RIVALS COP SPRAY FOR CRACKDOWN ON TAHS’ TACTICS
WARATAHS assistant coach Nathan Grey suggested rivals are upset with a fiery new brand of Australian physicality after NSW again came under the spotlight of SANZAR and their campaign to clean up Super Rugby.
The Waratahs crashed to a 27-22 loss to the Lions in Johannesburg yesterday and the SANZAR judiciary could weaken their chances of defending their title, following the citation of Rob Horne (pictured) on a lifting tackle charge.
In a game where NSW were again heavily scrutinised, Horne was one of two yellow-card recipients for lifting Lion Lionel Mapoe. A SANZAR citing commissioner later ruled it met the red-card threshold and sent Horne to a judicial hearing, a week after Tolu Latu and Will Skelton received bans.
Grey indicated rivals don’t like a combative Waratahs attitude.
“There’s a big difference between foul play and being physical, and for a long time Australian sides have been on the end of it.
Now people are standing up for themselves a bit and it seems like other people don’t like it.”