NRC: Asquith to lead Rams in round one of NRC

by Marty Cambridge

Former Aussie Sevens representative Paul Asquith will captain the Western Sydney Rams in round one of the Buildcorp NRC.

The Melbourne Rebel will fill the number 10 jersey and be partnered by fellow Super Rugby capped player Scott Gale in the halves.

Asquith made his transition from sevens back to the 15-man format in 2015 and has since made three appearances for the Rebels as he tries to establish himself in the top flight.

Asquith is still trying to find his feet in the 15-man game. Photo; Getty Images

It’s a relatively young and inexperienced side that will take to the field this weekend with NRL convert and brother of All Black Lima Sopoaga, Tupou packing down at flanker.

The side will be hoping to improve dramatically on last year’s performance where they finished bottom of the table.

The sides opening match is against the Sydney Rays at North Sydney Oval on Sunday with kick off at 1:00pm.  All of the action will be shown live on Fox Sports.

Western Sydney Rams side

1 Matt Gibbon

2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa     

3 David Lolohea

4 Filimone Tufui

5 Vaitoa Senio Toleafoa

6 Rhys Allen

7 Tupou Sopoaga

8 Tyrone Viiaga

9 Scott Gale

10 Paul Asquith

11 Fabian Goodall

12 Apolosi  Latunipulu

13 Samuel Denny Godinet

14 Rob Buaserau

15 Albert Nikoro


16 Aaron Blacklock

17 Andrew Tuala

18 Jack Payne

19 Tom Alexander

20 Bradford Kapa

21 Waldo Wessels

22 Mitchell Walton

23 Luke Smart