By NSW Waratahs Media unit

NSW Waratahs squad for the Super Rugby matches against the Sharks (in Durban) and the Jaguars (in Buenos Aires) has been confirmed. 

Rob Simmons is a late withdrawal from the squad after suffering a quad strain during last night’s 34-27 opening Vodafone Super Rugby win against the Stormers in Sydney.

Assistant Coach (Forwards) Simon Cron said a scan overnight revealed a more significant injury.

“We initially thought it was just a tight quad but the scan revealed a small tear. Upon medical advice, we have decided to let Rob stay at home to get the full treatment,” Cron said.

Simmons will be replaced by 2017 Australian Under 20s representative Lachlan Swinton.

Lachie has the flexibility to cover both lock and loose forward and with Ned likely to play in the second row, Lachie was our best choice replacement.”

NSW Waratahs squad

1. Kurtley Beale 

2. Damien Fitzpatrick
3. Lalakai Foketi
4. Israel Folau
5. Bernard Foley
6. Jake Gordon 
7. Ned Hanigan 
8. Jed Holloway
9. Bryce Hegarty
10. Michael Hooper (Captain)
11. Harry Johnson-Holmes 
12. Andrew Kellaway
13. Tolu Latu
14. Will Miller
15. Taqele Naiyaravoro
16. Alex Newsome
17. Nick Palmer
18. Hugh Roach
19. Tom Robertson 
20. Curtis Rona
21. Paddy Ryan 
22. Mitch Short
23. Tom Staniforth 
24. Lachlan Swinton
25. Kalivati Tawake
26. Shambeckler Vui
27. Michael Wells