After being helped to beat the Sharks last weekend, the Waratahs face another South African team, The Lions, this weekend.
While there may be a little hype around the Waratahs this season and them sitting with two wins from four matches, the fact is that they should only have won one of those matches. The Lions are more than able to pull this result out of the bag and i expect they will do just that.
Dick Muir has been working his magic at the Lions and with Vermaak and Heinke van der Merwe back for the Lions things can certainly go well for them this weekend.
Ref: Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
ARs: Ian Smith (Australia), James Leckie (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium – Sydney
Kick-off: 10:40 SA Time, 08:40 GMT
Waratahs: 15 Sosene Anesi, 14 Lachie Turner, 13 Tom Carter, 12 Berrick Barnes, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Daniel Halangahu, 9 Luke Burgess, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Phil Waugh (captain), 6 Dave Dennis, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Al Baxter, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Damien Fitzpatrick, 17 Sekope Kepu, 18 Will Caldwell, 19 Ben Mowen, 20 Josh Holmes, 21 Kurtley Beale, 22 Rob Horne.
Lions: 15 Earl Rose, 14 Tonderai Chavhanga, 13 Walter Venter, 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 Wandile Mjekevu, 10 Carlos Spencer, 9 JP Joubert, 8 Todd Clever, 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar (captain), 5 Willem Stoltz, 4 Franco van der Merwe, 3 Kevin Buys, 2 Hannes Franklin, 1 Heinke van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Charles Emslie, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Jacques Lombaard, 19 Robert Kruger, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Wigan Pekeur.