The Wallabies 2020 Team

The veterans and the debutant players and coach

Dave Rennie debuted as the Wallabies coach in 2020.

His first year in the job was a shortened season due to Covid-19. The team played six matches across the Bledisloe Cup and Tri-Nations tournament.

Their results were one win, three draws and two losses.

Let’s hope that 2021 goes back to normal and he and team have more matches to show their strengths and new direction.

Michael Hooper retained the captaincy and led by example on the field, as he always does.

Fellow veterans Nic White, James O’Connor and James Slipper all played well across the season.

Nic White was a pivotal player in each match, always in the middle of the action.

Marika Koroibete was arguably the strongest player across the six matches. Every match he delivered a formidable performance.

Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Folau Fainga’a, Robert Valetini and Taniela Tupou also shone on the field and represented the strength and determination of the green and the gold.

The big boot of Reece Hodge was a godsend across the season. The strength of his kicks from the halfway line were a sight to behold.

Making their debut in 2020 were Noah Lolesio, Irae Simone, Hunter Paisami, Harry Wilson, Filipo Daugunu, Tate McDermott and Fraser McReight. Future stars to keep your eyes on as they mature with more matches under their belts.

The team only scored seven tries in the six Tests, so they are going to have to work on their set plays to break through the opposition defence.

The team as a whole will need to get more playing experience before the 2023 World Cup in France. Especially with the home team being in top form at the moment

Rennie has admitted that the team is a work in progress. Let’s see what 2021 has to offer.