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- 19th Apr 2013
- KO 10:40
- Ground: Allianz Stadium
Waratahs v Chiefs - Live
Full time Waratahs 25 Chiefs 20
80 The Waratahs set up several phases inside their half with their forwards. They're running down the clock and when he sees an opportunity, McKibbin kicks the ball into touch! That clinches the win for the home side! It was a close affair but in the end, they deserve the win as they were in the lead for large parts of this game. The Chiefs will be wondering how they lost that match after coming so close with that late Tameifuna try. But in the end, the 'Tahs were hungrier and clinched the win in fine style!
78 CONVERSION, WARATAHS, MCKIBBIN! 25-20. McKibbin adds another two-pointer to extend his side's lead!
77 TRY, WARATAHS, ULUGIA! 23-20. The Tahs launch an attack inside the Chiefs' 22 and John Ulugia runs onto a pass from Foley and bursts through a tackle from Tameifuna before scoring under the posts!
75 The 'Tahs infringe at a ruck just inside the Chiefs' half and Charlie Ngatai steps up to take a shot at goal. His effort has the distance but is well wide of the target.
73 CONVERSION, CHIEFS, ANSCOMBE! 18-20. Anscombe adds the extras to give the visitors the lead for the first time in the match!
72 TRY, CHIEFS, TAMEIFUNA! 18-18. Ben Tameifuna picks up and goes, from close quarters, and swivels through two tackles before scoring under the posts!
71 The Chiefs attack close to the 'Tahs' try-line but the home side are defending resiliently! The visitors eventually get a luck break when Dave Dennis knocks on a loose ball!
69 Tatafu Polota-Nau makes a fine tackle on Masaga and proceeeds to win a crucial turnover for the hosts!
67 The Chiefs try to attack from a scrum but Augustine Pulu knocks on a pass from Messam!
64 McKibbin gets a chance to regain his side's eight-point lead,after several Chiefs forwards are pinned for going off their feet at a ruck. His effort is wideo f the mark, however!
62 PENALTY, CHIEFS, ANSCOMBE! 18-13. Anscombe narrows the gap, from the kicking tee, after the hosts are penalised for being offside.
61 Fritz Lee gets in over the 'Tahs' line but is held up by a desperate tackle from Foley!
60 The Chiefs try to attack from a line-out on the edge of the 'Tahs' 22 but Kane Douglas does well when he wins the ball on the visitors' throw-in!
58 Anscombe runs onto a pass from Messam and weaves his way through the home side's defence! He beats four defenders before Folau bundles him into touch close to the Waratahs' try-line!
56 PENALTY, CHIEFS, ANSCOMBE! 18-10. Anscombe adds another three-pointer after the 'Tahs are pinned for being offside.
54 The 'Tahs try to attack, from deep inside their 22 but Benn Robinson knocks on a pass from McKibbin. The Chiefs try to attack from the resulting scrum when Cruden launches a cross kick for Asaeli Tikoirotuma to chase but Folau does brilliantly when he gathers the ball and runs it into touch!
51 PENALTY, WARATAHS, MCKIBBIN! 18-7. McKibbin adds another three-pointer to extend his side's lead!
49 CONVERSION, CHIEFS, ANSCOMBE! 15-7. Anscombe adds the easy two-pointer to narrow the gap!
48 TRY, CHIEFS, ANSCOMBE! 15-5. Aaron Cruden sells two defenders a dummy before offloading to Anscombe, who scores under the posts!
46 Leonard puts a grubber kick through for Masaga to chase, but, unfortunately for the Chiefs, the ball rolls into touch.
44 YELLOW CARD, WARATAHS, TIMANI. The Tahs go a man down after Timani is sent to the bin for a high, late tackle.
42 Gareth Anscombe tries to put his team onto the attack with a kick across the field. His effort is a poor one and sails directly into touch about five metres inside his half.
40 Bernard Foley gets the second half started with a deep, hanging kick which Michael Fitzgerald gathers. on the edge of his 22. The Chiefs set up a couple of phases before Aaron Cruden boots the ball upfield.
