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Scrumhalf Brett Sheehan is free to play in the HSBC Waratahs final game of the regular season this Friday after being cleared at a SANZAR Judicial Hearing.
The HSBC Waratahs twice came from behind to record one of the grittiest victories of the 2009 Super 14, keeping the Sharks tryless in a 16-12 win at ABSA Stadium, Durban. Captain Phil Waugh was named Man of the Match in the four point win, NSW's second victory in South Africa in as many weeks, while Brett Sheehan made his 50th NSW appearance from the bench.
Manly were looking to start the season with a seventh straight victory however Northern Suburbs had other ideas in upsetting Marlins at North Sydney Oval.
The HSBC Waratahs play their second last match of the 2009 Super 14 regular season on Saturday when they clash with the Sharks at ABSA Stadium, Durban.
Manly will be the team everyone is watching when round seven of the Tooheys New Shute Shield kicks off this weekend. The Marlins opened 2008 with five straight losses but will be gunning for their seventh straight win this year when they meet Northern Suburbs in the ABC TV Game of the Day.
HSBC Waratahs Kurtley Beale, Rob Horne and Damien Fitzpatrick have been named alongside another six players with Super 14 experience in the Auustralian Under 20 team to contest the 2009 IRB Junior World Cup in Japan next month.
HSBC Waratahs head coach Chris Hickey has tinkered with the squad to take on the Sharks in Durban on Saturday, with Rob Horne and Luke Burgess making their returns to the starting XV.
Teams have been announced for the round seven of the 2009 Tooheys New Shute Shield to be played on Saturday 9 May.
Manly remain the only undefeated side after six rounds of the 2009 Tooheys New Shute Shield with Randwick upsetting Gordon.
The HSBC Waratahs have tasted victory in South Africa for the first time in more than two years with an 18-10 victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
Sydney University fullback Nathan Trist continued his strong form with a starring role in the Students' 26-16 victory over Northern Suburbs at University Oval No.1.
Gordon host Randwick in the ABC Game of the Day this weekend in the 2009 Tooheys New Shute Shield, however round six action kicks off on Friday night at University Oval when the defending premiers host Northern Suburbs.
The HSBC Waratahs have been forced into a late change ahead of Friday's clash with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein with Sam Norton-Knight ruled out with a back injury.
The HSBC Waratahs may be on the other side of the hemisphere, but you can still get right behind your team by sending them a message of good luck on their South African tour.
Teams have been announced for the round six of the 2009 Tooheys New Shute Shield to be played this weekend. It all kicks off with the Students playing the Shoremen under lights on Friday, before five matches on Saturday including the match of the day at Chatswood Oval where Gordon host Randwick.