Seven new faces make Deans’ first Wallaby squad

ROBBIE DEANS has named seven uncapped players in his first Australia squad for the Test against Ireland on June 14.

The new Wallabies coach, who just led the Crusaders to the Super 14 title, has called up Luke Burgess, Dean Mumm and Lachie Turner along with Western Force duo Ryan Cross and Richard Brown, Queensland Reds winger Peter Hynes and Brumbies prop Ben Alexander.

Stirling Mortlock has retained the captaincy but a host of players from the 2007 World Cup squad were not considered by the New Zealand-born coach due to injury.

Forwards: B Alexander, A Baxter, R Brown, M Chisholm, M Dunning, R Elsom, A Freier, S Hoiles, J Horwill, S Moore, D Mumm, W Palu, T Polota-Nau, B Robinson, N Sharpe, G Smith, P Waugh. Backs: A Ashley-Cooper, B Barnes, L Burgess, S Cordingley, R Cross, M Giteau, P Hynes, D Ioane, S Mortlock, B Sheehan, C Shepherd, L Tuqiri, L Turner.


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