Half-Time Waratahs 15 Chiefs 0
40 Gareth Anscombe gets a chance to score the visitors' first points after Adam Ashley-Cooper is penalised for being offside. His kick is a poor one and well wide of the upright. That's the final act of the match as referee Craig Joubert blows his whistle to signal half-time. Both sides have shown great improvisation on attack but the Waratahs have committed much less errors which gives them a deserved lead. Don't go away! We'll be back in 10 minutes with the second half.
39 CONVERSION, WARATAHS, MCKIBBIN! 15-0. McKibbin adds the extras to push his side further in front!
38 TRY, WARATAHS, FOLAU! 13-0. Bernard Foley launches a cross-kick and Israel Folau beats Masaga and Anscombe in the air and gets in for the try!
35 Ashley-Cooper takes the ball into contact but is knocked backwards by a huge hit from Liam Messam!
33 Ngatai spots a gap behind the Waratahs' defence and puts a grubber kick through which rolls into touch just inside the home side's half.
31 McKibbin gets an opportunity to extend his side's lead after Ben Tameifuna infringes at a ruck but, like Anscombe, his effort also hits the upright!
29 The Chiefs are awarded a penalty, after the 'Tahs infringe at a ruck, but Gareth Anscombe's effort hits an upright!
27 Foley tries to put his team on the attack with a tactical kick. His effort is wayward, however, and goes directly into touch.
25 Despite battling to get points on the board, the Chiefs are staying true to their attacking style by running from all areas of the field. The home side's defence is well organised, however, and meet them head on, on each occasion.
22 The Chiefs attack inside the 'Tahs' 22 and take the ball through 12 phases before Brendon leonard knocks on after taking a big hit from Kane Douglas!
19 There's a long break in play as Andrew Horrell receives medical attention. He is eventually forced to leave the field with what looks like a serious ankle injury.
18 The chiefs try to strike back and take the ball through several phases inside the 'Tahs' half. The visitors lose possession, however, when Ben Tameifuna is pinned for holding onto the ball on the ground.
15 TRY, WARATAHS, CRAWFORD! 8-0. Cam Crawford gets his first ever Super Rugby try after brilliant work from Adam Ashley-Cooper, who tears the Chiefs defence to shreds, with a fine line break before offloading to the young wing!
12 Israel Folau takes an outside gap which catches the Chiefs' defence napping! Charlie Ngatai does well to haul him in but Folau gets a back-handed pass away to Crawford.
10 The Waratahs launch an attack from inside their half but lose possession when Sitaleki Timani knocks on a poor pass from Peter Betham.
8 Michael Hooper makes a break and offloads to Rob Horne who pins his ears back and gheads towards the try-line! He is stopped just short of the lnie by a brilliant cover tackle from Andrew Horrell!
7 Bernard Foley puts the ball into touch, 10 metres from the Chiefs' 22 after the visitors are pinned for being offside.
5 The game has started at a hectic pace, with both sides throwing the ball around. Charlie Ngatai makes a break and puts Lelia Masaga into space! The wing heads towards the try-line but is tackled into touch by Cam Crawford!
3 PENALTY, WARATAHS, MCKIBBIN! 3-0. Brendan McKibbin opens the scoring with a penalty after Brodie Retallick fails to roll away at a ruck.
Kick-off Aaron Cruden gets us underway! His kick is gathered by Sitaleki Timani who sets up a ruck five metres outside his 22.
Team news Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has made several changes to his starting XV after last weekend's defeat to the Reds. There are six personnel changes and two positional ones. Former All Blacks scrum-half Brendon Leonard will wear the number nine jersey for the first time this season and takes over from Augustine Pulu, who drops to the bench. Andrew Horrell replaces Gareth Anscombe at full-back, Lelia Masaga comes in for Tim Nanai-Williams on the right wing and Charlie Ngatai starts in the midfield, with Richard Kahui moving to inside centre. In the pack, Fritz Lee comes back in at number eight in a re-jigged back three, while Pauliasi Manu is selected at loosehead prop in place of Toby Smith.
Team news Waratahs boss Michael Cheika has handed rookie Cam Crawford his Super Rugby starting debut on the right wing. Amongst the forwards, hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau and number eight Wycliff Palu return to the starting line-up.
Welcome Good day and welcome to the Allianz Stadium in Sydney for this Super Rugby hit out between our hosts, the Waratahs, and the Chiefs. We'll return shortly with team news!
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