Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

All Blue for Palu and Barnes

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

All Blue for Palu and Barnes

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RUGBY: NSW stars Berrick Barnes and Wycliff Palu will sit out Saturday's challenging Super Rugby clash with the Blues in Auckland as the Waratahs continue their no-risk injury policy.

Explosive No.8 Palu, who has played the last four rounds following a lengthy injury layoff, went for a scan yesterday on his hamstring.

aIt's a fairly mild strain, which is good news, so it's not significant I suppose, but it looks as though it's probably about enough to keep him out of this week however,a Waratahs coach Chris Hickey said.

aWe've still got a long way to go in this competition. As much as we'd really like to have him on board, I think given that, we've probably got to err on the side of caution and get it right this week.a

Versatile Ben Mowen is set to switch from blindside flanker to No.8, with Dave Dennis, who impressed off the bench in last week's win over Western Force, likely to start at No. …

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