Academy products push for place in Junior Wallabies squad

· World Rugby U20s Championship
by Brumbies Media

10 Brumbies youngsters recently took part in the Junior Wallabies camp here in Canberra ahead of the Junior World Cup in June. 

Plus500 Brumbies playmaker Reesjan Pasitoa was included in the 46-strong training group for the first time having previously been required for preseason. 

Pasitoa returned to full training with the Brumbies senior side while the others will resume academy training this week.

Lachie Albert, Tom Hooper, Zeph Tuinona and Billy Pollard have all been in sparkling form for the Brumbies Runners this season, having been part of the Australian Schoolboys side that went undefeated in New Zealand last year, alongside Pasitoa.

Lock duo Zane Marolt and Callum MacDonald have both featured for the Runners, and the Brumbies U19’s since joining the Academy and will look to push for selection in the final squad, with the impressive trio of Rory Scott, Luke Reimer and Tom Haddad all firmly in the reckoning as well. 

Junior Wallabies are scheduled to compete in the FORU Tournament on the Gold Coast in June and the World Championship in Italy, with their first match of the championship planned to take place against Georgia on the 29th of June.

Words Daniel Heinrich

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