Sekope Kepu makes a return to the starting lineup this Saturday when the HSBC Waratahs travel to Wellington to take on the Hurricanes.
The Wallabies prop will start alongside Benn Robinson and hooker John Ulugia. HSBC Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has left the rest of the starting XV unchanged, following last Sunday’s 23-19 victory over the Western Force. The match will also see lock Kane Douglas make his 50th appearance for NSW.
With Tatafu Polota-Nau unavailable for selection, the HSBC Waratahs welcome back to action Wycliff Palu, who returns from an ankle injury to take his place on the bench in the only other change to the matchday 22. After making his NSW debut in last weekend’s home win, lock Jed Holloway has been released for club duty and will play for Southern Districts in their first round Shute Shield clash against Eastwood.