ACT Brumbies confirm 2023 Super Rugby Pacific squad

Mon, Nov 14, 2022, 9:11 PM
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The ACT Brumbies have confirmed their 36 man squad for the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific, with 27 of the group returning from last season.

 

Flyhalf Jack Debreczeni, centre Tamati Tua and outside-back Ben O’Donnell are the three new faces to Stephen Larkham’s squad, with six Brumbies pathways products being promoted into the club’s senior squad.

 

23 players total have graduated through the Brumbies pathways program, with Tom Wright, Andy Muirhead, Ollie Sapsford and Ed Kennedy also having made their Super Rugby debuts in ACT colours.

 

The group includes 17 capped Wallabies, two Australian captains in James Slipper and incumbent ACT skipper and reigning Brett Robinson Player’s Player of the year Allan Alaalatoa, as well as two Australian Sevens internationals Corey Toole and Ben O’Donnell.

 

Of the 17 Wallabies in the group, only Slipper and centre Chris Feauai-Sautia joined the Brumbies having already represented Australia at senior level, with Wright and lock Cadeyrn Neville the two players to have not come through the Brumbies pathways program.

 

A further four players represented Australia A this year, with ACT local Ryan Lonergan also captaining the side from halfback.

 

ACT Brumbies head coach, Stephen Larkham said: “We’re really pleased with the makeup of the squad and it’s great to have the majority of the group returning including the six pathways boys who all trained full-time last season.”

 

“When you look at the squad, there’s genuine competition for places and depth in key positions, so everyone will need to earn selection week to week which is what you need to be successful.

 

“We want this group to belong to our ACT community, we want to make heroes out of these players and I think with the broad range of backgrounds, the journeys these players have been on to be at our club, it’s a squad that we believe the capital region will get behind.”

 

2023 ACT BRUMBIES SUPER RUGBY PACIFIC SQUAD

 

Prop

 

Allan Alaalatoa

Fred Kaihea

Sefo Kautai

Tom Ross

James Slipper

Harry Vella

 

 

Hooker 

 

Billy Pollard

Lachlan Lonergan 

Connal McInerney 

 

Lock 

 

Nick Frost

Tom Hooper

Cadeyrn Neville

Darcy Swain

 

Backrow 

 

Jahrome Brown

Charlie Cale

Ed Kennedy

Luke Reimer 

Rory Scott

Pete Samu

Rob Valetini 

 

Halfback

 

Ryan Lonergan 

Klayton Thorn

Nic White

 

Flyhalf 

 

Jack Debreczeni 

Noah Lolesio 

Nathan Carroll

 

Centre 

 

Hudson Creighton 

Chris Feauai-Sautia

Len Ikitau

Ollie Sapsford

Tamati Tua

 

Outside-back

 

Declan Meredith

Jesse Mogg

Andy Muirhead 

Ben O’Donnell

Corey Toole

Tom Wright 

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