New South Wales Waratahs captain Rocky Elsom (top) passes the ball from a lineout during the Super 15 rugby match against South Africa's Northern Bulls in Sydney on May 11, 2012. (credit: GREG WOOD/AFP/GettyImages)
The NSW Waratahs go up against the Hurricanes in Round 15 of the Super Rugby competition on Saturday.
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The NSW Waratahs are just below mid-table in 11th spot and have managed to pick up four wins and one bye to sit with a total of 30 points.
The Waratahs are also third place on the rankings list in the Australian Conference.
The Hurricanes are 10 points and two points above their opponents and have managed to claim seven wins from 13 matches and have also been awarded a bye.
The Hurricanes are fourth on the New Zealand Conference with only the Blues with a worse record than them.
The Waratahs come into this encounter on the back of a narrow 35-34 defeat away at the Cheetahs, while the Hurricanes hammered the Melbourne Rebels 66-24.
The Waratahs welcome back Sarel Pretorius and Drew Mitchell to their starting line-up, while Jono Jenkins replaces Chris Alcock in the side.
Hurricanes coaches Mark Hammett and Alama Ieremia have named an unchanged team to the one that beat the Rebels 66-24 last weekend.
Hammett was reluctant to make changes after the Hurricanes delivered arguably their best performance of the season against the Rebels.
Super Rugby betting specialists Luxbet are backing the Waratahs to win the game and they are on offer at $1.73, while the Hurricanes are on offer at 2.12.
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