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Fitness work transforms Waratahs

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

SYDNEY - Wallabies No.8 Wycliff Palu has revealed the unglamorous secret behind the NSW Waratahs' transformation from perennial under-achievers to Super Rugby title contenders.

Palu says coach Michael Cheika is training the Waratahs so hard it's scary. But the brutal sessions are paying off, with the Waratahs powering up to fourth position overall and into pole position to secure Australian conference honours with five rounds remaining before the finals.

The Tahs boast the best defensive record in the competition, a reward for their dedication to fitness as much as Cheika's decision to employ a full-time defence coach in former Wallabies centre Nathan Grey.

"Every time I come to training, I get nervous," Palu said yesterday.








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