World Rugby U20s Championship, Junior Wallabies team to face England U20s
1. Angus Bell, Sydney University
2. Joe Cotton, Wests Bulldogs
3. Josh Nasser, University of Queensland
4. Nick Frost, Queanbeyan Whites
5. Trevor Hosea, Harlequins Rugby Club
6. Harry Wilson, Brothers
7. Fraser McReight (c), Brothers
8. Pat Tafa, Northern Suburbs
9. Henry Robertson, Sydney University
10. Will Harrison, Randwick
11. Mark Nawaqanitawase, Eastwood
12. Noah Lolesio, Tuggeranong Vikings
13. Joey Walton, Gordon
14. Triston Reilly, AU7s/Randwick
15. Isaac Lucas, Sunnybank
16. Bo Abra, Eastern Suburbs
17. Lachlan Lonergan, Tuggeranong Vikings
18. Darcy Breen, Sydney University
19. Esei Ha’angana, Melbourne Unicorns
20. Carlo Tizzano, University of Western Australia
21. Michael Wood, Brothers
22. Will Harris, Eastern Suburbs
23. Rhys Van Nek, Easts
24. Michael McDonald, Palmyra
25. Ben Donaldson, Randwick
26. Kye Oates, University of Queensland
27. Semisi Tupou, Box Hill
28. Sione Tui, Melbourne Unicorns
Junior Wallabies Head Coach Jason Gilmore has made five changes to his side ahead of their final pool match against 2018 runners-up England, with the squad looking to continue its undefeated season in 2019.
In the forwards Joe Cotton, Pat Tafa and Nick Frost have all been moved into the starting side replacing Lachlan Lonergan, Will Harris and Michael Wood. Henry Robertson replaces Michael McDonald at scrumhalf and Joey Walton slots into outside centre taking the reins from Junior Wallabies stalwart Semisi Tupou.
The Junior Wallabies secured their spot in the semi-finals for the first time since 2011 with a 45-17 victory over Ireland last Saturday.
Junior Wallabies Head Coach Jason Gilmore said: “We wanted to get a clean sweep in our pool stage and we’ve said the whole time that winning is a habit.
“The boys have got good momentum going at the moment and they’re all behind it and we want to keep this momentum going into the semis.
“It’s another Test match. It’s a big one against England and the boys are really keen to play in this one,” Gilmore said.
The Junior Wallabies last pool match kicks off at 4.30am on Thursday 13 June and will be broadcast LIVE on FOX SPORTS 505 and Kayo Sports.
2019 World Rugby U20s Championship Pool B Fixtures*
Tuesday 4 June
Australia 36 v Italy 12, 11.30pm AEST, Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe
Saturday 8 June
Australia 45 v Ireland 17, 11.30pm AEST, Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe
Thursday 13 June
Australia v England, 4.30am AEST, Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe
*Dates and times have been named in AEST