Lock Inge Visser will lead out the Waratahs against the Brumbies today.
Visser takes over from regular captain Ash Hewson who is suffering from a niggling injury while Katrina Barke joins her with an ankle injury.
There are a few changes to the side which beat that beat the Western Force 32-10 last weekend.
The forwards remain unchanged but coach Rob Baumann has picked Sydney University’s Lliseva Batibasaga to start at halfback in place of Cobie-Jane Morgan, who has been moved to the bench.
In midfield, Randwick’s Kennedy Cherrington and Warringah’s Crystal Macguire will pair up for the first time.
Parramatta’s Josephine Falesita (rightwing) and Campbelltown’s Atasi Lafai (fullback) get to start as well.
“This is a great opportunity for our younger players," said Baumann.
“The midfield combination is young and skilful and full of enthusiasm, and continue to show great potential," he said.
Visser said while the team has won the opening two rounds, the work isn’t done yet.
“We really stuck to our game plan but we had our moments," she said.
"We have plenty to improve on and I think our game is getting better and better.
"We need to keep our tempo up and remain dominant in our set piece to give our backs some good ball,” Visser said.