Jacques Potgieter will start at blindside flank for the Waratahs against the Rebels in Sydney on Saturday.
Elsewhere among the forwards, Tatafu Polota-Nau rotates with Tolu Latu at hooker, Mitchell Chapman moves into the second row, while captain Dave Dennis shifts to No 8 with Wycliff Palu dropping to the bench.
The only other change to the squad that got the job done in Wellington last weekend sees powerhouse winger Taqele Naiyaravoro returning to the bench.
Waratahs – 15 Israel Folau, 14 Peter Betham, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Dave Dennis, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Jacques Potgieter, 5 Mitchel Chapman, 4 Will Skelton, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu-Polota Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Subs (one to be omitted): 16 Tolu Latu, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Wycliff Palu, 20 Stephen Hoiles, 21 Pat McCutcheon, 22 Brendan McKibbin, 23 Matt Carraro, 24 Taqele Naiyaravoro.
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