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    Potgieter starts for Waratahs

    2015-04-30 10:45

    Cape Town - Coach Michael Cheika has made two changes to his team as the Waratahs look to close the gap on Aussie rivals the Brumbies on Friday.

    The defending champions currently lie second in the Australian conference, four points behind the Brumbies before the clash in Canberra.

    To try to reel them in, Cheika has brought Wycliff Palu and Jacques Potgieter into his back row, but otherwise it's the same team that edged past the Rebels last time out.

    The Waratahs have not won in Canberra since 2011 but come into the game on the back of consecutive wins over the Rebels and the Hurricanes.

    Kick-off for Friday’s game in Canberra is scheduled for 11:40 (SA time).



    15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Robbie Coleman, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Michael Dowsett, 8 Ita Vaea, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Jordan Smiler, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 JP Smith

    Substitutes: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Allan Alaalatoa, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21 Joe Powell, 22 James Dargaville, 23 Nigel Ah Wong


    15 Israel Folau, 14 Peter Betham, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Jacques Potgieter, 5 Dave Dennis (captain), 4 Will Skelton, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson

    Substitutes (one to be omitted): 16 Tolu Latu, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Mitch Chapman, 20 Stephen Hoiles, 21 Pat McCutcheon, 22 Brendan McKibbin, 23 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 24 Matt Carraro

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