Seven NSW Waratahs named in the Australia U20’s side to battle Ireland for semi-final berth

Mon, Jul 8, 2024, 1:41 AM
Waratahs Media
by Waratahs Media

Australia U20 Head Coach Nathan Grey has named seven NSW Waratahs players in his side to face Ireland for a spot in the World Rugby U20 Championship semi-finals in Cape Town.

With the help of bonus points picked up in the win over Georgia and the defeat to Italy, victory on Tuesday will almost certainly see Australia leapfrog Ireland to secure top spot in their pool.

There are two changes to the starting side that suffered a 17-12 defeat to Italy last week, with Waratahs winger Archie Saunders back in action and prop Nick Bloomfield promoted from the bench.

Every game of the U20 Championship is available live, free and on-demand on RugbyPass TV.

Australia U20 vs. Ireland U20

Athlone Sports Stadium, Cape Town

2pm local / 10pm AEST Tuesday 9 July

1. Lington Ieli - ACT Brumbies, Tuggeranong Vikings

2. Ottavio Tuipulotu - Melbourne Rebels, Eastern Suburbs

3. Nick Bloomfield - Queensland Reds, Easts Brisbane

4. Toby Macpherson (c) - ACT Brumbies, Uni-Norths Owls

5. Ollie McCrea - NSW Waratahs, Eastern Suburbs

6. Aden Ekanayake - Australia Sevens, Gordon Rugby Club

7. Dane Sawers - Western Force, Kalamunda Districts

8. Jack Harley - ACT Brumbies, Gungahlin Eagles

9. Dan Nelson - ACT Brumbies, Canberra Royals

10. Harry McLaughlin-Phillips - Queensland Reds, Souths Brisbane

11. Ronan Leahy - Western Force, Sydney University

12. Jarrah McLeod - ACT Brumbies, Canberra Royals

13. Kadin Pritchard - ACT Brumbies, Gungahlin Eagles

14. Archie Saunders - NSW Waratahs, Warringah Rugby Club

15. Shane Wilcox - ACT Brumbies, Tuggeranong Vikings

16. Bryn Edwards - NSW Waratahs, Sydney University

17. Nathaniel Tiitii - NSW Waratahs, Eastern Suburbs

18. Trevor King - Queensland Reds, Souths Brisbane

19. Eamon Doyle - NSW Waratahs, Sydney University

20. Austin Durbidge - NSW Waratahs, Sydney University

21. Dominic Thygesen - Queensland Reds, Souths Brisbane

22. Billy Dickens - NSW Waratahs, Eastern Suburbs

23. Boston Fakafanua - Western Force, Sydney University