Tahs change one for derby

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 25 Feb 2014 at 12:31
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Former Bulls utility forward Jacques Potgieter will make his first start for the Waratahs against the Reds this weekend.

Potgieter, who left the Bulls after Super Rugby last year, played in Japan for six months before joining the Waratahs as a foreign marquee signing. He made his franchise debut off the bench last week, but has promoted to the starting line-up for this weekend’s derby, where he will start at lock.

Potgieter replaces Will Skelton in the number 4 jersey, in the only change coach Michael Cheika has made after a good win against the Force in round 2.

Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Alofa Alofa, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Peter Betham, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dave Dennis (captain), 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Jacques Potgieter, 3 Paddy Ryan, 2 Tatafu Polota Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Tola Latu, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Will Skelton, 20 Stephen Hoiles, 21 Brendan McKibbin, 22 Rob Horne, 23 Matt Carraro, 24 Pat McCutcheon, 25 Jonno Lance.


  • Decent team. Wonder where Beale is going to fit into Mckenzie’s plans?

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.02.14 13:10:20 by Talent Reply
  • They playing Potgieter at lock…interesting as we was always utilised at flank here

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.02.14 13:30:47 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 2) : Who would you leave out of the loose trio?

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.02.14 07:13:48 by Dunx Reply

  • @Dunx (Comment 3) : No no i wouldnt change that. My point was rather that the Aussies probably see him as more of a lock option than a loose forward option where as we in SA thought the other way round.

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.02.14 07:52:19 by SheldonK Reply


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