Rugby Union

Tom Decent

Tom Decent is a journalist with Fairfax Media.

'Chicken soup for the soul':  Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson was relieved after his side salvaged a win against the Rebels.

Gibson says NSW need to back up against Crusaders

Daryl Gibson has described the Waratahs' win over the Rebels as "chicken soup for the soul" and has asked his players to channel the belief they can come back from anything when they tackle Super Rugby's frontrunners the Crusaders in Sydney on Sunday.

Match winner: Dave Horwitz seals the Waratahs' win against the Rebels on Friday night.

Horwitz: The youngster who said no to Folau

Waratahs match-winner David Horwitz says he is one relieved man after backing himself to dive over and score a potentially season-defining try with seconds remaining against the Rebels in Melbourne.

Match winner: Waratahs players celebrate Dave Horwitz's try to seal the match against the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday ...

Foley rusty but believes Waratahs showed spirit

Bernard Foley concedes he was somewhat rusty in his first Waratahs game of the year but he and coach Daryl Gibson agree NSW showed tremendous character with their "backs against the wall" to scrape by and beat the Melbourne Rebels in their own backyard.

Nick Phipps has struggled to find consistent good form this season.

Waratahs hint at changes for 'must-win' clash

Waratahs assistant coach Nathan Grey has foreshadowed a number of changes to the NSW side to face the Melbourne Rebels on Friday but the exact make-up of the team ahead of a "must-win game" might not be known until right before kick-off.