'Tahs unchanged for Rebels
Sydney - Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged starting team for their Super Rugby clash against the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday.
Cheika has given his starting XV the chance record straight after their shock 25-13 defeat to the Western Force in Sydney last Sunday.
According to the Waratahs’ official website, Pat McCutcheon and Peter Betham are the only additions to the squad for Friday's match, with the bench yet to be decided.
Flyhalf Bernard Foley will celebrate his 50th Super Rugby cap this week, while team-mates Adam Ashley-Cooper and Stephen Hoiles will notch their 50th Waratah Super Rugby caps in the same match.
Friday's clash at AAMI Park in Melbourne kicks off at 10:40 (SA time).
15 Israel Folau, 14 Taqele Naiyaravaro, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Jaques Potgieter, 5 Will Skelton, 4 David Dennis (captain), 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson
Substitutes (from): 16 Tolu Latu, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Sam Lousi, 20 Mitchell Chapman, 21 Stephen Hoiles, 22 Brendan McKibbin, 23 Matt Carraro, 24 Pat McCutcheon, 25 Peter Betham