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Guildford starts for Waratahs against Reds



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New South Wales Super Rugby franchise the Waratahs have named their team to play the Reds at Allianz Stadium and included former All Black winger Zac Guildford =.

Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson has named Guildford as one of three players who will be making their debut for the Sydney side.

The other two are NSW rugby pathways star David Horwitz at inside centre, and former Auckland Blues prop, Angus Ta’avao.

The run-on squad is bolstered by experience, with the likes of Michael Hooper, Dave Dennis, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Dean Mumm, Paddy Ryan and Will Skelton amongst the forwards, while Jed Holloway is set to add to his four Super Rugby caps in the number eight jersey.

The Tahs’ first highly-anticipated backline for Super Rugby 2016 is filled with an exciting combination of international experience combined with dependable mainstays, including Israel Folau, Nick Phipps, Kurtley Beale, Matt Carraro and Rob Horne.

Ex-NRL flyer, Reece Robinson and key playmaker, Bryce Hegarty also have their chance to make their NSW debuts off the bench against the Reds this weekend.

The reserves list features an equally impressive mix of talent, including the Waratahs highest capped player, Benn Robinson, Tolu Latu, local young gun Jack Dempsey and recently returned halfback, Matt Lucas.

The last time the NSW Waratahs faced the Queensland Reds in round 18 last year, NSW recorded a solid 31-5 victory.


1. Paddy Ryan , 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau , 3. Angus Ta’avao ( Waratahs debut) , 4. Dean Mumm , 5. Will Skelton , 6. David Dennis (VC) , 7. Michael Hooper (C s) , 8. Jed Holloway , 9. Nick Phipps , 10. Kurtley Beale , 11. Zac Guildford ( Waratahs debut ) , 12. David Horwitz (Waratahs debut) , 13. Rob Horne , 14. Matt Carraro , 15. Israel Folau

Replacements : 16. Tolu Latu , 17. Benn Robinson , 18. Jeremy Tilse , 19. Sam Lousi , 20. Jack Dempsey , 21. Matt Lucas , 22. Bryce Hegarty , 23. Reece Robinson ,

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