Uncapped Uru, Mafi and Vunivalu named in Wallabies squad

Sun, 28/03/2021, 03:00 am
Reds Media Unit
by Reds Media Unit
Suliasi Vunivalu is one of three uncapped Reds named in the first Wallabies squad of 2021. Picture: QRU/Brendan Hertel
Suliasi Vunivalu is one of three uncapped Reds named in the first Wallabies squad of 2021. Picture: QRU/Brendan Hertel
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has confirmed the 40-man squad ahead of next month’s
three-day camp on the Gold Coast.

A total of 12 St.George Queensland Reds have been named, including uncapped players Seru Uru, Alex Mafi and Suliasi Vunivalu. 

Reds off-season signing Vunivalu has earned selection in the Wallabies camp
squad, following an impressive return to the 15-man game in Harvey Norman Super Rugby
AU. Uru forced his way into the reckoning after a series of standout displays in Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU for ladder leaders, the Queensland Reds.

Mafi’s selection comes after he crossed for a hat-trick against the NSW Waratahs in the Reds 46-14 win last night. 

The average age of the squad is just 25 and is comprised of 14 Brumbies, 12 Queensland
Reds, seven Melbourne Rebels, four NSW Waratahs and three members of the Western

The three-day camp will be used to prepare the side both on-and-off the field ahead of the
International season, which is currently scheduled to kick off in the July Test window.
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Squad summary

Total Test caps: 513
Average Test caps: 12.8
Average age: 25
Uncapped players: 14
Most capped: James Slipper (100 Tests)
Youngest member: Angus Bell, 20
Oldest member: Sitaleki Timani, 34
Breakdown: Brumbies 14, QLD Reds 12, Melbourne Rebels 7, NSW Waratahs 4 and Western
Force 3

2021 Wallabies camp squad (age, team, Tests played)

Allan Alaalatoa (27, Brumbies, 43 Tests)
Tim Anstee (23, Western Force, uncapped)
Tom Banks (26, Brumbies, 11 Tests)
Angus Bell (20, NSW Waratahs, 3 Tests)
Filipo Daugunu (26, Queensland Reds, 5 Tests) – Wests Bulldogs
Pone Fa'amausili (24, Melbourne Rebels, uncapped)
Jake Gordon (27, NSW Waratahs, 5 Tests)
Reece Hodge (26, Melbourne Rebels, 45 Tests)
Trevor Hosea (21, Melbourne Rebels, uncapped)
Len Ikitau (22, Brumbies, uncapped)
Feleti Kaitu’u (26, Western Force, uncapped)
Josh Kemeny (22, Melbourne Rebels, uncapped)
Marika Koroibete (28, Melbourne Rebels, 34 Tests)
Noah Lolesio (21, Brumbies, 2 Tests)
Lachlan Lonergan (21, Brumbies, uncapped)
Alex Mafi (24, Queensland Reds, uncapped) – Bond University 
Tate McDermott (22, Queensland Reds, 2 Tests) – University of Queensland
Fraser McReight (22, Queensland Reds, 1 Test) – Brothers 

Andy Muirhead (27, Brumbies, uncapped)
Isi Naisarani (26, Melbourne Rebels, 8 Tests)
Cadeyrn Neville (32, Brumbies, uncapped)
James O’Connor (30, Queensland Reds, 55 Tests) – Brothers 
Hunter Paisami (22, Queensland Reds, 6 Tests) – Wests Bulldogs 
Jordan Petaia (21, Queensland Reds, 8 Tests) – Wests Bulldogs

David Porecki (28, NSW Waratahs, uncapped)
Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (24, Queensland Reds, 25 Tests) – Souths Magpies
Pete Samu (29, Brumbies, 10 Tests)
Irae Simone (25, Brumbies, 2 Tests)
James Slipper (31, Brumbies, 100 Tests)
Darcy Swain (23, Brumbies, uncapped)
Lachlan Swinton (24, NSW Waratahs, 1 Test)
Sitaleki Timani (34, Western Force, 18 Tests)
Matt To’omua (31, Melbourne Rebels, 54 Tests)
Taniela Tupou (24, Queensland Reds, 25 Tests) – Brothers 
Seru Uru (24, Queensland Reds, uncapped) – Easts Tigers 

Rob Valetini (22, Brumbies, 4 Tests)
Suliasi Vunivalu (25, Queensland Reds, uncapped) – Wests Bulldogs 
Nic White (30, Brumbies, 37 Tests)
Harry Wilson (21, Queensland Reds, 6 Tests) – Brothers 
Tom Wright (23, Brumbies, 3 Tests)

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