Beale the Rebel to return home for first time

  
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4/19/2012
By Rebels Media Unit, Super Rugby AUS Online Team


Head Coach Damien Hill has named his 22-man squad for Saturday night's clash against the Waratahs at Allianz Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 7.40pm.

Former Waratahs prodigy Kurtley Beale returns home to his former stomping-ground for the first time, also appearing against his former side for the first time after missing the two team's opening encounter of 2012 when the NSW men had little trouble against the Rebels outfit at AAMI Park.

Qantas Wallabies hopeful Cooper Vuna returns to the matchday 22 following his two-week suspension, with flanker Michael Lipman also promoted back into the starting 15 in the openside flanker role.

Even without lock Adam Bynes in the side, sparks are set to fly following the drama of these two sides first meeting this season with plenty of ill-feeling out in the middle.

STARTING TEAM:
1. Nic Henderson
2. Ged Robinson
3. Rodney Blake
4. Luke Jones
5. Hugh Pyle (vc)
6. Jarrod Saffy
7. Michael Lipman
8. Gareth Delve (c)
9. Nick Phipps
10. Danny Cipriani
11. Mark Gerrard
12. James O'Connor
13. Lloyd Johansson
14. Lachlan Mitchell
15. Kurtley Beale

REPLACEMENTS:
16. Luke Holmes
17. Jono Owen
18. Al Campbell
19. Tim Davidson
20. Richard Kingi
21. Julian Huxley
22. Cooper Vuna