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Super W: Rebels change two for Bathurst outing

Fri, 22/03/2019, 12:49 am
Beth Newman
by Beth Newman
Georgia Bradbery is starting for the Rebels women on Sunday. photo: Getty images
Georgia Bradbery is starting for the Rebels women on Sunday. photo: Getty images

The Rebels women have brought in two new faces for their round five Super W match against  the competition-leading Waratahs.

Yvonne Martin and Rachael Martin will come into the 23 for their last match of 2019, replacing Alice Masters and Tuputasi Sae, respectively.

Ash Martsters comes into the starting team for the match, while lock Georgia Bradbery will also have a start in Bathurst.

Coach Alana Thomas said the Rebels were ready to throw everything at the challenge on Sunday.

"The vibe in the team is high, everyone is ready and excited to go after the bye,” she said.

“NSW is the benchmark of the competition, they are undefeated and have probably not played to a level they are capable of.

“We will have to be ready to go from the opening whistle and again defence is the key for us.”

After two early blowouts, the Rebels had an improved showing against RugbyWA in round three before a round four bye.

The Waratahs women named a strong 23 on Thursday.

The Rebels take on the Waratahs in Bathurst on Sunday March 24, kicking off at 3pm AEDT, LIVE on RUGBY.com.au and via Kayo Sports.

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Rebels to face Waratahs

1. Janita Kareta

2. Ashley Marsters

3. Bree-Anna Cheatham

4. Georgia Bradbery

5. May Sa'aga

6. Casey Homewood

7. Alice Tonumaivao

8. Carmen Landkauf

9. Jessie Treherne

10. Meretiana Robinson

11. Tyra Boysen-Auimatagi

12. Tangata Tupou

13. Georgia Page

14. Courtney Frankl

15. Mikaela Welti

Reserves

16. Sharlene Fagalilo

17. Faith Masina

18. Titilia Yabaki

19. Yvonne Callaghan

20. Utumalefata To'omalatai Atonio Eli

21. Wynonah Conway

22. Liana Pritchard- Matamua

23. Rachael Martin

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