International Rugby: Hooper to debut for Wallabies, Wallaroos land in Ottawa for Pac-Four USA clash

Fri, Jul 7, 2023, 2:44 AM
Photo: Getty
Photo: Getty

The Safeguard Global ACT Brumbies will be well-represented in the International game this weekend with 12 of the club's senior players wearing Australian gold for the Wallaroos and Wallabies.

Brumbies pathways product Tom Hooper will make his Wallabies debut against the Springboks in the early hours of Sunday morning, the Vikings backrower starting at blindside flanker.

James Slipper will co-captain the side with Allan Alaalatoa, Nick Frost, and Rob Valetini also selected in the run-on pack.

Nic White will wear the nine jumper, with Len Ikitau at 13 and Tom Wright at fullback.

Pete Samu is the lone Brumby in the finishers.

The Wallaroos follow at 6am on Sunday morning, with hooker Tania Naden, backrower Tabua Tuinakauvadra and halfback Jay Huriwai on the bench.

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