Waratahs bolstered by returning Latu

Thu, 04 May 2017 07:42
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson has made four changes to his starting XV for their clash against the Blues in Sydney on Saturday.

In the pack, Tolu Latu is back in the No.2 jersey after recovering from a shoulder injury, while Jed Holloway's' strong form sees him get a start in the No.8 jersey.

In the backline, Gibson has decided to rotate his scrumhalves again with Jake Gordon starting and Nick Phipps dropping down to the bench.

Reece Robinson is given another opportunity on the right wing.

Taqele Naiyaravoro has been sidelined with a broken hand.

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

Date: Saturday, May 6
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Kick-off: 19.45 (21.45 NZ time; 09.45 GMT)
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Will Houston (Australia), Graham Cooper (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

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