Sydney University Football Club has five representatives in the 30-man Wallabies squad for the 2011 Rugby World
Cup, to be hosted by New Zealand in September and October.
Halfbacks Luke Burgess and Nick Phipps, backrower Ben McCalman, five-eighth Berrick Barnes, and second-rower Dan Vickerman, have been included in the squad.
Unluckily two other SUFC membersm Dean Mumm and Dave Dennis, were culled from the original 40-man train-on squad named by Wallabies Coach Robbie Deans.
Australia’s 30-man squad charged with taking on the world in September and October will assemble in Brisbane on Sunday for a Fan Day at Ballymore as the start of the preparation for Saturday week’s Tri Nations finale against the All Blacks, which will be played in front of a sell-out crowd.
Australia are in Pool C of the World Cup with Italy, Ireland, the US and Russia. Pool A includes New Zealand, Tonga, France, Japan and Canada; Pool B includes Scotland, Romania, Argentina, England and Georgia, and Pool D includes Fiji, Namibia, South Africa, Wales and Samoa.
The Australian 30-man squad:
James Horwill (c)
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