The absence of Israel Folau is blowing holes in the campaign of the Waratahs.
They have won just once without the full-back in the last three games, going down in Round 9 to the in-form Western Force after Folau was pulled out of the game by the ARU.
The throat injury that he suffered against the Rebels could see him sidelined for six weeks, which the code-crossing star is far from happy about, per SuperXV.com:
They said that I was good to go, with the risk that I was well aware of, but obviously the ARU have stepped in and I'm very disappointed.
I haven't had any contact with the ARU medical staff this whole week.
In this whole situation I think I'm the most important person they've got to contact and I haven't spoken to any of them, so in terms of that, I'm very disappointed.
After seeing the Force rip a game away from the Waratahs that they should have won on paper, they will want the man who gives them their cutting edge back on the field as soon as possible.