proud of the Wallaroos this year”.

The Wallaroos squad is as follows:

Wallaroos

 

* denotes uncapped players.

Wallaroos dates:

Tri Nations Training Camp, 28-29 May, Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen. 
Tri-Nations Tournament, team travels on May 30 to New Zealand. 
World Cup Training Camp, 21-27 July Sydney Academy of Sport, Narrabeen.

The IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup commences on August 1.

The Wallaroos have France, South Africa and Wales in their World Cup pool.

Green and Gold Rugby will have Head Coach Paul Verrell on our podcast next week to talk about the squad and the Wallaroos journey to the World Cup, so if you have any questions or comments, leave them below. 

  • Scrum Professor

    Too Many Tahs

    • Muffy

      Ok I laughed, are you happy now!

      Anywayyyyy……Good luck girls!

      • Minz

        Maaaate, girls don’t play rugby… GO WOMEN!! ;)

  • Blinky Bill of Bellingen NSW

    Just two questions please.

    1. ASRU – anyone know? I combined other states I’m guessing; and
    2. Will we get to see this on Fox cable at least?

    I’d love to see it on free to air to give it the ‘shot in the arm it deserves’ and really raise it’s public profile. However as a Fox subscriber, I’ll settle for cable. ;-)

    • The Cranky One

      ASRU = armed services rugby union

      • Blinky Bill of Bellingen NSW

        Thanks for that matey. Much appreciated.

    • RugbyReg

      BB, I know the IRB will be live streaming it on their web site.

      • Blinky Bill of Bellingen NSW

        Thanks. I’ll see if I can get a look see.

        Cheers – BB

  • SuckerForRed

    Another question: How come there is only 26 in the squad? I assume that the women’s match day squad is 23 like the blokes so only having 3 extra players seems to be cutting it a bit fine…….

    • RugbyReg

      good question. I can ask for you. Suspect its budgetary, but also this is just a training squad. The final squad will be picked post Tri-Nations.

  • Luke McKee

    Tui Ormsby from what I have heard is the likely pick for captian. That’s very sad seeing she’s in the UK/AU papers for lesbian domestic violence almost occasioning in death of a team-mate – google “UK Mirror Boosted by a lesbian tiff” for one of the articles about that. What’s more disgusting is she has used her special police powers as a Nazi SS designed pink-triangle.org NSW GLLO (Gay and lesbian liasion officer) to accuse members of the public of the crime of knowing they have been discriminated against, and hence victim of a hate crime (crime motivated by discrimination). To know a secret gay cop is gay is a breech of 60c NSW Crimes Act – crime of obtaining personal information on a law enforcement officer. 60C NSW Crimes Act – is a law that Lee Rhiannion (senator and gay rights activist) said only corrupt police would use. Only gay police rose to her expecatations. 60C NSW Crimes Act Is Australia’s rarest crime – check with bocsar nsw gov au, and it’s Australia’s first Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Targeted Legislation that has yet to be used against a bikie after 12 years of inception , proving the Police intelligence that introduced it (check Police and Other Law Enforcement Officers bill 2002) is flawed. For more information and links to prove these claims see http://tinyurl.com/homocopvictim

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