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    Waratahs No 8 out of Cheetahs duel

    2016-05-06 10:00

    Cape Town - The Waratahs have suffered late injury blows as they prepare to host the Cheetahs in a Super Rugby clash in Sydney on Saturday.

    According to the Sydney Morning Herald, No 8 Jed Holloway has been ruled out after injuring his shoulder in training.

    His replacement is yet to be named but Wycliff Palu is likely to move up from the bench and wear the No 8 jersey.

    There is also concern around hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau, who also injured his shoulder.

    The Waratahs say Polota-Nau is still a good chance to play, while there is also some concern around wing Reece Robinson, who despite training all week has a shoulder niggle and is no certainty to take the field.

    If Robinson is deemed unfit, Matt Carraro appears his likely replacement.

    Saturday’s clash in Sydney is scheduled for 11:45 (SA time).

    Teams:

    Waratahs

    15 Andrew Kellaway, 14 Reece Robinson, 13 Israel Folau, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 TBA, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Dean Mumm, 5 Will Skelton, 4 David Dennis, 3 Tom Robertson, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Paddy Ryan

    Substitutes: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Angus Taavao, 19 Sam Lousi, 20 Wycliff Palu, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 David Horwitz, 23 Matt Carraro

    Cheetahs

    15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Nico Lee, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Willie Britz, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Elandre Huggett, 1 Ox Nche

    Substitutes: 16 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Uzair Cassiem, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Niel Marais, 23 Michael van der Spuy

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