Super W: All the team news for Round Two

Sat, 26/06/2021, 02:00 am
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
A thrilling match between the two sides ending in a tie

The action heads to Coffs Harbour as teams prepare for Round Two of Super W.

In a triple-header, the Brumbies will be looking to make it back-to-back wins when they face the President's XV, who impressed in their opening game as they held the Force to a draw.

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This will be followed by the Reds taking on the Rebels, with both teams eager to break their winless start after opening round defeats.

The Waratahs and Force will round out the matches at 3pm, with the defending champions hoping to send the home crowd happy.

Sunday 27 May 11:00 am AEST – Brumbies v President's XV at C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport

The Brumbies have made just two changes to the team that defeated the Rebels in Queanbeyan.

Makayla Morris comes into the starting side at fullback, pushing Claudia Obst to the bench.

Ash Fernandez also returns to the run-on side, swapping with Grace Kemp as she starts the game from the bench.

Dan Hawke has also added Teliya Heteraka to the bench in place of Apryll Green.

Meanwhile, the President's XV have made a change to their front-row, with Melissa Fatu dropping out of the side.

Moniqca Mo'ale comes into the front-row from the bench, joined by Tasmin Sheppard and Candice Clay.

Maraea Tupai will partner Jasmin Huriwai in the centres, with Claudia Nelson elevated to the starting side after an impressive showing in their draw to the Force.

Yolanda Maiava and Tatum Bird have been added to the bench as they search for their first win.

BRUMBIES (1-15): Iris Verebalavu, Harriet Elleman, Louise Burrows, Michaela Leonard (c), Ash Fernandez, Pearl Rakete, Rebecca Smyth, Zali Waihape-Andrews, Jane Garraway, Ella Ryan, Hailey Derera, Siokapesi Palu, Lillyann Mason-Spice, Talei Qalo Wilson, Makayla Morris

Reserves: Montana Ojeda, Niki Paterson, Kimberley Fyfe, Grace Kemp, Tayla Stafford, Susannah Cooke, Teliya Heteraka, Claudia Obst

INs: Makayla Morris, Teliya Heteraka

OUTs: Tess Staines, Apryll Green 

PRESIDENT’S XV (1-15): Moniqca Mo'ale, Tasmin Sheppard, Candice Clay, Trudi Peterson, Kate Holland, Karen Nabaluarua, Emma Bradford, Alex Sulusi (c), Paris Ingegneri, Isla Norman-Bell, Jemima McCalman, Maraea Tupai, Jasmin Huriwai, Claudia Nelson, Tylah Vallance

Reserves: Miki Trbojevich, Yolanda Maiava, Ayla Cook, Grace Qaranivalu, Hana Lane, Tatum Bird, Vani Va'aga, Renae Nona

INs: Yolanda Maiava, Tatum Bird, Maraea Tupai, Tasmin Sheppard,

OUTs: Melissa Fatu, Rosie Ebbage, Katie Sampford, Renez Bates,

The Brumbies opened their account with a win over the Rebels.

Sunday 27 May 1:00 pm AEST – Rebels v Reds at C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport

The Rebels have been boosted by the return of Wallaroo Georgia Cormack ahead of their clash with the Reds.

Cormack comes into the starting side to partner Allysaa Loliesio-Pua in the halves.

Alana Thomas has also opted to elevate Tiarah Minns to the starting side, with Utumalfata Eli coming onto the bench.

As for the Reds, they have made a number of changes to their starting side that went down against the Waratahs.

Fullback Emily Bass will miss the match, called into the Oceania Sevens side for the Oceania Tournament in Townsville.

University of Queensland AON University Sevens star Natalie Wright will make her debut from the wing after she was an inclusion in the squad, coming in as an injury replacement for Caitlyn Costello.

Madi Shuck and Maletina Brown come into the starting side, joining Christina Sekona in the front-row.

Hilisha Samoa also comes on the bench as coach Rama Chand has opted for a six-two split.

