Rocky leads Tahs charge
9 May 2012
Rocky Elsom has returned to the starting line up to captain the Waratahs against the Bulls on Friday.
Michael Foley has made seven changes in all to the side that lost 23-6 to the Brumbies. Elsom replaces Dave Dennis at blindside flank, John Ulugia comes in at hooker for the injured Tatafu Polota-Nau, Chris Alcock is favoured at openside flank and Dean Mumm starts in the second row.
In the backline, Sarel Pretorius will replace the Waratahs’ goal-kicker Brendan McKibbin meaning one of Berrick Barnes or Daniel Halangahu, who has been picked at No 15, will take the kicks. Foley has also moved Adam Ashley Cooper to No 12 in place of the under-performing Tom Carter, and has paired the Wallaby with Rob Horne.
Waratahs – 15 Daniel Halangahu, 14 Tom Kingston, 13 Rob Horne, 12 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 11 Atieli Pakalani, 10 Berrick Barnes, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Rocky Elsom (c), 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 John Ulugia, 1 Benn Robinson.
Subs: 16 John Mann-Rea, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Sitaleki Timani, 19 Lopeti Timani, 20 Dave Dennis, 21 Brendan McKibbin, 22 Tom Carter.