NSW Waratahs Women squad to face Fijiana

· Super W
by Waratahs Media

Head Coach, Campbell Aitken has named his side to face Fijiana this Friday night in a trial match that coincides with the NSW Waratahs Women's bye week in the 2020 Buildcorp Super W season.

The Tahs will host Fijiana at their training base at David Phillips Sports Complex, kicking off at 6.30pm following an Emerging Waratahs fixture.

Aitken has made some changes to the side that defeated the Rebels 33-3 to open their 2020 campaign, resting the experienced trio of Emily Chancellor, Katrina Barker and Sera Naiqama with a view of giving his wider squad game time against quality opposition during the week off.

Jemima Henry starts in the second row as Fi Jones joins the back row alongside Piper Duck and Grace Hamilton. Georgina Friedrichs will move into the midfield in place of Barker, having made her NSW debut last weekend at AAMI Park.

Tasmin Sheppard will return from injury in the front row, while Arabella McKenzie has been named on an extended bench after suffering a minor ankle injury. She'll be joined by the returning Mahalia Murphy, Tina Campbell, Leilani Nathan and Nicole Nathan.

Entry to the match at NSW Rugby's training base is free, with the game also streamed via rugby.com.au and nsw.rugby.


NSW Waratahs Women v Fijiana team announcement:

No. Position Name
1 LOOSEHEAD PROP BRIDIE O'GORMAN
2 HOOKER TASMIN SHEPPARD
3 TIGHTHEAD PROP EVELYN HOROMIA
4 LEFT LOCK JEMIMA HENRY
5 RIGHT LOCK NOELLA GREEN
6 LEFT FLANKER PIPER DUCK
7 RIGHT FLANKER FI JONES
8 NUMBER EIGHT GRACE HAMILTON (c)
9 SCRUMHALF ILISEVA BATIBASAGA
10 FLYHALF PAULINE PILIAE
11 LEFT WING COURTNEY FRANKL
12 INSIDE CENTRE GEORGINA FRIEDRICHS
13 OUTSIDE CENTRE KENNEDY CHERRINGTON
14 RIGHT WING MAYA STEWART
15 FULLBACK CHLOE LEAUPEPE
Replacements:
16. RESERVE EVA KARPANI
17. RESERVE ADIANA TALAKAI
18. RESERVE ONEATA SCHWALGER
19. RESERVE JADE HUGGINS
20. RESERVE MIKAELA TRBOJEVICH
21. RESERVE AALIYAH FA'AMAUSILI
22. RESERVE LILYANN MASON-SPICE
23. RESERVE LAYNE MORGAN


Extended bench: Arabella McKenzie, Mahalia Murphy, Tina Campbell, Leilani Nathan, Nicole Nathan.


NSW Waratahs Women v Fijiana

Friday 21 February

Kick off: 6.30pm (local)

David Phillips Sports Complex

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