Foley makes one change

2012-03-14 07:12

Sydney - Waratahs coach Michael Foley has made one change to the starting line-up for Saturday's clash against the Force at the Sydney Football Stadium.

Former Force player, Jono Jenkins, comes in as openside flank to replace Pat McCutcheon who dislocated his ankle during the Waratahs's 18-17 loss to the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday. Chris Alcock is back on the bench after suffering a headknock in the round two win over the Melbourne Rebels.

Foley has opted for five forwards on the bench with the return of Wallaby lock Sitaleki Timani from a stint in Japanese club rugby. His brother Lopeti has also been named despite being stuck in New Zealand trying to sort out his visa so he can re-enter Australia.

Last week, he had to travel to his home country of Tonga to ensure he could get a visa clearance to enter New Zealand and play for the Waratahs against the Highlanders in Dunedin last Saturday.

Wallabies No 8 Wycliff Palu has also been ruled out. Palu failed to recover sufficiently from the lower leg injury that kept him out of last week’s match.

He had a light training run on Tuesday but was unable to get the tick of approval from medical staff with Tevita Metuisela retained at No 8.


Waratahs: 15 Bernard Foley, 14 Tom Kingston, 13 Rob Horne, 12 Berrick Barnes, 11 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 10 Daniel Halangahu (captain), 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Tevita Metuisela, 7 Jono Jenkins, 6 Dave Dennis, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson

Substitutes: 16 John Ulugia, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 Sitaleki Timani, 19 Lopeti Timani, 20 Chris Alcock, 21 Brendan McKibbin, 22 Tom Carter


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