Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named his 34-man June Series squad, for Tests against Fiji, Scotland and Italy.
The Wallabies take on Fiji at Melbourne’s AAMI Park on June 10, before hosting Scotland on June 17 an Allianz Stadium and then finally, Italy a week later at Suncorp Stadium.
Cheika appeared to pick the squad with an eye to the 2019 World Cup, picking several young at the expense of established players, with the likes of Scott Fardy, Rob Simmons, Kane Douglas, Rob Horne, Dean Mumm and Will Skelton all missing out on selection.
“This is a strategy we want to pursue,” Cheika said.
“We’ve got to back our young players that are coming through and are putting form on the board.
“That doesn’t mean – you can see some of our experienced players are there as well but young players are putting their hand up and showing that they want to be a part of it.”
The re are eight potential debutants in the side.
Wallabies 34-man squad for June Series
Allan Alaalatoa ACT Brumbies
Rory Arnold ACT Brumbies
Adam Coleman Western Force
Sam Carter ACT Brumbies
Jack Dempsey NSW Waratahs
Ned Hanigan NSW Waratahs
Richard Hardwick Western Force
Scott Higginbotham Queensland Reds
Michael Hooper NSW Waratahs
Sekope Kepu NSW Waratahs
Tolu Latu, 4 Tests, NSW Waratahs
Stephen Moore (c) Queensland Reds
Tatafu Polota-Nau Western Force
Tom Robertson NSW Waratahs
Scott Sio ACT Brumbies
Toby Smith Melbourne Rebels
Lopeti Timani Melbourne Rebels
Lukhan Tui Queensland Reds
Quade Cooper Queensland Reds
Israel Folau NSW Waratahs
Bernard Foley NSW Waratahs
Will Genia Stade Francais
Kyle Godwin ACT Brumbies
Dane Haylett-Petty Western Force
Reece Hodge Melbourne Rebels
Karmichael Hunt Queensland Reds
Samu Kerevi Queensland Reds
Marika Koroibete Melbourne Rebels
Tevita Kuridrani ACT Brumbies
Eto Nabuli Queensland Reds
Sefa Naivalu Melbourne Rebels
Nick Phipps NSW Waratahs
Joe Powell ACT Brumbies
Henry Speight ACT Brumbies