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- 4th May 2013
- KO 16:10
Kings v Waratahs - Live
80 The full-time siren sounds, but the Kings are seeking a a late consolation try. They won't get it though as the ball is lost forward. So, the 'Tahs prevail! That was a serious thumping by the Aussies. And it's back to the drawing board for the Kings having now lost three in a row.
79 CONVERSION, 'TAHS. Lucas adds the conversion... 72-10!
78 TRY, WARATAHS. The visitors chasing their 11th touchdown of the match... will they get it? Yes they will! Over goes another replacement Tom Kingston to add to the Kings' woes.
75 CONVERSION, 'TAHS. Replacement Matt Lucas adds the extras... 65-10!
74 TRY, WARATAHS. Folau on the run! He breaks off one tackle, but gets held in another before he manages to get his offload away to the supporting Volavola who finishes off under the sticks!
72 Du Preez takes it up but Van der Walt loses it in the tackle so the 'Tahs can thump it into touch.Watson carries it up from the line-out and they take it wide again but the Tahs hold up well and it is lost forward by Grey.
68 Kings with a line-out as replacement hooker Virgile Lacombe throws it in. The ball's secured by lock substitute David Bulbring who bounces off Dennis and rumbles another five metres before he's hits the deck.
65 This is the longest the Kings have gone without conceding a try. So they are improving as the clock ticks down. Murray takes a high ball on halfway and the Kings take it through the phases.
62 Petersen brings the crowd (who have stuck around) off their feet as he touches down after taking the ball at pace from Strauss. But the ref calls him back - it was a forward pass.
60 Some good work from Luke Watson puts the Waratahs on the backfoot, and they're pinged for offsides. Catrakilis puts the ball into touch and sets up and attacking line-out 10m from the Waratahs' line.
58 Crawford thinks he's bagged his fourth try of the match after some brilliant work from Hooper on the touchline - the flank managing to keep the alive with a pass behind his back. But the TMO says the flank put a foot in touch. Tight call.
55 The Kings take it up as they look for a response and Engelbrecht makes good ground. They hammer away at the Tahs defence, but once again the ball is lost... that's been the story of the Kings' woeful night.
53 CONVERSION, WARATAHS. McKibbin adds his fifth conversion of the match. 58-10
52 TRY, WARATAHS. Ashley-Cooper fends off one defender, steps out of another before getting his pass out to Betham who runs in under the posts for his second try of the match.
49 Watson puts Whitehead through a gap but his pass to Grey was a poor one and the ball is lost forward so the Tahs have a scrum in their 22.
47 McKibbin's conversion is no good...
46 TRY! The TMO says Dennis got the ball down, so the 'Tahs bring up their half century... 51-10!
45 The Tahs spread the ball wide again - danger man Folau puts Betham into space on his outside but he's dragged down inches short of the line. He pops the ball up for Dennis and the flanker powers over in the corner, but he could be short... we're going upstairs.
43 Petersen saves the day for the Kings - he's been a standout for the Kings in a losing cause. He evades two tacklers, and tries to get around more blue jerseys on the outside but gets taken into touch.
42 Sykes takes and the forwards rumble forward, out it comes for the backs but Ronnie Cooke is wrapped up in midfield. Ball stolen! Rob Horne grubbers the ball upfield and now the chase is on for both teams...
Second half Welcome back! Catrakilis gets the second forty under way. Luke Watson is on as a replacement. The ball's taken in by Crawford, who slices his clearance kick into touch. So the Kings will have the throw-in just inside the 'Tahs' 22.
Half Time KINGS 10-46 WARATAHS
40 CONVERSION, KINGS. Catrakilis puts over the conversion and the ref blows for half-time. The Waratahs dominating that opening forty minutes, leaving the Kings with a mountain to climb after the break. See you in a few!
39 TRY, KINGS. The hosts lose possession, and the 'Tahs counter-attack from inside their 22. Folau has three players on his outside, but his pass is intercepted by Petersen who speeds away and dives over for a consolation try before half-time.
37 Folau leaps into the air and takes a high ball. He sets off again, but loses it forward as he tried to offload in the tackle.
36 McKibbin fails to add the extra two points on this occassion... 46-3.
35 TRY, WARATAHS. The visitors spread the ball wide where lock Sitaleki Timani is waiting on the wing and crashes over the halfway line. Dennis gets a great pass away to Hooper and the ball eventually gets to Crawford who goes over for his hat-trick!
