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The Waratahs hammered the Blues today in Sydney in a very one sided match that saw the Waratahs rack up 43 points to the Blues 9.


Not once did the Blues get over the line despite having players like Rokocoko, Tuitavake and McAlister in the backline. The forwards also have such big All Black names like Mealamu,Williams & Woodcock and still they came nowhere near the Waratahs.


The Waratahs fullback Peter Hewat had a blinder of a game kicking nine out of nine and even bagged himself a try. The manner in which the Waratahs put the Blues away will pile heaps of doubt of Blues coach David Nucifora who was already feeling the heat of coaching a team with many All Blacks and sitting 11th on the log.


Such was the dominance of the Waratahs that Rokocoko rarely saw the ball and when he did get a chance to impress in the final minutes he dropped the ball and knocked on. Graeme Henry and Steve Hansen will have their work cut out for them this year if the performances of the All Blacks in the Blues team are anything to go by.


The Tahs were impressive in all factions of their game and their forwards get better each week. The link between the line and the pack Chris Whitaker celebrated his 100th Super 12/14 cap and nearly scored a try only to be tackled chest high in front of the posts.


In the 66th minute Wendell Sailor scored his try by jumping at the tryline against Brent Ward who didnt seem bother to jump for the ball which gifted the Waratahs the try and the bonus point.


The only bad point to a great night for the Waratahs was the departure of Mat Rogers who had to leave the field with what looked like a broken rib where he will be likely to miss the next two matches.


Next week the Waratahs host the Cheetahs and the Blues will host the Bulls.


Scorers


Waratahs


Tries
Freier
Tuquiri
Hewat
Sailor
Conversions
Hewat 4
Penalties
Hewat 5


Blues

Penalties
McAlister 9


Teams


Waratahs
15 Peter Hewat, 14 Wendell Sailor, 13 Morgan Turinui, 12 Shaun Berne, 11 Lote Tuqiri, 10 Mat Rogers, 9 Chris Whitaker (c), 8 David Lyons, 7 Phil Waugh, 6 Wycliff Palu, 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 Stephen Hoiles, 20 Brett Sheehan, 21 Daniel Halangahu, 22 Sam Norton-Knight.


Blues
15 Isa Nacewa, 14 Vili Waqaseduadua, 13 Anthony Tuitavake, 12 Luke McAlister, 11 Joe Rokocoko, 10 Tasesa Lavea, 9 John Senio; 8 Nick Williams, 7 Angus Macdonald, 6 Troy Flavell, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Greg Rawlinson, 3 John Afoa, 2 Keven Mealamu (c), 1 Tony Woodcock.


Reserves: 16 Tim Dow, 17 Saimone Taumoepeau, 18 Anthony Boric, 19 Kurtis Haiu, 20 Junior Poluleuligaga, 21 Rua Tipoki, 22 Brent Ward.

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