Waratahs loss highlights need for second playmaker

By Sam Ryan Like most of you, I’m still too upset to fully comprehend what happened at Allianz Stadium last night, so I’m going to focus on just one aspect of the Waratahs 35-17 semi final loss to the Highlanders  - the need for two playmakers in a backline. To be more specific, a Wallabies backline. As the Waratahs headed back into the sheds after their on field warm up last night, Bernard Foley lined up three kicks at goal, one almost exactly from the spot where he kicked the Waratahs to a first Super Rugby title just under a year ago. He missed all three kicks. Foley was far from his best last night, however the purpose of this article is not to bag the incumbent Wallabies No.10. The point I’m trying to make, is that Foley, like the rest of us, is human and is going to have an off night from time to time. When your sole playmaker isn’t performing, it’s very difficult for the rest to the team to function. Unless, you have a second option. In my opinion, every backlin
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