The Junior Wallabies extended squad has descended on Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast today for the squad’s third preparation camp ahead of the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship next month. 

The squad of over 40 players will continue Australia’s preparation for the Oceania tournament as well as the World Rugby U20s Championship to be held in France this June. 

The Junior Wallabies will be bolstered by players returning from Super Rugby clubs including Tate McDermott and Harry Hockings from the Queensland Reds as well as 2017 Australian Schoolboys Captain, Will Harrison from NSW.  

The camp comes as the Six Nations U20s continues to rage in Europe and the UK, with Australia’s Pool challengers for the World Rugby U20s Championship, Wales, currently sitting in fourth place following a shock loss 18-7 to Italy. 

Junior Wallabies Head Coach, Jason Gilmore said: “Both players and the coaching staff are looking forward to continuing our preparation for our 2018 campaign. 

“We have really started to develop our systems and patterns and we’re looking forward to giving more detail to the lads to enhance our preparation. 

“We have a talented young group of players and we’re enjoying the hard work as we get ready for the Oceania Rugby and World Rugby U20s Championships,” Gilmore said. 

The Junior Wallabies will be in camp at Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast until March 16. 

2018 Junior Wallabies extended squad 


Charlie Hancock, ACT, Prop

Tom Ross, ACT, Prop

Darcy Breen, NSW, Prop

Tom Osborne, NSW, Prop

Patrick Tafa, NSW, Backrow

George Francis, NSW, Prop

Ben Grant, NSW, Lock 

Josh Kemeny, NSW, Backrow

Sama Malolo, VIC, hooker

Hugh Margin, NSW, Lock

Rory Suttor, NSW, Backrow

Ben Grant, NSW, Lock

Angus Blyth, QLD, Lock

Matt Faessler, QLD, Hooker

Lloyd Gorman, QLD, Prop

Harry Hockings, QLD, Lock

Harry Hoopert, QLD, Prop

Tom Kibble, QLD, Backrow

Efi Ma’afu, QLD, Hooker

Tipane Mavoa, QLD, Backrow

Josh Nasser, QLD, Prop

Lawrence Tominiko, QLD, Prop

Esei Ha’angana, VIC, Backrow

Trevor Hosea, VIC, Lock

Carlo Tizzano, WA, Flanker


Lawson Creighton, QLD, Fullback

Mack Hansen, ACT, Fullback

Len Ikitau, ACT, Centre

Isiah Latu, ACT, Centre

Ryan Lonergan,  ACT, Scrumhalf

Tom Fuller, NSW, Centre

Will Harrison, NSW, Flyhalf

Yirribi Jaffer-Williams, NSW, Wing

Bayley Kuenzle, NSW, Flyhalf

Jordan Morris, NSW, Centre

James Ramm, NSW, Wing

Nick Wilkinson, NSW, Centre

Hayden Sargeant, QLD, Wing

Isaac Lucas, QLD, Flyhalf

Tate McDermott, QLD, Scrumhalf

Jordan Petaia, QLD, Centre

Harrison Goddard, VIC,  Scrumhalf

Semisi Tupou, VIC, Fullback