Sheehan hits back at Waratahs fitness jibes


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Waratahs scrum-half Brett Sheehan has hit back at claims that the fitness of the Waratahs is not up to scratch.

Sheehan says that the Waratahs were looking forward “to playing some football” in Friday’s Super 14 rugby clash with the Cheetahs at Sydney Football Stadium.

The match will be the Waratahs sixth game of the season and they are in seventh spot, 16 points behind the Crusaders who they lost to (34-7) in Christchurch last Friday.

The Waratahs will be looking for a big game against the Cheetahs to stay in touch with the top four. The Cheetahs are second from the bottom with only the Highlanders being lower.

Despite the Waratahs leaking 28 unanswered points in the final 20 minutes of last week’s Waratahs vs Crusaders clash Sheehan says they are not unfit.

“I know we’re not an unfit team, it’s just momentum and stuff like that changed the game in that last 20 minutes,” Sheehan told AAP.

“I’m not worried about our fitness.

“We’ve got a great conditioning team, we’ve worked hard, we’ve been training since November.”

“As a backline and as a whole team, we’re really looking forward to playing some football, I think we will get that opportunity this week,” Sheehan said.

“I guess it’s (the Crusaders loss) an attitude thing, but we’ve got to stay focused for the 80 minutes.



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