Waratahs No 8 out of Cheetahs duel
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
Saturday’s clash in Sydney is scheduled for 11:45 (SA
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
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