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Justin Harrison and co whip Narbonne into shape

Justin Harrison

Rupert Guinness As the coaching career of former Wallaby Justin Harrison continues to rise, so does the ambition of his French club, Narbonne, who are no longer seen as cellar dwellers but real contenders after an...

Few left in back line after Tahs overhaul

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Georgina Robinson What a difference a year makes. Just two players that started this round for the Waratahs back line last season still remain.

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Waratahs v Rebels

Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)

Elsom named on bench for Waratahs

NSW skipper Rocky Elsom is set to play his first Super Rugby game for the Waratahs since 2008 after being named on an eight-man bench for the clash against the Melbourne Rebels on Saturday night at...

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Stats show Waratahs playmakers aren't possession wastrels after all

Paul Cully

Paul Cully There are few things as hard to shake in rugby as a perception.

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Live: NSW Waratahs v Melbourne Rebels

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James Polson The Twitter outlaw, James Polson, casts aside his maroon-and-white mungo bias to bring you all the action from Allianz Stadium.

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Horne's suspension forces Foley to reshuffle back line

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19:  Waratahs coach Michael Foley talks to players during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Victoria Barracks on April 19, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson THE Waratahs face preparing for wildcard contenders the Crusaders without two key backs as injury and a suspension marred an important derby victory at the weekend.

Waratahs v Crusaders

Allianz Stadium, Sydney, 4.10pm (AEST)

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Time for Tahs to shake off Crusaders curse

Lote Tuqiri

Greg Growden THERE'S no point asking most of the Waratahs what is the key to beating the Crusaders, because they haven't got a clue.

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Barnes shakes off week of misery to face daunting Crusaders

Waratahs going through a captain's run ahead of tomorrow game against the Crusaders tomorrow. Berick Barnes, centre.28 April 2012Photograph: Jon Reid

Dominic Bossi THE Waratahs have again delayed naming their run-on side to take on the Crusaders today, but Berrick Barnes will play after overcoming a week disrupted by illness.

Live: NSW Waratahs v Crusaders

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James Polson Join the Twitter outlaw, James Polson, for another afternoon belter between the Tahs and Crusaders.

NSW turning attention to across the Tasman in search of utility back

Atieli Pakalani

Greg Growden THE Waratahs are looking across the Tasman for a midfielder who can play at five-eighth and fullback after missing out on Reds utility Ben Lucas.

Brumbies v NSW Waratahs

ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen at the Old Canberra Brickworks.

Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)

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Seven changes as Tahs take Bulls by the horn

Super 15 Rugby. Waratahs vs Reds. ANZ Stadium.pic shows Sarel Pretorius scoring.Saturday 25th February, 2012SUN HERALD SPORT pics by anthony johnson

Greg Growden THE WARATAHS will react to their embarrassing loss to the Brumbies by making up to seven changes, including the promotion of Sarel Pretorius and the demotion of Tom Carter, for Friday night's game...

Foley swings Tahs axe in bid to reverse form

Ben Horne Just as time is running out on their Super Rugby season, the NSW Waratahs are racing the clock to master new combinations after coach Michael Foley made drastic changes for tomorrow night's clash...

Bungles and brain snaps cost dearly, says Gaffney

Berrick Barnes

Greg Growden ALAN GAFFNEY'S many years coaching in Australia, Ireland and Britain have taught him that teams crucify themselves if they mess up their attacking opportunities.

Waratahs beef up back line for Bulls battle

Berrick Barnes

Greg Growden THE Waratahs' South African halfback Sarel Pretorius has told his teammates the only way to beat the Bulls is to be physical - and the selectors have responded by bolstering their arsenal for Friday...

Five essential ingredients to get within Bulls' roar

Greg Growden 1. Take advantage of any opposition leg-up

No mean feet: Foley says Tahs will go toe to toe in battle of boot

Georgina Robinson THE Waratahs are preparing for a bruising battle that will be as tactical as it is physical against the Bulls tonight - and a warning to Sydney fans: there will be kicking.

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Foley shakes up Waratahs for Bulls match

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24:  Adam Ashley-Cooper trains during a Waratahs Super Rugby training session at Moore Park on April 24, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson Adam Ashley-Cooper will move to inside centre in a major back-line reshuffle ahead of the Waratahs' must-win clash with the Bulls in Sydney on Friday.