Super Rugby

Folau starts at 13 for Waratahs against Brumbies




The Waratahs have named a new look Super Rugby team to play the Brumbies with Israel Folau at centre with Kurtley Beale.

Beale returns from an elbow injury and partners Folau has been shifted from fullback to outside centre for the first time.

Andrew Kellaway earns his first start at fullback and Matt Carraro will pair with Reece Robinson as Zac Guildford has been ruled out due to a broken foot.

In the forwards Will Skelton has also been injected to the starting 15, joining Dean Mumm as the lock pairing.

Young prop, Tom Robertson has also been rewarded with the opportunity to make his starting debut in the front row following impressive performances off the bench in recent weeks.


1. Benn Robinson , 2. Hugh Roach , 3. Tom Robertson , 4. Dean Mumm , 5. Will Skelton , 6. Jack Dempsey , 7. Michael Hooper (C) , 8. Jed Holloway , 9. Nick Phipps , 10. Bernard Foley , 11. Matt Carraro , 12. Kurtley Beale , 13. Israel Folau , 14. Reece Robinson , 15. Andrew Kellaway

Replacements 16. James Hilterbrand , 17. Paddy Ryan , 18. Angus Ta’avao , 19. Sam Lousi , 20. Wycliff Palu , 21. David Dennis , 22. Matt Lucas , 23. David Horwitz

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