Three Tahs debutants to face Reds

Super Rugby
by Rugby.com.au Staff

NSW Waratah Head Coach Daryl Gibson has named three Waratahs debutants in the starting XV for their round one clash against the Queensland Reds on Saturday night. 

Former All Black Zac Guildford is set to play his first Super Rugby match since early 2014 after moving to Australia late last year.

Angus Ta’avao impressed in the pre-season and will make his club debut in the front row, while former Australian U20s star David Horwitz will run out for his first Super Rugby cap at inside centre. 

The Tahs starting team features 10-capped Wallabies led by team captain Michael Hooper. 

1. Paddy Ryan (62 caps)

2. Tatafu Polota-Nau (130 caps)

3. Angus Ta’avao (NSW Waratahs debut – 48 caps)

4. Dean Mumm (86 caps)

5. Will Skelton (39 caps)

6. David Dennis (VC – 92 caps)

7. Michael Hooper (C – 81 caps)

8. Jed Holloway (4 caps)

9. Nick Phipps (82 caps)

10. Kurtley Beale (115 caps)

11. Zac Guildford (NSW Waratahs debut – 79 caps)

12. David Horwitz (NSW Waratahs / Super Rugby debut)

13. Rob Horne (89 caps)

14. Matt Carraro (40 caps)

15. Israel Folau (45 caps)

Reserves

16. Tolu Latu (28 caps)

17. Benn Robinson (144 caps)

18. Jeremy Tilse (48 caps)

19. Sam Lousi (4 caps)

20. Jack Dempsey (3 caps)

21. Matt Lucas (12 caps)

22. Bryce Hegarty (potential NSW Waratahs debut – 33 caps)

23.    Reece Robinson (potential NSW Waratahs / Super Rugby debut)

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