• Folau ruled out of Stormers clash

    Kurtley Beale will replace the injured Israel Folau when the Waratahs face the Stormers at Newlands this Saturday.

    Folau missed last week's clash against the Sharks with a throat injury, but was expected to be available for the coming game against the Stormers. It's now been confirmed that he won't play and that Beale will shift from inside centre to fullback.

    Beale swaps places with Jono Lance, who started at No 15 against the Sharks. Alofa Alofa replaces the suspended Rob Horne on the right wing,

    The pack sees several changes, with captain Dave Dennis shifting to No 8, Jacques Potgieter to blindside flank, and Will Skelton coming into the side at No 4.

    The Waratahs bench will be confirmed on Friday.

    Waratahs – 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Alofa Alofa, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Jono Lance, 11 Peter Betham, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Dave Dennis (c), 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Jacques Potgieter, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Will Skelton, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
    Subs: TBC

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    Jon Cardinelli