Australia Lock Dennis To Lead Waratahs Against Lions

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Lock Dave Dennis will lead a New South Wales Waratahs side shorn of eight players on international duty for their tour match against the British and Irish Lions in Sydney on Saturday.

Australia Lock Dennis To Lead Waratahs Against Lions

Lock Dave Dennis will lead a New South Wales Waratahs side shorn of eight players on international duty for their tour match against the British and Irish Lions in Sydney on Saturday.

The Waratahs captain, capped 15 times for Australia, was belatedly released from the Wallabies training camp to be available for selection for the match at Sydney Football Stadium along with 14-test back Rob Horne.

The 23-year-old Horne, who scored two of Australia's five tries in their 3-0 series whitewash of Wales last year, will line up at centre, with 63-cap Wallabies winger Drew Mitchell adding a further dash of class at fullback for the Sydney-based Super Rugby side.

The Michael Cheika-coached Waratahs will also boast up-and-coming prop Paddy Ryan, who made his test debut against France in the season-ending northern hemisphere tour last year and will start in the tighthead position.

Team:

15-Drew Mitchell, 14-Cam Crawford, 13-Rob Horne, 12-Tom Carter, 11-Peter Betham, 10-Bernard Foley, 9-Brendan McKibbin, 8-Dave Dennis (captain), 7-Pat McCutcheon, 6-Jed Holloway, 5-Ollie Atkins, 4-Will Skelton, 3-Paddy Ryan, 2-John Ulugia, 1-Jeremy Tilse

Reserves: 16-Luke Holmes, 17-Richard Aho, 18-Sam Talakai, 19-Lopeti Timani, 20-AJ Gilbert, 21-Matt Lucas, 22-Ben Volavola, 23-Tom Kingston.