REBELS (1-15): Janita Kareta, Ashley Marsters, Eirenei Nanai, Nuala O’Connor, Tiarah Minns, Michaela Maunsell, Melanie Kawa (c), Willow Rowland, Georgia Cormack, Allysaa Loliesio-Pua, Kelera Ratu, Jade Te Aute, Rosalia Leumuava, Annie Buntine, Jemma Collins,

Reserves: Emily Harvey, Celeste Utumapu, Maryann Utai, Norma Fuaiva’a, Utumalfata Eli, Kirsty Matapa, Sarah Hogan, Amy Williams,

INs: Georgia Cormack, Utumalfata Eli

OUTs: Nawel Remini, Jessica Campbell

REDS (1-15): Maletina Brown, Madi Shuck, Christina Sekona, Aleena Greenhalgh, Annabelle Codey, Carola Kreis, Lucy Lockhart, Lesa Kaleti Mattafa, Cobie-Jane Morgan (c), Loretta Lealiifano, Ivania Wong, Cecilla Smith, Melanie Wilks, Natalie Wright, Kauna Lopa

Reserves: Tiarna Molloy, Theresa Solai, Hilisha Samoa, Bree-Anna Cheatham, Vetekina Fangloka, April Ngatupuna, Asaka Ono, Diaz Seumanutafa

INs: Natalie Wright, Hilisha Samoa, Vetekina Fangloka, Theresa Solai

OUTs: Emily Bass, Theresea Soloai, Lesa Kaleti Mataafa, Sophie Holyman

The Reds faced off against the Waratahs in round one of the 2021 Super W season at Easts Rugby Club, Brisbane.

Sunday 27 May 3:00 pm AEST – Waratahs v Force at C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport

The Waratahs have made a number of changes to the side that dominated the Reds last week.

Fi Jones joins Emily Chancellor and Grace Hamilton in the backrow, with Piper Duck headed to Townsville as part of the Oceania Barbarians.

Layne Morgan will partner Arabella McKenzie in the halves, with Illiseva Batibasaga dropping out of the side.

Four-try hero Maya Stewart will start the game from the bench, with the returning Georgina Tuipulotu coming straight back into the starting side on the wing.

Skye Churchill and Nicole Nathan have also been added to the bench.

Meanwhile, the Western Force has opted for a settled line-up despite a quick turnaround from Thursday's draw with the President's XV.

Langley Sesega comes into the starting side for Jessica Henry, with Rheanna Quan coming onto the bench.

WARATAHS (1-15): Brianna Hoy, Penelope Leiataua, Eva Karpani, Kaitlan Leaney, Sera Naiqama, Fi Jones, Emily Chancellor, Grace Hamilton (c), Layne Morgan, Arabella McKenzie, Margot Vella, Georgia Friedrichs, Ash Walker, Georgina Tuipulotu, Mahalia Murphy

Reserves: Adiana Talakai, Emily Robinson, Bridie O’Gorman, Sabine Blakeman, Skye Churchill, Pauline Piliane, Maya Stewart, Nicole Nathan

INs: Brianna Hoy, Skye Churchill, Nicole Nathan, Georgina Tuipulotu

OUTs: Faliki Pohiva, Piper Duck, Illiseva Batibasaga, Katrina Barker

FORCE (1-15): Grace Gayton, Shiane Kani, Sera Ah Sam, Katie Barnes, Mahalia Ellis, Tamika Jones, Anneka Stephens, Claudia Foster, Aiysha Wigley, Trilleen Pomare (c), Langley Sesega, Ariana Hira-Herangi, Moana Paul, Paihau Pomare, Macey Simpkins

Reserves: (16.) Brooke Mason, (19.) Teri-Josie Sciascia, (18.) Naomi Kamizona-Heke, (20.) Tui Cope, (25.) Juraea Turner, (21.) Emma DeCupper, (22.) Nicole Ledington, (23.) Rheanna Quan

INs: Rheanna Quan

OUTs: Jessica Henry

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