‘We have a tougher task than Brumbies’ – Gibson

Date published: July 9 2016

Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has said their chances of making the quarter-finals are slim after their loss to the Hurricanes.   

The Waratahs and Brumbies are currently in a head-to-head race for the quarter finals. Both teams are on 39 points and the Australian sides' only chance of making it to the quarter finals will be as the Australian conference winner. 

The Brumbies lost to the Blues 40-15 over the weekend and the Waratahs lost the Hurricanes 28-17. The Canberra outfit have the edge over their Sydney rivals as they play the down-trodden Force at home, while the Waratahs have to travel to Auckland and take on a re-invigorated Blues side. 

Gibson is being realistic about his team's chances.

"Obviously we’ve got a more difficult task, you saw how well the Blues played against the Brumbies, so to go to Eden Park and firstly win and get a bonus (point) is a hugely difficult task," he told Fox Sports.

"With all respect to the Force, they’re going through some teething issues, so the Brumbies have probably got the easier of the fixtures.