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Waratahs make two changes for Crusaders

Nick Phipps comes into the Waratahs Super Rugby starting side

Nick Phipps comes into the Waratahs Super Rugby starting side

Waratahs Super rugby head coach Daryl Gibson has named a team with two changes for this Saturday’s match against the Crusaders at the SCG.

Gibson has named two changes to his starting XV in Nick Phipps and Cam Clark.

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Phipps made his 2019 Super Rugby return off the bench last weekend after missing the first three games due to a calf injury, with Clark this week getting his start on the right wing.

Karmichael Hunt returns to the squad on the bench, after suffering a hamstring strain which ruled him out of the Brumbies last weekend.

Also returning to the 23-man squad is Michael Wells, who recently arrived back in Australia after competing on the international circuit with the Australian Men’s squad.

In line to potentially make his debut for the NSW Waratahs is Newcastle’s Andrew Tuala, who joined the squad this year and has formed part of the two recent NSW Emerging Waratahs teams.

The teams will observe a moments silence ahead of kick off out of respect to those who lost their lives in the recent Christchurch tragedies


15 Israel Folau, 14 Cam Clark, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Alex Newsome, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Jack Dempsey, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Jed Holloway, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Damien Fitzpatrick, 1 Harry Johnson-Holmes

Replacements 16 Andrew Tuala, 17 Rory O’Connor, 18 Chris Talakai, 19 Lachlan Swinton, 20 Michael Wells, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 Mack Mason, 23 Karmichael Hunt

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