Still no Foley for Waratahs
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Waratahs hve named an unchanged side for their Round Two Super Rugby clash against the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Bryce Hegarty will remain the Waratahs' starting flyhalf with Bernard Foley still recovering from the head knock sustained in the pre-season game.
Head coach Daryl Gibson is hoping for a dry track this weekend so his side can get back to playing the style of rugby they enjoy.
"The Lions are a strong team and we're expecting them to be formidable at home," said Gibson.
“The team had some frustrations with our game last weekend when we sat down to review the game. We know the areas we want to work on coming out of last weekend and just looking forward to playing in front of what we know will be an enthusiastic crowd."
Waratahs: 15 Andrew Kellaway 14 Reece Robinson, 13 Israel Folau, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Jack Dempsey, 5 Will Skelton, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Tom Robertson.
Replacements: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 David Lolohea, 19 David McDuling, 20 Senio Toleafoa, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 David Horwitz, 23 Taqele Naiyaravoro
Date: Saturday, March 4
Venue: Ellis park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 15.05 (13.05 GMT; 00.05 AEST Sunday, March 5)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman (South Africa), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
TMO: Johan Greeff (South Africa)