WARATAHS ADD TWO FOR REBELS CLASH

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NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named the squad to take on the Melbourne Rebels in their Round 2 clash in Melbourne this Friday, February 20, at 7:30pm.

Pat McCutcheon and Peter Betham join the otherwise unchanged line-up to travel south, with the bench to be named closer to the game.

Fly-half Bernard Foley will celebrate his 50th Super Rugby cap this week, while teammates Adam Ashley-Cooper and Stephen Hoiles will notch their 50th Waratah Super Rugby caps in the same match.

This match also marks the following milestones:

  • Benn Robinson equals Phil Waugh as most capped NSW player ever (136)
  • Tatafu Polota-Nau becomes the third most capped Waratah in Super Rugby (122)
  • Wycliff Palu equals Chris Whitaker as fifth most capped Waratah in Super Rugby (107)
Position Name
1 LOOSEHEAD PROP Benn Robinson
2 HOOKER Tatafu Polota-Nau
3 TIGHTHEAD PROP Sekope Kepu
4 LEFT LOCK David Dennis (C)
5 RIGHT LOCK Will Skelton
6 LEFT FLANKER Jaques Potgieter
7 RIGHT FLANKER Michael Hooper (VC)
8 NUMBER EIGHT Wycliff Palu
9 SCRUMHALF Nick Phipps
10 FLYHALF Bernard Foley
11 LEFT WING Rob Horne
12 INSIDE CENTRE Kurtley Beale
13 OUTSIDE CENTRE Adam Ashley-Cooper (VC)
14 RIGHT WING Taqele Naiyaravoro
15 FULLBACK Israel Folau
Replacements:
RESERVE Tolu Latu
RESERVE Jeremy Tilse
RESERVE Paddy Ryan
RESERVE Sam Lousi
RESERVE Mitchell Chapman
RESERVE Stephen Hoiles
RESERVE Brendan McKibbin
RESERVE Matt Carraro
RESERVE Pat McCutcheon
RESERVE Peter Betham

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