Gibson names experienced Waratahs team to play Hurricanes

NSW Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has made five changes to the side that beat the Sunwolves in Japan last weekend ahead of Saturday night's must-win clash against the Hurricanes in Sydney. Wycliff Palu has been named at No.8, forcing Dave Dennis to move to lock, while Dean Mumm has been named in the back row in his 100th Super Rugby match. In the backs, Nick Phipps returns to the starting side alongside Matt Carraro and Taqele Naiyaravoro who have both been named on respective wings.   The Waratahs and Hurricanes have faced each other on 20 occasions, winning 10 games each, with the Tahs securing six out of the last eight meetings.   Waratahs team to play Hurricanes Paddy Ryan, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Tom Robertson, David Dennis, Will Skelton, Dean Mumm, Michael Hooper, Wycliff Palu, Nick Phipps, Bernard Foley, Matt Carraro, Rob Horne, Israel Folau, Taqele Naiyaravoro, Andrew Kellaway. Reserves: Hugh Roach, Jeremy Tilse, Angus Ta’avao, Sam Lousi, Jack D
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