Kellaway expects Crusaders to run

Date published: March 30 2017

Waratahs back Andrew Kellaway is expecting a free-flowing fixture when they take on the Crusaders on Sunday.

The Sydney side have had a poor run of form this season and claimed only their second win of the season against the Rebels last weekend, with Kellaway and David Horwitz impressing.

The duo have performed well this season despite their team's poor run of results and Kellaway was singing the praises of his partner in crime.

"(I was) very proud of him after last week" Kellaway told the Waratahs website.

"That was a phenomenal effort to sort of be on the outer for the last couple of weeks, not getting much game time and to come in straight away and do that – I am super proud to see him do that, and I’m sure he’ll do that again this week."

Also hailing from the same high school in Sydney, the pair have notched up over 25 Super Rugby caps for New South Wales since their debuts for the state in 2016.

Asked about his diversity in the backline, the 21-year-old was confident in his ability to shift to the number ten jersey.

"I think I’ve only ever really played with Dave at ten so, for the most part, I know him as a 10 so I think that’s his go so I think he’d be fine there.

After finishing off two brilliant tries last year at full-back, Kellaway was happy to shift to the wing after a shift in backline personnel.

"It is good to have Izzy back there (at 15), he is a genuine threat so it makes my job a whole lot easier," he said.

Thinking ahead to Sunday’s clash against competition leaders the Crusaders, the back-three specialist is preparing to have his hands full.

"(The Crusaders) have been pretty good this year in chasing games, scoring points, so we are expecting a bit of that. We are expecting them to throw the ball around a bit," he added.

"For me I think it’s less so about what they are going to do and more so how I am going to go in our system.

"I think if they are running the ball more than inevitably it’s going to come my way so it’s going to be great."