Sport Delaney claims underdog status against the Waratahs
Folau’s aerial prowess was instrumental in the Waratahs’ scorching start in Christchurch last week, although the Crusaders were guilty of repeatedly hoofing the ball down the fullback’s throat.
Don’t expect the 7-3 Highlanders, who have won five of the last six matches between the teams – their last loss was in 2014 (44-16) – to be so stupid as they attempt to keep the heat on the Hurricanes and Crusaders at the top of the Kiwi conference.
Co-captain Ben Smith is one of a number of Highlanders players returning to New Zealand tomorrow for an All Blacks camp while the rest of the team head to Brisbane to prepare for next week’s clash against the Reds. GETTY IMAGES