Super Rugby

Beale out as Waratahs change four for Rebels




The Waratahs have named a starting team team with four changes for Sunday’s Super Rugby match against the Rebels at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

The Waratahs most capped player of all time Benn Robinson has been brought into the starting side along with Hugh Roach who gets his first start for 2016.

Robinson and Roach come into the starting line up to link up with Angus Ta’avao in the front row.

In the backs Kurtley Beale sustained an injury in training earlier this week and as a result sits out this week’s match.

David Horwitz and Matt Carraro move back into the starting side in place of Beale and Rob Horne respectively, who have both been ruled out with injury this week.

Will Skelton re-joins the squad as a solid bolster off the bench together with Andrew Kellaway who has the opportunity to make his Super Rugby debut.

Former Western Force representative, USA international and current Manly Marlins Captain, James Hilterbrand has also been brought into the squad with the potential to play his first game for NSW as replacement hooker.

Fullback Israel Folau, who currently sits just one behind Lote Tuqiri as the highest try-scorer ever for NSW (29), will earn his 50th Super Rugby cap for the Waratahs in the match this weekend.

The team will wear rainbow shoelaces during the match as part of the inaugural ‘Rainbow Round of Sport, held from 31 March until 4 April, to show their support for stamping out homophobia in sport.


1. Benn Robinson , 2. Hugh Roach , 3. Angus Ta’avao , 4. Dean Mumm , 5. David Dennis (VC) , 6. Jack Dempsey , 7. Michael Hooper (C) , 8. Jed Holloway , 9. Nick Phipps , 10. Bernard Foley , 11. Zac Guildford , 12. David Horwitz , 13. Matt Carraro , 14. Reece Robinson , 15. Israel Folau

Replacements: 16. James Hilterbrand , 17. Paddy Ryan , 18. Tom Robertson , 19. Will Skelton , 20. Sam Lousi , 21. Wycliff Palu , 22. Matt Lucas , 23. Andrew Kellaway

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