Sharks ‘cheap shots’ angers Waugh

After losing to the Sharks in Durban on Saturday, Waratahs captain Phil Waugh has said the home side were guilty of “cheap shots” within which bracket they allegedly include dirty play such as kneeing, elbowing and gouging.


This have left the Sydney franchise angry over more than just their loss to the leading South African franchise in the Super 14.


Speaking to the Australian weekly, The Sunday Telegraph, Waugh asserted that his side will be taking “a look at the video” to see “what comes out of it.”


“There were certainly a lot of cheap shots,” the Waratahs skipper said.


Reportedly Waugh complained about illegal play on the Sharks behalf midway through the second half.


But the Wallaby fetcher did conclude that there were bigger things with which his side needed to be concerned.


“We had an opportunity to win that game and we let it get away.”


On Sunday the Waratahs travel to Kimberley to ready themselves for their clash against the Cheetahs, their third and final match in the South African leg of their 2007 Super 14 campaign.


Kimberley is notorious for its heat and hard pitches, which always make it a difficult place to win for visiting sides, and the Waratahs are in for a tussle when they face the Cheetahs there in the middle of the afternoon.


Waratahs coach Ewen MacKenzie was disappointed with his side’s first half display on Saturday, and their inability to turn opportunities into points.


“We looked flat in the first half, made a lot of errors and missed a few shots at goal,” McKenzie said.


“I thought at the time ‘this is not looking too good’. But our injection of replacements lifted us and we definitely started to play. We just couldn’t nail the last pass on occasions.”


365 Digital

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