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    Rookie flank to start for Waratahs against Sunwolves

    2018-04-04 09:47

    Cape Town - Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has made two changes to his starting line-up for Saturday's Super Rugby match against the Sunwolves in Tokyo.

    Kick-off is at 07:15 SA time.

    Will Miller comes in on the blindside flank ahead of Michael Wells, who moves to number eight in place of Jed Holloway while in the backline, Alex Newsome, gets a start on the right wing in place of the injured Israel Folau.

    With Newsome’s call up to the starting XV, Cameron Clark makes his return to the Waratahs team on the replacements bench.

    Gibson said of the changes: “Will’s selection gives us the opportunity to play two genuine fetchers because we expect the game to be played at a high intensity. He has been an excellent Shute Shield player and we believe that working in tandem with (Michael) Hooper will offer us something different.

    “I have been pleased with Alex’s progress. He has an outstanding attitude and this is an opportunity for him.”

    Teams:

    Sunwolves

    TBA

    Waratahs

    15 Bryce Hegarty, 14 Alex Newsome, 13 Curtis Rona, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Jake Gordon, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Will Miller, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Ned Hanigan, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Damien Fitzpatrick, 1 Tom Robertson

    Substitutes: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Jed Holloway, 21 Mitchell Short, 22 Lalakai Foketi, 23 Cameron Clark

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