AUSTRALIA NAME THEIR SQUAD FOR THE RUGBY WORLD CUP!

AUSTRALIA NAME THEIR SQUAD FOR THE RUGBY WORLD CUP!

AUSTRALIA SQUAD FOR RWC 2015

Forwards: Stephen Moore (captain), Tatafu Polota-Nau, Greg Holmes, Sekope Kepu, Scott Sio, James Slipper, Toby Smith, Kane Douglas, Dean Mumm, Rob Simmons, Will Skelton, Scott Fardy, Michael Hooper, Ben McCalman, Sean McMahon, Wycliff Palu, David Pocock.

Backs: Will Genia, Nick Phipps, Quade Cooper, Bernard Foley, Kurtley Beale, Matt Giteau, Matt Toomua, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Israel Folau, Rob Horne, Drew Mitchell, Henry Speight, Joe Tomane, Tevita Kuridrani.

Australia coach Michael Cheika has selected a 31-man squad for Rugby World Cup 2015 with more than 1,200 caps in total, although there is no place for second-row James Horwill or scrum-half Nic White.

In a special twist every member of the squad was notified of their selection by a call from one of Australia victorious RWC 1999 squad with captain Stephen Moore getting the news from the man who lifted the Webb Ellis Cup that day in John Eales.

For three players – Moore, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Matt Giteau (pictured) – it will be their third Rugby World Cup appearance with Giteau a member of Australia’s side who reached the final of RWC 2003 on home soil only to lose 20-17 to England thanks to Jonny Wilkinson’s drop goal in extra-time……. fulklk story on >>>> http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/85756