Potgieter: Waratahs will win Super Rugby title

The Waratahs South African import Jacques Potgieter says that he is convinced that the New South Wales Super Rugby franchise will win the 2014 Super Rugby title.

Potgieter’s Waratahs suffered a 21-13 loss to the Blues in Auckland on Friday but the South African says that the loss is nothing to worry about.

The Waratahs made 16 handling errors in their loss to the Blues but they are still in sixth place ahead of the Highlanders on points difference.

The Sydney side have admitted that the loss in Auckland has brought on some searching this week ahead of their match against the Hurricanes who are the form team currently after winning their last four matches.

“I don’t know what to say, it’s not a nice feeling to go out there and you know what to do and it’s not happening,” Potgieter told AAP.

“We’ve got a lot of talent in this team, but in this competition talent won’t be enough.”

“We really have to work hard – and we’re working hard – but we’re just forcing those one or two extra passes.

“The boys, they’ve got all the skill but sometimes, when it’s not on, I think you just have to be more patient.”

The Waratahs have a history of not delivering on the results expected from a side with as much talent in the squad but Potgieter believes that the class of 2014 will deliver the side’s first Super Rugby title.

“I don’t really think too much about the past. I always knew the Waratahs would be a really good team,” the former Bulls forward said.

“I came here because of Michael Cheika because I really liked the style and play that Michael brought into the system, which I saw last year, and then I wanted to be a part of that.

“I just thought with all the talent that we could go a long way – and I still believe that. Otherwise I wouldn’t have come to the Waratahs.

“I just want to lift that trophy and I still think we’re going to.

“Just the way the guys are there for each other – maybe it’s not showing yet – but the games that it will show, the boys will pull it through.”

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