Waratahs name team to face Chiefs

by Waratahs Media

The NSW Waratahs have named their team to face the Chiefs in Round Five of the Harvey Norman Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition.


NSW Waratahs Co-Coaches Chris Whitaker and Jason Gilmore have been forced to make fives changes to the starting XV that took the field against the Highlanders.


The Waratahs cruel luck with injuries has continued with captain Jake Gordon (leg), Jack Maddocks (hand) and Dave Porecki (calf) all ruled out with injuries suffered against the Highlanders joining Angus Bell, Harry Johnson-Holmes and Ben Donaldson on the sidelines.


Tom Horton returns to the starting side after making his return from injury via the Shute Shield and joins Andrew Tuala and Te Tera Faulkner in the front-row.


“It’s fortunate we’re able to call on Tom Horton, he played some minutes for Sydney Uni last week, so he’s been itching to get back in the team and we’re looking forward to seeing him play,” Whitaker said.


Jack Dempsey plays his final match for the Waratahs at openside and will partner new recruit Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco who makes his run-on debut at number 8 and Lachie Swinton at blindside.


“Rahboni’s impact last week was pretty good and we’re interested to see what he can do with more minutes starting the match at Number 8,” Whitaker said.


“We want to see him get his hands on the ball and show what he can do”.


Jack Grant returns to the starting line-up for the first time since Round 6 against the Reds and partners Will Harrison in the halves.


Mark Nawaqanitawase has been shifted to fullback with Jack Maddocks ruled out, while James Ramm has recovered from his should injury suffered against the Rebels in the final match of Super Rugby AU and links with Alex Newsome in the back-three.


“Good timing as well for us having Rammy available with Jack Maddocks ruled out with a broken hand from last weekend,” Whitaker said.


“He’s another one that got plenty of minutes under his belt last weekend in the Shute Shield, so it’s good to have him back.”


The Waratahs Co-Coaches have retained a six-two split on the bench with former Wallaby Pek Cowan joining the side early in the week and set to make his NSW Waratahs debut.


The NSW Waratahs will be wearing their First Nations jersey designed by Dylan Barnes this weekend against the Chiefs.

No.

Position

Name

1

LOOSEHEAD PROP

Andrew Tuala

(Southern Districts/ Suburbs RFC Auckland/ Mount Roskill Grammar)

2

HOOKER

Tom Horton

(Sydney Uin/ Mosman Whales/ St Joseph’s College)

3

TIGHTHEAD PROP

Te Tera Faulkner

(Southern Districts/ Moorabin Rams/ Marist College Canberra)

4

LEFT LOCK

Hugh Sinclair

(Northern Suburbs/ Lindfield/ Shore)

5

RIGHT LOCK

Jack Whetton

(Northern Suburbs/ Grammar TEC/ Rosmini College)

6

BLINDSIDE FLANKER

Lachlan Swinton

(Sydney Uni/ Wahroonga Tigers/ Knox Grammar)

7

OPENSIDE FLANKER

Jack Dempsey

(Gordon/ Lindfield/ St Ignatius College)

8

NUMBER EIGHT

Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco

(Southern Districts/ Endeavour High School)

9

SCRUMHALF

Jack Grant

(Eastern Suburbs/ Orange City Lions/ St Stanislaus College)

10

FLYHALF

Will Harrison

(Randwick/ Clovelly Eagles/ Marcellin College)

11

LEFT WING

James Ramm

(Randwick/ Hunters Hill /St Joseph’s College)

12

INSIDE CENTRE

Lalakai Foketi

(Manly Marlins/ Manly Roos/ Kings)

13

OUTSIDE CENTRE

Izaia Perese

(Randwick/ Aspley State School/ Anglican Church Grammar)

14

RIGHT WING

Alex Newsome

(Eastern Suburbs/ Glen Innes Elk/ St Joseph’s College)

15

FULLBACK

Mark Nawaqanitawase

(Eastwood/ Wests Juniors / St Patrick's College)

Replacements:

 

16

RESERVE

Robbie Abel

(Gordon/ St Edmonds)

17

RESERVE

Pek Cowan

(Warringah/Newport /Narrabeen Sports High)

18

RESERVE

Chris Talakai

(Sydney University/ Waverley College)

19

RESERVE

Sam Caird

(Sydney Uni/ Hautapu Sports Club/ St Peter’s Cambridge)

20

RESERVE

Jeremy Williams

(Eastern Suburbs/ Wahroonga Tigers/ Scots College)

21

RESERVE

Will Harris

(Eastern Suburbs/ Hunters Hill Rugby/ Scots College)

22

RESERVE

Henry Robertson

(Sydney Uni/ Scone Brumbies/ Kings)

23

RESERVE

Tane Edmed

(Eastwood/ Wests Juniors/ Trinity Grammar)

 
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