Young stars bolster Waratahs for South African tour

By Dan Elsom The NSW Waratahs have called upon generation next to strengthen their squad to tour South Africa, after Tolu Latu and Will Skelton were suspended overnight. Latu and Skelton will miss four and two weeks respectively after being suspended for a tip tackle on Crusaders lock Sam Whitelock. Eastwood hooker Hugh Roach is expected to move into the starting side to replace Latu, whilst Gordon back-rower Jack Dempsey has been added to the touring list after making his debut against the Sharks in Round 14. Manly hooker Dave Porecki will also get his first taste of Super Rugby, joining the squad as emergency cover for the NSW front row. Despite the suspension of Latu and Skelton causing an unwanted, Michael Hooper is confident the side will be able to adapt to the changes. “There’s plenty of keen faces with Jack Dempsey, Hugh Roach and Dave Porecki coming in. So they are going to bring some enthusiasm, but it’s a new challenge for us and something we are going to have to
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