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Folau returns for Waratahs to face Sunwolves

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The Waratahs have named fullback Israel Folau in their starting Super rugby team to play the Sunwolves at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.

The NSW Waratahs go into Saturday’s match as Australian Conference leaders after a nail-biting 31-26 win against the Melbourne Rebels last Friday night.


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Head Coach Daryl Gibson said the next challenge is another opportunity for the team to fulfil on their promise of delivering consistent performances.

“We have had a settled week in terms of our preparation and it will help us towards what is a very exciting period for us over the next two weeks,” Gibson said.

“We have two excellent home games, one against a team that is very exciting with ball in hand. It will be a great game to watch (on Saturday). ”

“The Sunwolves play very fast, they are very well organised and we have prepared ourselves for that style of game,” he added.

Waratahs

15 Israel Folau, 14 Cam Clark, 13 Curtis Rona, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 10 Bernard Foley (captain), 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Will Miller, 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Jed Holloway, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Damien Fitzpatrick, 1 Tom Robertson

Replacements: 16 Tolu Latu, 17 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Brad Wilkin, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Alex Newsome

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