‘Tahs set to host the finale of the competition for the first time thanks to their win.
The New South Wales Waratahs outclassed the Brumbies 26-8 in a tense Super Rugby derby to set up a blockbuster final with the Crusaders.
Almost 40,000 fans packed into Sydney Football Stadium to see the Waratahs grimly defend their fortress and convert their only three try-scoring opportunities to earn a first title decider in Sydney.
After losing their only two previous finals to the Crusaders, the seven-time champions once again stand in the Waratahs’ way of an elusive maiden championship after thumping Jake White’s Sharks 38-6 in Saturday’s first semi in Christchurch.
But unlike 2005 and 2008, the Waratahs will host the decider in Sydney next Saturday night after the minor premiers extended their club-record winning streak to eight matches with a spirited victory over the Brumbies.