The NSW Waratahs are motivated to ensure last week's win over the Crusaders wasn't a one-off as they prepare for Moana Pasifika.

The Waratahs arguably pulled off the biggest upset of Super Rugby Pacific, stunning the 12-time champions with a first half blitz to pull off a 24-21 victory.

It started a strong 24 hours for the Australian clubs, with the Melbourne Rebels and Brumbies also recording wins to kick the competition up another gear.

No one was more pleased to see this than Wallabies coach Dave Rennie, pointing to all teams being in the game at the end as a sign of the increased competitiveness in Super Rugby Pacific.

"It was a great weekend with the Brumbies winning (over the Hurricanes) and the Waratahs had a fantastic win over the Crusaders and the Rebels winning as well," Rennie said on Monday as the Wallabies launched their Test schedule.

"The other sides all went close ... so it's good.

"I think we're certainly more competitive and teams can take a lot of confidence out of that."

Despite this, the Waratahs know consistency is key if they wish to become a 'genuine playoff contender' according to assistant coach Jason Gilmore.

“I think we’re getting there. I wouldn’t say on the weekend, just because a few of the games were close, that all that ground’s been made up and everything’s hunky dory,” Gilmore told reporters.

“I still think we’re probably a step or two behind, but we are catching up and I think the next month of football will show whether the Aussie teams can turn those close losses into close victories.

“When you’re getting consistency of wins then that’s when you can say the Aussie teams are catching up, have caught up, and are doing well.

“The win on the weekend - hopefully we can get a couple more in the next four rounds as well - I think that’ll give us the confidence that we can produce a good performance on the day that can compete.”