Fiji Time: 12:41 PM on Wednesday 10 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Tahs dump prop Robinson

Aap
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SYDNEY - NSW coach Michael Cheika has reshuffled his pack for the Waratahs' Super Rugby conference derby with the Melbourne Rebels on Friday night.

Cheika has relegated Benn Robinson to the bench in the wake of NSW's loss to the Brumbies last Saturday night, giving fellow Test prop Sekope Kepu the nod at loosehead.

"Keps has played well. He was probably a little bit unlucky at the start of the season to miss out," Cheika said yesterday,

"He had to wear that and he's been doing exactly what he needs to do to force his way back into the team.

"It's his opportunity."

Cheika will also start Wycliff Palu from the bench, but said the move was more about managing the destructive No.8's workload after several seasons disrupted by injury.

"We've got to make sure that Cliff is used correctly," the coach said.

"We're getting good value out of him at the moment."

Skipper Dave Dennis has been shifted to No.8, with South African Jacques Potgieter moving from lock to blindside flanker and big Will Skelton promoted to partner Kane Douglas in the second row.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65340.6344
JPY 54.824451.8244
GBP 0.32510.3171
EUR 0.41720.4052
NZD 0.71680.6838
AUD 0.67000.6450
USD 0.47310.4561

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 10th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 3 MPs are out
  2. Sydney 7s thriller
  3. Out with traditional attire
  4. Sevens change
  5. Natuva: Russian arms worth $19m
  6. Bid to help young mum
  7. $59k wage arrears
  8. Fostering a free media
  9. Farmers contemplate alternative livelihoods
  10. Mend differences, minister tells FTUC, FICTU

Top Stories this Week

  1. Angry 7s fan smashes TV screen Tuesday (09 Feb)
  2. Sevens changes Friday (05 Feb)
  3. Fiji picks up the pieces Thursday (04 Feb)
  4. Need speed Monday (08 Feb)
  5. No tattoo on rape suspect Thursday (04 Feb)
  6. NZ 7s final refereeing charade an embarrassment Monday (08 Feb)
  7. Ryan: Sunshine ahead Tuesday (09 Feb)
  8. Legal row Friday (05 Feb)
  9. Investigation as nurse falls with baby Tuesday (09 Feb)
  10. The origin of Fiji's sevens series Monday (08 Feb)