NSW Waratahs name team for Rebels clash

· Super Rugby - AU
by Waratahs Media

The NSW Waratahs have named their team to face the Melbourne Rebels in Round 5 of Super Rugby AU.

 
Head Coach, Rob Penney has made one positional change to the starting XV who narrowly lost to the Western Force for this Friday's clash, while four new faces join the bench.


After making his Super Rugby debut in 2018, Harry Johnson-Holmes will play his 50th Super Rugby match and is the only change in the starting XV this week, switching positions with Te Tera Faulkner in the front-row.  


Hugh Sinclair and Sam Caird again make up the starting second row, after combining well against the Western Force.  


Sam Wykes is set to make his NSW Waratahs debut off the bench, after making a successful return from injury for the Waratahs A side against the Brumby Runners during the Bye week. 


Carlo Tizzano, one of the Waratahs best in 2021, starts in the seven jersey and is averaging 21 tackles per game, six more than the nearest player in the competition. Carlo is joined in the backrow by his “bruise brother” Lachlan Swinton and No.8 Jack Dempsey. 


Jack Grant continues to build his partnership alongside playmaker Will Harrison in the halves, while captain Alex Newsome is joined in the centres by the hard running Tepai Moeroa.


Mark Nawaqanitawase retains the fullback jersey after an impressive game against the Force where he made two linebreaks and five tackle busts, with James Ramm and former Rebel Jack Maddocks completing the back-three.


On the bench Lalakai Foketi makes his long-awaited return from injury, while Darcy Breen and George Francis are set to make their NSW Waratahs debuts if they take the field.

No.

Position

name

1

LOOSEHEAD PROP

Harry Johnson-Holmes

2

HOOKER

David Porecki

3

TIGHTHEAD PROP

Te Tera Faulkner

4

LEFT LOCK

Hugh Sinclair

5

RIGHT LOCK

Sam Caird

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

George Francis

18

RESERVE

Darcy Breen

19

RESERVE

Sam Wykes

20

RESERVE

Jeremy Williams

21

RESERVE

Henry Robertson

22

RESERVE

Tane Edmed

23

RESERVE

Lalakai Foketi


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