NSW Waratahs team named for crucial Australian derby against Rebels

NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has made four changes to the starting line-up to the team that will take on the Melbourne Rebels in Round 13 of the Super Rugby series at Allianz Stadium this Sunday. Lock Wil Skelton, No 8 Michael Wells and halfback Nick Phipps all come off the bench into the starting side, while Taqele Naiyaravoro returns from injury, replacing Reece Robinson on the right wing. Hooker Damien Fitzpatrick replaces Hugh Roach on the bench. Daryl Gibson said the changes come from players working hard and competing for starting spots, forcing their way into the line-up. “Given where the competition is at right now these games are huge and these are the matches that the players really want to play in,” Gibson said. “Wil Skelton had a real impact when he came off the bench in the second half against the Blues and we’re looking for more from him in this match. “The players have worked hard during the week after returning from the bye so they are fre
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