Sydney University’s women’s rugby union team has three players in an extended Wallaroos squad named for a high performance training camp at Bond University on the Gold Coast in August.

Ashleigh Hewson, Michelle Bailey and Grace Hamilton are members of the training group that will come together from August 26-30 as Australia continues to build and develop a strong Wallaroos squad ahead of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Hewson represented Australia in the 2010 and 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cups, Bailey was selected in the extended squad for the 2014 World Cup, while it is Hamilton’s first selection.

Wallaroos coach Paul Verrell said the camp will be a great opportunity to have a look at players across all positions and to start planning for the next three years.

“The talent that was on display during the Women’s Nationals was exceptional and it was clear that there is a whole new generation of Wallaroos players coming through the ranks,” he said.

“Although the squad we have selected won’t be the final group we take to Ireland in 2017, it’s an important first step on that journey to set the high standards we expect from this team.”