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Hurricanes beat Waratahs in Sydney

The second Super Rugby match on Saturday in Round 16 is in Sydney where the Waratahs host the Hurricanes in a crucial match for both teams.

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We are waiting for the kick off.

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

The teams are on the field.

Beauden Barrett kicks off and the match is underway.

1.00: The Waratahs take the ball into touch after the kick off giving the Hurricanes a line out. The Hurricanes win the line out but at the first breakdown Will Skelton rips the ball away from the Hurricanes and the ball goes out to Bernard Foley who is tackled and loses the ball forward.

2.00: The Hurricanes win the scrum and boot the ball upfield. The ball is kicked back and forth and the Hurricanes decide to run it.

4.00: Penalty to the Hurricanes as Phipps kicks the ball back into the scrum. The Canes tap it but the Waratahs are not back 10 so they get the penalty again. Barrett will have a shot at the posts.

5.00: Barrett takes the penalty kick but misses.

6.00: The Hurricanes get the ball on the wing and Savea makes ground. He is caught but the Hurricanes keep the ball alive and work it to in front of the posts. The Waratahs win the ball and clear it.

7.00: The Hurricanes counter attack and go through 8 phases. The Waratahs are caught offside. They get a team warning for a third high tackle.

8.00: Barrett takes the penalty kick and nails it.

10.00: Dane Coles gets the ball on the wing and races down the sideline. He is caught and the Waratahs turn the ball over and counter attack. The ball goes into touch. A fight breaks out and then slowly dies down. The Hurricanes get the put in.

12.00: After the line out the Hurricanes win a penalty. Barrett lines up the kick,. He nails this one too.

16.00: The Hurricanes win a line out, they go wide and Cory Jane chip kick and chases. Beauden Barrett gets to the ball and dives over to score. TRY!

18.00: Barrett’s conversion kick is way off.

21.00: The Hurricanes attack on the wing again. The Waratahs manage to slow the attack and win a penalty.  Foley kicks for touch.

23.00: The Hurricanes win a scrum in their 22 and run it out. On the second phase a pass goes loose and they have to run back for the ball, Cory Jane runs it out and is just about to clear it and is tackled. Knock on. Matt Proctor has to come off injured.

26.00: The Waratahs win the scrum and they go through 78 phases. They change sides and Taqele Naiyaravoro scores in the corner.

27.00: Foley takes the conversion kick as the rain begins to pour down. He nails it.

29.00: Penalty to the Hurricanes from the ruck. The Hurricanes kick for touch. The Waratahs win the line out and clear.

32.00: The Hurricanes knock on. Problems with the scrum completing start to eat up time.

34.00: After a couple of resets the Waratahs win a penalty for collapsing. Foley kicks for touch.

35.00: The Waratahs win the line out and run at the Hurricanes. After a couple of phases they knock on in the wet.  The TMO is called in to review some potential foul play. Skelton is seen to have a light shoulder charge on Brad Shields. Nothing in it really so the game resumes with a scrum.

35.00: The scrum collapses.

36.00: The Hurricanes win the scrum and run the ball up to the half way line. They kick across to Julian Savea and catch the Waratahs offside. Penalty to the Hurricanes on the halfway line. Barrett kicks for touch.

38.00: The Hurricanes win the line out. They go through several phases and the ball is kicked back behind the Waratahs. Phipps gets the ball and passes to Foley who drops the ball. TJ Pernara pounces on the ball and looks to have scored. The TMO reviews the try. Perenara knocked the ball back and since Phipps carried the ball over the Hurricanes have a 5m scrum.

39.00: The Waratahs win the ball and then a penalty from the scrum. Big shove. Foley kicks for touch and the line out just after the siren.

40.00: Waratahs win the line out. They go through 2 phases and win a penalty for collapsing the maul. Foley kicks for touch again.

42.00: The Waratahs win the line out again. They win another penalty for collapsing the maul. The TMO is called in for a high tackle on Foley by Willis Halaholo.  Halaholo is yellow carded. Waratahs will have a shot.

43.00: Foley lines up and takes the shot. He nails it.

It’s half time.

The half time score was Waratahs 10 Hurricanes 11

Bernard Foley kicks of and the second half is underway. Andrew Kellaway chases and forces the Hurricanes to knock on.

42.00: The Waratahs go through 7 phases on attack in the Hurricanes 22. They get the ball to Israel Folau who takes two defenders over and scores. TRY!

