Super W: Rebels tweak team for Ballarat clash

Thu, 20/02/2020, 06:25 am
AAP
by AAP
Annika Jamieson has been elevated into the second row. Photo: Getty Images
Annika Jamieson has been elevated into the second row. Photo: Getty Images

The Rebels women have tweaked their side for this weekend's Super W clash against the Brumbies.

It's in their pack where Melbourne have made the bulk of their changes, with a new second row combination and a backrow switch up.

Annika Jamieson comes into the starting second row, pushing Brooke Saunders to the bench, while last week's no. 8 Nawel Remini moves to the second row.

Sally Kehoe replaces Remini at the back of the scrum, coming into the 23 for the first time this season.

Mikaela Welti is the only change to the backline, replacing Gabi Bryan at fullback.

Saunders is joined by Tayler Savage as a new face on the bench this week.

The Rebels are still hunting for their first Super W win but they won't have an easy task against a dangerous Brumbies outfit.

The Brumbies announced their team earlier on Thursday, naming last year's player of the tournament Tayla Stanford to make her return to the Super W stage.

The Rebels take on the Brumbies in Ballarat on Saturday February 22, kicking off at 12:15pm AEDT, LIVE on RUGBY.com.au, Foxtel and Kayo Sports. That match will be followed by the Rebels-Sharks Super Rugby clash, kicking off at 2;45pm AEDT, LIVE on Foxtel, Kayo Sports and via RUGBY.com.au RADIO. Buy tickets here.

TEAM

Rebels to face Brumbies

1. Janita Kareta 

2. Ashley Marsters 

3. Titilia Yabaki 

4. Annika Jamieson

5. Nawel Remini

6. May Saaga

7. Melanie Kawa 

8. Sally Kehoe

9. Georgia Cormick 

10. Meretiana Robinson

11. Vani Vaaga

12. Ashleigh Walker 

13. Nicola Emsley 

14. Jessica Rastrick

15. Mikaela Welti

Reserves

16. Eireni Nanai

17. Indiana Lewis

18. Piper Tuifao

19. Brooke Saunders

20. Norma Fuaiva’a

21. Sheniqua Taula

22. Georgina Utia - OUT Tayler Savage

23. Tyra Boysen-Auimatagai

 

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