Waratahs name team for Western Force clash

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NSW Rugby Union
by NSW Rugby

The NSW Waratahs host their first home match of the season, taking on the Western Force at one of the country’s premier venues, Bankwest Stadium.

Head Coach, Rob Penney has added three new faces to his starting XV, rewarding some impressive performers off the bench from the opening two matches.


Dave Porecki, the former London Irish hooker who signed with the Waratahs in 2020, replaces Tom Horton, while vice-captain Hugh Sinclair gets his first start of the season, replacing Jack Whetton in the second row.


Wallaby Angus Bell has been ruled out with an ankle injury but is replaced by another Wallaby, with Te Tera Faulkner starting at loosehead.


The backrow remains the same as last week, with “bruise brothers” Carlo Tizzano and Lachlan Swinton joining forces with Jack Dempsey.


There has been one positional change in the backline with Jack Maddocks shifting to the wing, with Mark Nawaqanitawase taking over at fullback. 


Tepai Moeroa returns to the home of his former NRL club at Bankwest Stadium at inside centre, partnering captain Alex Newsome.


Jack Grant, after an impressive first start in a Waratahs jersey, remains at scrumhalf combining with playmaker Will Harrison. 


Chris Talakai is a new face on the bench and is in line to play his first match of the season for the NSW Waratahs.

 

No.

Position

name

1

LOOSEHEAD PROP

Te Tera Faulkner

2

HOOKER

David Porecki

3

TIGHTHEAD PROP

Harry Johnson-Holmes

4

LEFT LOCK

Sam Caird

5

RIGHT LOCK

Hugh Sinclair

6

BLINDSIDE FLANKER

Lachlan Swinton

7

OPENSIDE FLANKER

Carlo Tizzano

8

NUMBER EIGHT

Jack Dempsey

9

SCRUMHALF

Jack Grant

10

FLYHALF

Will Harrison

11

LEFT WING

James Ramm

12

INSIDE CENTRE

Tepai Moeroa

13

OUTSIDE CENTRE

Alex Newsome (C)

14

RIGHT WING

Jack Maddocks

15

FULLBACK

Mark Nawaqanitawase

Replacements:

 

16

RESERVE

Tom Horton

17

RESERVE

Sio Tatola

18

RESERVE

Chris Talakai

19

RESERVE

Jack Whetton

20

RESERVE

Jeremy Williams

21

RESERVE

Henry Robertson

22

RESERVE

Tane Edmed

23

RESERVE

Triston Reilly


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