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  • Ashley-Cooper,
    Penalty goals: McKibbin (6),
23 - 19

Western Force

  • Mafi,
    Penalty goals: Ebersohn (4),
    Conversions: Ebersohn,
  • Super Rugby
  • Overall Group
  • 31st Mar 2013
  • KO 05:05
  • Ground: Allianz Stadium

Waratahs v Western Force - Super Rugby match preview

Last updated: 29th March 2013  

Sam Norton Knight

Former Waratahs back Sam Norton-Knight looks set to debut for the Force

Bernard Foley Celeb

Bernard Foley kicked the winning penalty after the final siren for the Waratahs last weekend.

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The Waratahs have named an unchanged side ahead of their Super Rugby clash against the Western Force on Sunday.

Coach Michael Cheika keeps the same starting XV that came back from a 14-point half-time deficit to beat the Blues last weekend.

Bernard Foley's penalty after the final siren sealed a 30-28 win for the Waratahs, who are now looking for back-to-back victories for the first time in 11 months.

There is one change to the Waratahs bench which sees prop Tatafu Polota-Nau come into the squad in place of Luke Holmes.

Western Force coach Michael Foley returns to his former club having made changes to the side which lost 19-10 to the Cheetahs last time out.

Foley is without hooker Nathan Charles who has been ruled out for the season with a knee injury.

Meanwhile former Waratahs back Sam Norton-Knight looks set to make his Force debut on his old stomping ground.

Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Peter Betham, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Rob Horne, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 8 Pat McCutcheon, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dave Dennis (capt), 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Paddy Ryan, 2 John Ulugia, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Sekope Kepu, 18 Mitchell Chapman, 19 Jed Holloway, 20 Matt Lucas, 21 Ben Volavola, 22 Tom Kingston.

Western Force:

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