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Waratahs 14 Hurricanes 19

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The Waratahs are at home but they were rocked by the sudden suspension of Wendell Sailor just hours before kick off. Whether they can bounce back from this will only be known at the end of this match.


The Winner of this match will host the Semi final and it will be between the same two teams.


Almost Live match summary

Referee: Craig Joubert (SA).


Conditions – Good


Time: 0.00
7.00
The Hurricanes get off to a sensational start as Collins picks up the ball and passes to Umaga who sends Shannon Paku over for the try.
Gopperth does not convert
8.00
Waratahs 0 Hurricanes 5
13.00
We have a small stoppage to due to a Tahs player losing his boot.
15.00
Both teams are using the boot to try and find touch behind each other’s defences.
17.00
Collins makes a break and it’s John Schwalger who scores his first try at this level.
Gopperth converts to take the Hurricanes to a 12 point lead
18.00
Waratahs 0 Hurricanes 12
24.00
The Waratahs drive over the tryline and we go upstairs. TV refs says no try.
5m blue scrum.
27.00
The Waratahs attack and find Phil Waugh on the wing. Tv ref says his foot was not the touchline so its a try.
Hewat converts.
29.00
Waratahs7 Hurricanes 12
31.35
There is a stoppage for injury to Jason Eaton
They strap his boot and he stays on.
33.00
Whitaker makes a break but we are called back for a penalty against Chris Masoe.
34.00
Waratahs go for touch but the Canes defend.
36.00
Waratahs are very lucky not to concede another try as Hurricanes attack in the Waratahs 25
39.00
Hurricanes charge down a kick and its Gopperth who gets the try.
He convertshis try
Waratahs 7 Hurricanes 19
40.00
The hooter goes and its half time.


Half time score – Waratahs 7 Hurricanes 19


40.01
2nd half is underway
Jason Eaton has come off and is sitting on the sideline with ice on his ankle
44.00
Penalty.
Waratahs get a line out 5 m out from the Hurricanes line. They try to get the maul going but Masoe comes in from the side.
Penalty. Again they go for the lineout.
46.00
Penalty. Player taken out in the air. Canes get a warning.
47.00
Penalty. Hands in the ruck. The crowd screams for a yellow card.
They go for the lineout and the Hurricanes steal it.
49.00
Eventually the Hurricanes get a player sin binned and the Waratahs got for the lineout again. Waratahs go to ground and dont release. Penalty. Hurricanes clear.
50.00
Umaga launches into a flattening tackle on Turinui. Not much in the way of arms but a huge crunch.
52.00
Waratahs get another penalty and they again go for the lineout.
They get the maul going and again the Canes are trying to pull it down. They push it out.
53.00
Yellow lineout.
55.00
The Waratahs are again given a penalty right in front of the posts. Playing the ball on the ground.
We have spent the last 15 minutes in the Hurricanes 25 seeing penalty after penalty.
This time the Tahs go for the scrum.
56.00
Waratahs set up the attack and Rogers knocks on!
57.00
Rogers attacks but the player he passes to is held back before he gets the ball. The Hurricanes are giving way penalty after penalty because they know the Waratahs want a try not a kick.
60.00
Hurricanes are back to 15 as Hore comes back on.
62.00
Piri Weepu is yellow carded for a high tackle.
64.00
At long last the Waratahs get a try as Sam Norton-Knight crosses the line.
Hewat converts
Waratahs 14 Hurricanes 19
66.00
Hurricanes don’t want to lose this and they start playing rugby again attacking now. Nonu creates a great break but the ball goes forward.
72.00
Rogers makes a break but the ball is knocked on.
74.00
Rogers goes again but Robinson knocks on.
75.00
Hurricanes attack put put in a forward pass.
Weepu comes back on but is subbed.
Waratahs get a scrum in the Canes 25 but they go to ground and dont release. Hurricanes clear.
77.00
Rogers goes again and the Hurricanes again give away a penalty. Waratahs go for the line.
78.00
Lineout is good. The ball goes wide but goes dead. 5m blue scrum
79.00
The scrum is good but ball is knocked forward.
80.00
The Hooter goes !


Its over! Hurricanes will host the Semi!





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Scorers


Waratahs


Tries
Waugh
Norton-Knight

Conversions
Hewat 2

Penalties

Drop goals



Hurricanes


Tries
Paku
Schwalger
Gopperth

Conversions
Gopperth 2

Penalties

Drop goals


Teams


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 Stephen Hoiles, 7 Phil Waugh, 6 Rockey 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 David Lyons, 20 Brett Sheehan, 21 Daniel Halangahu, 22 Shaun Berne.


Hurricanes:


15 Isaia Toeava, 14 Lome Fa’atau, 13 Ma’a Nonu, 12 Tana Umaga, 11 Shannon Paku, 10 Jimmy Gopperth, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Rodney So’oialo (c), 7 Chris Masoe, 6 Jerry Collins, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Luke Andrews, 3 Neemia Tialata, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 John Schwalger.


Reserves: 16 Luke Mahoney, 17 Joe McDonnell, 18 Ross Kennedy, 19 Thomas Waldrom, 20 Brendan Haami, 21 Lifemi Maafi, 22 Tamati Ellison.

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