Palu, Barnes back for Tahs

Townsville Bulletin - - Bizfi Nd -

WY­CLIFF Palu and Ber­rick Barnes are cer­tain starters for NSW against the Chee­tahs on Satur­day night, as the Waratahs at­tempt to get their Su­per Rugby sea­son back on track.

Af­ter an im­pres­sive start to the year the ’ Tahs lost their way two weeks ago in a dis­ap­point­ing loss to the Cru­saders in Nel­son.

A bye has given them an ex­tra week to lick their wounds, and while NSW should have no prob­lem beat­ing the Chee­tahs at the SFS, they’re af­ter more than just a vic­tory.

The Waratahs are de­ter­mined to re­turn to the clin­i­cal play which saw them de­stroy Mel­bourne and Queens­land in the open­ing two rounds, and prove their ca­pit­u­la­tion against the Cru­saders was a mere hic­cup.

The is­sues NSW faced at the set piece against the Cru­saders should be helped by the in­spi­ra­tional Palu’s re­turn from a ham­string in­jury, while Barnes will slot back into the No. 10 jer­sey and run the at­tack fol­low­ing time off with con­cus­sion.

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