Potgieter starts for Waratahs
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
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