Super W: Former Sevens duo to make QLD women's debut

Super W
by RUGBY.com.au staff

Former Sevens duo Amy Turner and Georgie Friedrichs are set to make their Super W debuts for Queensland in Sunday's grand final rematch.

Turner, who won Olympic gold in 2016, and Friedrichs have been named on the bench for potential Super W debuts.

Queensland are undefeated going into the clash with the Waratahs, one of the most anticipated in the calendar.

The Queenslanders will have plenty of motivation going into the match after a heartbreaking grand final loss to NSW last year and they've already begun the year with a clear intent.

A 112-0 win over the Rebels was followed by a 28-3 defeat of RugbyWA have given them plenty of confidence ahead of this clash.

They will be without Sammie Treherne, who has travelled to France with the Aussie 7s, and tighthead Liz Patu, who has been suspended for six weeks.

Queensland captain Kiri Lingman said her side had the depth to cover the losses and she expected a tough clash.

"We've both had round games under our belt, so we've had plenty of time to sort out our niggles and I expect a really high standard from both, and it being Queensland and NSW, there's always that extra (feeling), especially given our history," she said.

"So I expect huge things.

"Every time that we've matched up with NSW it's always been a highlight for me and a highlight for people watching, so I'm expecting a lot from this weekend."

The Waratahs named their team on Wednesday.

Queensland take on the Waratahs on Sunday March 10 at Leichhardt Oval, kicking off at 3pm AEDT, LIVE on RUGBY.com.au and Kayo Sports.

TEAM

Queensland women to face NSW

1. Hana Ngaha - Souths

2. Averyl Mitchell - University of Queensland

3. Christina Sekona - Sunnybank

4. Alisha Hewett - GPS/ADF

5. Millie Boyle - Bond University

6. Shannon Mato - Sunnybank

7. Eilidh Sinclair - Sunnybank

8. Kiri Lingman - Sunnybank

9. Cobie-Jane Morgan - Sunnybank

10. Lavinia Gould - Wests

11. Ivania Wong - Sunnybank

12. Eseta Aho-Fangaloka - Sunnybank**

13. Cecilia Smith - Brothers

14. Alana Elisaia - Sunnybank

15. Lori Cramer - University of Queensland

Reserves

16. Ivy Kaleta - Sunnybank

17. Ana Fotu - University of Queensland

18. Toa Filimoehala - Sunnybank

19. Saxon Campbell - Redlands

20. Vetekina Aho-Fangaloka - Sunnybank

21. Ayane Hirata - Sunnybank

22. Amy Turner - Sunnybank*

23. Georgie Friedrichs - Wests*