New-look Tahs front row to face Rebels

Super Rugby
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by Matt Lewis

The NSW Waratahs have named a fresh front row for their clash with the Melbourne Rebels on Sunday. 

The Waratahs most-capped player Benn Robinson and young gun Hugh Roach will join Angus Ta'avao in the front row. 

In the backs, David Horwitz replaces an the injured Kurtley Beale at inside centre while Matt Carraro will start at outside centre for Rob Horne. 

Head coach Daryl Gibson has also named a new look bench with former Western Force Hooker James Hilterbrand named as replacement hooker and former Australian U20s captain Andrew Kellaway is in line for his Super Rugby debut. 

After a week of Shute Shield action, Wallaby lock Will Skelton also returns to match day 23. 

The NSW Waratahs host the Melbourne Rebels at Allianz Stadium on Sunday at 4:05pm AEST. 

1. Benn Robinson (146 caps)

2. Hugh Roach (10 caps)

3. Angus Ta’avao (52 caps)

4. Dean Mumm (90 caps)

5. David Dennis (VC – 96 caps)

6. Jack Dempsey (7 caps)

7. Michael Hooper (C – 85 caps)

8. Jed Holloway (8 caps)

9. Nick Phipps (86 caps)

10. Bernard Foley (66 caps)

11. Zac Guildford (83 caps)

12. David Horwitz (4 caps)

13. Matt Carraro (44 caps)

14. Reece Robinson (2 caps)

15. Israel Folau (49 caps)


16. James Hilterbrand (2 caps, potential NSW debut)

17. Paddy Ryan (66 caps)

18. Tom Robertson (2 caps)

19. Will Skelton (42 caps)

20. Sam Lousi (8 caps)

21. Wycliff Palu (124 caps)

22. Matt Lucas (16 caps)

23. Andrew Kellaway (potential Super Rugby/NSW debut)