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By HSBC Waratahs Media Unit
As the Chiefs and Sharks prepare to battle it out in the 2012 FxPro Super Rugby final, we look back at the HSBC Waratahs season and the highs and lows that defined it....
The 2012 season was greeted with expectation and promise. A strong squad, rich in Test experience and buoyed by the enthusiasm of talented youth. A new head coach and the hunger to rise to a new challenge.
For 75 minutes of the season opener against arch-rivals the Queensland Reds there were plenty of promising signs, with a number of standout performances including a man of the match performance from debutant halfback Sarel Pretorius. Denied victory by a last gasp Reds’ try that took the final score to 25-21, HSBC Waratahs secured their first win the following week, scoring three first half tries to earn a physical 19-35 away win over the Melbourne Rebels.
Sat Mar 19, 7:40PM AEDT
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney