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Waratahs blow Blues away


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Crunch. Two solid teams who are both more than capable of reaching the play offs and even the finals. Both have not been firing in the past few weeks.

Saturday April 5
Venue :Sydney Football Stadium
Referee: Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Assistant Referees : Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa), Grant MacNeill (Australia)
TV Match Official : Steve Leszczynski (Australia)
Reviewer/Perf. Auditor : Andrew Cole (Australia)
Head-to-Head: Played 12, Blues 9, Waratahs 3
In Sydney: Played 6, Blues 3, Waratahs 3
Last season: Round 8, March 23 2007: Blues 34-6 Waratahs at Eden Park, Auckland


Match detail


0.00: We are waiting for the kick off.


3.00: The Waratahs gave away a penalty in the 3rd minute so Nick Evans had a shot at goal and put the Blues in front.


16.00: The Waratahs scored the first try of the match as Benn Robinson pushed over the tryline.


17.00: Kurtley Beale missed the conversion.


19.00: Nick Evans put in a great kick behind the Tahs for the Blues, the Tahs defence got back but Lachland Turner lost control of the ball and Troy Flavell pounced on the ball to score the Blues first try.


20.00: Nick Evans missed the conversion.


26.00: The Blues were next to give away a penalty so Kurtley Beale took the shot and slotted the penalty to level the scores.


29.00: Keven Mealamu gets a yellow card after a warning for a professinal foul. 


34.00: The Waratahs maintain possesion of the ball forcing the Blues into penalties. Kurtley Beale has a shot at goal and puts the Waratahs in front.


39.00: The Waratahs got a great boost ahead of half time after Tatafu Polota-Nau ran most of the length of the field to score a try for the Waratahs.


40.00: Kurtley Beale slotted the conversion.


The half time score was Waratahs 18 Blues 8


48.00: Nick Evans almost scored the first points of the second half but his kick hit the posts.


51.00: Nick Evans slotted a penalty for the Blues to close the gap a little.


55.00:The Waratahs came close to scoring another try as Alfi Mafi had a great break. His support players however knocked the ball on and stopped an almost certain try.


59.00: The Waratahs continued to dominate the Blues as Tuqiri sucks in defenders only for Wycliff Palu to score a try in the gap.


60.00: Kurtley Beale slotted the conversion.


The Waratahs are now in the hunt for the bonus point try.


62.00: The Blues hit back as Benson Stanley scored a try as he was tackled by two players.


63.00:  Nick Evans missed the conversion.


67.00:  Lote Tuqiri scored the Waratahs bonus point try to become the Tahs highest try scorer in history beating Matt Burke.


68.00:  Kurtley Beale missed the the conversion.


75.00: Luke Burgess has agreat run almost outrunning Joe Rokocoko.


79.00: Adam Freier makes a great break but is brought down by Joe Rokocoko, the ball gets pipped out to Dean Mumm who scores the Waratahs fifth try.


79.00: Kurtley Beale converts the try.


80.00: Full time.


The full time score is Waratahs 37 Blues 16


 Report to follow.





Tries – Benn Robinson, Tatafu Polota-Nau,Wycliff Palu, Lote Tuqiri

Pen -Kurtley Beale (2)

Con -Kurtley Beale (3)



Tries – Troy Flavell ,Benson Stanley

Pen -Nick Evans (2)

Con –
Cards – Keven Mealamu (yellow)




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


15-1: George Pisi; Joe Rokocoko, Isaia Toeava, Benson Stanley, Anthony Tuitavake; Nick Evans, Danny Lee; Nick Williams, Daniel Braid, Jerome Kaino, Troy Flavell (c), Kurtis Haiu, John Afoa, Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock.

Reserves: Tom McCartney, Nick White, Anthony Boric, Justin Collins, Taniela Moa, Ben Atiga, Rudi Wulf.

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