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Waratahs beat Chiefs in Sydney

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Article Published: Friday 1 April 2011|

The Waratahs host the Chiefs in Sydney and will have to put on quite a show for their home crowd as their last match in Sydney was that awful 3-23 loss to the Cheetahs.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
1.00: The match is underway.
3.00: Excellent start for the Waratahs as they pile on the pressure in the Chiefs 25. Eventually  Atieli Pakalani gets through and scores!
4.00: Beale nails the conversion.
8.00: The Chiefs get the ball into the Waratahs half and the hosts concede a penalty. Mike Delany takes the penalty kick and slots it.
9.00: The Waratahs string together 10 phases which gets them into the Chiefs 25 but then they knock on. The Waratahs are wearing their chequered kit which makes the numbers on their backs difficult to read.
10.00: The Waratahs win a penalty. Beale will take the kick.
11.00: Beale takes the kick and slots it.
15.00: Another penalty to the Chiefs. Delany slots it which cuts the lead to 4.
17.00: The Waratahs attack again but they lose the ball forward. The Waratahs are playing all the rugby.
19.00: Drew Mitchell opens up the Chiefs in attack. He gets stopped and the Waratahs win a penalty.
20.00: The Waratahs kick for touch.
21.00: The Waratahs have a 5m scrum. Possession is up to 63 per cent for the Waratahs.
24.00: Three minutes of reset scrums holds the game up. Eventually it ends with a talk by the ref to the Chiefs. We try again.
25.00: Penalty to the Waratahs as Nathan White is shown a yellow card for collapsing the scrum. He was warned. (10-6 to Tahs).
26.00: The Waratahs choose a scrum for the penalty - here we go again.
27.00: The scrum collapses and the refs hand goes up for a penalty try! Beale knocks over the conversion.
28.00: The Waratahs get close to scoring again but they knock on as they get to the 5m line.
31.00: Waratahs still all attack. The Chiefs have been on the backfoot for most of this match.
33.00: Penalty to the Waratahs. Beale will take the kick and this one he misses.
35.00: Seventy per cent territory and possession to the Waratahs.
36.00: Nathan White comes back on from the sin-bin. His card cost 7 points.
38.00: The Chiefs attack but knock on so the Waratahs have a scrum. They win the scrum but the Chiefs turn it over. As they press forward Sivivatu does not release so it's a penalty to the Waratahs.
39.00: Beale will take the shot at goal. This one he nails.
The siren goes for half time.
The half time score was Waratahs 20 Chiefs 6
The second half is underway.
42.00: The Waratahs start as strongly as they did in the first half. Phil Waugh however concedes a penalty and the Chiefs kick for touch.
46.00: The match is a bit stop-start. The Chiefs win a penalty and again kick for touch. They lose the line out and Tom Carter attacks.
47.00: The Waratahs kick the ball long and deep - it's a foot race between Beale and Kahui. Kahui wins and saves the try.
48.00: Phil Waugh comes off with what looks like a calf injury.
54.00: Chiefs gaining a little in territory and possession but not enough to threaten the Waratahs lead. The Waratahs are just missing the edge on attack to put the Chiefs away.
57.00: The Chiefs up their intensity. They drive for the line but are just short. They recycle and change sides and this time Tim Nanai-Williams scores his team's first try.
58.00:Delany takes the conversion kick and he nails it from near the touch line. Territory is now at 60 per cent to the Waratahs - down from 70 per cent.
62.00: The Chiefs are being just a little more aggressive at the breakdown while the Waratahs just seem to be expecting a victory. Possession in the last five minutes is almost all the Chiefs. Penalty to the Chiefs. Delany will kick for posts.
63.00: Delany's kick is long but off direction.
66.00: The Chiefs are on the front foot as the Waratahs keep retreating in defence. The Waratahs have missed 11 tackles and have just been given a warning by the referee.
71.00: Chiefs enjoying some continuity on attack. Masaga breaks through three tackles.
72.00: The Chiefs are throwing everything at the Waratahs as they know they have the bye next week.
73.00: Penalty to the Chiefs. They will kick for goal. Tim Nanai-Williams adds the penalty. Umaga comes on.
76.00: Chiefs knock the ball on in their 25.
79.00: Penalty to the Waratahs. Dean Mumm says they will kick for posts.
Kurtley Beale takes the kick and he nails it as the siren sounds. It's over.
The full time score is Waratahs 23 Chiefs 16


Tries -  A.Pakalani, Penalty try
Pen - K Beale 3
Con - K Beale 2
Drop -
Cards -

Tries - T Nanai-Williams
Pen - M Delany 2, T Nanai-Williams
Con - M Delany
Drop -
Cards - N. White (25th min) yellow

Match Officials
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referee: James Leckie (Australia), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)


Waratahs: 15. Lachie Turner , 14. Atieli Pakalani , 13. Ryan Cross , 12. Tom Carter , 11. Drew Mitchell (Balmain) 10. Kurtley Beale , 9. Luke Burgess , 8. Wycliff Palu , 7. Phil Waugh [c] , 6. Ben Mowen , 5. Pat O'Connor , 4. Dean Mumm , 3. Sekope Kepu , 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau , 1. Benn Robinson

Reserves 16. Damien Fitzpatrick , 17. Paddy Ryan , 18. Sitaleki Timani , 19. Dave Dennis , 20. Pat McCutcheon , 21. Brendan McKibbin , 22. Daniel Halangahu

Chiefs team: 1. Toby Smith,2. Hika Elliot,3. Nathan White,4. Craig Clarke,5. Isaac Ross,6. Scott Waldrom,7. Tanerau Latimer,8. Liam Messam (Captain),9. Brendon Leonard,10. Mike Delany,11. Sitiveni Sivivatu,12. Dwayne Sweeney,13. Richard Kahui,14. Lelia Masaga,15. Tim Nanai-Williams

Reserves:16. Aled de Malmanche,17. Sona Taumalolo,18. Culum Retallick,19. Fritz Lee,20. Tawera Kerr-Barlow,21. Tana Umaga,22. Save Tokula

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