Waratahs unchanged for Force
March 29, 2013
Benn Robinson has featured in every Waratahs-Force fixture © Getty Images
New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged side for the Super Rugby match against Western Force at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Tatafu Polota-Nau, meanwhile, replaces Luke Holmes on the bench, the Wallabies hooker returning from a hamstring injury as the only change to the matchday 22 that defeated the Blues 30-27 the previous Sunday.
Benn Robinson and Adam Ashley-Cooper will both celebrate his 100th Super Rugby game when they run out at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with Ashley-Cooper's centre partner Rob Horne notching his 50th NSW appearance.
Robinson has taken part in every one of the teams' 10 encounters, including the Australian Provincial Championship match between the sides in 2006.
Waratahs: Israel Folau; Peter Betham, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Rob Horne, Drew Mitchell; Bernard Foley, Brendan McKibbin; Pat McCutcheon, Michael Hooper, Dave Dennis (captain); Kane Douglas, Sitaleki Timani; Paddy Ryan, John Ulugia, Benn Robinson. Replacements: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Sekope Kepu, Mitchell Chapman, Jed Holloway, Matt Lucas, Ben Volavola, Tom Kingston.
© ESPN Australia / New Zealand
"The fairytale continued right to the end for the magic man." Tom Hamilton reports on the game that saw Brian O'Driscoll bid adieu with the Six Nations title
"It is a sign of how far this England team have come that they looked disappointed at the full-time whistle having just put 52 points on Italy." Tom Hamilton writes
We bring together a selection of the best pictures from the final round of the Six Nations and one which ended in Irish victory
"Some people have it from day one and Brian did." Tom Hamilton talks to the two players who made their Ireland debuts alongside Brian O'Driscoll back in June 1999