Tahs keep faith in McKibbin

Waratahs coach Michael Foley has retained the same starting side for Saturday’s clash with the Chiefs.

This means that Brendan McKibbin, the Waratahs’ goal-kicking scrumhalf, is again preferred ahead of South African Sarel Pretorius.

Tom Carter is also at No 12 after having a big game against the Sharks. Carter will be tasked with stopping Sonny Bill Williams in Hamilton this weekend.

Waratahs – 15 Bernard Foley, 14 Tom Kingston, 13 Rob Horne, 12 Tom Carter, 11 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 10 Berrick Barnes, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Dave Dennis, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson (c).
Subs: 16 John Ulugia, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 Sitaleki Timani, 19 Lopeti Timani, 20 Jono Jenkins, 21 Sarel Pretorius, 22 Daniel Halangahu.