NSW Waratahs

The prodigal son returns

The prodigal son returns
Whits returns, with less hair

Whits returns, with less hair

Fresh from helping Leinster to its Heiny Cup victory on the weekend, ARU media has announced that Chris Whitaker will join the Baa-Baa’s for their one off game against the Wallabies in Sydney on June 6th.

It will be a triumphant return for Whitaker, who will play his first game on Australian soil since leaving the Tahs at the end of the 2006 Super 14 season.

The inclusion of Whitaker comes with the withdrawal of French scrummie, Dmitri Yachvilli, and will no doubt have the NSW crowd in raptures. Indeed it may be a case of the NSW crowd cheering for the visiting team as Whits completes a Tahs trifecta with Rocky Elsom and Phil Waugh also lining up against the Wallabies.

Whits is the most capped Waratah captain with 40 games, and has the record for the most games for NSW with 118.

The Baa-Baa’s play England (sans Lions tourists) at Twickers on May 30 then fly to Sydney to play the Wallabies a week later.

Barbarians’ Squad:.

Backs: Iain Balshaw (Gloucester Rugby and England), Ben Blair (Cardiff Blues & New Zealand), Gordon D’Arcy (Leinster and Ireland)*, Peter Grant (Stormers and South Africa), Doug Howlett (Munster & New Zealand)*, Josh Lewsey (London Wasps and England)*, Seilala Mapusua (London Irish & Samoa), Justin Marshall (Saracens and New Zealand) , Luke McAllister (Sale Sharks and New Zealand)*, Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers & Ireland), Sonny Bill Williams (Toulon)*, Ratu Nasiganiyavi (Randwick)*, Chirs Whitaker (Leinster & Australia)*,

Forwards: Serge Betsen (London Wasps & France)*, B J Botha (Ulster & South Africa)*, Schalk Brits (Stormers and South Africa), Sebastien Bruno (Sale Sharks & France), Jerry Collins (Toulon & New Zealand), Martin Corry (Leicester Tigers & England), Rocky Elsom (Leinster & Australia), Chris Jack (Saracens & New Zealand), Greg Somerville (Gloucester Rugby & New Zealand)*, Iestyn Thomas (Scarlets & Wales)*, Paul Tito (Cardiff Blues)*

* denotes Barbarian debut

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