Super Rugby: Novice Tahs Embarrass Foley’s First Choice Force

by Paul Cook - The controversial move by Western Force coach Michael Foley to rest the majority of his starting side against the British & Irish Lions will be called into question even further after his ‘first choice’ squad went down to a greenhorn NSW Waratahs side on Sunday, 28-13 at nib Stadium. The decision, which led to a second string team copping a 69-17 defeat to the tourists during the week, could only have been ameliorated by victory over the Waratahs, ironically Foley’s former employers, but this result will leave a bitter taste in the mouth for many across the Nullarbor, and 12 long years for it to linger. In a turnaround from Wednesday night’s fixture, the Force came into this clash with the upper hand in terms of experience as the Waratahs, decimated by the loss of ten players to the pre-Li
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