Waratahs fullback Israel Folau will make his return against the Force on Saturday, as one of four changes to the backline.
Fully recovered from being sidelined for two weeks with a throat injury, Folau is part of a new-look back three, with Rob Horne and Cam Crawford on the wings.
Crawford gets his first shot in the top grade in 2014, courtesy of a broken foot to left wing speedster Peter Betham. Eight tries in seven games last season gave Crawford the best tries-to-games ratio in Super Rugby but off-season surgery on his left shoulder stalled his charge. Horne's second chance in No 14 comes due a knee injury to Alofa Alofa.
Kurtley Beale returns to inside centre, re-establishing the partnership with Adam Ashley-Cooper.
The pack is unchanged.
Waratahs – 15 Israel Folau, 14 Cam Crawford, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Dave Dennis (c), 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Jacques Potgeiter, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Will Skelton, 3 Sepoke Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Subs: 16 Silatolu Latu, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Stephen Hoiles, 20 Patrick McCutcheon, 21 Brendan McKibbin, 22 Jono Lance, 23 Matt Carraro.