PRETORIA – Amongst the many challenges that the Waratahs will be faced with in their Super Rugby semi-final clash against the Lions, will be the war of attrition up-front that will go a long way in handing the Australians an unlikely victory.
As much as the Lions are known for running rugby, they have employed the maul to demolish opposing teams with great frequency and with much success.
Waratahs assistant coach Chris Malone believes that nullifying the Lions' forward pack and winning the physical battle will give them the upper hand in the Saturday’s game at Ellis Park.
“As you’ve seen all year, historically the Lions, particularly at home, they are a big pack that like to get on a roll and they are going to come no doubt through their forwards,” Malone said.
“We know that’s been a great strength of theirs and they have scored a lot of tries from that line-out, so it is an area of the game that we got to minimize for them.”