12 Apr 2011

Palu, Barnes sit out Blues match.

5:23 pm on 12 April 2011

New South Wales rugby stars Berrick Barnes and Wycliff Palu will sit out Saturday's Super Rugby match against the Blues in Auckland.

The Waratahs are sticking with their no-risk injury policy by resting the pair whose injuries are not too serious.

Coach Chris Hickey says Barnes is making good progress from a head knock, but he'll be rested for the third straight week, and Palu has a minor hamstring strain.

The fitness of the Waratahs skipper Phil Waugh for this weekend is being assessed.