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    Tahs insist Brumbies can be caught

    Adrian Warren,
    AAP
    March 19, 2013, 8:39 am

    Senior Waratahs figures insist their struggling side can still catch runaway Super rugby leaders the Brumbies, despite conceding a huge early advantage to the Canberra-based franchise.

    The Brumbies lead the overall table by six points and are ten clear of their closest Australian conference rivals Queensland, who have played one more game.

    The Force, Rebels and Waratahs are all 14 points behind the Brumbies, with NSW last.

    "The Brumbies can be caught, nothing is ever sure in rugby," Waratahs assistant coach Alan Gaffney told AAP.

    "We will be chasing them."

    NSW skipper Dave Dennis said the Waratahs were more than capable of reeling in the Brumbies.

    "We haven't started so well, but it doesn't rule everything out," Dennis said.

    "We still have to play them again, which will be a key game."

    Gaffney said NSW remained a work in progress and it would take time for them to throw off the stylistic shackles of previous years.

    "Some players have been regimented in the way they've played over a period of time," Gaffney said.

    "But now they are being given a lot of freedom.

    "As yet, we haven't totally seized that freedom, but it will happen."

    Beaten in three of their four games, NSW face another testing task in Sydney on Sunday against a resurgent Blues side.

    "I think they are a good young side," Dennis said of the Blues, who have won two of their three games and are running fourth overall.

    "There's plenty of new faces that are hungry to play and they pose plenty of threats across the field.

    "That area of execution and holding onto the ball is going to be key this week, because if we don't, there's plenty of guys in their team that can punish us."

    Gaffney said new Blues coach and legendary All Blacks winger Sir John Kirwan, was doing a lot of good things at the Auckland club.

    "They've still got that ability to play a very expansive game, but he's put a bit of discipline within them," Gaffney said.

    "Last year it seemed to me they were playing sevens on a constant basis.

    "This time they are playing a lot more regulated."

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    So Cheik not even facing the press. The signs starting to show already!

    Next headline form NSW "Gaffney takes reins at Waratahs"

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    coz Stone Cold says so

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    They have to catch us first...

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    The only thing behind the Brumbies is the length of the Flemington straight

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    G&GR are predicting the table will finish like this:

    Chiefs, Brumbs, Blues, Stormers, Bulls, Saders, Reds, Sharks, Tahs, Canes, Cheetahs, Rebels, Landers, Force, Kings

    Comments?

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    Comment? Why the hell are you putting any stock in what they say over a GnG. They're a tahs forum, plain and simple.

    The tahs will be lucky to place higher than twelfth after this start, they are mentally fragile, which is why they never live up to their potential.

    As for Force second last.....believable I guess looking at results, but if you scratch the surface, there is the makings of a reasonable season in it. Force for 11th with a bullet! Tahs to suck progressively more and more until the players and the coach aren't on speaking terms and the board wrestle control from Mick Cheika, who will probably go onto another team and turn them into world beaters in a single season. All while the Tahs are saying their poor performances are his fault!

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    I'm not putting any stock in it! I think it's bs!! Was just interested in what others thought of it in the context of the title of this thread, that's all.

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    Can I have some of what those Waratah people have been on to come up with the notion that they could catch the ponies the way they are at the moment they couldn't catch a cold

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    I think this is a great insight into what is so wrong with the tahs.

    "Even though we are coming last we are still the best team."

    Remarkable combination of arrogance delusion and self satisfaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy View Post
    I think this is a great insight into what is so wrong with the tahs.

    "Even though we are coming last we are still the best team."

    Remarkable combination of arrogance delusion and self satisfaction.
    Hard to change 100+ years of the same attitude!

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    The Tahs could kick off now and still lose to the Brumbies in Rd 14 they are that woeful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    G&GR are predicting the table will finish like this:

    Chiefs, Brumbs, Blues, Stormers, Bulls, Saders, Reds, Sharks, Tahs, Canes, Cheetahs, Rebels, Landers, Force, Kings

    Comments?
    That's a Typo
    Here's GAGR's corrected one:
    Tahs, Chiefs, Brumbs, Blues, Stormers, Bulls, Saders, Reds, Sharks, Canes, Cheetahs, Rebels, Landers, Force, Kings

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