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BUILDCORP WALLAROOS TEAM TO FACE NEW ZEALAND, ANZ STADIUM, SYDNEY

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1. Emily Robinson, NSW, Warringah, 7 caps
2. Liz Patu, Queensland, Wests, 20 caps
3. Evelyn Horomia, NSW, Parramatta, 2 caps
4. Michelle Milward, ACT, Tuggeranong, 6 caps
5. Rebecca Clough, Western Australia, Cottesloe, 20 caps
6. Emily Chancellor*, NSW, Sydney University
7. Georgia O’Neill*, ACT, Uni Norths
8. Grace Hamilton, NSW, Sydney University, 9 caps
9. Cobie-Jane Morgan, NSW, Warringah, 16 caps
10. Trileen Pomare, Western Australia, Kalamunda, 5 caps
11. Samantha Treherne, Queensland, Sunnybank, 7 caps
12. Crystal Maguire*, NSW, Warringah
13 Atasi Lafai*, NSW, Campbelltown
14 Mhicca Carter*, Western Australia, Cottesloe
15 Mahalia Murphy, NSW, Campbelltown, 5 caps

Reserves 
16. Darryl Wickliffe*, Western Australia, Kalamunda
17. Melissa Fatu*, NSW, Parramatta
18. Hana Ngaha, Queensland, Sunnybank, 9 caps
19 Alisha Hewett, Queensland, GPS, 20 caps
20. Kiri Lingman, Queensland, Sunnybank, 3 caps
21. Alice Tonumaivao*, Melbourne Rebels, Western Districts
22. Fenella Hake, Queensland, Redlands, 8 caps
23. Shanice Parker*, NSW, Warringah

Buildcorp Wallaroos Team named for Test one of New Zealand Series 

The Buildcorp Wallaroos side to face New Zealand in the first Test of 2018 on Saturday 18 August has been named with nine players to make their debut in the historic clash.

Emily Chancellor, Georgia O’Neill, Atasi Lafai, Crystal Maguire, and Mhicca Carter will run out as Wallaroos for the time in the starting XV with Darryl Wickliffe, Melissa Fatu, Alice Tonumaivao and Shanice Parker to potentially make their debuts from the bench.

The Buildcorp Wallaroos take on New Zealand’s Black Ferns in an historic double header alongside the Qantas Wallabies and All Blacks, for the first time on Australian soil.

Liz Patu will lead her country out as captain for the first time alongside vice-captain, Rebecca Clough with both players to earn their 21st Test cap.

Crystal Maguire comes into the starting XV after an ankle injury to Sarah Riordan on Wednesday ruled her out for the first clash with New Zealand.

Buildcorp Wallaroos Head Coach Dwayne Nestor said: “We’ve had a really excellent build up to our first match of 2018 and the team is chomping at the bit to get out there and play some Rugby.

“I’ve been really impressed with how this team has taken on the detail of the way we want to play and physically worked hard over the last few months; it’s all come together in camp quite well.

“It was really disappointing to lose Sarah Riordan to injury yesterday, but from injury comes an opportunity for Crystal Maguire to show what she can do in the centres.

“This match is going to be incredibly tough, but it’s a challenge we are really looking forward to.”

The match will be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS with kick off at 5.15pm AEST. Tickets are available from Ticketek.

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