Australia has scored five tries to claim a bonus point 34-22 win against Samoa in its opening clash of the World Rugby U20 Championships in Italy.
Utility back Jono Lance has arrived in South Africa ahead of the Waratahs’ second and final match on tour against the Cheetahs.
The Waratahs suffered a narrow five-point loss, 27-22, to the Lions at Ellis Park but retain the top spot on the Australian Conference ladder, leading the Brumbies.
Head Coach Michael Cheika has named the team to take on the Lions at Ellis Park on Sunday 3am (AEST) in Round 16 of the Super Rugby tournament.
Sony Music Australia has signed on as a Foundation Partner and Sponsor of the Intrust Super Shute Shield.
The NSW Waratahs will look to cement their position on top of the Australian conference with their clash against the Lions.
Israel Folau, the most high profile player in Australian Rugby thrives on consistency, and continues to take the Rugby world by storm with the Waratahs this season.
The NSW Waratahs have secured the signatures of four of New South Wales’ top young rugby players – Jack Dempsey, Hugh Roach, Jed Holloway and Jim Stewart.
The NSW Waratahs were forced to make some last minute changes ahead of their Super Rugby tour to South Africa to play the Lions and the Cheetahs.
Following the citing of NSW Waratahs players Silatolu (Tolu) Latu and Will Skelton for foul play during the Round 15 match against the Crusaders, the matter has been heard at the SANZAR Judicial Hearing and the two players were sanctioned.