BUILDCORP WALLAROOS NAME SQUAD FOR BIGGEST TEST YET

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The Buildcorp Wallaroos have named a 26 strong squad for their New Zealand tour which will include their first-ever double header against the Black Ferns before the third Bledisloe Cup Test between the Qantas Wallabies and the All Blacks at Eden Park.

With half the squad uncapped at Test level, thirteen players will gain valuable international experience less than a year out from the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland.

Adding pace to the touring party, Head Coach Paul Verrell has chosen seven players with Qantas Australian Women’s Sevens squad experience, as the side looks to register its first win in New Zealand.

Buildcorp Wallaroos Head Coach, Paul Verrell said: “We’re building up a strong squad for the World Cup next year, and this tour will allow us to introduce many talented players to international rugby.”

“There are some players with some strong Sevens experience in this squad and have had the experience of a professional culture our Sevens department has created.

“We have balanced this with a strong forward pack following on from the Buildcorp National Women’s XVs Championship which had the highest standard I had seen to date.

“Playing New Zealand will be an enormous challenge, however we are looking forward to the opportunity particularly with the historic Test at Eden Park.”

The Buildcorp Wallaroos will assemble at the Sydney Academy of Sport in Sydney on October 15th for a training camp before their first match against Auckland on the 18th of October.

2016 Buildcorp Wallaroos Fixtures: 
Tuesday 18 October: Wallaroos v Auckland Storm, Bell Park, Pakuranga
Saturday 22 October: Wallaroos v Black Ferns, Eden Park
Wednesday 26 October: Wallaroos v Black Ferns, North Harbour Stadium

2016 Buildcorp Wallaroos squad to tour New Zealand: 
Katrina Barker*, scrumhalf/centre, Warringah
Iliseva Batibasaga, scrumhalf, Sydney University
Louise Burrows, hooker/prop, Canberra Royals
Chloe Butler, lock, Parramatta
Cheyenne Campbell, centre, Redlands
Rebecca Clough, lock, Cottesloe
Mollie Gray, backrow, Sydney University
Alisha Hewett, lock, GPS
Ashleigh Hewson, Flyhalf/fullback, Sydney University
Ariana Kaiwai*, flanker, Blacktown
Ivy Kaleta*, hooker, Sunnybank
Victoria Latu*, backrow, Parramatta
Chloe Leaupepe*, flyhalf/fullback, Oatley
Nareta Marsters*,centre/wing, Sunnybank
Cobie-Jane Morgan, scrumhalf/centre/wing, Warringah
Hana Ngaha*,prop, Sunnybank
Alanna Patison*, prop/hooker, Newcastle University
Liz Patu, prop/backrow, Wests
Madeline Putz, wing, Palmyra
Sarah Riordan*, fullback/centre, Merewether Carlton
Emily Robinson*, front row, Warringah
Oneata Schwalger, prop, Melbourne
Kirby Sefo*, lock/flanker, Sunnybank
Hanna Sio, centre, Parramatta
Shontelle Stowers*, utility back, Warringah
Venisia Taufa*, flanker/backrow, Palmyra
*Uncapped

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