TEAM UPDATE: Jack Bowen in, plus a backline reshuffle

Thu, Feb 22, 2024, 11:30 PM
Waratahs Media
by Waratahs Media

Following Lalakai Foketi's injury to his neck at training yesterday, there has been a new addition to the squad and a backline reshuffle for the NSW Waratahs clash against the Queensland Reds on Saturday at 8:05pm AEDT at Suncorp Stadium.

Utility back Jack Bowen comes into the reserves list in the number 22 jersey, whilst in the backline, Max Jorgensen has been promoted from the reserves list to start at fullback, with the versatile Joey Walton taking Foketi's place at inside centre.

Please see the updated team for Round 1 below:


1. Loosehead Prop

2. Hooker

3. Tighthead 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


Angus Bell (Sydney University)

Mahe Vailanu (Gordon)

Harry Johnson-Holmes (Sydney University)

Jed Holloway (Southern Districts)

Miles Amatosero (Eastern Suburbs) *

Fergus Lee-Warner (Eastern Suburbs) *

Charlie Gamble (Eastern Suburbs)

Langi Gleeson (Manly)

Jake Gordon © (Sydney University)

Tane Edmed (Eastwood)

Dylan Pietsch (Randwick)

Joey Walton (Gordon)

Izaia Perese (Randwick)

Mark Nawaqanitawase (Eastwood)

Max Jorgensen (Randwick)

Theo Fourie (Randwick) **

Hayden Thompson-Stringer (Manly) **

Daniel Botha (Sydney University)

Sam Thomson (Warringah) **

Hugh Sinclair (Northern Suburbs)

Teddy Wilson (Eastern Suburbs)

Jack Bowen (Eastern Suburbs)

Harry Wilson (Eastern Suburbs)

*Denotes debut. **Denotes potential debut.

Players unavailable for selection:

  • David Porecki - Achillies (Round 3-4)
  • Ned Hanigan - Hamstring (Round 2-3)
  • Will Harrison - Knee (Round 3)
  • Thomas Lambert - Knee (Season)
  • Archer Holz - Shoulder (Round 8-9)
  • Tom Ross - Calf (Round 2-3)
  • Mesu Kunavula – Knee (Season)
  • Sione Misiloi – Suspension (1 week)
  • Lachlan Swinton - Neck (Round 2+)
  • Triston Reilly - Ankle (Round 2-3)
  • Ned Slack-Smith - Neck (Round 2-3)
  • Lalakai Foketi - Neck (TBC)

Match Details

Super Rugby Pacific - Round 1: NSW Waratahs v Queensland Reds.

Saturday February 24 at Suncorp Stadium.

Kick-off 6:30pm AEDT.

The match will be broadcast live on Stan Sport and also on Channel 9 in Sydney and Brisbane, and 9 Gem in all other markets.