Wed 13 Jan 2021 | 10:20

Waratahs confirm Super Rugby AU roster

Waratahs confirm Super Rugby AU roster
Wed 13 Jan 2021 | 10:20
Waratahs confirm Super Rugby AU roster
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WARATAHS ROSTER: The NSW Waratahs have unveiled their full roster ahead of the start of the Super Rugby AU competition, with a changing of the guard seeing some fresh talent come into the squad.

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The NSW Waratahs are back in training with just over a month until the opening round against the Queenslanld Reds.

With plenty of New South Wales home grown talent coming into the mix, Head Coach Rob Penney said there is excitement building among the group.

“This is an exciting era for the NSW Waratahs and the wider group are genuinely excited for the season ahead, both the Super Rugby AU as well as the Trans-Tasman competition.

“We have a strong crop of men who are eager to represent the NSW Waratahs with pride. Although there have been a number of changes to the squad, the new guys have been embraced with nothing but enthusiasm by the existing group and are looking forward to making their mark on the competition and NSW Rugby.

“We are back preparing in the ‘bubble’ to reduce the impacts that COVID-19 still presents. But the boys are preparing well and we are looking forward to the pre-season matches in regional NSW against the Reds and Brumbies,” he said.

NSW Waratahs 2021 Super Rugby AU draw:

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Round 1: Reds v Waratahs, Friday 19 February, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Round 2: Brumbies v Waratahs, Saturday 27 February, GIO Stadium, Canberra
Round 3: Waratahs v Force, Friday 5 March, Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta
Round 4: BYE
Round 5: Rebels v Waratahs, Friday 19 March, AAMI Park, Melbourne
Round 6: Waratahs v Reds, Saturday 27 March, Stadium Australia, Homebush
Round 7: Waratahs v Brumbies, Friday 2 April, Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park
Round 8: BYE
Round 9: Force v Waratahs, Saturday 17 April, HBF Park, Perth
Round 10: Waratahs v Rebels, Saturday 24 April, Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta

The 2021 NSW Waratahs Squad:

Hookers
Robbie Abel – Gordon
Joe Cotton – Southern Districts
Tom Horton – Sydney University
David Porecki – Manly Marlins

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Tetera Faulkner – Southern Districts
Angus Bell – Sydney University
Chris Talakai – Sydney University
Harry Johnson-Holmes Sydney Uni
Alefosio Tatola – Manly Marlins
Tiaan Tauakipulu – Randwick

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Locks
Sam Wykes – West Harbour
Max Douglas – Manly Marlins
Jeremy Williams – Eastern Suburbs
Jack Whetton – Northern Suburbs
Sam Caird – ex-Northland NZ

Backrow
Will Harris – Eastern Suburbs
Carlo Tizzano – West Harbour
Charlie Gamble – Eastern Suburbs
Hugh Sinclair – Northern Suburbs
Jack Dempsey – Gordon
Lachlan Swinton – Sydney University

Halfback
Jake Gordon – Sydney University
Henry Robertson – Sydney University
Jack Grant Eastern – Suburbs

Five Eight
Tane Edmed – Eastwood
Ben Donaldson – Randwick
Will Harrison – Randwick

Midfield backs
Tepai Moeroa- Parramatta
Izaia Perese
Lalakai Foketi – Manly Marlins
Joey Walton – Gordon

Outside backs
Alex Newsome – Eastern Suburbs
Jack Maddocks – Eastern Suburbs
James Ramm – Randwick
Mark Nawaqanitawase – Eastwood
Tristan Reilly – Randwick

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