Potgieter starts as ‘Tahs change two

Date published: June 4 2015

Waratahs head coach Michael Cheika has made two changes to his team for Saturday's clash against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Matt Carraro comes in for the suspended Rob Horne and Jacques Potgieter returns to the starting line-up after his return from injury last week off the bench against the Lions.

The Waratahs cannot afford to slip up against the 13th-placed Cheetahs as they are tied on points with the Brumbies in top spot in the Australian conference.

Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Matt Carraro, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Jacques Potgieter, 5 Dave Dennis, 4 Mitchell Chapman, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Hugh Roach, 1 Benn Robinson
Replacements (two to be omitted): 16 Dave Porecki, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Dean Mumm, 20 Stephen Hoiles, 21 Patrick McCutcheon, 22 Brendan McKibbin, 23 Peter Betham, 24 Jack Dempsey, 25 Jono Lance

Date: Saturday, June 6
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 15:00 local (13:00 GMT, 23:00 AEST, 01:00 NZST)
Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant referees: Jaco van Heerden; Lourens van der Merwe
TMO: Johan Greeff