• Potgieter, Folau back for Tahs

    Jacques Potgieter and Israel Folau have returned to the Waratahs' starting XV for their semi-final against the Brumbies in Sydney on Saturday.

    Tahs coach Michael Cheika has also brought back winger Rob Horne in three changes to the team that beat the Reds 34-3 in Brisbane two weeks ago.

    Over 33,000 seats have already been sold for the match, with only 10,000 tickets remaining following a rush in sales since the weekend.

    The fixture looks set to break the Tahs' previous record crowd for a play-off match, which was set at 37,378 in 2008 when they hosted the Sharks.

    Waratahs – 15 Israel Folau, 14 Alofa Alofa, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Stephen Hoiles, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Jacques Potgieter, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
    Subs (two to be omitted): 16 Paddy Ryan, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Tolu Latu, 19 Will Skelton, 20 Mitchell Chapman, 21 Pat McCutcheon, 22 Brendan McKibbin, 23 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 24 Matt Carraro, 25 Mitchell Chapman.

    Photo: Mark Nolan/Getty Images

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    Simon Borchardt