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Waratahs beat Chiefs in Sydney


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The second Super Rugby match in Round 14 this weekend is in Sydney where the Waratahs host the Chiefs at Allianz Stadium.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

In the meantime why not have a look at the match preview.

The Waratahs ( Bernard Foley) kick off and the match is underway.

0.35 Penalty to the Waratahs. Michael Hooper and Sam Cane show some aggression towards each other. It dies down.

2.00: Foley takes the kick and he nails it. The Waratahs lead.

3.00: The Chiefs go through 8 phases on attack in the Waratahs half. They keep the ball moving through 11 phases.

4.On the 15th phase the Chiefs chip the ball ahead and chase. Israel Folau gets back and dots the ball down. Chiefs 5m scrum.

6.00: The Chiefs win the scrum and attack. They are stopped but recycle and go through three more phases. There is a knock on.

8.00: The Chiefs win the scrum and go wide. The ball goes past Damien McKenzie but Israel Folau races away. McKenzie catches him but it’s too late and Folau dives over and scores. TRY !

10.00: From outwide Foley adds the conversion and the Waratahs have made a perfect start. Folau is the first Waratahs to score against the Chiefs in consecutive games.

12.00: The Chiefs win a line out and chip the ball through. Nick Phipps goes for the ball and gets it BUT he loses it and  Seta Tamanivalu pounces on it and scores. The TMO confirms. It’s a TRY!

13.00: Cruden takes the conversion but he misses.

15.00: The Chiefs are keeping the Waratahs under pressure as they send wave after wave of attack at the Waratahs.

18.00: McKenzie slips through on the outside and offloads to Aaron Cruden who goes over and scores. TRY!

20.00: Cruden misses the conversion and the scores are level.

21.00: The Refs assistant comes in to report Sam Cane holding a player (obstruction)  so the Waratahs have a penalty.

22.00: Foley’s penalty shot is wide.

23.00: The Waratahs get caught holding on so the Chiefs have a penalty in their half. Cruden kicks for touch and the line out.

25.00: Wycliff Palu is yellow carded for a neck roll. The Chiefs will kick for posts with the penalty. McKenzie will take the shot. His kick is short.

27.00: Tatafu Polota-Nau steals the ball and breaks out. The Waratahs make ground but the ball is taken into touch. The line out is taken quickly but the whistle goes as the ball goes dead. A bit of niggle breaks out but dies down. Chiefs scrum.

30.00: The Chiefs go through five phases and James Lowe slips a pass out to the wing and the Chiefs get to the 5m line where they are just stopped short and the ball goes into touch.

31.00: The Waratahs win the line out and Foley clears.

33.00: Penalty to the Chiefs. McKenzie takes the shot and this one he nails. The Chiefs lead for the first time.

72% of the match has been played in the Waratahs half.

35.00: Palu comes back on. There is a knock on which is initially ruled in favour of the Chiefs but the decision is overturned when it is seen on the big screen. The Waratahs get the scrum.

36.00: The Waratahs win the scrum and attack from inside their half.

37.00: Penalty for not releasing in their half for the Waratahs. They kick for touch and the line out.

39.00: From the line out the Waratahs run the ball and Will Skelton crashes through and then offloads to Michael Hooper who races for the line and scores. TRY!

40.00: Foley adds the conversion.

It’s half time.

The half time score was Waratahs 17 Chiefs 13

The Chiefs kick off and the second half is underway.

The Chiefs press the Waratahs back in their half.

44.00: The Waratahs win a penalty after a line out. Foley kicks it out too far. The Chiefs take it quick and boot it upfield.

45.00: Folau kicks the ball back to the Chiefs who return it with interest and set up a line out about 10m out.

48.00: The Chiefs go through 9 phases and get the ball to the Wartatahs 5m line. They go wide and on the 12th phase Nathan Harris slips over in the corner. TRY!

49.00: McKenzie misses the conversion but the Chiefs are back in front.

