Waratahs will have a new look to take on Albury at Conolly Rugby Complex on Saturday with the club wearing special jumpers to help support Mia Stewart.
The 14-month-old granddaughter of club stalwart Mick Stewart was born with Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency, leaving one leg shorter than the other due to an underdeveloped femur, and the club is looking to help fund her treatment.
Waratahs will also welcome back a host of experience for the clash.
Captain Hugh Palmer, Matt Meggison and Mick Gooden return to the forward pack and Tim Corcoran and Guy McAlister will bolster the back line.
George Yates, Hamish Cullenward, Ken Baker and Rhys Campbell drop out of the side while Sam Palmer will return to the forwards after playing at centre against Tumut.
Coach Will Mitchell believes the changes will bring more continuity to the team needing to step up to challenge the Steamers.
“We just need to be at our best and everyone is beatable,” Mitchell said.
“I know they’ve played some very good footy but hopefully we can apply a lot of pressure, get the 50-50s and see how we go.”
Waratahs were on the end of a 40-point hiding when the two teams met in round one and despite Albury’s impressive roll Mitchell has hope of producing a better performance.
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