Super Rugby

Hurricanes beat Waratahs in Sydney




The Waratahs have played the Hurricanes 22 times in Super rugby since 1996 and they have won 10 matches and lost 12.

There have been no draws between the sides.

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  • The Hurricanes have won four of their last six games against the Waratahs, including their last two on the bounce; the last time they won more was a three-game stretch in 2005/06.
  • The Waratahs have won their last two games at home against New Zealand opposition -both against the Highlanders -including a come-from-behind qualifying final victory in their last such fixture.
  • The Hurricanes have won nine of their last 11 games in Australia; however, they’ll be aiming to avoid back-to-back defeats in the country for the first time since May 2014 after a 24-12 defeat to the Brumbies in their most recent fixture there.
  • Only the Crusaders (51) conceded fewer points in the last 20 minutes of matches last season than the Hurricanes (90), while the Waratahs conceded the fourth-fewest in this period (101).
  • No fly-half made more clean breaks last season than the Waratah’s Bernard Foley (19).

Match detail

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The Waratahs kick off and the match is underway.

1.00: Penalty to the Waratahs for hands in the ruck. Bernard Foley will have a shot at the posts.

2.00: Foley nails the kick and the Waratahs lead.

5.00: The Hurricanes win the ball from a line out. After a couple of phases they kick high and across the field. The Waratahs get to the ball but concede a penalty.

7.00: Jordie Barrett will have a shot at the posts. He nails it. The scores are level.

11.00: The Waratahs are awarded another penalty. This one is almost in front. Foley lines up the posts. He nails it and the Waratahs lead again.

15.00: Another penalty to the Waratahs. Foley lines up another kick and nails it.

17.00: Another penalty to the Waratahs. The Hurricanes get a warning as they have conceded 6 penalties so far. The next player will be in the bin. Foley kicks to the corner.

19.00: The Waratahs win the line out and attack in the corner but Hurricanes Perenara and Blackwell put in a try saving tackle on Harry Johnson-Holmes. The Waratahs will have a 5m scrum.

22.00: The Hurricanes push the Waratahs back to the half way line.

26.00: The Waratahs try to run the ball back into the Hurricanes half but as they start to get some rhythm they knock on.

28.00: The Hurricanes win the scrum and go for the corner with a run from Jordie Barrett but the ball is lost in the final tackle.

31.00; Penalty to the Hurricanes outside the Waratahs 22. They kick for touch.

34.00: The Waratahs get a formal warning for infringements. The Hurricanes have a penalty. They take the line out option.

35.00: The Hurricanes work the ball to the line and on the 10th phase they drive over. Ardie Savea scores. TRY! 

36.00: The conversion is added by Fletcher Smith and the Hurricanes lead.

38.00: Penalty to the Waratahs against Jordie Barrett for tackling a player in the air. Foley lines up the kick and nails it. Waratahs lead again.

40.00: The siren sounds for half time. The ball goes dead so it is half time. Just the one try in the opening half.

It’s half time.

The half time score was Waratahs 12 Hurricanes 10

The Hurricanes kick off and the second half is underway.

41.00: The Hurricanes make a strong start by attacking the Waratahs in their half but they concede a penalty.

42.00: The Waratahs break out from inside their half. The ball is sent wide to Israel Folau who makes lots of ground and then offloads to Curtis Rona who scores in the corner – TRY!

43.00: Foley takes the conversion and he edges it past the posts.

48.00: The Waratahs look to run the ball down the wing but the ball is lost forward in the tackle. The Hurricanes win a scrum but then the Hurricanes are given a free kick from the scrum for early engagement.

50.00: Penalty against the Waratahs. The Waratahs get “a warning that the next one will put them back on a warning”.

51.00: Barrett takes the penalty kick and nails it.

57.00: Penalty against the Waratahs from the scrum. “Not holding your weight”. The Hurricanes clear the ball into touch.

61.00: Rob Simmons comes off for the Waratahs. The Hurricanes win a line out on the Waratahs 22. They go through four phases and get into the Tahs 22 but then the home side turn the ball over.

64.00: Penalty to the Hurricanes for not releasing. Barrett sends the ball well downfield setting up a line out in the Tahs 22.

66.00: The Hurricanes win the line out. They go through six phases and they go over the line and score. TRY. But wait the TMO will check it. Try is disallowed for a elbow charge on Hooper in the build up. No try. The Waratahs clear the ball into touch.

69.00: The Hurricanes attack down the wing again. Big Ben Lam crashes over in the corner and slams the ball down. The TMO will check the try. The replay reveals he is in touch – no try.

71.00: The Hurricanes have a scrum inside the Waratahs 22. It collapses and has to be reset.

73.00: The Hurricanes get the advantage from the scrum – collapsing. When the ball goes into touch they are called back and they go for the line out -5m out.

74.00: The Hurricanes win the line out and Du’Plessis Kirifi slices through and then powers over the line !! TRY! 

75.00: Barrett takes the conversion kick from in front. He nails it. Hurricanes lead.

77.00: The Waratahs get a scrum in the Hurricanes half. The Waratahs deliver a massive scrum which earns them a penalty. Foley will have a shot at the posts.

78.00: Foley takes the shot and nails it. He misses!

79.00: The siren sounds – the Waratahs have the ball but they are deep in their half.

82.00: The Waratahs try to attack but get pushed back to their tryline. The Waratahs turn the ball over and win a penalty. Foley kicks to the half way line for the line out.

83.00: The Hurricanes tackle a jumper in the air so the Waratahs have another chance. They kick for touch again.

The Hurricanes snatch the line out ball and put it into touch. The Hurricanes have won.

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The full time score is Waratahs 19 (12) Hurricanes 20 (10)


Tries – C.Rona
Pen – B.Foley 4
Con – B.Foley
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – A.Savea, D. Kirifi
Pen – J.Barrett 2
Con – F.Smith, J.Barrett
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1:Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 2:Damon Murphy
TMO :  James Leckie



15 Israel Folau, 14 Alex Newsome, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Karmichael Hunt, 11 Curtis Rona, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Jake Gordon, 8 Jack Dempsey, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Jed Holloway, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Damien Fitzpatrick, 1 Harry Johnson-Holmes

Replacements: 16 Tolu Latu, 17 Rory O’Connor, 18 Chris Talakai, 19 Lachlan Swinton, 20 Will Miller, 21 Mitch Short, 22 Mack Mason, 23 Cam Clark


15 Jordie Barrett, 14. Wes Goosen , 13 Vince Aso , 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Fletcher Smith, 9 TJ Perenara (c), 8 Gareth Evans, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Reed Prinsep, 5 Liam Mitchell, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Jeff To’omaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Chris Eves

Replacements : 16 Dane Coles, 17 Xavier Numia, 18 Ben May, 19 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 James Marshall, 23 Billy Proctor

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