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Tahs lend Baa Baas punch -Five of the Waratahs’ Super Rugby squad members will line up for the Australian Barbarians against the Force in a pre-season trial match on Saturday.

Daniel Halangahu, Damien Fitzpatrick, Jeremy Tilse, Pat O’Connor and Brendan McKibbin will face the Perth-based franchise this weekend.

Waratahs head coach Chris Hickey said: ‘This enables a number of those players pushing for places in the 22 to get a good amount of game time which is better for them than getting just 20 minutes at the end of next Friday’s match [against the Force for the Tahs].’

Australian Barbarians - 15 Ben Batger, 14 Rohan Saifoloi, 13 Tim Bennetts, 12 Sione Piukala, 11 Stan Tuionuku, 10 Daniel Halangahu, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 8 Hugh Perrett, 7 Mitchell Wade, 6 Maile Latekefu, 5 Pat O’Connor, 4 Phil Mathers, 3 Shon Siemonek, 2 Damien Fitzpatrick, 1 Jeremy Tilse.
Subs: 16 Eddie Aholelei, 17 Elvis Taione, 18 Ben Matwijow, 19 Gareth Inches, 20 Steve Evans, 21 Dave Harvey, 22 TBC.