Waratahs take the bite out the Sharks



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This was a live score update – Full report to follow.




It wasn’t that long ago when these two teams faced each other (week 11). The Waratahs started slowy and pulled away from the Sharks in the second half and scored four tries in the match while the Sharks scored one late try.

Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Saturday May 24
(New Zealand match officials)
Referee: Bryce Lawrence
Assistant Ref 1: Lyndon Bray
Assistant Ref 2: Kelvin Deaker
TMO: G. Newman
Head-to-Head: Played 13, Waratahs 7, Sharks 5, Drawn 1
In Sydney: Played 7, Waratahs 5, Sharks 2
This season: Round 11, April 26: Waratahs 25-10 Sharks at Sydney Football Stadium


Note. The Sharks have replaced AJ Venter with Epi Taione


Match Detail


0.00: We are waiting for the kick off.


The match is underway.


3.00: The Sharks scored the first points of the match as Ruan Pienaar slotted  a drop-kick. The crowd lets the Sharks know they disapprove.


 5.00: Adam Freier seems to be getting on the wrong side of referee Bryce Lawrence.


6.00: The Sharks get good ball but Epi Taione knocks on.


8.00: The Waratahs go on attack but Palu knocks on.


11.00: The Beast gives away a penalty so Kurtley Beale takes a shot at goal for the penalty. He misses.


13.00: Rory Kockott gets into trouble with Dean Mumm so there is a bit of the old hows your father after a knock on.


16.00: The Waratahs make a breakthrough as Rocky Elsom blasts though but a penalty is awarded – Epi Taione is the offender.


17.00: Kurtley Beale slots the penalty.


18.00: The Waratahs spot a hole behind the Sharks Taione gets back and knocks on. He is not having a good game at all.


20.00:  The youngster Rob Horne is penalised for a lifting tackle on Frans Steyn. The Sharks go for the line-out.


23.00: The match has been fairly even so far.


25.00: Bismarck du Plessis snuffs another line-out and the ball gets to Lote Tuqiri who shows great pace and leaves the Sharks defence behind to score the first try.


26.00: Kurtley Beale slots the conversion. Waratahs captain Phil Waugh is struggling with a right leg injury. he may be forced to come off.


29.00: Dean Mumm has a great run which sets up a try on the far side for Rob Horne. The Tahs even had Palu extra on the wing.


30.00: Kurtley Beale’s conversion hits the post from the corner.  


33.00: The match is being won at the breakdown. The Waratahs defence is also holding strong. Adam Freier goes down injured.


37.00: The Waratahs give away a penalty so Frans Steyn takes the kick and slots it.


38.00: Ruan Pienaar has another shot at goal with a drop kick but misses.


40.02: The Siren goes for half time.


The half time score is Waratahs 15 Sharks 6


The second half is underway.


40.50: The Waratahs get the perfect start as Kurtley Beale scores a try for the home team.


Not that it matters now but the Waratahs would normally now be in the hunt for the bonus point try.


42.00: Kurtley Beale missed the conversion.


44.00: The Waratahs get another try as  Luke Burgess break free from behind the scrum.


45.00: Kurtley Beale missed the conversion again.


46.00: Ryan Kankowski has one of his great runs but is caught by a Waratahs team that is now playing with confidence.


47.00: Epi Taione comes off as he makes his fifth handling error.  Jean Deysel comes on.


54.00: The Sharks give a penalty away so Kurtley Beale takes the kick but misses again.


56.00: The Waratahs set up camp in the Sharks 25 and work the ball from side to side and Kockott gives away a penalty. The Tahs run the ball and it gets turned over by both teams.  


59.00: Good ball from the Sharks sees them put togther 12 phases until free kick is given. Kockott runs it and is stopped dead on the line and bent over backwards by Tuquiri.


60.00: Phil Waugh comes off for the Tahs as the Sharks enjoy their best period of play in the match so far.


65.00: Tom Carter comes off and Timana Tahu comes on for the Waratahs.


68.00: Dean Mumm comes off as does the Beast for the Sharks.


69.00: The Sharks come oh so close to scoring a try after Ryan Kankowski run but Carter gets back and stops the try.


70.00: The Sharks look to have scored a try Craig Burden scores a try with his elbow. The TV refs approves.


71.00: Rory Kockott slots the conversion via a drop goal.


73.00: Tahu has a great run and sets up a try but Rocky Elsom knocks the ball on.  


74.00: The Shakrs have enjoyed 57 % of the possession which indicates the strength of the Waratahs defence.


75.00: The Waratahs set up great attacking position but Beale knocks on and stuffs the move. Freier comes off.


78.00: Kurtley Beale tries to make up for his mistakes with the boot by sending over a drop goal and slots it. That must be the death of the Sharks.


80.01: The Siren and whistle goes for full time.


The Full time Score is Waratahs 28 Sharks 13


Full report to follow.





Tries – Lote Tuqiri, Rob Horne, Kurtley Beale ,Luke Burgess

Pen – Kurtley Beale

Con – Kurtley Beale
Drop – Kurtley Beale



Tries – Craig Burden

Pen – Frans Steyn

Con – Rory Kockott
Drop – Ruan Pienaar




1. Benn Robinson ,2. Adam Freier, 3. Al Baxter, 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. Rob Horne, 14. Lachie Turner,
15. Sam Norton-Knight


Reserves: 16. Al Manning, 17. Matt Dunning, 18. Will Caldwell, 19. Beau Robinson, 20. Brett Sheehan, 21. Matt Carraro, 22. Timana Tahu.


15. Stefan Terblanche, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Adrian Jacobs, 12. Francois Steyn, 11. JP Pietersen, 10. Ruan Pienaar, 9. Rory Kockott, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Epi Taione, 6. Jacques Botes, 5. Johann Muller ( Capt ), 4. Steven Sykes , 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Tendai (the Beast) Mtawarira

Replacements: 16. Craig Burden, 17. Deon Carstens, 18. Albert van den Berg, 19. Jean Deysel, 20. AN.Other, 21. Bradley Barritt, 22. Waylon Murray.

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