Phil Waugh: Waratahs to do it tough in the Super Rugby finals
A costly final round has left the NSW Waratahs as Australia’s only Super Rugby finalists and their task just became a lot harder.
The regular season yielded some positive news for Australian rugby as the local contingent, reduced from five teams to four, improved and won 17 per cent more games than in the dire 2017 campaign.
But as was the case last year, only the Australian conference winners made it through to the quarter-finals. The Tahs will host the Highlanders on Saturday, but that could be their only home finals game after a 40-31 loss to the Brumbies in Sydney cost them second spot overall.
Phil Waugh joined James Willis and Beau Ryan on Macquarie Sports Radio Breakfast
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Only two teams from outside the top two have ever won the title since the competition’s inception in 1996.