Super Rugby: Hooper Named Skipper As Injury Rules Out Dennis

Waratahs Rugby Media Release - Michael Hooper will now lead the NSW Waratahs for the first time this Saturday after the late withdrawal of Dave Dennis. Initially expect to by be fit, Dennis has failed to recover from a knee injury sustained in Sunday’s bonus-point win over the Force. His place in the starting XV will be taken by Stephen Hoiles, with Pat McCutcheon joining the bench. Invited to train with the squad for the 2014 pre-season, Hoiles was named on the bench for last week’s Force clash and came on for Dennis in the 66th minute.  The eight-year stretch between caps (he last played for NSW on May 19, 2006) is bettered by only two other players (Phil Hardcastle 2/5/1938 to 27/7/1946 and Jack Turnbull 12/6/1939 to 24/5/1947), both of whom had their career interrupted by World War II. Tickets for the mat
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