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Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson has named Rob Horne and Tatafu Polota-Nau in his team to play the Western Force in Perth on Saturday.

Gibson has also named team captain David Dennis to play his 100th match for the #Waratahs after a decade with his home state.

Dennis is one of three changes to the Waratahs starting team for this week. The other changes are the return of Horne and Polota-Nau.

Horne makes his return to the starting 15 on the wing after recovering from a hand injury suffered in round two earlier this year.

This weekend’s match also sees Paddy Ryan back in the number one jersey, with Jeremy Tilse joining the reserves.

Benn Robinson has been ruled out due to an eye injury suffered in last week’s match against the #Brumbies.

Tatafu-Polota-Nau has also been added to the bench, with the chance to become second highest Super-Rugby capped Waratah this Saturday.

In doing so, Polota-Nau will pip former NSW Captain Phil Waugh (132) with 133 Super Rugby games. The two sit behind the Waratahs’ highest capped Super Rugby player, Benn Robinson who has played 148 Super Rugby matches, all for NSW.

The NSW Waratahs travel to Perth tomorrow, before heading to South Africa ahead of their round 10 match against the Stormers in Cape Town.

In addition to the team below, the touring party will include young utility back, Harry Jones and lock, Senio Toleafoa.

Benn Robinson and Tolu Latu are due to join the team this Sunday on tour, pending their injuries.

Meaniwhile Zac Guildford will play at club level in the Shute Shield this weekend as he makes his way back to full fitness after suffering from a broken toe.

Waratahs

1. Paddy Ryan ,2. Hugh Roach,3. Tom Robertson ,4. David Dennis ,5. Will Skelton ,6. Jack Dempsey ,7. Michael Hooper (C)8. Jed Holloway,9. Nick Phipps,10. Bernard Foley ,11. Rob Horne ,12. Kurtley Beale ,13. Israel Folau ,14. Reece Robinson,15. Andrew Kellaway,

Replacements : 16. Tatafu Polota-Nau ,17. Jeremy Tilse ,18. Angus Ta’avao,19. Dean Mumm ,20. Wycliff Palu ,21. Matt Lucas,22. David Horwitz ,23. Matt Carraro

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