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Hurricanes beat Waratahs in Sydney

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Article Published: Saturday 2 June 2012






Tarryn Steenekamp
 
The Waratahs have won their last four Super Rugby matches against the Hurricanes so they should head into this match with some confidence.

Match details

We are waiting for the kick-off.
 
0.00: Beauden Barrett gets proceedings under way as he kicks off for the Hurricanes in a wet and windy Sydney.
 
2.00: The Waratahs apply pressure early on as they block the Hurricanes inside their own 22. They bungle the visitors into touch and set up an attacking lineout just 30m out.
 
4.00: The Waratahs look to run the ball from inside their own half but the Hurricanes' defence stands strong and they will have a throw-in at a lineout on half way.
 
6.00: The Waratahs are penalised inside their own half. Barrett will line up a kick at goal from 42m out.
 
7.00: Barrett bangs over the kick to hand the Hurricanes an early lead.
 
9.00: The Waratahs gain momentum as they string together phases inside Hurricanes territory. The Hurricanes are penalised at the breakdown and Berrick Barnes will line up a kick at posts from 25m out.
 
11.00: Barnes' kick sails over, levelling the scores in Sydney.
 
15.00: The Waratahs are penalised at scrum time. Barrett will have a shot at goal from 40m out.
 
17.00: Barrett's kick is on target, extending the visitors' lead.
 
20.00: Drew Mitchell makes a strong break from inside Waratahs territory. The home side string together several phases and gain momentum as they generate quick ball. They get within 5m of the line as they look to drive the ball over the line.
 
21.00: The Hurricanes are penalised at the breakdown and Barnes will have a kick at posts from 25m out.
 
23.00: Barnes slots the kick, levelling the scores once more.
 
27.00: The Hurricanes work through several phases inside Waratahs territory but are penalised for holding on. Barnes kicks for touch.
 
29.00: The Hurricanes are penalised once more, this time inside their own 22. Barnes will line up a kick at goal, directly in front of the uprights.
 
30.00: Barnes' kick sails over, handing the home side the lead.
 
32.00: The Hurricanes gain momentum off the back of the restart. They string together phases as they generate quick ball inside the Waratahs' 22. Julian Savea dots down for the opening try of the game.
 
33.00: Barrett converts the try.
 
38.00: The Hurricanes gain momentum off the back of a scrum inside Waratahs territory. Savea looks to run the ball and gets within 15m of the line but loses the ball forward.
 
40.00: The hooter sounds for half time and the Hurricanes retain their small lead.
 
The half time score was Waratahs 9 Hurricanes 13.
 
40.00: Barnes gets the second half under way as he kicks off for the home side.
 
42.00: The Waratahs string together phases as they work their way inside the Hurricanes' 22 early on. The Hurricanes are able to affect a steal just 2m from the line and get out of jail as they run the ball up field.
 
43.00: The Hurricanes are pinged for holding on inside their own territory. Barnes will line up a kick at goal from 25m out.
 
44.00: Barnes' kick sails over, reducing the deficit.
 
46.00: The Waratahs run the ball from inside their own half. The Hurricanes affect a turnover but are unable to hold onto the ball, however, and the home team will feed a scrum.
 
49.00:  The Waratahs get within 10m of the line as they work their way up the wet field with good hands, while generating quick ball. They lose the ball after several phases and the Hurricanes will feed a defensive scrum.
 
53.00: The Hurricanes earn a penalty inside Waratahs territory as the home side are pinged at the breakdown. Barrett will line up a kick at goal from 38m out.
 
54.00: Barrett's kick sails over, extending the Hurricanes' lead.
 
57.00: The Waratahs get within 10m of the line but waste a vital scoring opportunity as they are unable to hold onto the ball. They continue to dominate possession statistics, at 75% in the second half, but have been unable to score.
 
60.00: The home team again work through over fifteen phases inside Hurricanes territory. The visitors affect another steal and punt the ball into touch inside opposition territory.
 
62.00: The Hurricanes show their attacking prowess as they score a try during their first run inside Waratahs' territory this half. Motu Matu'u dots down for the visitors.
 
64.00: Barrett is unable to convert the try.
 
65.00: The Hurricanes are penalised for side entry inside their own half. The Waratahs opt to kick for the corner instead of lining up a kick at goal.
 
68.00: The Hurricanes get within 5m of the line as they gain momentum off the back of a scrum inside the Waratahs' 22.
 
69.00: Conrad Smith dots down for the Hurricanes' third try of the match, extending the visitors' lead.
 
71.00: Barrett adds the extras with a successful conversion.
 
73.00: Bernard Foley makes a strong break for the Waratahs but is penalised for holding on just 10m from the line. Barrett clears.
 
76.00: The Waratahs begin to gain momentum inside the Hurricanes' half. They lose the ball forward, however, and the Hurricanes look to run the ball wide as they are hungry to score a bonus-point try.
 
79.00: The Waratahs are penalised for holding on just inside their own territory. Tusi Pisi kicks for the corner to set up a Hurricanes lineout. Jason Eaton gets his hands on the ball and dives over the line to score the visitors' bonus point try.
 
80.00: The hooter sounds as Pisi is unable to convert the try.
 
The final score is Waratahs 12 Hurricanes 33.

Scorers

Waratahs
Tries -
Pen - B. Barnes 4
Con -
Drop -
Cards -

Hurricanes
Tries - J. Savea, M. Matu'u, C. Smith, J. Eaton
Pen - B. Barrett 3
Con - B. Barrett 2
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials

Referee: Bryce Lawrence
Assistant Ref 1: Julian Pritchard
Assistant Ref 2: Ed Martin
TMO: Matt Goddard

Teams

Waratahs

15. Bernard Foley, 14. Tom Kingston, 13. Rob Horne, 12. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 11. Drew Mitchell, 10. Berrick Barnes, 9. Sarel Pretorius, 8. Wycliff Palu, 7. Jono Jenkins, 6. Dave Dennis, 5. Kane Douglas, 4. Sitaleki Timani, 3. Sekope Kepu, 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1. Benn Robinson (c).

Replacements: 16. John Ulugia, 17. Jeremy Tilse, 18. Richard Stanford, 19. Lopeti Timani, 20. Brendan McKibbin, 21. Daniel Halangahu, 22. Tom Carter.

Hurricanes

1. Ben May, 2. Dane Coles, 3. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 4. Jeremy Thrush, 5. Jason Eaton, 6. Faifili Levave, 7. Jack Lam, 8. Victor Vito, 9. TJ Perenara, 10. Beauden Barrett, 11. Julian Savea, 12. Tim Bateman, 13. Conrad Smith (c), 14. Alapati Leiua, 15. Andre Taylor.

Replacements: 16. Motu Matu'u, 17. Reg Goodes, 18. James Broadhurst, 19. Brad Shields, 20. Chris Eaton, 21. Tusi Pisi, 22. Jayden Hayward.

 
 
 
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