Tatafu Polota-Nau will start at hooker for the Waratahs against the Cheetahs in Sydney on Saturday.
Polota-Nau switches places with Hugh Roach, who is on the bench.
Jed Holloway has been ruled out of this Saturday's clash after dislocating his shoulder in training. His place in the starting lineup is likely to be taken up by Wycliff Palu, with Ned Hanigan coming on to the bench.
Israel Folau may be ruled out if he does not recover from illness that caused him to miss Thursday's training session.
Waratahs – 15 Andrew Kellaway, 14 Reece Robinson, 13 Israel Folau, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Dean Mumm, 5 Will Skelton, 4 Dave Dennis, 3 Tom Robertson, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Paddy Ryan.
Subs: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Angus Ta'avao, 19 Sam Lousi, 20 Ned Hanigan, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 David Horwitz, 23 Matt Carraro.
Photo: Cameron Spencer