Quade Cooper excluded from Michael Cheika’s Wallabies training squad

first_imgWednesday Jul 19, 2017 Quade Cooper excluded from Michael Cheika’s Wallabies training squad Quade Cooper and Scott Higginbotham have both missed out on selection for Wallabies coach Michael Cheika’s 38-man training squad for the Rugby Championship. He has named eleven new faces in the lead up to the Bledisloe Cup clash in Sydney on August 19. The training camp won’t include any Brumbies players until their Super Rugby campaign is over.The selected players will meet at their State bases this coming Thursday for the first mini-training camp before the entire extended squad convenes in Newcastle on Sunday July 23.Eleven uncapped players are in the extended train-on group with seven of them set for their first Wallabies squad experience (Fa’agase, Korczyk, Rodda, Uelese, Magnay, Meakes and Rona).Western Force props Pek Cowan and Tetera Faulkner have been rewarded for their fine Super Rugby form, as they return to the national training group for the first time since their last Tests back in 2014.It’s also the first squad selection for Kurtley Beale since the 2015 Rugby World Cup while Queensland pair Taniela Tupou and Izaia Perese will get another chance to impress following their selection as Development Players on the 2016 Spring Tour.The week-long strength and conditioning camp in Newcastle will form the first part of the lead-in to the opening Bledisloe Cup clash with a finalised squad to be named prior to a camp in Cessnock on Sunday August 6.Qantas Wallabies coach Michael Cheika said: “We have a lot of work to get done between now and August 19 when we play New Zealand in Sydney. That work started in June, we tried to maintain some of that throughout the last rounds of Super Rugby and now we start to take it up a level. “We want all of these guys to be very clear on what the trademarks are of the Wallabies game and then be equipped and ready to deliver it when asked to enter the arena for Australia, whether it’s for five minutes or the whole 80 minutes of every Test this season. “That is what our objective will be over the next couple of weeks and I can’t wait to get stuck into it,” Cheika said.ForwardsJermaine Ainsley*, Western ForceAdam Coleman, 12 Tests, Western ForcePek Cowan, 10 Tests, Western ForceJack Dempsey, 1 Test, NSW WaratahsKane Douglas, 31 Tests, Queensland RedsSef Fa’agase*, Queensland RedsTetera Faulkner, 2 Tests, Western ForceNed Hanigan, 3 Tests, NSW WaratahsRichard Hardwick, 2 Tests, Western ForceMichael Hooper, 68 Tests, NSW WaratahsSekope Kepu, 80 Tests, NSW WaratahsAdam Korczyk*, Queensland RedsTolu Latu, 4 Tests, NSW WaratahsSean McMahon, 15 Tests, Melbourne RebelsStephen Moore (c), 120 Tests, Queensland RedsTatafu Polota-Nau, 71 Tests, Western ForceTom Robertson, 9 Tests, NSW WaratahsIzack Rodda*, Queensland RedsRob Simmons, 71 Tests, Queensland RedsLopeti Timani, 7 Tests, Melbourne RebelsTaniela Tupou*, Queensland RedsJordan Uelese*, Melbourne RebelsBacksKurtley Beale, 60 Tests, NSW WaratahsIsrael Folau, 55 Tests, NSW WaratahsBernard Foley, 45 Tests, NSW WaratahsWill Genia, 78 TestsDane Haylett-Petty, 17 Tests, Western ForceReece Hodge, 13 Tests, Melbourne RebelsKarmichael Hunt, 3 Tests, Queensland RedsSamu Kerevi, 8 Tests, Queensland RedsMarika Koroibete*, Melbourne RebelsCampbell Magnay*, Queensland RedsBilly Meakes*, Western ForceEto Nabuli, 1 Test, Queensland RedsSefa Naivalu, 7 Tests, Melbourne RebelsIzaia Perese*, Queensland RedsNick Phipps, 52 Tests, NSW WaratahsCurtis Rona*, Western Force*denotes uncapped playerADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Wallabies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO New compilation shows how 132kg former teenage… 43 WEEKS AGO Rugby League’s State of Origin could help… 49 WEEKS AGO Rennie confident that Wallabies youth can… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more