Horne takes centre stage for Kings clash

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:53
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Rob Horne will wear the No.13 jersey when the Waratahs take on the Southern Kings in Sydney on Friday.

Horne's return from injury will see Israel Folau return to fullback, while David McDuling moves into the starting line-up in the second row.

Angus Ta’avao will also make his return, after being sidelined for six months when he broke his leg during the National Rugby Championship semifinal.

Andrew Kellaway has been sidelined after sustaining a fracture in a small bone (hyoid) on the weekend playing in club rugby.  

He was admitted to hospital for observation. While he won't require surgery, it will rule him out for three-six weeks.

Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 13 Rob Horne, 12 David Horwitz, 11 Cam Clark, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Jake Gordon, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Will Skelton, 4 David McDuling, 3 Tom Robertson, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Paddy Ryan.
Replacements: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Angus Taavao, 18 David Lolohea, 19 Dean Mumm, 20 Jed Holloway, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Harry Jones.

Date: Friday, April 21
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Kick-off: 19.45 (11.45 SA Time; 09.45 GMT)
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann (Australia)
Assistant referees: Damon Murphy (Australia), James Leckie (Australia)
TMO: Ian Smith (Australia)

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