Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby Women Set for Home Clash

Wed, Apr 3, 2024, 2:54 AM
Rebels Media
by Rebels Media

The Melbourne Rebels have announced their Round 4 Super Rugby Women’s team to take on the Queensland Reds at AAMI Park  

A changed Rebels front row will see Ana Mamea partnering with Jiowana Sauto, and try-scoring Jayme Nuku at hooker, who once again proved her ability at set piece is second to none, scoring off another maul and dominating in contact.

Lineout drivers Easter Savelio and Tiarah Minns, pair once again in the engine room, with the tall locks both impressing with their physicality in their contest with the Waratahs last week. Melanie Kawa retains her spot at blindside with Sui Pauaraisa and Grace Hamilton her back row partners. 

Sarah Hogan moves into the starting scrumhalf position, working hard to feed clean ball to the classy Cassie Siataga at flyhalf. The pair will look to expose the Reds by unlocking their potent midfield and gaining territory off the back of Siataga’s long-range kicking.  

Starting at inside centre, Crystal Mayes will again play alongside Captain Ashley Marsters in the midfield. The Victorian will be hoping to secure the Rebels' first win of the season at home in front of a passionate Rebels crowd. 

Teuila Pritchard retains her spot on the wing alongside Chanlle Kohika-Skipper and Wallaroo Samantha Treherne returns to fullback. 

Mary Tuaana, Laiema Bosenavulagi and Paula Ioane will be introduced late in the game, with the youngster Bosenavulagi always keen to get go-forward opportunity when on offer. Sydney Niupulusu brings her high-energy game as a reserve back row as the impact players look to expose the Reds at the breakdown and hard carries. 

Laetitia Bobo rounds out the forwards with reserve scrumhalf Lucy Brown positioned to bring tempo and speed. Playmaker Grace Freeman and speedster Mia-Rae Clifford make up the reserve backs and will be keen to get involved when their opportunity comes. 

The Melbourne Rebels face the Queensland Reds in Round 4 of the 2024 Super Rugby Women’s season, kicking off at 5:05PM AEDT, Friday April 5 at AAMI Park. The match will be shown ad-free, live and on-demand on Stan Sport.

 Starting Team 

1. Ana Mamea

2. Jayme Nuku

3. Jiowana Sauto

4. Easter Savelio

5. Tiarah Minns

6. Mel Kawa

7. Sui Pauaraisa

8. Grace Hamilton

9. Sarah Hogan

10. Cassie Siataga

11. Teuila Pritchard

12. Crytsal Mayes

13. Ashley Marsters

14. Chanelle Kohika-Skipper

15. Samantha Treherne

Reserves 

16. Mary Tuaana

17. Laiema Bosenavulagi

18. Paula Ioane

19. Sydney Niupulusu

20. Laetitia Bobo

21. Lucy Brown

22. Grace Freeman

23. Mia-Rae Clifford

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