Wallaby duo return for Waratahs clash with Reds

The Waratahs have named Wallabies duo Will Skelton and Tatafu Polota-Nau in their starting line up to face the Reds at Allianz Stadium.

The Waratahs have already qualified for the Super Rugby play offs but they need to beat the Reds with a bonus point to secure home advantage in the Semi-finals.

The Waratahs and Brumbies are level on points but the Sydney side have one more win than the Brumbies so they have a slight advantage over the Canberra side.

The Brumbies play the Crusaders earlier in the round so the Waratahs will know exactly what they have to do to secure a semi-final.

Skelton returns to the starting line up having served his suspension for a dangerous tackle on Sam Whitelock and replaces Mitchell Chapman in the second-row.

Hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau comes back into the starting line up having recovered from concussion. His return pushes Hugo Roach drops down to the bench and Dave Porecki drops out of the 23.


15 Israel Folau, 14 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Matt Carraro, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Jacques Potgieter, 5 David Dennis (c), 4 Will Skelton, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.

Replacements: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Mitchell Chapman, 20 Dean Mumm, 21 Stephen Hoiles, 22 Brendan McKibbin, 23 Peter Betham.

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