Waratahs head coach Rob Penney has named unchanged side for the upcoming Super Rugby AU clash against Brumbies to be played at GIO Stadium on Friday.
Hanigan, will make his 50th appearance for the club and will partner with Rob Simmons in second-row while Harry Johnson-Holmes comes in front-row where he joins Tom Horton and Tom Robertson.
The back-row remains unchanged while Will Harrison and Jake Gordon will continue to form halfback partnership with the final change coming with Joey Walton drafted in outside centre.
Waratahs are positioned third in Super Rugby AU table with three wins from six games.
Waratahs starting line-up: 15 Jack Maddocks, 14 James Ramm, 13 Joey Walton, 12 Karmichael Hunt, 11 Alex Newsome, 10 Will Harrison, 9 Jake Gordon, 8 Jack Dempsey, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Lachlan Swinton, 5 Rob Simmons (c), 4 Ned Hanigan, 3 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 2 Tom Horton, 1 Tom Robertson
Reserves: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Tetera Faulkner, 18 Angus Bell, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Hugh Sinclair, 21 Mitch Short, 22 Ben Donaldson, 23 Lalakai Foketi