Waratahs beat Reds


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This was a live score update – Report to follow.



Waratahs coach Ewen McKenzie says he was always aware that this match was out there waiting to happen. This is Rugby Union’s version of the State of Origin and the Queensland vs New South Wales rivalry has always been strong regardless.

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday May 17
Referee: Matt Goddard (Australia)
Assistant referees: James Leckie (Australia), Damian Mitchelmore (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)
Assessor: Wayne Erickson (Australia)
Head-to-Head: Played 12, Reds 8, Waratahs 3, Drawn 1
In Brisbane: Played 6, Reds 4, Waratahs 1, Drawn 1
Last season: Round 11, April 14 2007: Waratahs 26-13 Reds at Aussie Stadium, Sydney


Match Detail


0.00: We are waiting for the kick off.


The match is underway.


9.00: A fair amount of niggle in the match eventually sees the Reds being penalised so Kurtley Beale took a kick at goal and sliced it.


12.00: Another penalty is awarded to the Waratahs and again Kurtley Beale misses.


21.00: The Waratahs got the first points of the match as Dean Mumm scored behind the posts after Phil Waugh sucked in defenders and popped the ball out to Mumm.


22.00: Kurtley Beale slotted the conversion.


34.00: The Reds are awarded a penalty so Clinton Schifcofske took the kick and slotted it for the Reds first points.


36.00: The Waratahs had another shot at goal and again Kurtley Beale missed.


39.00: The Waratahs got the perfect end to the half as Wycliff Palu powered through the Reds defence to score a great try.


40.00: Kurtley Beale’s conversion hit the post.


The Half time is Reds 3 Waratahs 12


45.00: The Reds got the first points of the second half as Berrick Barnes went for the drop goal and slotted it.


50.00: The Reds gave away a penalty so Clinton Schifcofske opted to kick for posts and kicked it short.


60.00: Sam Cordingley comes on for the Reds.


64.00: The Reds gave away a penalty so Kurtley Beale took the kick and this one he got which gave the Waratahs some breathing space.


The Reds gave another penalty away and they also got a warning for repeated infringements.  Kurtley Beale took the kick and slotted it.


70.00: Matt Dunning comes off for blood.


72.00: The Reds gets some good ball in the forwards and work it up to the line but give away a free kick so the Waratahs clear.  


76.00: the Reds go on attack and swing it out to the wing. They take a quick tap and Hynes comes close, they recycle but the Waratahs defence pushes them all the way back to the half way line.


80.04: The Siren goes for full time. The Tahs run it, it gets turned over and the Reds run it to keep the ball alive.


82.00: They take a quick tap and Turinui kicks the ball up and Peter Hynes dives for the line to score the Reds first try. 


84.00:  Clinton Schifcofske misses the conversion.


The full time score is Reds 11 Waratahs 18


Report to follow.





Tries – Peter Hynes

Pen – Clinton Schifcofske

Con –
Drop – Berrick Barnes



Tries – Dean Mumm,  Wycliff Palu

Pen – Kurtley Beale (2)

Con – Kurtley Beale







Clinton Schifcofske, Brando Va’aulu, Morgan Turinui, Berrick Barnes, Peter Hynes, Quade Cooper, Ben Lucas, Leroy Houston, David Croft, Poutasi Luafutu, James Horwill (c), Van Humphries, Dayna Edwards, Stephen Moore, Ben Coutts.

Reserves: Sean Hardman, Rodney Blake, Ed ODonoghue, Scott Higginbotham, Sam Cordingley, Charlie Fetoai, Caleb Brown.


Waratahs Squad

Backs (11): Kurtley Beale, Luke Burgess, Matt Carraro, Tom Carter, Sam Harris, Rob Horne, Sam Norton-Knight, Brett Sheehan, Timana Tahu, Lote Tuqiri, Lachie Turner.

Forwards (12): Al Baxter, Will Caldwell, Matt Dunning, Rocky Elsom, Adam Freier, David Lyons, Dean Mumm, Wycliff Palu, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Benn Robinson, Dan Vickerman, Phil Waugh [c].

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