Back-half Nick Phipps was able to bring to light a positive record of the Waratahs’ 49-12 loss to the Highlanders at Invercargill. Waratahs players are hoping to perform well in the upcoming world cup. Rugby World Cup Tickets can be book online which make you suitable to link the WC 2019.
A forgotten campaign ended Friday in southern New Zealand as the Highlanders dominated the final match to keep their hopes alive in the quarter-finals. The Waratah had a 10th defeat of the season and their heaviest defeat, since the embarrassment of the 96-19 against the Crusaders in Christchurch 17 years ago.
This type of final score was apparent when the visitors followed at half-time on the score of 42-7, because of the rawness and speed of their alignment. Captain of the day, Phipps was one of the few experienced Wallabies of the Waratahs, with five more rested as part of their requirements for Rugby Australia.
According to Phipps, Daryl Gibson’s training with several rookies and marginal candidates in such an exhausting match would bear fruit.
“Out there tonight there were a lot of players who are going to be taking this team forward,” he said.
If anything, they’ll be better players for that, they’ve been bloodied in one of the hardest cauldrons in the world. They got up in the second half so hopefully, they’ll keep it in the pre-season and get ready for next year and enhance their strategies to perform extra-ordinary in the upcoming world cup matches.
Phipps will be leaving next season for London Irish, along with Sekope Kepu and Curtis Rona. Gibson has another season to execute on his contract and hopes his team can improve his record in tight games, which ultimately cost them.
“We were very competitive during the year. Just losing those critical moments, that’s really telling,” he said.
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