Waratahs move into top four


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The Waratahs moved into the top four of the Super 14 with a fairly comfortable 31-16 win over the Sharks at Aussie Stadium in Sydney. The Waratahs outscored the Sharks three tries to one to pick up their third win in four matches. For a long time it looked like the Waratahs were going to get the Bonus point buit in the end they were denied.

Lote Tuqiri had a good game but the turning point of the match came when Mat Rogers came on as a substitution. Once Rogers was on the pace of the game picked and the Waratahs would have been sure to score had there not been a few handling errors.

Lote Tuquiri, Shaun Berne & Stephen Hoiles all managed to get over the tryline for the Waratahs while the only perosn to get over the tryline for the Sharks was Percy Montgomery who is having a great season and this was his fifth try making him level with Fa’atau of the Hurricanes at the time of writing.

The Waratahs spent most of the last 10 minutes of the match on the Sharks line desperate for the extra bonus point.

The Waratahs host the Cats in Sydney next week

Final score

Waratahs 31 Sharks 16




Hewat 2

Hewat 4




Pienaar 3


Waratahs vs Sharks

Waratahs: Sam Norton-Knight, Peter Hewat, Morgan Turinui, Shaun Berne, Lote Tuqiri, Daniel Halangahu, Chris Whitaker (c), David Lyons, Phil Waugh (v-c), Wycliff Palu, Daniel Vickerman, Alex Kanaar, Al Baxter, Adam Freier, Benn Robinson.

Reserves: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Troy Takiari, Will Caldwell, Stephen Hoiles, Brett Sheehan, Mat Rogers, Ben Jacobs.

Sharks: 15. Percy Montgomery, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Waylon Murray, 12. Andries Strauss, 11. Brent Russell, 10. Bradley Barritt, 9. Ruan Pienaar, 8. Jacques Botes, 7. AJ Venter (c), 6. Solly Tyibilika, 5. Albert van den Berg, 4. Johann Muller, 3. Brendon Botha, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Danie Saayman

Reserves: 16. Skipper Badenhorst, 17. Deon Carstens, 18. Johan Ackermann, 19. Braam Immelman, 20. Sandile Nxumalo, 21. Gcobani Bobo, 22. Dusty Noble

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