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Chiefs 37 Waratahs 33

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The Waratahs visit the Chiefs on Saturday and the Waratahs now sitting on third will want to get the top spot back by earning a 5 point win.


The Chiefs are now out of contention for the Semis but they will want to help their fellow countrymen by keeping the Waratahs down.


Almost Live match summary



Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (SA)


Conditions : Good


Time: 0.00
4.00
The Waratahs are awarded the first penalty of the match.
5.00
Hewat bags a three point penalty kick from 47m out.
7.00
Hill Gets a penalty back and the scores are level.
13.00
Rogers shows a clean pair of heals and charges for the line. Dots the ball down as he rolls over the line.
14.00
Hewat misses the conversion
19.00
SamTuitupou dives over the line to score the Chiefs first try.
Hill converts
20.00
Hewat gets another penalty kick over
22.00
Muliaina breaks through three tackles to score the Chiefs 2nd try.
Hills conversion is good
Chiefs 17 Waratahs 11
25.00
The Waratahs charge over the line for their 2nd try and its Adam Freier who comes up with the ball.
Hewat misses the conversion again
27.00
Chiefs 17 Waratahs 16
34.00
Black Lineout in the Waratahs 25. 10 m out. Chiefs tyr to get the drive on. They drive for the posts. Kelleher drives through the posts and puts the ball on the ground between Whitaker’s legs. Ref says we go upstairs to see if he had control off the ball.
Video evidence is a bit inconclusive. A real tough one. NO try. Ball went forward.
36.00
Chiefs do however get a penalty and Hill slots the penalty
Chiefs20 Waratahs 16
40.00
The Chiefs kick the ball out as the Hooter dies down – it’s half time.

Chiefs20 Waratahs 16

41.00
The Chiefs start off powerfully putting big pressure on the Tahs line. Waratahs defend well.
44.00
The Waratahs bounce back and Sailor dives over the line. Ref says we go upstairs. No try.
45.00
Waratahs keep up the pace and Rogers lobbed the ball high & over Muliaina for Tuquiri. Its a perfect kick as Tuquiri catches the ball and scores a try in the corner.
Hewat misses another conversion
47.00
Chiefs20 Waratahs 21
51.00
Muliaina powers through a Rogers tackle to score his second try of the night. (3rd of the season)
Hill gets the conversion
53.00
Chiefs27 Waratahs 21
54.00
Whitaker and a few others come off.
60.00
Waratahs back on attack, they get the driving maul going and Tatafu Polota-Nau scores the Waratahs bonus point try.
62.00
Hewat misses another one (hits the post)
Chiefs27 Waratahs 26
65.00
Chiefs pile the pressure back on and they are awarded a penalty
Hill gets the penalty
Chiefs30 Waratahs 26
67.00
Sivivatu shows great soccer skills kicking the ball all the way through the Waratahs 25 and scores a try.
Hill converts this one too
70.00
Chiefs37 Waratahs 26
74.00
Waratahs sensing defeat are piling on the pressure but mistakes are coming with it.
76.00
Four minutes left & the Tahs have to score twice.
78.00
Kelleher eats up time and kicks for the line. Chiefs slowly walk to the lineout.
79.00
Rogers comes off limping.
The hooter blows as Rocky Elsom scores a last gasp try
Hewat finally gets a kick in.
Its full time & the score is Chiefs37 Waratahs 33



Waratahs pick up two bonus points.


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Scorers


Chiefs


Tries
Tuitupou
Muliaina 2
Sivivatu

Conversions
Hill 4

Penalties
Hill 3

Drop goals



Waratahs


Tries
Rogers
Freier
Tuquiri
Polota-Nau
Elsom

Conversions
Hewat

Penalties
Hewat 2

Drop goals


Teams


Chiefs:


15 Mils Muliaina, 14 Antony Tahana, 13 Mark Ranby, 12 Sam Tuitupou, 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu, 10 David Hill, 9 Byron Kelleher, 8 Steven Bates, 7 Marty Holah, 6 Jono Gibbes (c), 5 Sean Hohneck, 4 Bernie Upton, 3 Nathan White, 2 Aleki Lutui, 1 Simms Davison.


Reserves: 16 Scott Linklater, 17 Deacon Manu, 18 Kristian Ormsby, 19 Liam Messam, 20 Jamie Nutbrown, 21 Stephen Donald, 22 Sosene Anesi.


Waratahs:


15 Peter Hewat, 14 Wendell Sailor, 13 Morgan Turinui, 12 Sam Norton-Knight, 11 Lote Tuqiri, 10 Mat Rogers, 9 Chris Whitaker (c), 8 David Lyons, 7 Phil Waugh, 6 Rocky Elsom, 5 Daniel Vickerman, 4 Alex Kanaar, 3 Al Baxter, 2 Adam Freier, 1 Benn Robinson.


Reserves: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Matt Dunning, 18 Will Caldwell, 19 Stephen Hoiles, 20 Brett Sheehan, 21 Daniel Halangahu, 22 Shaun Berne.


Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (SA).

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