NSW Waratahs name side to take on old foes QLD Reds


16/05/2019



By NSW Rugby Media

The NSW Waratahs have named their side that will travel across the border to take on rivals the Queensland Reds in round 14 of the Vodafone Super Rugby.

Looking for their 11th consecutive win against the Reds, the NSW Waratahs have made some changes to the staring XV.

Getting his first start for the season after missing the first half of the season with injury, Tom Robertson will start at loosehead prop. Adam Ashely-Cooper and Lachlan Swinton also return to the starting XV, with Ashley-Cooper preparing to celebrate his 150th Super Rugby match on Saturday night.

NSW Waratahs Coach Daryl Gibson said the team are motivated by the rich history both teams share as the Waratahs look to find a much needed win.

“The Waratahs verse Reds is a game our boys enjoy playing. There's an extra spice in it, particularly the way the Reds approach the game as well,” he said.

“So, plenty on the line, a lot of history between the teams.

“Historically it's one of our oldest rivalries so it's something extra, meaning in this game.”

Round 14 Vodafone Super Rugby
Saturday 18 May 2019
7:45pm kick off
NSW Waratahs vs Qld Reds
Suncorp Stadium

NSW Waratahs Team
1. TOM ROBERTSON
2. DAMIEN FITZPATRICK
3. SEKOPE KEPU
4. NED HANIGAN
5. ROB SIMMONS
6. LACHLAN SWINTON
7. MICHAEL HOOPER (c)
8. MICHAEL WELLS
9. NICK PHIPPS
10. BERNARD FOLEY (VC)
11. CAMERON CLARK
12. KARMICHAEL HUNT
13. ADAM ASHLEY-COOPER
14. ALEX NEWSOME
15. KURTLEY BEALE

16. TOLU LATU
17. HARRY JOHNSON-HOLMES
18. CHRIS TALAKAI
19. TOM STANIFORTH
20. WILL MILLER
21. JAKE GORDON
22. LALAKAI FOKETI
23. CURTIS RONA


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