Waratahs XV unchanged for Crusaders clash
July 29, 2014
Peter Betham return to the NSW squad for the season finale © Getty Images
New South Wales Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged starting side for Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium.
The Crusaders, who arrive in Sydney on Wednesday, will be looking to extend their competition record title tally to eight, while the Waratahs are seeking their first.
Waratahs: Israel Folau; Alofa Alofa, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Kurtley Beale, Rob Horne; Bernard Foley, Nick Phipps; Wycliff Palu, Michael Hooper (captain), Stephen Hoiles; Jacques Potgieter, Kane Douglas; Sekope Kepu, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Benn Robinson. Replacements: Tola Latu, Paddy Ryan, Jeremy Tilse, Will Skelton, Mitch Chapman, Pat McCutcheon, Brendan McKibbon, Matt Carraro, Taqele Naiyaravoro, Peter Betham (two to be omitted).
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
The rolling maul is becoming an increasingly potent attacking weapon. Conor O'Shea looks at the difficulties of stopping it
The news of James Horwill, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Dan Carter's respective transfers will open the floodgates, writes Tom Hamilton
Kiwi coaches can be found far and wide across the globe, and Murray Mexted believes the All Blacks benefit every bit as much as their rivals
Clermont, Toulon, player burnout, Sam Burgess and a farewell to Adams Park - Monday Maul looks back at the weekend's action