Super Rugby Teams: Round Two

Super Rugby
by Staff Writer

BRUMBIES vs WARATAHS - Friday March 4, 7:40pm, GIO Stadium


Hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau will become the second-highest capped Waratahs player when they take on the Brumbies this Friday night.

Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has opted to keep the same starting team that took an opening win, with just two changes in the match day 23.

Front rowers Jeremy Tilse and Angus Ta’avao are in line for their 50th Super Rugby caps in the match.

Lock Dean Mumm will become the Waratahs highest-capped second rower in his 100th game for NSW.

Prop Matt Sandell is in line for his Super Rugby debut, replacing veteran prop Benn Robinson (concussion), while Wycliff Palu comes onto the bench, with NRL flyer Reece Robinson dropping out the NSW 23.

1.    Paddy Ryan (63 caps)

2.    Tatafu Polota-Nau (131 caps)

3.    Angus Ta’avao (49 caps)

4.    Dean Mumm (87 caps – 99 caps for NSW)

5.    Will Skelton (40 caps)

6.    David Dennis (VC – 93 caps)

7.    Michael Hooper (C – 82 caps)

8.    Jed Holloway (5 caps)

9.    Nick Phipps (83 caps)

10.    Kurtley Beale (116 caps)

11.    Zac Guildford (80 caps)

12.    David Horwitz (1 cap)

13.    Rob Horne (90 caps)

14.    Matt Carraro (41 caps)

15.    Israel Folau (46 caps)


16.    Tolu Latu (29 caps)

17.    Matt Sandell (potential NSW/Super Rugby debut)

18.    Jeremy Tilse (49 caps)

19.    Sam Lousi (5 caps)

20.    Wycliff Palu (121 caps)

21.    Jack Dempsey (4 caps)

22.    Matt Lucas (13 caps)

23.    Bryce Hegarty (34 caps)

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