Australian Oztag would like to formally announce the Tagaroos Squads which will be representing Australia at the 2021 Tag World Cup which will be held in Limerick, Ireland.
It is the first time the World Cup will be held in the Northern Hemisphere and it is anticipated there will be over 3000 players participating in the Tournament from over 20 different countries.
The Australian Tagaroos will be sending 12 teams to compete in the 4th Tag World Cup and will be looking to maintain their dominance at previous World Cups with the Tagaroos being reigning World Champions in 10 of the 12 divisions they will be competing in at next year’s Tournament.
The Squads named today will eventually be reduced to a 20 player touring team, who will then go on to represent Australia in August 2021 at the World Cup in Limerick, Ireland.
“This is an important day for our elite players to be recognized for their performances at the National Championships which were held last November in Coffs Harbour” said Australian Oztag CEO Bill Harrigan.
“With what we are all currently going through with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is nice to be able to offer some exciting news to those players selected in these Squads and give them something to look forward to. Obviously, the Squads will be reduced to a team of 20 once we have our final selection day, however all the players named today should be extremely proud of their selection and looking forward to the possibility of representing their country at the 2021 Tag World Cup”
The Squads announced today will have one last chance to impress Coaches and Selectors when Australian Oztag host the final World Cup Selection Day Trial later in the year (pending COVID-19 restrictions) where these players will be doing all they can to gain selection in the Final 20 Player Touring Teams and booking their spots to Ireland.
“Anytime you get the chance to represent your Country is a huge honour, but to be able to do it at a World Cup on foreign soil, it really doesn’t get much better than that” explained Australian Oztag Director of Coaching Michael Buettner.
To view the 2021 Tag World Cup Australian Tagaroos Squads, click here.