Waratahs beat Brumbies in Sydney



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Out of the last five matches between the Waratahs and the Brumbies the Sydney based Waratahs have won two matches and the Brumbies have won three.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Waratahs kick off and we are underway.

2.00:The Brumbies get the better start as they boot the ball back and Henry Speight chases. The Waratahs however win a penalty so they kick for touch.

3.00: The Brumbies win the line out and attack. Out of nothing as the Brumbies are attacking Alofa Alofa picks up a loose ball after a long but poor pass and races for the line. Coleman and Mogg give chase but he gets to the line from 60m out and scores. TRY!

4.00: Foley misses the conversion.

6.00: The Waratahs almost get into space again as Jacques Potgieter gets through but then is caught. The Waratahs try to recycle but the Brumbies turn the ball over. We are called back for a knock on though.

9.00: The Brumbies eventually win the scrum and Mogg boost for touch. The waratahs win the line out. Phipps makes a break and gets past one but he is stopped and loses the ball forward. Waratahs are looking dangerous.

11.00: The Brumbies try to attack and Mogg almost gets around Hooper but Hooper hangs on with one hand on his shorts and drags him down to ground.

13.00: The Waratahs try to attack again but they knock on.

15.00: The Brumbies work the ball down to the Waratahs 22. They win a line out and go to the short side but they knock on.

18.00: The game is held up by a break for Leon Power who has a bit of cramp. The game resumes.

19.00: The Waratahs win a penalty so they kick for touch. They win the line out and go through a couple of phases and win another penalty. Foley will kick for posts.  

21.00: Foley takes the penalty kick and nails it.

22.00: The Brumbies try to run the ball back at the Waratahs but Mogg runs straight for Hooper who stops him dead and the Brumbies support enters the ruck illegally so the Tahs have another penalty.

24.00:The Waratahs win the line out and start their attack.

25.00: The touchie comes in for some foul play. Phipps connects with Coleman without the ball so the Brumbies are awarded a penalty. They kick for the corner.

27.00: The Brumbies work the ball into the Waratahs 22. They win a penalty so they kick for the corner. The Brumbies win the line out and get to a metre out.

28.00: The Brumbies go wide but are stopped. We go back for a “not releasing” penalty. They choose a 5m scrum.

30.00: The Brumbies win the scrum, they suck the Waratahs in under the posts and then they go wide out to Henry Speight who scores in the corner. TRY ! The TMO checks.

31.00: Christian Lealiifano takes the conversion but misses.

34.00: The Brumbies get the ball after the Waratahs chip ahead. Mogg tries to run the ball out but is stopped by Foley and the Brumbies win a penalty for tackler not releasing. The Brumbies kick for touch.

37.00: The Brumbies win the line out and make some ground. They win another penalty for offside so they kick for touch again.

38.00: Penalty to the Brumbies again. Lealiifano takes the shot and nails it to level the scores. Brumbies have the momentum at the moment.

39.00: Penalty to the Waratahs. Hands in the ruck.

40.00: Foley takes the penalty kick after the siren. He nails it.

It is half time.

The half time score was Waratahs 11 Brumbies 8

The Brumbies kick off and we are underway with the second half.

42.00: The Brumbies win an early penalty and the Waratahs get a warning for killing the ball. Lealiifano takes the shot at posts from in front but misses.

44.00: The Waratahs win a penalty from the scrum as the Brumbies front row collapses. They kick for touch and the line out.

48.00: The Waratahs go through 11 phases on the half way line. They chip the ball through and Mogg gets to it. Kurtley Beale rips the ball off him and races for the corner and scores. TRY!

49.00: Foley’s conversion from the touchline just fades before the posts and stays out. The Brumbies replace Jessie Mogg with Pat McCabe.

50.00: The Brumbies look to hit back and Speight and Kuridrani combine and almost get over in the corner. The Brumbies keep the ball alive and change sides. They get the ball to Coleman on the wing but he loses the ball as he goes over.

52.00: Joe Tomane comes off for Henry Speight who looks to have a hammie injury.

54.00: The Waratahs defend the scrum and after a pause they kick for touch.

55.00: Will Skelton comes on for Kane Douglas. The Waratahs win a line out on their 5m line. They take their time about it but clear the ball and fail to find touch.

56.00: The Brumbies start the attack on the half way line all over again.

57.00 The TMO is called in for a high tackle by Will Skelton on Nic White.  Penalty to the Brumbies for a dangerous tackle. They kick for touch.

58.00: The Brumbies win the line out and set the maul, the Waratahs defend the maul and then they win the scrum put in for it.

59.00: The Waratahs scrum has to be reset and then they win a penalty after the ball comes out. Waratahs kick for touch.

62.00: The Brumbies win a penalty in the Waratahs 22. The Waratahs concede another 10m for kicking the ball away and the Brumbies choose a 5m scrum.

65.00: It takes a while for the scrum to complete but the Brumbies retain possession. The Waratahs however show some outstanding defence and keep them out until the Brumbies knock on.

66.00: Crowd attendance is at 38000 for this contest. The Brumbies are throwing everything at the Waratahs. The home side’s defence just keeps pushing them backwards or out into touch.

69.00: The Brumbies are dominating possession but the Waratahs defence remains tight. The Waratahs win a penalty and they kick for touch.

72.00: The Waratahs win a penalty so Foley takes the shot. He eats up time and slots the kick.

74.00: Joe Tomane gets into space for the Brumbies but is stopped. The Waratahs turn the ball over and Skelton breaks through the brumbies defence and a break by Benn Robinson. Skelton passes perfectly to Foley who beats Coleman and McCabe to the line and scores. TRY!

77.00: Foley takes the conversion kick and nails this one.

79.00: Taqele Naiyaravoro is yellow carded for a shoulder tackle on Pat McCabe.

80.00: The siren sounds but the Brumbies continue the attack. They get pushed wide and out into touch. They are called back for a penalty. The Brumbies knock on and that’s it. The Waratahs win.

The full time score is Waratahs 26 (11) Brumbies 8 (8)


Tries – A.Alofa, K.Beale, B.Foley
Pen – B.Foley 3
Con – B.Foley
Drop –
Cards – T. Naiyaravoro (79th min yellow)

Tries – H.Speight
Pen – C.Lealiifano
Con –
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Jaco Peyper
AR1: Craig Joubert
AR2: James Leckie
TMO: George Ayoub



Israel Folau, Alofa Alofa, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Kurtley Beale, Rob Horne, Bernard Foley, Nick Phipps, Wycliff Palu, Michael Hooper, Stephen Hoiles, Kane Douglas, Jacques Potgieter, Sekope Kepu, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Benn Robinson.

Replacements :16. Tolu Latu , 17. Paddy Ryan , 18. Jeremy Tilse , 19. Will Skelton , 20. Mitchell Chapman , 21. Pat McCutcheon , 22. Brendan McKibbin , 23. Taqele Naiyaravoro.


1. Scott Sio, 2. Josh Mann-Rea, 3. Ben Alexander, 4. Leon Power, 5. Sam Carter , 6. Scott Fardy, 7. Jarrad Butler, 8. Ben Mowen (c), 9. Nic White , 10. Matt Toomua , 11. Robbie Coleman, 12. Christian Lealiifano , 13. Tevita Kuridrani, 14. Henry Speight, 15. Jesse Mogg

Replacements, 16. Ruaidhri Murphy, 17. Ruan Smith , 18. Allan Alaalatoa, 19. Fotu Auelua , 20. Tom McVerry , 21. Michael Dowsett, 22. Joe Tomane, 23. Pat McCabe

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