Retired SA referee Jonathan Kaplan says the Crusaders can feel hard done by after a late penalty cost them the Super Rugby title.
Waratahs coach Michael Cheika achieved the unique double of winning the Heineken Cup and Super Rugby titles as coach.
The Waratahs have beaten the Crusaders in the final of Vodacom Super Rugby for their maiden win in the tournament's history.
The Waratahs will not be able to unleash their trademark running game if they allow the Crusaders to dominate them at breakdown.
Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder cannot believe the Waratahs agreed to move the S15 final away from their regular home ground.
The Waratahs are praying for a change of luck while the Crusaders cannot believe their good fortune heading into the Super 15 final.
Broadcasting figures from the S15 semi-finals show an immense increase in viewership at the business end of the competition.
The Waratahs are injury-free and have named an unchanged line-up for Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Crusaders.
The Crusaders have fired the opening shot in the psychological war ahead of the Super Rugby final against the Waratahs in Sydney.
The Waratahs have booked their place in the Super Rugby final after beating the Brumbies in their semi-final in Sydney.
The Waratahs have the lure of hosting their first Super Rugby final if they can get past the Brumbies this weekend.
Former All Black and Highlanders wing Jeff Wilson has predicted that the Crusaders will win this year's Super Rugby competition.
Jacques Potgieter will start at lock for the Waratahs in this weekend's Super Rugby semi-final against the Brumbies.
New Zealander Glen Jackson will be the referee for the Sharks' Super Rugby semi-final against the Crusaders in Christchurch.
Waratahs coach Michael Cheika says negotiations to keep Kurtley Beale in rugby union are progressing well.