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Waratahs beat Force in Perth

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Article Published: Saturday 9 April 2011






The Force and the Waratahs have a funny record against each other. They have played each other five times and the Waratahs have won three times.

The last three clashes between the teams have been decided by home (dis)advantage as the away team has won. Before this run there was a draw.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off. The match is underway.
 
2.00: The first penalty of the match is awarded to the Waratahs. Beale takes the kick but misses.
 
5.00: Waratahs scrum is putting the Force's scrum under pressure. It wins a penalty to the Waratahs. They will kick for posts.
 
6.00: Beale takes the kick and slots it.
 
10.00: The Force are struggling to get hold of the ball. Waratahs dominating possession they win a scrum and Palu runs at the line but knocks on.
 
15.00: Another penalty to the Waratahs. He takes the kick and misses it. That's 1 from 3 kicks.
 
18.00: James O'Connor snipes down the wing and takes Shepherd with him. As they get closer to the line they are called back for a penalty.
 
20.00: James O'Connor takes the kick and slots it levelling the scores when the Force have had just 20 % of the ball.
 
21.00: Another penalty to the Force, O'Connor kicks for touch.
 
24.00: Yet another penalty to the Force. This one is from 39m out. O'Connor kicks but misses.
 
29.00: The Waratahs win a scrum and Burgess fires out the back of the scrum he passes to Tom Carter who scores.  TRY!!
 
30.00:Kurtley Beale nails the conversion.
 
33.00: Penalty to the Force. O'Connor takes the kick but misses.
 
37.00: WOW. Drew Mitchell busts through the Force's defence after an inside ball from Burgess, he wrongfoots O'Connor and beats another to score. TRY!!
 
38.00: Kurtley Beale adds the conversion.
 
40.00: The siren sounds for half time but we have time for a scrum. Tatafu Polota-Nau is getting some medical attention. He gets up and carries on.
 
41.00: The Waratahs win the scrum and boot it out. It's half time.
 
The half time score was Force 3 Waratahs 17
 
The second half is underway.
 
42.00: An early penalty is awarded to the Waratahs. Beale kicks for posts by misses.
 
49.00: The Waratahs are still playing a slow and steady gamepressing the Force back. Palu tries to bust through but concedes a penalty. They kick for touch.  
 
54.00: Drew Mitchell sees the Force are out of place and kicks for the corner to set up a line out.
 
55.00: The Force mess up the line out so we have a scrum.
 
58.00: Sitaleki Timani has a run to the corner and looks dangerous but he is stopped and pushed into touch.
 
61.00: The Force have another line out but Nathan Charles can't find his jumpers and the Waratahs snatch it. Burgess passes to Beale who dodges and races for the line to score under the posts.
 
62.00: Kurtley Beale takes the conversion and slots it.
 
67.00: WOW, Dave Dennies breaks down the wing, he passes to Tom Carter but Drew Mitchell grabs the ball out of his hands and races away, he dodges round two defenders to score a brilliant try. A Bonus point TRY!!
 
68.00: Kurtley Beale adds the conversion.
 
71.00: The Force enjoy a break from Shepherd on the right and then they change sides but the Waratahs hold them out. Their defence has been very strong.
 
73.00: David Smith is shown a yellow card for a spear tackle on Kurtley Beale. The Waratahs kick for the corner.
 
76.00:The Force are on attack, Cameron Shepherd jumps to get the ball but hits John Uligia and tumbles in the tackle, he hits the ground and has to get some medical attention. Hte is helped from the field.
 
78.00: Man of the match is announced - it's Luke Burgess.
 
80.00: The siren goes for full time. That's it. Waratahs win.
 
The full time score is Force 3 Waratahs 31

Scorers

Force
Tries -
Pen - J O'Connor
Con -
Drop -
Cards - D Smith -73rd min Yellow

Waratahs
Tries - T Carter, D Mitchell 2, K Beale
Pen - K Beale
Con - K Beale 4
Drop -
Cards -
 
Man of the match : Luke Burgess

Match Officials
Referee: Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)
Assistant referee: Steve Walsh (Australia), Julian Pritchard (Australia)
Television match official: Steve Lesczcynski (Australia)

Teams

Western Force:1. Pek Cowan,2. Ben Whittaker,3. Tim Fairbrother,4. Sam Wykes,5. Nathan Sharpe (c),6. Richard Brown,7. Jono Jenkins,8. Ben McCalman,9. Brett Sheehan,10. Willie Ripia,11. Cameron Shepherd,12. Gene Fairbanks,13. Nick Cummins,14. David Smith,15. James O'Connor

Reserves:16. Nathan Charles,17. Kieran Longbottom,18. Tom Hockings,19. Tevita Metuisela,20. James Stannard,21. Rory Sidey,22. Pat Dellit

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

Reserves , 16. John Ulugia , 17. Al Baxter , 18. Sitaleki Timani , 19. Dave Dennis , 20. Chris Alcock , 21. Brendan McKibbin , 22. Daniel Halangahu

 
 
 
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