Wallabies add ineligible 'development player'

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:42

NEWS: Wallaby coach Michael Cheika has named four development players, who will join the 32-man squad travelling to Europe for the year-end tour.

Queensland Reds duo Izaia Perese and Taniela Tupou have been named, alongside Waratahs pair Jack Dempsey and Andrew Kellaway, as Cheika has one eye on the future.

The four development players starred during the National Rugby Championship and will train with the squad as an introduction to the International level.

Perese, Dempsey and Kellaway are each eligible for Australia's tour game against the French Barbarians in Bordeaux on November 24, while Tupou is 12 months away from completing his three-year residency requirement under World Rugby regulations.

The players will join the Wallabies squad this Friday

Development players for 2016 year-end tour: Jack Dempsey (New South Wales Waratahs), Andrew Kellaway (New South Wales Waratahs), Taniela Tupou (Queensland Reds),

Year-end tour:
November 5: v Wales Cardiff
November 12: v Scotland, Edinburgh
November 19: v France, Paris
November 24: v French Barbarians, Bordeaux
November 26: v Ireland, Dublin
December 3: v England, London