Refreshed Tahs can keep their perfect Perth record
Force v Waratahs - 12.40pm SKY SPORTS XTRA/WEBSITE
TAKE the Waratahs to give up two points to the Force and make a perfect fiv-from-five win record on visits to Perth.
The Tahs are refreshed after a bye whereas this is an eighth straight game for their hosts.
And aceWallaby strategist Berrick Barnes can put them in the perfect positions on the Nib Stadium pitch to kick-start their stuttering challenge for the play-offs.
The Force, who sneaked the week four Sydney clash, are certainly respected after beating the Reds handsomely a fortnight ago and then only losing 20-12 to New Zealand conference leaders the Chiefs last Friday but sustaining form for sequences has always been a problem for the Western Australia franchise.
After winning in Sydney, the Force lost out in Melbourne to the Rebels and they also began the campaign with three defeats on the row including a 46-19 hammering by the Hurricanes.
Waratahs -2, 1pt 10-11 Ladbrokes
Waratahs: B Foley; T Kingston, R Horne, T Carter, A Ashley-Cooper; B Barnes, B McKibbin; B Robinson, T Polota-Nau, S Kepu; D Mumm, K Douglas; D Dennis, C Alcock, W Palu.Replacements: J Ulugia, P Ryan, S Timani, L Timani, J Jenkins, S Pretorius (Gordon), D Halangahu.
Force: D Harvey; R Sidey, N Cummins, W Stanley, A Mafi; B Seymour, B Sheehan; P Cowan, N Charles, S Ma'afu; T Lynn, N Sharpe; R Brown, D Pocock, M Hodgson. Replacements: E Taione, K Longbottom, P Battye, B McCalman, J Holmes, C Shepherd, P Dellit.