Tahs Looking To Continue Winning Start

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The Waratahs are looking to remain unbeaten this season. Image courtesy of dailytelegraph.com.au/Getty Images

Brumbies v Waratahs 

Saturday, March 15 – 6:40pm (AEST) 

Canberra Stadium

What did they do last week? The Brumbies made it consecutive away wins with a 29-21 victory over the Hurricanes. The Waratahs had the week off to savour their 32-5 demolition of the Reds in Round 3.

Things you need to know: The Brumbies have won four of the last five meetings between the two sides in Canberra and have held the Waratahs tryless in their past to visits to nation's capital. The Waratahs snapped a three-game losing streak against the Brumbies in their most recent meeting in Round 14 last season at Allianz Stadium. Dave Dennis returns from injury to skipper the Waratahs in the only selection change while the Brumbies are expected to field the same starting XV.

Reason to watch: Israel Folau. The dual international was unstoppable in the first two games of his second Super Rugby campaign. He scored in the second minute against both the Force and Reds and will again be the man to watch on Saturday night.

Reason to turn away: Both teams are stacked with Wallabies and both coaches – Stephen Larkham and Michael Cheika - encourage attacking footy. The only man who can ruin what promises to be a cracking contest is South Africa referee Jaco Peyper, let's hope he behaves.

Say what: “That’s the first I’ve heard of it. It is a team sport. They have to worry about the whole team." – Waratahs full-back Israel Folau on the Brumbies' plan to nullify him on Saturday night.

Final instructions: These are the best two teams in the Australian conference and there is genuine hatred between them. Both are coming off consecutive victories but the Waratahs have made the more impressive start to the season. If the visitors' pack can hold its own their star studded backline will do the rest. The Brumbies will be up for this one and are hard to beat at home, but form suggests the 'Tahs will be have a touch too much class. Waratahs by 10.

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