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Waratahs record losing run as season ends in defeat to Chiefs, Wallabies, Lachie Swinton, Izaia Perese

The Waratahs’ season from hell is over.

Their season was summed up in the stupid and needless cleanout from enforcer Lachie Swinton, who is now in danger of missing the three-Test series against France after being red carded in the final minutes against the Chiefs.

They have become just the second Australian Super Rugby team, after the Force failed to win a game from eight matches last year, to go through a season winless.

But unlike the Force, who were given a late SOS to re-join Australia’s four other Super Rugby sides three years after being culled, the Waratahs knew just was awaiting them and played 13 matches.

Their season came to an unceremonious end at the hands of the Chiefs, as winger Sean Wainui made history by becoming the first player in Super Rugby history to score five tries.

They join the Bulls (2002) and Lions (2010) as the two other Super Rugby sides to go through a…

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