Melbourne Rebels starting scrum-half James Tuttle has been included in the thirty-man Australia A squad for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup kicking off this Saturday.
Tuttle will be the sixth Melbourne Rebel to be included in the touring party, joining Reece Hodge, Matt Gibbon, Geoff Parling, Mark Rowe and Jarrod Rutley.
Tuttle was one of the Rebels’ most important players this season, making eight starts from twelve appearances, forming a crucial partnership with the emerging Carter Gordon at the backend of the Super Rugby Pacific competition.
Today’s news caps an exciting three weeks for Tuttle, after the twenty-six-year-old re-committed to the Rebels for another two seasons, while also winning the Club’s prestigious Spirit of Weary Dunlop award for his stellar impact on and off the field in season 2022.
After assembling in Sydney last week, Australia A have arrived in Lautoka (Fiji) in preparation for Saturday’s Pacific Nations Cup opener against Tonga, kicking off at 11 AM (AEST) live on Stan Sport.