The NSW Waratahs will travel to GIO Stadium to take on the Brumbies in Round 7 of Vodafone Super Rugby this Sunday afternoon.
UPDATE: The NSW Waratahs have made two changes to their previously announced squad to face the Brumbies on Sunday.
Tom Robertson (back) did not pass his final markers to return to play and will be replaced on the bench by Rory O'Connor. Robbie Abel (illness) has also been omitted from the match day squad, with Andrew Tuala to take his place in his first Super Rugby appearance for 2020.
Please note, Abel's illness is in no way related to COVID-19.
Rob Simmons is a major inclusion to Rob Penney's squad, with Mark Nawaqanitawase also rejoining the starting XV.
It will be the skipper's 150th Super Rugby fixture, with Karmichael Hunt also turning out for his 50th appearance in the competition.
Kurtley Beale will also equal the NSW Waratahs Super Rugby appearance record, stepping out for his state for the 148th time in Canberra.
Damien Fitzpatrick earns his first start of the 2020 campaign, with Pat Tafa, Michael McDonald and James Ramm named on the bench.
NSW Waratahs Round 7 team announcement:
|1||LOOSEHEAD PROP||ANGUS BELL|
|3||TIGHTHEAD PROP||HARRY JOHNSON-HOLMES|
|4||LEFT LOCK||ROB SIMMONS (c)|
|5||RIGHT LOCK||TOM STANIFORTH|
|6||LEFT FLANKER||LACHLAN SWINTON|
|7||RIGHT FLANKER||MICHAEL HOOPER|
|8||NUMBER EIGHT||JACK DEMPSEY|
|11||LEFT WING||MARK NAWAQANITAWASE|
|12||INSIDE CENTRE||KARMICHAEL HUNT|
|13||OUTSIDE CENTRE||ALEX NEWSOME|
|14||RIGHT WING||JACK MADDOCKS|
|15||FULLBACK||KURTLEY BEALE (vc)|
Vodafone Super Rugby - Round 7
Brumbies v NSW Waratahs
Sunday 14 March
Kick off: 4:05pm (local)