Select Edition

Northern Northern
Southern Southern
World World
NZ NZ
Back

Karmichael Hunt returns to Waratahs side chasing first victory over Brumbies since 2018

By AAP
Karmichael Hunt of the Waratahs. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Trending on RugbyPass

More News More News

Dual international Karmichael Hunt has been promoted to the starting side for the NSW Waratahs’ Super Rugby AU showdown with the Brumbies in Sydney on Saturday night.

ADVERTISEMENT

After a superb cameo off the bench in last Saturday’s 23-14 comeback win over the Western Force, Hunt will line up at inside centre at ANZ Stadium.

Hunt’s inclusion has triggered a backline reshuffle with Joey Walton shifting to outside centre, Alex Newsome moving onto the wing and rookie Mark Nawaqanitawase going to the bench.

Video Spacer

Tom Banks Brumbies Super Rugby AU Round Three – Waratahs
Video Spacer
Tom Banks Brumbies Super Rugby AU Round Three – Waratahs

In the pack, Wallabies prop Tom Robertson comes into a new-look front row after four months out with a back injury.

Tom Horton will have his first Super Rugby start at hooker, pushing Robbie Abel to the bench, while Angus Bell will also come off the pine.

Jack Dempsey makes his return to the starting XV after two weeks coming off the bench, swapping with youngster Will Harris.

ADVERTISEMENT

Waratahs: Jack Maddocks, James Ramm, Joey Walton, Karmichael Hunt, Alex Newsome, Will Harrison, Mitch Short, Jack Dempsey, Michael Hooper, Lachlan Swinton, Rob Simmons (c), Ned Hanigan, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Tom Horton, Tom Robertson. Reserves: Robbie Abel, Tetera Faulkner, Angus Bell, Tom Staniforth, Will Harris, Michael McDonald, Mark Nawaqanitawase, Ben Donaldson.

Comments

Join free and tell us what you really think!

Join Free
ADVERTISEMENT
TRENDING
TRENDING All Blacks trio return to camp ahead of second Irish test after Covid disruption All Blacks trio return to camp post-Covid
Search