Gibson makes changes to Waratahs side for Chiefs clash

NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has made one change to the starting team and two changes to the reserves bench for the match against the Chiefs this Saturday in Hamilton. Halfback Nick Phipps has been ruled out with an ankle injury while Jack Dempsey, who was named this week in the Wallaby squad, has moved on to the reserves bench in a 6/2 split of forwards and backs. Jake Gordon will now start at halfback with Matt Lucas joining the team in Auckland on Thursday. Centre Irae Simone moves out of the match day squad. Phipps has not yet fully recovered from an ankle injury that forced him from the field in the match against the Highlanders last Saturday. Dempsey successfully played 35 minutes of Shute Shield rugby for his club Gordon last Saturday before joining the NSW Waratahs in New Zealand the following day. Coach Daryl Gibson said that the team will adjust to the changes and was more focused on the immediate task ahead on defeating the Chiefs this Saturday. “The focus for the
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