Shute Shield: Tatafu calls for Waratahs to spread their spoils where they are needed

By MARK CASHMAN

Tatafu Polota-Nau is passionate about his club the Western Sydney Two Blues and he reckons that the Shute Shield could be even better if the NSW Waratahs took a hard line with their stars who will head back to club land soon.

As it now stands clubs like Sydney Uni and Randwick amongst others, will get a massive injection of talent at the back end of the competition when Super Rugby AU finishes at the start of September.

Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper has already flagged his interest in playing in the big northern beaches derby match between Manly and Warringah at Manly Oval on September 5 and at the current rate the Waratahs’ commitments will almost certainly finish at the end of August.

They have the bye in the final round of Super Rugby AU with the top three ranked teams playing off in a mini final series that will culminate on September 19.

“I believe NSW Rugby should be doing a much better job of dispersing the talent that they have,” Polota-Nau said.