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Round One Team to take on Brumbies in Buildcorp Super W

Thu, 03/03/2022, 4:00 am
NSW Rugby
by NSW Rugby

The NSW Waratahs have named their team to face the ACT Brumbies in the season-opener of the Buildcorp Super W.

NSW Waratahs Head Coach Campbell Aitken will hand two debutant caps to starters, Anita Faimasui Brown (Number 8) and Lori Cramer (Fullback).

Bridie O'Gorman will get her chance to start in the front row alongside Adiana Talakai and Eva Karpani.

Atasi Lafai rejoins the side at right lock - her first taste of Super W rugby since 2019. While the dynamic duo of Emily Chancellor and Piper Duck pack down as Flankers.

Grace Hamilton will play her first game from the bench since last year's Grand Final, easing her way in from a knee injury. This sees Katrina Barker captain the side at 12 - Her outside centre partner the ever-expolosive Georgina Friedrichs.

Veteran, Iliseva Batibasaga and Pauline Piliae will develop their combination at 9 and 10.

Mahalia Murphy will make the shift from Fullback to Wing in 2022 following the season-ending injury of leading tryscorer, Maya Stewart. Murphy will partner Margot Vella on the left flank.

The match will be live on 9Go! and Stan Sport.

MATCH DETAILS

Date: Saturday 5 March

Kick-off: 5:10pm

Location: GIO Stadium, Canberra

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Bridie O'Gorman

Adiana Talakai

Asoiva (Eva) Karpani

Kaitlan Leaney

Atasi Lafai

Piper Duck

Emily Chancellor

Anita Faimasui Brown

Iliseva Batibasaga

Pauline Piliae

Margot Vella

Katrina Barker (c)

Georgina Friedrichs

Mahalia Murphy

Lori Cramer

Penelope Leiataua

Emily Robinson

Faliki Pohiva

Sabine Blakeman

Grace Hamilton

Georgina Tuipulotu

Nicole Nathan

Layne Morgan

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