Palu, Barnes back for Tahs
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.