NSW Waratahs name team for trial against the Rebels

Thu, Feb 1, 2024, 12:30 AM
Waratahs Media
by Waratahs Media

The NSW Waratahs have named their team to face the Melbourne Rebels in their trial on Saturday at 4:00pm Moorabbin Rugby Club, Melbourne.

In the Waratahs first trial of 2024, Head Coach Darren Coleman has selected a strong side featuring several experienced players, coupled with some new faces that are primed to showcase their talents.

David Porecki will captain the side with Jake Gordon rested, whilst Ben Di Staso is on standby for Charlie Gamble, whose fitness for the trial will be decided after tomorrow's Captain's Run.


1. Loosehead Prop

2. Hooker

3. Tighhead Prop

4. Left Lock

5. Right Lock

6. Left Flanker

7. Right Flanker

8. Number 8

9. Scrumhalf

10. Flyhalf

11. Left Wing

12. Inside Centre

13. Outside Centre

14. Right Wing

15. Fullback

16. Reserve

17. Reserve

18. Reserve

19. Reserve

20. Reserve

21. Reserve

22. Reserve

23. Reserve

25. Reserve

26. Reserve

27. Reserve

28. Reserve

29. Reserve


Angus Bell (Sydney University)

David Porecki © (Manly)

Harry Johnson-Holmes (Sydney University)

Jed Holloway (Southern Districts)

Hugh Sinclair (Northern Suburbs)

Lachie Swinton (Sydney University)

Ned Slack-Smith (Warringah)

Langi Gleeson (Manly)

Teddy Wilson (Eastern Suburbs)

Tane Edmed (Eastwood)

Triston Reilly (Randwick)

Lalakai Foketi (Manly)

Izaia Perese (Randwick)

Vuate Karawalevu (West Harbour)

Joey Walton (Gordon)

Theo Fourie (Randwick)

Hayden Thompson-Stringer (Manly)

Daniel Botha (Sydney University)

Miles Amatosero (Eastern Suburbs)

Charlie Gamble / Ben Di Staso (both Eastern Suburbs)

Tom Goddard (Eastwood)

Jack Bowen (Eastern Suburbs)

Mosese Tuipulotu (Eastern Suburbs)

Harry Wilson (Eastern Suburbs)

Archie Saunders (Warringah)

Matt Komolafe (TBC)

Sam Thomson (Warringah)

Sione Misiloi (Randwick)

 Players unavailable for selection:

Jake Gordon (Trial 2)

Mark Nawaqanitawase – Knee (Trial 2)

Dylan Pietsch - Calf (Trial 2)

Ned Hanigan - Hamstring (Round 1)

Fergus Lee-Warner - Ankle (Trial 3)

Will Harrison - Knee (Round 3)

Mahe Vailanu - Knee (Trial 2)

Jack Grant - Calf (Trial 3)

Thomas Lambert - Knee (Trial 2+)

Max Jorgensen - Ankle (Trial 3)

Archer Holz - Shoulder Round 2)

Tom Ross - Calf (Round 2+)

Mesu Kunavula – Knee (Season)

Match Details

NSW Waratahs v Melbourne Rebels

Saturday 3 February – Moorabbin Rugby Club, Melbourne

Kick-off 4:00pm AEDT

No stream is available for this trial. Updates will be made available on the Waratahs social media channels.