LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Sekope Kepu of Australia charges towards the touch line during the Old Mutual Wealth Series match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Cheika names June Series squad

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

Forwards

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

Backs

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

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