Hooper To Make First Waratahs Start

by Brendan Bradford - Michael Hooper will make his Waratahs debut in a trial match against the Blues in Whangarei this Saturday. The 21-year-old open-side is one of six Wallabies named in the 28-man squad to travel to New Zealand and says he’s excited about pulling on the Waratahs jersey for the first time. “I can’t wait to get into it,” he said this week. “I’ve watched the Waratahs from when I was a kid, my mum and dad supported the Waratahs and they were the team I went for. To be able to finally play for them is something that definitely gets me excited and keen to go for the game.” The side features six changes – five of them Wallabies – from the squad that defeated the Rebels last weekend in Hobart and will again be captained by halfback, Brendan McKibbin. Je
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