Emerging Waratahs to take on Melbourne Rising

by Waratahs Media

It's a big afternoon of rugby in New South Wales, as the Emerging Waratahs take on the Melbourne Rising at David Phillips Sports Complex this Friday.

 With the Super W and Super Rugby squads playing fixtures at Bankwest Stadium, the Emerging Waratahs will play out of NSW Rugby Headquarters in Daceyville.

This has seen Head Coach, Shannon Fraser forced into changes to the squad that comfortably took care of the Brumby Runners last week, with a number of players in Parramatta for the Lions clash,

Michael McDonald joins the starting XV to pair up with Mack Mason in the halves, Ben Donaldson replaces James Ramm at fullback due to his selection in Super Rugby and Nathan Den Hoedt will line up with Pat Tafa in the second row.

Siosifa Lisala remains on the right wing after an impressive performance last Friday, while the Moeroa-Walton combination in midfield will also continue. 

Young guns Tane Edmed, Henry Robertson and Jeremy Williams all get their chance from the reserves. 

Emerging NSW Waratahs team announcement:

No. Position name
1 LOOSEHEAD PROP RORY O'CONNOR
2 HOOKER ANDREW TUALA
3 TIGHTHEAD PROP CHRIS TALAKAI
4 LEFT LOCK NATHAN DEN HOEDT
5 RIGHT LOCK PAT TAFA
6 LEFT FLANKER WILL HARRIS
7 RIGHT FLANKER CHARLIE GAMBLE
8 NUMBER EIGHT HUGH SINCLAIR (c)
9 SCRUMHALF MICHAEL MCDONALD
10 FLYHALF MACK MASON
11 LEFT WING CAM CLARK
12 INSIDE CENTRE TEPAI MOEROA
13 OUTSIDE CENTRE JOEY WALTON
14 RIGHT WING SIOSIFA LISALA
15 FULLBACK BEN DONALDSON
Replacements:
16. RESERVE JOE COTTON
17. RESERVE DARCY BREEN
18. RESERVE CHARLIE ABEL
19. RESERVE NICK DE CRESPIGNY
20. RESERVE JEREMY WILLIAMS
21. RESERVE HENRY ROBERTSON
22. RESERVE TANE EDMED
23. RESERVE TRISTON REILLY
24. RESERVE CARLO TIZZANO

'A' Fixtures
Emerging NSW Waratahs v Melbourne Rising
Friday 28 February
Kick off: 2pm (local)
David Phillips Sports Complex
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