• Beale back in business

    Kurtley Beale will start at fullback for the Waratahs in their warm-up match against the Blues in Sydney on Friday.

    Beale is back with the Tahs after being released from the Rebels because of bad behaviour.

    Dave Dennis will captain the side, which features Reds recruit Jono Lance at inside centre and the comeback of injury-prone Wallabies No 8 Wycliff Palu.

    Israel Folau and Michael Hooper have been named on the bench.

    Waratahs – 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Matthew Carraro, 13 Rob Horne, 12 Jono Lance, 11 Peter Betham, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Pat McCutcheon, 6 Dave Dennis (c), 5 Will Skelton, 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Paddy Ryan, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
    Subs: Michael Hooper, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Israel Folau (others TBC).

    Blues team to play Waratahs

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    Simon Borchardt