Robertson to start against Reds
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Waratahs have named their side that will travel across the border to take on rivals the Queensland Reds in Round 14 of Super Rugby.
Looking for their 11th consecutive win against the Reds, the Waratahs have made some changes to the starting XV.
Getting his first start for the season after missing the first half of the season with injury, Tom Robertson will start at loosehead prop.
Adam Ashely-Cooper and Lachlan Swinton also return to the starting XV, with Ashley-Cooper preparing to celebrate his 150th Super Rugby match on Saturday.
The Waratahs recently returned from South Africa after suffering defeats to the Bulls and the Lions.
Waratahs: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Alex Newsome, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Karmichael Hunt, 11 Cameron 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.
Date: Saturday, May 18
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-off: 19.45 (09.45 GMT)
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Damon Murphy (Australia)
TMO: James Leckie (Australia)