Waratahs beat Lions




This was a live score update 




The Lions really are South Africa’s whipping boys. They have come last in the Super 14 for the past two years. This year is no different as they are stone last again.  

Saturday April 19
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium
Referee: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Chris Pollock (New Zealand), Nathan Pearce (Australia)
Television match official: Steve Leszczynski (Australia)
Assessor: Scott Young (Australia)
Head-to-Head: Played 12, Waratahs 10, Lions/Cats 2
In Sydney: Played 6, Waratahs 6, Lions/Cats 0
Last season: Round 1, February 3 2007: Waratahs 25-16 Lions at Ellis Park, Johannesburg


Match details


0.00: We are waiting for the kick off.


– The match is not much of a spectacle yet with both teams making a lot of mistakes.


29.00: The Waratahs were awarded a penalty and instead  of going for posts to put some points on board, they went for the line-out.


34.00: Weather conditions are not ideal and rain is falling.


36.00: Posession stats show it has been an equal game – both sides on 50%.


40.00: The siren goes for half time. Let’s hope the second half sees some points.


The half time score was Waratahs 0 Lions 0


The second half is underway. Conditions are appalling.


45.00: Phil Waugh scored the first points of the match with a try after Benn Robinson came up about 1cm short.


47.00: Kurtley Beale missed the conversion.


50.00: The Lions hit straight back 14 phases but the Waratahs defence holds strong.


53.00: The Lions are awarded a penalty in front of the posts and Jano Vermaak slots it to put the lions on the board.


56.00: The Waratahs get a quick tap penalty and  Dean Mumm dived over to score the Tahs second try.


57.00: Kurtley Beale slotted the conversion.


58.00: Luke Burgess gets a quick try from charge-down for the Tahs third try.


58.00: Kurtley Beale slotted the conversion.


The Waratahs are now in the hunt for a bonus point try. Should the Waratahs win by more than 24 points with a bonus point they could go to joint second on the log.


71.00: The Waratahs get the bonus point try as Adam Freier dives over the line to score.


72.00: Kurtley Beale slotted the conversion.


79.00: The Waratahs almost scored another try in the last minute but a Lions player got to the ball first.


80.03: The Siren goes – Full time.


81.00: Dean Mumm goes down injured.


The full time score is Waratahs 26 Lions 3





Tries – Phil Waugh , Dean Mumm,Luke Burgess ,Adam Freier

Pen –

Con – Kurtley Beale (3)



Tries –

Pen – Jano Vermaak

Con –




1. Benn Robinson, 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau, 3. Matt Dunning , 4. Will Caldwell, 5. Dan Vickerman, 6. Dean Mumm, 7. Phil Waugh [c], 8. Wycliff Palu, 9. Luke Burgess, 10. Kurtley Beale, 11. Lote Tuqiri, 12. Tom Carter, 13. Rob Horne, 14. Lachie Turner, 15. Sam Norton-Knight
Reserves: 16. Adam Freier, 17. Al Baxter , 18. David Lyons, 19. Beau Robinson, 20. Brett Sheehan, 21. Matt Carraro, 22. Alfi Mafi.


Louis Ludik, Dusty Noble, Jaco Pretorius, Doppies la Grange, Rayno Benjamin, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Jano Vermaak, Willem Alberts, Joe van Niekerk , Cobus Grobbelaar (capt.), Gerhard Mostert, Dewald Senekal , JC van Rensburg, Willie Wepener, Heinke van der Merwe.

Replacements: Ethienne Reynecke, Ross Geldenhuys, Zyl, Franco van Merwe, Wilhelm Koch, Chris Jonck, Rudi Vogt, Jannie Boshoff.   

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