The Waratahs continue their trip around the world this week as they head straight to Perth to take on the resurgent Western Force. Unfortunately for the team, their physical fortnight in South Africa has had an impact, with a string of injuries which will test the depth of the squad.
Both starting wingers Peter Betham (foot) and Alofa Alofa (knee) have been ruled out this week,with Betham's injury looking like it could be quite serious. Reports have also emerged this morning that Wycliff Palu has been unable to recover from an ankle injury and will miss the game. Utility back Matt Carraro is also being monitored with a deep gash to his head.
The good news is that Rob Horne returns from suspension and Israel Folau is expected to return from injury. Ben Volavola has also been called in as cover for the injured outside backs.
Stay tuned as we will update any team news as it is announced.