51.00: The Waratahs stretch the Chiefs after getting into their 22. Hooper sends a long pass out and Andrew Kellaway goes for the line and scores. TRY ! The TMO confirms. The break was created by an Israel Folau break. Waratahs back in front.

52.00: Foley adds the conversion.

53.00: The Waratahs work the ball 75m upfield after Phipps breaks. The Waratahs offload as they go and keep going at the Chiefs and Hooper goes over and scores. TRY!

55.00: Foley adds the conversion. First career double for Hooper.

58.00: The Waratahs are slicing through the Chiefs. Dean Mumm almost gets away to score but is just stopped. The ball is recycled and is taken into touch. Horne comes off for the Tahs.

62.00: The Waratahs set up a 5m scrum in front of the posts. The scrum collapses so has to be reset.

The Waratahs win the scrum and Phipps passes to Folau who gets the ball off the ground and scores. The TMO checks. The ball didnt go forward off the ground so it’s a TRY!

63.00: Foley adds the conversion and that is three unaswered tries.

66.00: The Chiefs are not done yet. Cruden chips the ball to the corner and Toni Pulu chases and gets the ball and scores in the corner. TRY!

68.00: McKenzie takes the conversion kick and McKenzie nails it.

72.00: The Waratahs are holding on to the ball to ensure the Chiefs can’t play. They win a penalty and Foley signals that he will kick for posts. He steals a meter when the ref turns his back. Even if he misses the he will have used up time. Foley misses.

74.00: The Chiefs almost get an Andrew Horrell intercept but the chance is lost.

75.00: Matt Carraro is down which pauses the match.

76.00: The Waratahs win the scrum. Dave Dennis creates the break and the ball goes to Jack Dempsey who beats three tackles and scores. TRY!

78.00: Foley adds the conversion.

79.00: Matt Carraro has come off so the Waratahs will finish with 14 players – no more replacements.

The siren sounds but the Waratahs play on.

The ball is taken into touch.

Thats it. Waratahs win.

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The full time score is Waratahs 45 (17) Chiefs 25 (13) 


Tries – I.Folau 2, M.Hooper 2, A.Kellaway, J.Dempsey
Pen – B.Foley
Con – B.Foley 5
Drop –
Cards – W. Palu (25th min yellow)

Tries – S.Tamanivalu, A.Cruden, N.Harris. T.Pulu
Pen – D.McKenzie
Con – D.McKenzie
Drop –
Cards –

Attendance : 18175

Match Officials
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 1:Jaco van Heerden
Assistant Ref 2:Ed Martin
TMO : Peter Marshall



1. Paddy Ryan , 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau , 3. Tom Robertson, 4. Dave Dennis (VC), ,5. Will Skelton, 6. Dean Mumm, 7. Michael Hooper (C), 8. Wycliff Palu , 9. Nick Phipps, 10. Bernard Foley , 11. Zac Guildford , 12. Rob Horne , 13. Israel Folau, 14. Matt Carraro , 15. Andrew Kellaway

Replacements: 16. Hugh Roach , 17. Jeremy Tilse, 18. Angus Ta’avao , 19. Sam Lousi , 20. Jack Dempsey , 21. Matt Lucas , 22. David Horwitz , 23. Reece Robinson ,


1. Mitchell Graham 2. Nathan Harris, 3. Hiroshi Yamashita , 4. Dominic Bird , 5. Brodie Retallick , 6. Taleni Seu , 7. Sam Cane (cc), 8. Tom Sanders , 9. Brad Weber , 10. Aaron Cruden(cc), 11. James Lowe, 12. Anton Lienert-Brown , 13. Seta Tamanivalu , 14. Toni Pulu , 15. Damian McKenzie

Replacements : 16. Hika Elliot , 17. Kane Hames , 18. Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, 19. Michael Allardice, 20. Lachlan Boshier, 21. Kayne Hammington, 22. Andrew Horrell, 23. Sam Vaka

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