Tahs take squad of 25 for Super Rugby semi

Adrian Warren

NSW Waratahs have headed to Johannesburg less than 14 hours after their memorable Super Rugby quarter-final home win over the Highlanders.

They are flying to South Africa for the semi-final against last year's finalists the Lions which will be played at Ellis Park on Saturday night (AEST).

Lock Ryan McCauley and centre Irae Simone have been added to the 23 men selected for Saturday night's game.

Second-rower Rob Simmons and No.8 Michael Wells both travelled with the team after getting head knocks during the game won 30-23 by the Tahs, who trailed by 17 points at halftime.

Wallabies stalwart Simmons passed his HIA last night and is looking good for Saturday's game.

Wells, who came off in the first half, will be a day-by day proposition.

Howver, he was feeling confident about his chances after reporting no ill affects on Sunday.