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    Despatch hooker trains with ‘Tahs

    2015-05-29 09:02

    Cape Town - Despatch hooker, Bobby Dyer, has been training with the Waratahs as they prepare to face the Lions in a Super Rugby clash in Johannesburg on Saturday.

    The Waratahs currently have their two top hookers sidelined, with Tatafu Polota-Nau struggling with concussion and Tolu Latu banned for four weeks after committing a dangerous tackle.

    It forced the defending champions to fly to South Africa with two inexperienced 22-year-old hookers - Hugh Roach and Dave Porecki.

    Therefore, the Waratahs opted to invite Dyer - who has played 38 games for Eastern Province - to train with them in Johannesburg this week.

    The connection he has with the Waratahs is his friendship with their South African loose forward Jacques Potgieter.

    “I was really surprised when Pottie (Potgieter) phoned me,” the 28-year-old told Netwerk24.

    “I’ve had two practices with the Waratahs and things are going well.”

    Whether or not Dyer gets a run against the Lions remains to be seen.

    By Friday morning, the Waratahs were yet to name their team for the clash against the Lions.

    Teams:

    Lions:

    15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Faf de Klerk, 8. Warren Whiteley (captain), 7. Warwick Tecklenburg, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Martin Muller, 3. Julian Redelinghuys, 2. Armand van der Merwe, 1. Schalk van der Merwe

    Substitutes: 16. Malcolm Marx, 17. Corne Fourie, 18. Ruan Dreyer, 19. Robert Kruger, 20. Kwagga Smith, 21. Ross Cronje, 22. Marnitz Boshoff, 23. Stokkies Hanekom

    Waratahs:

    TBA

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