44.00: Foley slots the conversion.

45.00: High tackle by the Waratahs. The Hurricanes – who are still a man down – kick for touch.

The Hurricanes win the line out and use the maul. They drive towards the line and use the pick and go. Five then six phases. On the 7th phase the Waratahs turn the ball over and kick upfield.

47.00: Despite being a man down the Hurricanes get the overlap out wide and Cory Jane goes in to score. TRY!

49.00: Barrett slots the conversion. Hurricanes lead just as Halaholo comes back on.

53.00: The Waratahs knock on forcing a scrum. The scrum collapses so it has to be reset.

54.00: The Hurricanes win the scrum – Victor Vito managed to get the ball out even though Phipps was on his back. The Waratahs concede a penalty for going off the feet after two phases. Barrett will have a shot.

56.00: Barrett slots the penalty and extends the lead.

57.00:  Taqele Naiyaravoro takes out Barrett in the air and he lands on his shoulder. Naiyaravoro is yellow carded. Barrett kicks for touch with the penalty.

60.00: The Hurricanes stretch the Wartatahs on the wing as Julian Savea goes for the corner and scores. TRY!

61.00: Barrett takes the conversion kick and he nails it.

63.00: The Waratahs are on the attack and they get to the 5m line. Chris Eves goes in low with a tackle and goes down. The whistle goes as he may be out cold. The game resumes with a Waratahs scrum on the Hurricanes 5m line. The Hurricanes defend after the Waratahs win the scrum and attack. The Waratahs have another scrum. The TMO is called in for a potential neck roll. nothing comes of it.

66.00: The Waratahs pass the ball down the line and it goes to ground. Barrett gets a boot to it and the ball goes well downfield.

67.00: The Hurricanes win the line out and the ball is kicked out by Waratahs 5m line.

68.00: Barrett goes for a drop goal but misses.

70.00: The Waratahs kick deep and set up a line out on the Hurricanes 22. The Hurricanes win the line out and kick deep.

72.00: Naiyaravoro goes for the corner but the Hurricanes manage to push him into touch before he gets over.

73.00: The Hurricanes go long with a line out – too long. The Waratahs pounce on the ball and almost score but for a knock on.

76.00: The Waratahs are upping the intensity. They are playing the game in the Hurricanes 22. They knock on.

78.00: The Hurricanes win a scrum in their half. They kick and chase. The Waratahs get the ball and try to attack from deep.

79.00: The Hurricanes turn the ball over and Barrett almost gets through but he drops the ball on his foot and misses it. The Waratahs get the ball and try to run but they also knock on.

80.00: The siren sounds. We go back for the knock.

81.00: The Hurricanes win the scrum but they knock on.

The Hurricanes have won.

The full time score is Waratahs 17 (10)  Hurricanes 28 (11)


Tries -T. Naiyaravoro, I.Folau
Pen – B.Foley
Con – B.Foley 2
Drop –
Cards –  T.Naiyaravoro (57th min yellow)

Tries – B.Barrett, C.Jane, J.Savea
Pen – B.Barrett 3
Con -B.Barrett 2
Drop –
Cards – W.Halaholo (42nd minute yellow)

Match Officials
Referee: Chris Pollock
Assistant Ref 1:Andrew Lees
Assistant Ref 2: James Leckie
TMO :Ian Smith



Paddy Ryan , Tatafu Polota-Nau , Tom Robertson , David Dennis (VC), Will Skelton, Dean Mumm, Michael Hooper (C), Wycliff Palu , Nick Phipps, Bernard Foley, Matt Carraro , Rob Horne, Israel Folau, Taqele Naiyaravoro, Andrew Kellaway ,

Replacements: Hugh Roach , Jeremy Tilse , Angus Ta’avao, Sam Lousi , Jack Dempsey, Matt Lucas, David Horwitz, Reece Robinson


15 James Marshall , 14 Cory Jane , 13 Matt Proctor , 12 Willis Halaholo , 11 Julian Savea , 10 Beauden Barrett , 9 TJ Perenara (vc) , 8 Victor Vito , 7 Ardie Savea , 6 Brad Shields , 5 Michael Fatialofa , 4 Vaea Fifita , 3 Chris Eves , 2 Dane Coles (c) , 1 Reggie Goodes

Replacements: Ricky Riccitelli, Ben May, Loni Uhila, Mark Abbott, Callum Gibbins, Jamison Gibson Park, Willis Halaholo, Jason Woodward.


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