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Match Preview – Reds v Waratahs


Reds v Waratahs is almost the same as Bulls v Stormers, they do not like each other much.

With all that have been going on off the field and on the field we are expecting the Waratahs to come out fighting on Saturday when they face the Reds.

The Waratahs are currently last form the Aussie sides. This is a position which they do not normally found themselves in and these last few weeks will show if they can turn the table.

Both sides are still in the hunt for those five wildcard places.

The Reds has made two changes to their starting XV. Matt McGahan will make his debut for the Reds after he overcome his injury.

He suffered a broken leg in pre-season which sees him coming in at fullback for the first time.

Lukhan Salakaia-Loto also returns to the starting side at blindside flanker which sees Angus Scott-Young shift to number eight.

There is some changes to the the Waratahs side for this derby.

Tom Robertson will start at loosehead while Ahely-Cooper and Swinton returns to the starting XV.

It is almost the time where every game is a must win and this makes every game important and most of the times great for supporters.

With solid set pieces we expect another huge battle in the set pieces and on the ground but we all long for is that the quality in the backs start showing their class.

The Reds is no pushover and they will be difficult to beat at home but the Waratahs are a quality side all round, so this is anyone’s game come Saturday.

Previous Results:

Predictions: Waratahs will be gunning for a win after two close losses in South Africa, Tahs by 12


Reds: 15 Matt McGahan, 14 Jock Campbell, 13 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12 Samu Kerevi (captain), 11 Sefa Naivalu, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Angus Scott-Young, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Angus Blyth, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 JP Smith

Replacements: 16 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 17 Harry Hoopert, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Scott Higginbotham, 20 Caleb Timu, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Duncan Paia’aua, 23 Seb Wileman

Waratahs: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Alex Newsome, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Karmichael Hunt, 11 Cam Clark, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Lachlan Swinton, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Ned Hanigan, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Damien Fitzpatrick, 1 Tom Robertson

Replacements: 16 Tolu Latu, 17 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 18 Chris Talakai, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Will Miller, 21 Jake Gordon, 22 Lalakai Foketi, 23 Curtis Rona

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