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'Tahs bring back big guns

22nd July 2014 07:17

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Waratahs full back Israel Folau crouched

Back at 15: Israel Folau

The Waratahs have recalled Israel Folau, Jacques Potgieter and Rob Horne for their Super Rugby semi against the Brumbies on Saturday.

Folau and Horne return from respective injury and illness while Potgieter is preferred ahead of Will Skelton, who will be used as an impact player.

The back duo starting means Jono Lance and Cam Crawford drop out of the XV, with Potgieter's return the only other change from the Reds clash.

Michael Chieka's men have had an extra week's preparation for the fixture against the Brumbies, who beat the Chiefs in Canberra last weekend.

Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Alofa Alofa, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper (capt), 6 Stephen Hoiles, 5 Jacques Potgieter, 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Tola Latu, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 Jeremy Tilse, 19 Will Skelton, 20 Mitch Chapman, 21 Pat McCutcheon, 22 Brendan McKibbon, 23 Matt Carraro, 24 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 25 Cam Crawford (two to be omitted).

Date: Saturday, July 26
Kick-off: 19:40 local (10:40 BST, 09:40 GMT)
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Craig Joubert, James Leckie
TMO: George Ayoub

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