Palu earns first 2016 start

Super Rugby
by Staff Writer

Waratahs veteran Wycliff Palu will make his first start of 2016, named at number eight for NSW's clash with the Highlanders on Friday night.

Palu is one of two changes to the Waratahs' starting XV to face the reigning Super Rugby champions, with Jed Holloway shifting to the bench, while hooker Tolu Latu replaces Tatafu Polota-Nau (injured).

Former NRL flyer Reece Robinson will have his second shot to earn a Super Rugby cap after being named on the bench.

In other changes to the bench, Hugh Roach has been named as back-up to Latu, and young prop Tom Robertson will have his chance to make his Super Rugby debut after coming in Matt Sandell.

TEAM

1. Paddy Ryan 

2. Tolu Latu 

3. Angus Ta’avao 

4. Dean Mumm 

5. Will Skelton 

6. David Dennis 

7. Michael Hooper 

8. Wycliff Palu 

9. Nick Phipps 

10. Kurtley Beale

11. Zac Guildford 

12. David Horwitz

13. Rob Horne 

14. Matt Carraro 

15. Israel Folau 

RESERVES

16. Hugh Roach 

17. Jeremy Tilse 

18. Tom Robertson 

19. Sam Lousi

20. Jed Holloway 

21. Jack Dempsey 

22. Matt Lucas

23. Reece Robinson 

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