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Waratahs unchanged for the Western Force

Tatafu Polota-Nau is the only change on the bench

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Article Published: Friday 29 March 2013|

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged starting team for Sunday's Super Rugby match against the Force in Sydney.

The only change to the matchday 22 is the return of Tatafu Polota-Nau on the bench in place of Luke Holmes as he has recovered from a hamstring injury.

Named on the bench but not used last week, Southern Districts lock Jed Holloway make his NSW debut if he takes to the field against the Force.

This game will be the 10th Super Rugby encounter between the sides since they first met in 2006, with the Waratahs having taken the honours on six occasions and the sides drawn once.

One player in the squad, Benn Robinson, has taken part in every one of the teams' past encounters, including the Australian Provincial Championship match between the sides in 2006.

Robinson and centre Adam Ashley-Cooper will both celebrate his 100th Super Rugby games when they run out at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with Ashley-Cooper's centre partner Rob Horne notching up his 50th NSW appearance.

Waratahs

1. Benn Robinson , 2. John Ulugia , 3. Paddy Ryan , 4. Sitaleki Timani , 5. Kane Douglas , 6. Dave Dennis (Sydney University, captain) , 7. Michael Hooper , 8. Pat McCutcheon , 9. Brendan McKibbin , 10. Bernard Foley , 11. Drew Mitchell (Balmain) , 12. Rob Horne , 13. Adam Ashley-Cooper (Northern Suburbs) , 14. Peter Betham , 15. Israel Folau

Replacements , 16. Tatafu Polota-Nau (Parramatta) , 17. Sekope Kepu (Randwick) , 18. Mitchell Chapman , 19. Jed Holloway , 20. Matt Lucas , 21. Ben Volavola , 22. Tom Kingston

 
 
 
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