Super W: All the team news for round three

Tue, 29/06/2021, 02:30 am
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
The Rebels faced off against the Reds at Coffs Harbour International Stadium in round two of the 2021 Super W season.

Super W enters its final round with plenty to play for as teams look to lock up a spot in the Final.

The Reds will be looking to back up their win over the Rebels, with a win sealing their spot in the decider, facing a red-hot President's XV outfit.

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Following this, the Waratahs are hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the season when they face the Brumbies, coming off a late cancellation to their Round Two game after the Force pulled out due to ongoing COVID restrictions

Wednesday 30 May 1:00 pm AEST – Reds v President's XV at C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport

The Reds have received some major inclusions, headlined by the return of Liz Patu and Destiny Brill.

Patu will make her first appearance in Super W from the bench as they look to build from their narrow win over the Rebels.

As for Brill, she holds onto the number nine jersey for Queensland, allbeit in another sport as she returns to union following her starring role in rugby league during last week's State of Origin.

Emily Bass comes back onto the wing after featuring for Oceania Barbarians during the Oceania Sevens tournament.

She is joined in the backline by Diaz Seumanutafa, who returns to the starting side as she partners Melanie Wilks

Meanwhile, the President’s XV have freshened up their line-up as they look to continue their unbeaten start to the season.

Tatum Bird comes into the starting side to partner Isla Norman-Bell, replacing Paris Ingegneri.

Ayla Cook joins Tasmin Sheppard and Candice Clay in the front-row, with Emma Bradford shifting to lock alongside Trudi Peterson.

Renee Bates returns on the wing, pushing two-try hero Claudia Nelson back to the bench as Renae Nona earns a start at fullback

REDS (1-15): Bree-Anna Cheatham, Tiarna Molloy, Christina Sekona, Aleena Greenhalgh, Annabelle Codey, Carola Kreis, Lucy Lockhart, April Ngatupuna, Destiny Brill, Cobie-Jane Morgan (c), Ivania Wong, Diaz Seumanutafa, Melanie Wilks, Emily Bass, Kauna Lopa

Reserves: Liz Patu, Maletina Brown, Hilisha Samoa, Lesa Kaleti Mataafa, Maddie Schuck, Asaka Ono, Cecilla Smith, Natalie Wright

INS: Emily Bass, Destiny Brill, Liz Patu

OUTS: Loretta Lealiifano, Theresa Solai, Vetekina Fangloka,

PRESIDENT’S XV (1-15): Ayla Cook, Tasmin Sheppard, Candice Clay, Trudi Peterson, Emma Bradford, Grade Qaranivalu, Hanna Lane, Alex Sulusi (c), Tatum Bird, Isla Norman-Bell, Jemima McCalman, Vani Va'aga, Jasmin Huriwai, Renee Bates, Renae Nona

Reserves: Miki Trbojevich, Moniqca Mo'ale, Karen Nabaluarua, Kate Holland, Jataya Faifua, Maraea Tupai, Claudia Nelson, Tylah Vallance

INs: Renee Bates, Jataya Faifua,

OUTs:, Yolanda Maiava, Paris Ingegneri

The Brumbies faced off against the President's XV at Coffs Harbour International Stadium in round two of the 2021 Super W season.

Wednesday 30 May 3:00 pm AEST – Waratahs v Brumbies at C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport

Wallaroo Illiseva Batibasaga is a major return for the Waratahs, slated to come on via the bench after not being named for their cancelled second round clash with the Force

Katrina Baker also makes her return, partnering with Georgia Friedrichs in the centres.

It’s an all-new front row for Campbell Aiken’s side, with Emily Robinson joined by Adiana Talakai and Bridie O’Gorman.

Four-try hero Maya Stewart returns to the starting side as Arabella McKenzie shifts to fullback, allowing Pauline Pillane to start at flyhalf.

As for the Brumbies, they have lost centre Lillyann Mason-Spice for the must-win clash.

Teliya Heteraka has been promoted from the bench, partnering Siokapesi Palu in the centres.

Claudia Obst also earns a start at fullback, joined in the back three by Hailey Derera and the returning Tess Staines.

In the forwards, Emily Sogal comes into the side, joining captain Michaela Leonard at lock, pushing Ash Fernandez back to the bench

WARATAHS (1-15): Emily Robinson, Adiana Talakai, Bridie O’Gorman, Kaitlan Leaney, Sera Naiqama, Fi Jones, Emily Chancellor, Grace Hamilton (c), Layne Morgan, Pauline Piliane, Margot Vella, Katrina Barker, Georgia Friedrichs, Maya Stewart, Arabella McKenzie

Reserves: Eva Karpani, Brianna Hoy, Penelope Leiataua, Sabine Blakeman, Skye Churchill, Nicole Nathan, Illiseva Batibasaga, Georgina Tuipulotu

INs: Illiseva Batibasaga, Katrina Barker

OUTs: Ash Walker, Mahalia Murphy

BRUMBIES (1-15): Iris Verebalavu, Harriet Elleman, Louise Burrows, Michaela Leonard (c), Emily Sogal, Pearl Rakete, Rebecca Smyth, Zali Waihape-Andrews, Jane Garraway, Ella Ryan, Hailey Derera, Teliya Heteraka, Siokapesi Palu, Tess Staines, Claudia Obst,

Reserves: Montana Ojeda, Niki Paterson, Kimberley Fyfe, Grace Kemp, Ash Fernandez, Susannah Cooke, Apryll Green, Talei Qalo Wilson

INs: Apryll Green, Emily Sogal, Tess Staines,

OUTs: Tayla Stafford, Makayla Morris, Lillyann Mason-Spice

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