Rugby Union


Beale's season in doubt as Tahs crush Bulls

Down and out: Kurtley Beale was stretchered off in the opening minute.

It was a sight the three 'W's – Waratahs, Wallabies and Wasps – did not want to see, and if the damage is as serious as the Waratahs fear, Kurtley Beale could be out for the rest of the Super Rugby season.

Bulls pose threat if Tahs lose focus

Class player: Jesse Kriel of the Bulls offloads against the Southern Kings.

After the visit of the Bulls, the Waratahs have back-to-back blockbusters against New Zealand sides – first the Crusaders in Christchurch, with whom no love is lost, and then the Chiefs in Sydney. If the players are distracted, then Saturday has the potential to become awkward.