Six changes for Waratahs

RICHARD FERGUSON updates followers of the latest Super Rugby news from Australia.

Six changes for Waratahs

Wycliff Palu has been ruled out of the Crusaders clash this weekend, forcing a backrow shuffle. Dave Dennis moves to No. 8 with Pat McCutcheon coming in at flank.

Berrick Barnes has once again gone down with an injury, Rob Horne coming into midfield to link up with Adam Ashley-Cooper. More backline changes see Brendan McKibbin back in the scrumhalf jersey and Cam Crawford given a run ahead of the benched Drew Mitchell.

From the bench there is a potential Super Rugby debut for lock Jed Holloway.

Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Cam Crawford, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Rob Horne, 11 Peter Betham, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 8 Dave Dennis (c), 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Pat McCutcheon, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 John Ulugia, 1 Benn Robinson. Substitutes: 16 Luke Holmes, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 Will Skelton, 19 Jed Holloway, 20 Matt Lucas, 21 Berrick Barnes, 22 Drew Mitchell.