Three Brumbies set for Wallaroos debuts against Fiji

Thu, Jul 4, 2024, 12:45 AM
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Biola Dawa training with the Wallaroos at the Australian Institute of Sport.
Biola Dawa training with the Wallaroos at the Australian Institute of Sport.

The Safeguard Global ACT Brumbies are excited to announce that three of the clubs Super Rugby Women's players have been selected to make their Wallaroos debuts against Fiji this Saturday the 6th of July at 4:45PM, at Allianz Stadium.

Making her way into the starting side after a strong effort in the Wallaroos internal trial is winger Biola Dawa who will line up at 14 for her first match in the green and gold.

Also looking forward to representing their nation for the first time is Allana Sikimeti and Lydia Kavoa who will be coming off the bench in the 17 and 20 jerseys respectively.

The trio will join three experienced Wallaroos representatives from the Capital in Tania Naden, Siokapesi Palu and Faitala Moleka which adds up to the best Brumbies representation in the side this year with six.

Wallaroos coach Jo Yapp said “It’s been nice to be back in Sydney and the players are working hard to put in a good performance against Fiji on Saturday. “Our team has been building well and we are looking forward to seeing how they go.  “We have four debutants and I’d like to congratulate Allana, Biola, Lydia and Nat (Wright) on selection ahead of their first Test caps, and Eva and Arabella on their pending milestones.

Wallaroos Squad v Fiji, 6th of July 4:45PM at Allianz Stadium, Sydney

1. Brianna Hoy

2. Tania Naden (ACT Brumbies)

3. Eva Karpani

4. Kaitlan Leaney

5. Michaela Leonard (c)

6. Atasi Lafai

7. Leilani Nathan

8. Piper Duck

9. Layne Morgan

10. Arabella McKenzie

11. Desiree Miller

12. Cecilia Smith

13. Georgina Friedrichs

14. Biola Dawa* (ACT Brumbies)

15. Lori Cramer

 Finishers

16. Tiarna Molloy

17. Allana Sikimeti* (ACT Brumbies)

18. Bridie O'Gorman

19. Siokapesi Palu (ACT Brumbies)

20. Lydia Kavoa* (ACT Brumbies)

21. Natalie Wright*

22. Trilleen Pomare

23. Faitala Moleka (ACT Brumbies)

Head Coach

Jo Yapp

* Denotes Wallaroos debut

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