Penney confirms Round 2 squad

· Super Rugby
by Waratahs Media

NSW Waratahs Head Coach, Rob Penney has named his matchday squad for his side's first Vodafone Super Rugby clash on home soil for 2020.

The NSW Waratahs are headed to McDonald Jones Stadium their second visit to the Hunter in as many seasons taking on the Auckland Blues.

It's a largely unchanged side for Penney, with Newcastle product, Harry Johnson-Holmes named after recovering from an illness that sidelined him in Round 1.

Jack Dempsey replaces Jed Holloway at no.8, with the backline unchanged.

Chris Talakai and Carlo Tizzano have been omitted, with Faulkner and Holloway returning to he reserves.

New recruit, Tepai Moeroa is in line for a Super Rugby debut after also being named on the bench.

NSW Waratahs Round 2 team announcement:


No. Position name
1 LOOSEHEAD PROP TOM ROBERTSON
2 HOOKER ROBBIE ABEL
3 TIGHTHEAD PROP HARRY JOHNSON-HOLMES
4 LEFT LOCK TOM STANIFORTH
5 RIGHT LOCK ROB SIMMONS (c)
6 LEFT FLANKER LACHLAN SWINTON
7 RIGHT FLANKER MICHAEL HOOPER
8 NUMBER EIGHT JACK DEMPSEY
9 SCRUMHALF JAKE GORDON
10 FLYHALF WILL HARRISON
11 LEFT WING ALEX NEWSOME
12 INSIDE CENTRE KARMICHAEL HUNT
13 OUTSIDE CENTRE LALAKAI FOKETI
14 RIGHT WING MARK NAWAQANITAWASE
15 FULLBACK KURTLEY BEALE (vc)
Replacements:
16. RESERVE DAMIEN FITZPATRICK
17. RESERVE ANGUS BELL
18. RESERVE TETERA FAULKNER
19. RESERVE RYAN MCCAULEY
20. RESERVE JED HOLLOWAY
21. RESERVE TEPAI MOEROA
22. RESERVE MITCH SHORT
23. RESERVE JACK MADDOCKS

Vodafone Super Rugby - Round 2
NSW Waratahs v Auckland Blues
Saturday 8 February
Kick off: 7.15pm (local)
Mcdonald Jones Stadium
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