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    Waratahs unchanged for Ellis Park

    2017-03-02 10:32

    Johannesburg - Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has named an unchanged side for their clash with the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday. 

    Bryce Hegarty will remain in at starting flyhalf with Bernard Foley set to miss another round while he still recovers from the head knock sustained in the pre-season game. 

    Speaking from Johannesburg, Gibson is hoping for a dry track this weekend so his side can get back to playing the style of rugby they enjoy. 

    "The Lions are a strong team and we’re expecting them to be formidable at home," said Gibson.

    "The team had some frustrations with our game last weekend when we sat down to review the game.  We know the areas we want to work on coming out of last weekend and just looking forward to playing in front of what we know will be an enthusiastic crowd," he said. 

    Teams:

    Lions

    TBA

    Waratahs

    15 Andrew Kellaway 14 Reece Robinson, 13 Israel Folau, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Jack Dempsey, 5 Will Skelton, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Tom Robertson

    Substitutes: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 David Lolohea, 19 David McDuling, 20 Senio Toleafoa, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 David Horwitz, 23 Taqele Naiyaravoro

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