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Update to Selection of the Australian Men’s Coxed Eight

Rowing Australia has today confirm that Christopher Cunningham-Reid will replace Joshua Dunkley-Smith in the Men’s Cox Eight at the upcoming World Rowing Championships. Cunningham-Reid’s selection follows the move by the Australian Rowing Team selectors of Dunkley-Smith from the Men’s Cox Eight to the Men’s Coxless Four.

Joshua Hicks, who was the other Men’s Sweep reserve vying for a spot in the boat, will remain with the Australian Rowing Team as a reserve for the Men’s Eight.

The Australian Men’s Cox Eight for the 2015 World Rowing Championships, which also doubles as an Olympic qualifcation events, is as follows:

Fergus Pragnell (Sydney University BC/NSW-VIS)
James Chapman (Sydney RC/NSW – NSWIS)
Christopher Cunningham-Reid (Sydney University BC/NSW)
Joshua Booth (Melbourne University BC/VIC – VIS)
Matthew Ryan (Sydney University BC/NSW – VIS)
Nicholas Purnell (Sydney University BC/NSW – NSWIS)
Samuel Hookway (Melbourne University BC/VIC)
Scott Laidler (Dutton Park RC/QLD – NTC-Canberra)
Coxswain – David Webster (Melbourne University BC/VIC – VIS)
Coach: Tim McLaren (UTS Rowing Club)

Reserve: Joshua Hicks (Sydney RC/NSW – NSWIS)