NSW Waratahs Women's Head Coach, Campbell Aitken has named his first match day squad for the 2020 Buildcorp Super W season.
The defending Champions will kick their season off at AAMI Park against the Rebels in a squad that features 10 debutants.
It will be the first time newly appointed captain, Grace Hamilton leads her state in a back row that features fellow Wallaroo, Emily Chancellor and the highly-rated Piper Duck.
They're joined by several Sydney University teammates in the forward pack, with Randwick well-represented through Oneata Schwalger, Eva Karpani and Georgina Friedrichs.
Aitken has gone for an experienced midfield pairing with Kennedy Cherrington and Katrina Barker, with Maya Stewart and Courtney Frankl on the edges.
NSW Waratahs Women Round 1 team announcement:
|1||LOOSEHEAD PROP||BRIDIE O'GORMAN*|
|3||TIGHTHEAD PROP||EVELYN HOROMIA|
|4||LEFT LOCK||NOELLA GREEN|
|5||RIGHT LOCK||SERA NAIQAMA|
|6||LEFT FLANKER||PIPER DUCK*|
|7||RIGHT FLANKER||EMILY CHANCELLOR|
|8||NUMBER EIGHT||GRACE HAMILTON (c)|
|11||LEFT WING||COURTNEY FRANKL*|
|12||INSIDE CENTRE||KATRINA BARKER|
|13||OUTSIDE CENTRE||KENNEDY CHERRINGTON|
|14||RIGHT WING||MAYA STEWART|
*Denotes NSW Waratahs Women debut
Buildcorp Super W - Round 1
Melbourne Rebels v NSW Waratahs Women
Friday 14 February
Kick off: 4:35pm (local)