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Waratahs beat Lions in Sydney

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Article Published: Saturday 17 May 2014|

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Waratahs and the Johannesburg based Lions the New South Wales side have won all five.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Lions kick off and we are underway.

2.00: The Waratahs make a strong start to the match as they get the ball into the Lions 22. They go through phase after phase edging forward and drive over the line but they are held up.

4.00: The Waratahs win the scrum and suck the Lions defence in and then they go wide and Hooper passes to Horne who scores in the corner. However there was a forward pass so no try.

5.00: The Lions win the scrum and pass back to Marnitz Boshoff who clears to the half way line. The Waratahs run it straight back into the Lions half but lose the ball forward in the tackle before they get to the 22.

8.00: The Waratahs continue to send wave after wave of attack at the Lions. It's all the Waratahs. They go to the left, then to the right and then Bernard Foley slips through and scores under the posts. TRY!

10.00: Foley takes the conversion kick and slots it.

12.00: The Lions hit back straight away. They win a line out and set up the rolling maul. They drive over the line and Jaco Kriel scores. TRY!

13.00: Boshoff slots the conversion and the scores are level. Lionel Mapoe has been replaced.

17.00: The Lions press the Waratahs back in their 22 but then Foley boots the ball well downfield. The Lions kick the ball back but fail to make as much ground and the Waratahs get to run the ball into the Lions 22. The Waratahs win a penalty for not releasing. They will kick for posts.

18.00: Foley slots the penalty and the Waratahs lead.

20.00: The Lions win a penalty straight back from the scrum. Boshoff will kick for posts.

21.00: Boshoff takes the kick and nails it to level the scores again.

24.00: As the Waratahs go on the attack in the Lions 22 Foley chips the ball and Kurtley Beale picks up the ball and scores. TRY!

24.00: Foley slots the conversion.

25.00: Boshoff goes for a drop goal from 52m but hits the crossbar.

30.00:The Lions pick up a loose ball and run it at the Waratahs. The Waratahs get back to defend but the Lions make half the field.

31.00: The Lions win a line out on the Waratahs 22 and then they win a penalty for offside. Boshoff will kick for posts.

32.00: Boshoff slots the penalty.

33.00: The Lions win a penalty from 52 m out. Boshoff takes the kick but misses.

34.00: The Lions win another penalty for not releasing. They take the quick tap and chip the ball ahead.

35.00: The Waratahs get back to defend and after a few phases of play the Lions force Beale into touch 5m out.

36.00: The Lions win the line out and use the maul. That wins them another penalty so they kick for touch again.

38.00: The Lions win the line out, chip through but Beale gets back and saves the try.

39.00: The Waratahs restart and after a kicking contest the Waratahs win a penalty. They kick for touch as the siren sounds.

40.00: The Waratahs thow in is not straight so it's half time.

The half time score was Waratahs 17 Lions 13 

The Waratahs kick off and we are underway with the second half.

42.00: The Waratahs go through the phases on attack in the Lions half. They make slow but steady progress.

43.00: Rob Horne slips off a tackle and races for the posts and scores. TRY!

44.00: Foley slots the conversion.

46.00: Paddy Ryan comes off for the Waratahs.

47.00: The Waratahs (Folau) breaks out and races down the wing, he passes to Matt Carraro who shows some pace but the Lions scramble and get back. Deon van Rensburg is yellow carded for foul play at the breakdown. The Waratahs kick for touch but the Lions defend and push  the Tahs back to the half way line.

49.00: The Waratahs keep the pressure up. Adam Ashley-Cooper chips the ball through, dabs the ball forward again and chases and then dives on it to score the bonus point TRY!

50.00: Foley takes the conversion and nails it.

52.00: The Lions get the ball down into Waratahs territory. They win a line out in the Tahs 22.Tahs push them out of the 22 and then the Tahs win a penalty. They run it.

53.00: The Waratahs are looking dangerous. They get the overlap in the Lions 22 but somehow butcher it and the Waratahs take it into touch. There is an injury to Lions player MB Lusaseni  which holds the game up.

54.00: The game resumes with a line out. The Lions win a penalty so they kick for touch and the line out.

57.00: The Waratahs get into space again as Rob Horne slips off a tackle and looks to be away but he loses the ball in a last ditch tackle. Knock on in the Lions 22.

58.00: The Lions win a penalty from the scrum. They kick for touch.

60.00: Penalty to the Waratahs from the scrum this time. Foley points to the posts. He will take the shot.

61.00: Foley takes the kick and nails it. Vans Rensburg is back on.

62.00: Jacques Potgieter comes on for the Waratahs and Kane Douglas.

63.00: The Lions chip the ball ahead and chase. Alofa Alofa gets back and takes the ball into touch on the 5m line. Lions 5m line out.

64.00:The Lions win the line out but then it gets messy and the Waratahs win a penalty. They kick for touch.

66.00: Deon Van Rensburg tries to shove off Israel Folau in the corner but Folau shoves him into touch.

69.00: Some handling errors creaping into the game now. Both teams have called on their benches so some of the players might be rusty.

73.00: The Lions have the ball on attack in the Waratahs 22. Their handling lets them down as there is a knock on.

75.00: Both sides handling is suffering now. Folau passes the ball to Taqele Naiyaravoro on the wing and he totally misses it.

79.00: The Waratahs continue to make breaks only for their handling to let them down.

80.33: The siren sounds as the Waratahs win a scrum and they run the ball into the Lions 22.

81.00: Folau goes for the line but is stopped short and he passes to Rob Horne who scores his second TRY!

82.00: Foley takes the conversion kick and nails it perfectly.

That's it.

The full time score is Waratahs 41 (17) Lions 13 (13)


Tries - B.Foley, K.Beale, R.Horne 2, A. Ashley-Cooper
Pen - B.Foley 2
Con - B.Foley 5
Drop -
Cards -

Tries - J. Kriel
Pen - M.Boshoff 2
Con - M.Boshoff
Drop -
Cards - D.Van Rensburg (47th min yellow)

Match Officials
Nick Briant
Assistant Ref 1: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 2: Andrew Lees
TMO: George Ayoub



1. Benn Robinson , 2.Tatafu Polota Nau , 3. Paddy Ryan , 4.Will Skelton 5.Kane Douglas , 6. Dave Dennis (c), 7. Michael Hooper , 8. Wycliff Palu , 9. Nick Phipps , 10. Bernard Foley , 11. Rob Horne , 12. Kurtley Beale , 13. Adam Ashley-Cooper , 14. Matt Carraro , 15 Israel Folau .

Replacements: 16. Hugh Roach , 17. Jeremy Tilse , 18. Sekope Kepu , 19. Jacques Potgieter , 20.Stehen Hoiles , 21. Brendan McKibbin , 22 Alofa Alofa , 23.Taqele Naiyaravoro .


15. Chrysander Botha ,14. Deon van Rensburg ,13. Lionel Mapoe,12. Stefan Watermeyer,11. JW Jonker ,10. Marnitz Boshoff,9. Faf de Klerk ,8. Warren Whiteley (c),7. Derick Minnie ,6. Jaco Kriel,5. Martin Muller ,4. MB Lusaseni ,3. Julian Redelinghuys,2. Robbie Coetzee,1. Schalk van der Merwe

Replacements: 16. Armand van der Merwe,17. Corne Fourie ,18. Ruan Dreyer,19. Rudi Mathee ,20. Warwick Tecklenburg,21. Ross Cronje,22. Elton Jantjies,23. Anthonie Volminck

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