Waratahs return for opening weekend of Shute Shield finals

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A number of Super Rugby stars have returned to their clubs ahead of this weekend’s semi finals.

Sydney Uni have named props Paddy Ryan and Tom Robertson in their starting side to play Eastwood on Saturday, while Force recruit Matt Phillip returns after a short stint in Perth. Centre Jim Stewart has also been named after travelling with the Waratahs last week and Eastwood welcome back hooker Hugh Roach.

Randwick have named an all star backline featuring Andrew Kellaway, Dave Horwitz, Matt Carraro and Reece Robinson. Former Wallabies Adam Freier and Steven Hoiles are also in the starting XV.

The full team lists will be released later this morning.

On Saturday, Sydney University (1) play Eastwood (6) and Southern Districts (2) host Randwick (5). On Sunday, Northern Suburbs (3) take on Warringah (4).

The two lowest ranked losing sides will be eliminated.