While Australia’s biggest names are missing, dual international Millie Boyle and a host of capped Wallaroos will be part of the Australia A squad in Lautoka in November, including four Students – Sera Naiqama, Fi Jones, Tasmin Sheppard and Piper Duck.
Queensland Reds women’s coach Moana Virtue will coach the side in Fiji with the Rebels’ Alana Thomas as her assistant.
Wallaroos coach Dwayne Nestor said the competition would be the perfect chance for Australia’s next level of rugby talent to have a taste of international rugby.
“This tournament gives us an excellent opportunity to expose more players to the wider Wallaroos program and show them the standard required to play Internationally,” he said.
“2020 is a very important year for the Buildcorp Wallaroos as we put together the final building blocks for the 2021 Rugby World Cup.
“More game time is crucial to growing our depth and I am looking forward to this tour bringing out more players that can compete at Test level.”
The Oceania Rugby Championship kicks off on Monday November 18.
Australia A squad
Grace Kemp, Brumbies Women
Michaela Leonard, Brumbies Women
Remi Wilton, Brumbies Women
Samantha Wood, Brumbies Women
Piper Duck, NSW Waratahs Women
Kennedy Cherrington, NSW Waratahs Women
Courtney Frankl, NSW Waratahs Women
Fi Jones, NSW Waratahs Women
Asoiva (Eva) Karpani, NSW Waratahs Women
Atasi Lafai, NSW Waratahs Women
Lillyann Mason, NSW Waratahs Women
Arabella Mckenzie, NSW Waratahs Women
Sera Naiqama, NSW Waratahs Women
Tasmin Sheppard, NSW Waratahs Women
Maya Stewart, NSW Waratahs
Millie Boyle, Queensland Reds
Alana Elisaia, Queensland Reds
Toa (Dora) Filimoehala, Queensland Reds
Georgina Friedrichs, Queensland Reds
Courtney Hodder, Queensland Reds
Averyl Mitchell, Queensland Reds
Kirby Sefo, Queensland Reds
Christina Sekona, Queensland Reds
Zahara Temara, Queensland Reds
Georgia Cormick, Melbourne Rebels Women
Janita Kareta, Melbourne Rebels Women
Tiarah Minns, Melbourne Rebels Women
Titilia Yabaki, Melbourne Rebels Women