Penney names squad to take on Brumbies

· Super Rugby - AU
by Waratahs Media

The NSW Waratahs will take on the Brumbies at ANZ Stadium this Saturday night in Round 3 of Vodafone Super Rugby AU.


Head Coach, Rob Penney has named his squad for the clash, making a number of changes to the side that defeated the Western Force 23-14 at the SCG.

It's the NSW Waratahs second successive game on home soil, as they welcome back Tom Robertson from injury, with Karmichael Hunt and Jack Dempsey also returning to the starting side.

It's a significant injection of experience for Penney, with Hunt making a successful return from injury off the bench in Round 2. He'll partner Joey Walton in midfield, with Alex Newsome shifting to the wing in place of Mark Nawaqnaitawse.

The winger joins a slew of Junior Wallabies on the reserves with Will Harris, Angus Bell, Ben Donaldson and Michael McDonald all on the bench.

It's an all Sydney University front row in Round 3, with Tom Horton making his first professional start after coming off the bench in the opening two rounds of the competition.

NSW Waratahs Round 3 team announcement:

No. Position name
1 LOOSEHEAD PROP TOM ROBERTSON
2 HOOKER TOM HORTON
3 TIGHTHEAD PROP HARRY JOHNSON-HOLMES
4 LEFT LOCK NED HANIGAN
5 RIGHT LOCK ROB SIMMONS (c)
6 LEFT FLANKER LACHLAN SWINTON
7 RIGHT FLANKER MICHAEL HOOPER
8 NUMBER EIGHT JACK DEMPSEY
9 SCRUMHALF MITCH SHORT
10 FLYHALF WILL HARRISON
11 LEFT WING ALEX NEWSOME (vc)
12 INSIDE CENTRE KARMICHAEL HUNT
13 OUTSIDE CENTRE JOEY WALTON
14 RIGHT WING JAMES RAMM
15 FULLBACK JACK MADDOCKS
Replacements:
16. RESERVE ROBBIE ABEL
17. RESERVE TETERA FAULKNER
18. RESERVE ANGUS BELL
19. RESERVE TOM STANIFORTH
20. RESERVE WILL HARRIS
21. RESERVE MICHAEL MCDONALD
22. RESERVE MARK NAWAQANITAWASE
23. RESERVE BEN DONALDSON

Vodafone Super Rugby AU - Round 3
NSW Waratahs v Brumbies
Saturday 18 July
Kick off: 7:15pm (local)
ANZ Stadium
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