Waratahs

Rugby

Nadolo vs the Waratahs: it's not a vendetta

Richard Knowler There may have been some polite coughs behind closed fists in Sydney when the Crusaders revealed they had signed Nemani Nadolo.

Rugby

Jacques Potgieter has no regrets sticking to his new home at the Waratahs

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Georgina Robinson The day the Waratahs wrapped up the minor premiership was the day Jacques Potgieter decided to tell his old club he was not interested.

Five reasons the Waratahs will win the Super Rugby grand final

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Georgina Robinson The key players who can deliver the Waratahs a maiden Super Rugby title?

Rugby

Crusaders target Waratahs' forwards in bid to choke back line for Super Rugby final

Richie McCaw

Richard Knowler Richie McCaw knows slicing the Waratahs’ main artery is the key to dimming the lights in their back-line’s eyes.

The Fitz Files

Let's get out there and support NSW Waratahs in Super Rugby final

Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons You’re a Sydney-based rugby supporter, you say? No, you’re bleeding well not. Not unless you make the effort and turn up on Saturday night at the Olympic Stadium to support the Waratahs...

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Kurtley Beale fails to complete Waratahs training ahead of Super Rugby final

Raw talent: Kurtley Beale.

Darren Walton Star playmaker Kurtley Beale has failed to complete the NSW Waratahs' final training session before Saturday night's blockbuster Super Rugby final with the Crusaders.

Rugby

Waratahs keep Crusaders hanging as photo-op flops

On his lonesome ... Michael Hooper with the Super Rugby trophy.

Georgina Robinson If the Crusaders had been clutching at straws for motivation this week, the Waratahs handed them a big stick on Friday. 

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Five reasons the Crusaders will beat the Waratahs

Paul Cully

Paul Cully Here are five reasons why the Waratahs will be cruelly denied on Saturday night.

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NSW Waratahs must honour their attacking game against Canterbury Crusaders – and have fun

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Spiro Zavos Graham Henry told me at a rugby function he endured the agonies of Job in the last part of the RWC 2011 final as a victory by France over New Zealand became an alarming possibility.

Rugby

Crusaders prepare for attacking onslaught from Waratahs in Super Rugby showdown

Todd Blackadder.

Richard Knowler The defensive sirens have been wailing inside the Crusaders camp as they prepare to adjust their tackling technique in Saturday night’s Super Rugby final.

Rugby

Why it is the Waratahs versus Kieran Read in Super Rugby final

Paul Cully

Paul Cully The biggest threat to the Waratahs' Super Rugby finals chances is not the massive winger Nemani Nadolo, it is the man who has a licence to pop up on either wing, All Blacks No.8 Kieran Read.

Kurtley Beale rises above the bad times to spark Waratahs

Raw talent: Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson Phil Waugh says he will be one of the great Waratahs and Daryl Gibson believes he is the "free spirit" rugby badly needs.

Rugby

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika lashes out at cameraman ahead of Super Rugby decider

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Chris Barclay The New South Wales Waratahs trained in the open in Sydney today and the pressure on coach Michael Cheika was obvious as he oversaw the team's final significant practice session before Saturday's...

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Rugby

Waratahs' greatest opponent is fear of success

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Matthew Burke Australian cyclist Michael Rogers recently achieved his Everest. In a bold move 4 kilometres from the finish, he attacked to claim stage 16 of the Tour de France.

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Waratahs moved by Adam Ashley-Cooper's inspirational poetry

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Tom Decent It was like a scene out of the movie Invictus. 

Rugby

Waratahs can dominate Crusaders in pack battle, says Phil Waugh

Secret weapon: Will Skelton at training.

Georgina Robinson Former NSW captain Phil Waugh says the Waratahs pack can "dominate" the Crusaders in the crucial forward battle if their mental game is spot on. 

Rugby

Olympic effort needed from Waratahs against Crusaders in Super Rugby final

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Peter FitzSimons Be wewy wewy quiet. I'm hunting wabbits.

Rugby

Todd Blackadder takes shot at Waratahs money men

There's no place like home: Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder.

Richard Knowler Todd Blackadder cannot believe the Waratahs have ditched their fortress to chase the almighty dollar.

Rugby

NSW Waratahs v Crusaders

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ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)

Union

Stephen Hoiles urges NSW Waratahs to embrace the pressure

Chris Dutton It is the second chance Stephen Hoiles thought he would never get - playing in a Super Rugby grand final less than a year after most people thought he had retired.