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Waratahs bring in Kingston

25th April 2013 11:53


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Tom Kingston: Replaces Drew Mitchell

Waratahs boss Michael Cheika has made just one change to his matchday 22 for Saturday's clash with the Bulls in Pretoria.

Tom Kingston comes into the run-on side at left wing in place of the injured Drew Mitchell.

Mitchell has been ruled out for three to four weeks after injuring his hamstring in last weekend's 25-20 victory over the Chiefs in Sydney.

Kingston has spent plenty of time on the bench this season with Mitchell and Peter Betham wearing the number 11 jersey in most of the Sydneysiders' previous matches.

Betham is among the replacements alongside Ben Volavola, Matt Lucas, Mitchell Chapman, Pat McCutcheon, Paddy Ryan and John Ulugia.

Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Cam Crawford, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Rob Horne, 11 Tom Kingston, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dave Dennis (c), 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Paddy Ryan, 17 John Ulugia, 18 Mitchell Chapman, 19 Pat McCutcheon, 20 Matt Lucas, 21 Ben Volavola, 22 Peter Betham.

Date: Saturday , April 27
Venue: Loftus Versfeld
Kick-off: 17:05 (15:05 GMT)
Referee: Francisco Pastrana (Argentina)
Assistant referees: Sindile Mayende (South Africa), Ben Crouse (South Africa)
Television match official: Gerrie Coetzee (South Africa)

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