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Waratahs yet to play 'complete' game

17th July 2014 07:52


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Sidelined Waratahs captain Dave Dennis believes his team are yet to produce the perfect performance so far this season.

The table toppers scored more tries than any other side this year and have been the best side in the competition throughout, but Dennis was still quick to notice flaws in their recent matches.

Enjoying a rest week before their home semi-final next weekend, the Waratahs have won their last seven matches.

Yet Dennis is adamant that they still have work to do, highlighting flaws in their set-piece last weekend against the Reds.

"I honestly feel as though we've won games in that seven-game [winning] period where we haven't been at our best," Dennis told AAP.

"No disrespect to the teams we've played, but we haven't played that complete game yet.

"Last week we won by 30 points, but our set-piece was down. The week before against the Highlanders, we won convincingly but there were elements of our game that were down."

Adding that there was no sign of the squad letting up in their intensity with a Super Rugby title now two games away, Dennis is still closely involved with the squad despite his season-ending injury.

"Yesterday we went to Centennial Park and were running hills. There are just these little indicators within the group that are telling me that the boys are still motivated to improve as a team," added Dennis.

"The reality is, we're going to have to if we want to win nine straight."

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