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Waratahs Super Rugby head coach Daryl Gibson has named a team with two changes for Saturday’s match against the Sunwolves in Tokyo.

Will Miller comes in at No 6 ahead of Michael Wells, who moves to No 8 in place of Jed Holloway while in the backline, Alex Newsome, gets a start on the right wing in place of the injured Israel Folau.

With Newsome’s call up to the starting XV, Cameron Clark makes his return to the NSW Waratahs team on the bench.

Gibson said of the changes: “Will’s selection gives us the opportunity to play two genuine fetchers because we expect the game to be played at a high intensity. He has been an excellent Shute Shield player and we believe that working in tandem with (Michael) Hooper will offer us something different.”

“I have been pleased with Alex’s progress. He has an outstanding attitude and this is an opportunity for him.”

Waratahs

1. Tom Robertson, 2. Damien Fitzpatrick, 3. Sekope Kepu, 4. Ned Hanigan, 5. Rob Simmons, 6. Will Miller , 7. Michael Hooper (c) 8. Michael Wells, 9. Jake Gordon, 10. Bernard Foley (vc) 11. Taqele Naiyaravoro, 12. Kurtley Beale, 13. Curtis Rona, 14. Alex Newsome, 15. Bryce Hegarty,

Replacements : 16. Hugh Roach, 17. Harry Johnson-Holmes, 18. Paddy Ryan, 19. Tom Staniforth, 20. Jed Holloway , 21. Mitchell Short, 22. Lalakai Foketi, 23. Cameron Clark

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