Waratahs make two changes for the Lions

Waratahs head coach Michael Cheika has named his Super Rugby team to play the Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday and made two forced changes.

The team announcement was delayed while the Waratahs waited to hear the verdict on hooker Silatolu Latu and lock Will Skelton’s ban appeal.

Both players lost their appeals so Cheika has replace hooker Silatolu Latu with Hugh Roach who will be making the first start of his career.

In the second row Cheika has named Mitch Chapman to replace Will Skelton at lock.


1.Benn Robinson,2.Hugh Roach,3.Sekope Kepu,4.Mitchell Chapman,5.David Dennis (C),6.Stephen Hoiles,7.Michael Hooper (VC),8.Wycliff Palu,9.Nick Phipps,10Bernard Foley,11.Rob Horne,12.Kurtley Beale,13.Adam Ashley-Cooper (VC),14.Taqele Naiyaravoro,15.Israel Folau

Replacements:16.David Porecki,17.Jeremy Tilse,18.Paddy Ryan,19.Jacques Potgieter,20.Dean Mumm,21.Pat McCutcheon,22.Brendan McKibbin,23.Matt Carraro

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