Waratahs name team to face the Reds

· Super Rugby - AU
by Waratahs Media

The NSW Waratahs have named their team to face the QLD Reds in Round 6 of Super Rugby AU.

MATCH DETAILS
📆 Saturday, 27 March 2021
🕒7:45pm 
🏟 HOME @ Stadium Australia, Homebush

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Head Coach, Rob Penney has made seven changes to his starting team, welcoming back two players from injury and suspension, while also rewarding some impressive performers off the bench.


Izaia Perese makes his return from his three-match suspension to start at inside centre and is joined in the midfield by Lalakai Foketi who made a successful return from injury against the Rebels.


The front-row remains the same as last week, with Harry Johnson-Holmes and Te Tera Faulkner packing down alongside David Porecki.


Sam Wykes has been promoted to the starting side and locks the scrum alongside Sam Caird.


The backrow sees two forced changes with Wallabies Jack Dempsey and Lachlan Swinton ruled out with foot injuries.  


Carlo Tizzano starts at openside flanker, while Hugh Sinclair moves out of the second row into blindside flanker and Will Harris makes his return from injury at his preferred position of no.8.


Jack Grant again partners playmaker Will Harrison in the halves, while captain Alex Newsome moves one out onto the wing alongside James Ramm, with Jack Maddocks reverting to fullback.


Wallaby Angus Bell returns to the side from his ankle injury via the bench, while the Waratahs will look from some impact from Jeremy Williams who had his best game of the year off the bench against the Rebels.


NSW academy graduate Max Douglas is set to make his Super Rugby debut if he takes the field from the bench.

No.

Position

Name

1

LOOSEHEAD PROP

Harry Johnson-Holmes

2

HOOKER

David Porecki

3

TIGHTHEAD PROP

Te Tera Faulkner

4

LEFT LOCK

Sam Wykes

5

RIGHT LOCK

Sam Caird

6

BLINDSIDE FLANKER

Hugh Sinclair (VC)

7

OPENSIDE FLANKER

Carlo Tizzano

8

NUMBER EIGHT

Will Harris

9

SCRUMHALF

Jack Grant

10

FLYHALF

Will Harrison

11

LEFT WING

James Ramm

12

INSIDE CENTRE

Izaia Perese

13

OUTSIDE CENTRE

Lalakai Foketi

14

RIGHT WING

Alex Newsome (C)

15

FULLBACK

Jack Maddocks

Replacements:

 

16

RESERVE

Tom Horton

17

RESERVE

Angus Bell

18

RESERVE

Darcy Breen

19

RESERVE

Jeremy Williams

20

RESERVE

Max Douglas

21

RESERVE

Henry Robertson

22

RESERVE

Tane Edmed

23

RESERVE

Mark Nawaqanitawase


 

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