The defending Super W champion Waratahs have brought in a host of new faces as they bid for a third-straight title in 2020.
New coach Campbell Aitken has made 12 changes to his squad from the 2019 that beat Queensland in the competition final at Leichhardt Oval.
A number of familiar names are missing in 2020, including veteran Ash Hewson who retired from Super W while former Aussie 7s representative Georgie Friedrichs headlines the new names in the group.
This 30-player squad has been cut down from an extended preseason group that has been training together for the better part of the last month.
"We’ve put together a really strong squad, we’re [coaching staff] excited about getting stuck into preparations for the season ahead,” Aitken said.
“In saying that, we had to make some tough decisions and leave out some fantastic players who did a great job over the last month of training.
“Through the Jack Scott Cup and the programs run by NSW Rugby we have developed some incredible depth right across the park, which has also seen us have some strong representation at a national level.
“It’s always tough leaving players out but I’d like to thank everyone for being part of our pre-season program.”
Aitken said he was excited by the prospect of seeing some of the team's additions grow.
“Players like Lilyann Mason-Spice and Piper Duck are really exciting prospects,” added Aitken.
“To have them in a Super W environment and around experienced players week-in-week-out is only going to benefit their development as players.”
The 2020 Super W draw is yet to be announced but the third year of the competition is expected to begin in February.
2020 Waratahs Super Wsquad
IN: Aaliya Fa'amausili, Adiana Talakai, Atasi Lafai, Bridie O'Gorman, Courtney Frankl, Georgie Friedrichs, Jade Huggins, Layne Morgan, Lilyann mason-Spice, Oneata Shwalger, Pauline Piliae, Piper Duck
OUT: Loretta Milangi, Pareake O'Brien, Analise Sio, Alex Sulusi, Tisera Volkman, Matalena Wilson, Ash Hewson, Kirrily Laws, Phoebe Loughhead, Crystal Maguire, Mahalia Murphy, Amy Turner
Aaliyah Fa’amausili* - Randwick
AdianaTalakai* - Sydney University
Arabella McKenzie - Randwick
Asoiva (Eva) Karpani - Randwick
Atasi Lafai - Campbelltown
Bridie O'Gorman*- Sydney University
Chloe Leaupepe - Western Sydney Two Blues
Courtney Frankl - Eastern Suburbs
Emily Chancellor - Sydney University
Emily Robinson - Warringah
Evelyn Horomia - Western Sydney Two Blues
Fi Jones - Sydney University
Georgina Friedrichs - Randwick
Grace Hamilton - Sydney University
Iliseva Batibasaga - Sydney University
Jade Huggins* Western Sydney Two Blues
Jemima Henry - Campbelltown
Katrina Barker- Newcastle Waratahs
Kennedy Cherrington - Randwick
Layne Morgan* - Randwick
Lillyann Mason – Spice* - Central West
Maya Stewart - Newcastle Waratahs
Melissa Fatu - Western Sydney Two Blues
Noella Green - Sydney University
Oneata Schwalger - Randwick
Pauline Piliae* - Blacktown
Piper Duck* - Sydney University
Sera Naiqama - Sydney University
Shanice Parker - Warringah
Taz Sheppard - Sydney University