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The Reds are coming off a bye last week and will be thinking that there is possibly not a better time to face the Waratahs. The ‘Tahs have just endured arguably their most disappointing defeat in Super Rugby history, a 26-24 humbling at the hands of the Southern Kings last weekend.
Out of 27 Super Rugby games played in total between the sides, both teams have won 13 apiece while there has been one draw. However, while the history books say this is an even contest, The Waratahs have won the last six encounters between the teams.
Reds head coach Nick Stiles has made just one change to his starting XV. The return of Stephen Moore is the only alteration to the starting side which defeated the Southern Kings two weeks ago. Moore returns in place of Alex Mafi, who has moved to the bench. The other changes to the side are all in the reserves, with a number of players returning from injury. Lock Izack Rodda returns from a shoulder injury to take the place of Kane Douglas in the reserves. Number eight Leroy Houston gets his first opportunity in the Reds jersey in 2017, after finally recovering from an eye injury suffered in the lead up to their Round 4 match against the Jaguares. Houston takes his place in the reserves ahead of Adam Korczyk. Campbell Magnay is also lining up for his first game in 2017 after completing a lengthy rehabilitation from shoulder and hip injuries. Magnay has replaced winger Chris Kuridrani in the reserves.
Waratahs head coach Daryl Gibson has opted to start Wallaby Nick Phipps at scrum-half with Jake Gordon earning himself a rest which means Matt Lucas will do duty as the reserve scrum-half. With Tolu Latu ruled out with injury, Hugh Roach will start as hooker with Sekope Kepu back at tighthead prop after serving his one game suspension.
Both sides have won two of their eight Super Rugby games thus far. The Reds have beaten the Sharks and the Kings while losing to the Force, Crusaders, Lions, Jaguares, Hurricanes and Brumbies. The Waratahs have beaten the Force and the Brumbies while losing to the Lions, Sharks, Brumbies, Crusaders, Hurricanes and Kings.
The Reds are coming off a bye last weekend. The weekend prior to that, they beat the Kings 47-34 before the Kings beat the Waratahs 26-24 the following weekend. However, the Reds have not won consecutive games in Super Rugby since 2014. They have also lost to the Waratahs on the last six occasions in a row.
This could be a cagey affair. Waratahs by 3.
Reds: 15 Karmichael Hunt, 14 Izaia Perese, 13 Samu Kerevi (c), 12 Duncan Paia’aua, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 James Tuttle, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 George Smith, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Lukhan Tui, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Sef Fa’agase.
Replacements: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Kirwan Sanday, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Izack Rodda, 20 Leroy Houston, 21 Nick Frisby , 22 Hamish Stewart, 23 Campbell Magnay.
Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 13 Rob Horne, 12 David Horwitz, 11 Cam Clark, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Michael Wellings, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Dean Mumm, 4 David McDuling, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Hugh Roach, 1 Tom Robertson.
Replacements: 16 Damien Fitzpatrick, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 Angus Taavao, 19 Will Skelton, 20 Jed Holloway, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 Irae Simone, 23 Bryce Hegarty.