Waratahs change two for Reds

Will Skelton has returned to the Waratahs' starting XV for their clash against the Reds in Sydney on Saturday. 

Skelton missed the Waratahs tour of South Africa due to serving a two-week ban for a dangerous tackle on Crusaders lock Sam Whitelock.

In one of two changes, coach Michael Cheika has drafted Skelton straight back into the run-on side, with Mitchell Chapman dropping to the bench. Up front, hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau returns to form an all-Wallaby front row with props Sekope Kepu and Benn Robinson. Hugh Roach drops to the reserves.

Waratahs – 15 Israel Folau, 14 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Matt Carraro, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Jacques Potgieter, 5 Dave Dennis (c), 4 Will Skelton, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Subs: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Mitchell Chapman, 20 Dean Mumm, 21 Stephen Hoiles, 22 Brendan McKibbin, 23 Peter Betham.

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