Potgieter on Waratahs bench

Former Bulls flanker Jacques Potgieter has been included on the Waratahs bench for their Vodacom Super Rugby opener against the Force on Sunday.

Potgieter will make his debut for the Sydney side after signing for the 2014 season.

Wallabies fullback Kurtley Beale will start at inside centre, with Bernard Foley getting the No 10 jersey and Israel Folau starting at 15.

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

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