Strong Rebels Side Named To Play Waratahs

by Brendan Bradford - Coach, Damien Hill has named Gareth Delve, James O’Connor, Nic Henderson and Nic Stirzaker as co-captains for the Rebels’ trial match against the Waratahs this Saturday in Hobart. The near full-strength squad features eleven Rebels debutants and five international players including O’Connor, Nick Phipps and Spring tourists, Mitch Inman and Cadeyrn Neville. The Rebels will field one side for the first half which will be co-captained by Delve and O’Connor, while another side led by Henderson and Stirzaker will play the second half. Twenty-two year old O’Connor, who missed much of last season through injury, will start at fly-half while Kurtley Beale – the incumbent Wallabies Number 10 – is scheduled to start at fullback in the first half. "This is definitely a huge match for me persona
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