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Horne recalled for Waratahs to face Sharks

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Rookie centre Rob Horne has been recalled to start for the Waratahs in their Super 14 rugby semifinal against the Sharks on Saturday.


Teenager Horne will take over from Matt Carraro while star league recruit Timana Tahu has again been named on the bench.


Horne has been impressive in his five starts this season but was dropped to the bench for the Round 14 victory over the Reds last weekend.


Al Manning has been called up as reserve hooker as Adam Freier was promoted for the injured Tatafu Polota-Nau.

 

Waratahs captain Phil Waugh will join an elite club when he becomes only the fourth play to make 100 appearances for the Waratahs.


Waugh reveals in Saturday’s match program that the onus is on him and the other senior players in the side to lead the Waratahs to the title match on Saturday week against either the Crusaders or Hurricanes.


“The most important thing is for those experienced guys to play well and lead everyone else,” Waugh is quoted in the Daily Telegraph.


“I think it makes it a lot easier for the less experienced guys to play when the older heads are showing the way and performing themselves.


“I think it’s also about having the confidence to play how we’ve been playing all year and take risks when they’re worth taking and knowing the team is behind you.”

 

Waratahs Team:


Sam Norton-Knight, Lachie Turner, Rob Horne, Tom Carter, Lote Tuqiri, Kurtley Beale, Luke Burgess, Wycliff Palu, Phil Waugh (captain), Rocky Elsom, Dan Vickerman, Dean Mumm, Al Baxter, Adam Freier, Benn Robinson.


Reserves: Al Manning, Matt Dunning, Will Caldwell, David Lyons, Brett Sheehan, Matt Carraro, Timana Tahu.

 

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