• Wallabies boost Waratahs

    Adam Ashley-Cooper and Tatafu Polota-Nau have been named on the Waratahs bench for their match against the Stormers in Sydney on Saturday.

    The Waratahs had a bye last week, but coach Michael Cheika has named the same starting XV that beat the Blues 23-11 in Sydney two weeks ago. 

    Ashley-Cooper (knee injury) and Polotu-Nau (concussion) have recovered in time for this weekend's clash and will mark their return via the bench. 

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

    Photo: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images

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    Mariette Adams

    Wallabies boost Waratahs

    Adam Ashley-Cooper and Tatafu Polota-Nau have been named on the Waratahs bench for their match against the Stormers in Sydney on Saturday.

    The Waratahs had a bye last week, but coach Michael Cheika has named the same starting XV that beat the Blues 23-11 in Sydney two weeks ago. 

    Ashley-Cooper (knee injury) and Polotu-Nau (concussion) have recovered in time for this weekend's clash and will mark their return via the bench. 

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

    Photo: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images

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    Mariette Adams