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08:40  21 october  2019
08:40  21 october  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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  • Rugby World Cup 2019: Predicting the Wallabies squad for the 2023 World Cup

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    As the Wallabies have been knocked out of the World Cup, the attention now turns to what the future holds for Australian rugby.

    The squad is set for massive upheaval with stalwarts such as David Pocock and Will Genia having played their last game in gold.

    This leaves the Wallabies searching for its next big stars, ready to fill their massive shoes.

    Whilst Jordan Petaia and Izack Rodda have already established themselves as players of the future, there is a fresh wave of talent heading through the pathways that are ready to make the big step up.

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    With this in mind, Sporting News has looked into the crystal ball and predicted what the Wallabies starting line-up will look like at the 2023 World Cup.

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  • 11. Scott Sio (Loose-head prop)

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    Age in 2023: 32

    Sio has established himself as the premier loose-head prop in the country and certainly did his stocks no harm during the World Cup. Has already signed a three-year deal to remain with the Brumbies and will be a crucial part of the pack heading forward

  • 22. Jordan Uelese (hooker)

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    Age in 2023: 26

    With Tolu Latu set to head overseas after the tournament, Uelese will inherit the starting job and will fight Folau Fainga'a for the number two jersey over the next four years. Despite the battle, it appears that the NZ-born hooker has the edge heading forward and will be in his prime in four years time.

  • 33. Taniela Tupou (tight-head prop)

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    Age in 2023: 27

    The 'Tongan Thor' has served his apprenticeship behind Allan Alaalatoa at this World Cup, but expect the roles to change in four years time. If he improves his scrummaging, Tupou will be a weapon for the Wallabies heading forward as he continues to trouble opposition packs.

  • 44. Izack Rodda (lock)

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    Age in 2023: 27

    The towering Queenslander has already cemented his spot in the squad for the foreseeable future with a superb World Cup. Expect him to be part of the leadership team heading forward and become the cornerpiece of the Wallabies lineout.

  • 55. Matt Philip (lock)

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    Age in 2023: 29

    Whilst Rodda's spot is secured, his partner is less than certain with the likes of Philip, Harry Hockings and Nic Frost coming through the ranks. Philip's prior experience in gold has him in pole position for the spot, having impressed since joining the Rebels in 2018.

  • 66. Jack Dempsey (blindside flanker)

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    Age in 2023: 29

    Dempsey impressed during his brief stints for the Wallabies during the World Cup. With the retirement of Pocock, the Wallabies will likely go back to the selection of a specialist blindside flanker and Dempsey's aggression and strong ball running giving him to edge over the likes of Rob Valentini and young gun Harry Wilson

  • 77. Fraser McReight (openside flanker)

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    Age in 2023: 24

    McReight is arguably the brightest talent coming through the pathways, having led to the Junior Wallabies to the U20 World Championships. McReight will continue the tradition of strong openside flankers in the country and he will likely usurp current captain Michael Hooper for the starting job come 2023.

  • 88. Isi Naisarani (number eight)

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    Age in 2023: 28

    Since nationalising at the end of 2018, Naisarani has been one of Australia's best forwards. He will face stiff competition from Reds backrower Harry Wilson and U20 star Will Harris, but the Fijian-born Naisarani should still retain his spot if he continues his rich vein of form.

  • 99. Tate McDermott (scrum-half)

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    Age in 2023: 25

    McDermott was considered to be a bolter for this year's squad, having been one of the Reds best in 2019. With Genia retiring, he is nicely positioned to take over and lead the Wallabies into the future.

  • 1010. Will Harrison (flyhalf)

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    Age in 2023: 24

    Harrison is another star from the successful U20 squad and continues to step up to the challenge and improve as he rises through the ranks. With Foley and Lealiifano gone, Harrison is set to be one of the breakout stars of the next four years and looks primed to take over at flyhalf.

  • 1111. Jack Maddocks (winger)

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    Age in 2023: 26

    Maddocks has already made a handful of appearances for the Wallabies and he will be a key piece of their backline heading forward. He was a surprising omission from the Wallabies 31-man squad and should continue to blossom in future years.

  • 1212. Samu Kerevi (inside centre)

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    Age in 2023: 30

    Whilst Kerevi is set to head to Japan over the next three years, he is expected to return right in time for the 2023 World Cup. Kerevi was the Wallabies most damaging weapon in 2019 and his likely return will be a welcome addition to the squad.

  • 1313. Jordan Petaia (outside centre)

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    Age in 2023: 23

    Petaia was a revelation at this year's World Cup, with the 19-year-old showing his class from his first touch of international rugby. By 2023, Petaia will have hopefully established himself as one of the brightest talents in world rugby.

  • 1414. Marika Koroibete (winger)

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    Age in 2023: 31

    Koroibete has had a breakout 2019 season, with the 27-year-old blitzing opposition defences at both club and international level. If he continues to improve and maintains his rapid agility and pace, there is no reason why he shouldn't be in the squad in 2023.

  • 1515. Tom Banks (fullback)

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    Age in 2023: 29

    Banks was very unlucky to miss out on the starting line-up for the Wallabies, let alone the 31-man World Cup squad. With Beale entering the twilight of his career, Banks will inherit the fullback jersey and will make it his own over the next four years.

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