32 The Kings with their first attacking opportunity as they prepare to scrum down 5m out from the Waratahs line. But can you believe it, prop Kevin Buy gives away a penalty for early engagement.
30 CONVERSION, 'TAHS. McKibbin won't miss from right in front, and over goes another conversion. 41-3!
29 TRY, WARATAHS. The visitors are painting PE blue! Folau breaks free again before being hauled down just inside the Kings' 22. The forwards take over and out it goes to Betham who runs a great angle to glide over for another five-pointer... that's the Waratahs' sixth!
27 CONVERSION, 'TAHS. McKibbin bangs over his fourth conversion. 34-3!
26 TRY, WARATAHS. Scrum to the Kings, but the Waratahs win a tighthead and the ball comes out for Foley who darts for the line... he's hunted down by a Kings player, so throws the ball over his head in the hope that a supporting Waratah will catch it... and Hooper does just that and scores!
25 Finally, the Kings get their hands on the ball. Petersen finds himself in space but the support is slow in coming so he puts in a chip and gives chase. He's overcooked it though, and Peter Betham is back to clean up for the 'Tahs.
23 The Waratahs are scoring over a point a minute in PE, and the crowd are stunned. Blood replacement for the Kings now as Siyanda Grey comes off to get some attention. On goes Siviwe Soyizwapi.
21 The conversion from McKibbin is... no good. But he won't stress too much with the score looking like it is. 27-3!
20 TRY, WARATAHS. The men from Sydney hunting their bonus try and they going to get - Douglas finishing off in the corner after some quick hands by Horne and Ashley-Cooper put the big man over.
18 Rynier Bernado tries to rip the ball off Kane Douglas, but the Wallaby lock holds on like his life depended on it. A ruck is formed, but Foley has no intention of kicking it out from inside his 22. The Waratahs want more tries, as they look to run it out and attack once more.
16 CONVERSION, 'TAHS. McKibbin adds the extras from far out and now the Kings have some work to do. 22-3!
15 TRY, WARATAHS. The visitors have all the momentum in PE at the moment. Crawford looks to have run out of space, but changes direction and slices through some sloppy defence for his second try of the match!
14 The Kings on the defence once more - all they've done is tackle, tackle, tackle. Rob Horne draws his man and has Folau on his outside but cuts back inside. The 'Tahs shift the ball to right, they running sideways but Dave Dennis straightens the line with a charge up the middle.
12 PENALTY, 'TAHS. Poor discipline by the Kings - giving away a penalty right in front of their posts. And McKibbin punishes them with his first successful penalty of the match. 15-3
10 PENALTY, KINGS. Catrakilis gives the crowd something to cheer about. Kings on the board! 12-3
9 The hosts looking a bit shell-shocked, but manage to put some phases together as Sergeal Petersen comes off his wing looking for action. Hooper is blown up for playing the ball off his feet, and the Kings can bank three points here with the poles in sight.
7 CONVERSION, 'TAHS. This time McKibbin raises the flags from bang in front. 12-0!
6 TRY, WARATAHS. Foley shows the ball, delays his pass before putting Folau into space and the full-back turns on the gas ... breaking off one, two, three defenders before stretching out and scoring a superb solo five-pointer! He set up the Waratahs' first try and scored the second! He's on fire!
5 The visitors have turned over possesion, forcing the Kings to make the tackles once again. Michael Hooper makes good ground. Wycliff Palu charges forward, and lays it back for McKibbin to feed the backs.
4 Demetri Catrakilis restarts for the Kings, and the forwards do well to win it back. Now it's back with Catrakiliswho has a dart before linking with Andries Strauss and the skipper does well to break the advantage line - gaining several metres for his team.
2 The conversion from Brendan McKibbin is no good, but the 'Tahs lead 5-0
1 TRY, WARATAHS. And we're under way! Bernard Foley kicks off, taken in Steven Sykes and it's George Whitehead who clears... but he doesn't find touch. Israel Folau takes it in and counter-attacks from inside his half. The full-back breaks off two tackles and races 50m before putting Cam Crawford in for the try! What a start from the visitors - first try scored after just 44 seconds played... wow!
Team news Both sides have made just one change to their respective starting line-ups. Having missed the last two games due to a groin strain, teenage winger Sergeal Petersen makes a welcome return to action for the Kings. Michael Killian drops out of the squad as a result. For the Waratahs, Peter Betham is preferred on the wing to Tom Kingston.
Welcome Hello and welcome to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth for this Super Rugby clash between the Kings and the Waratahs! Having received a brutal welcoming by other South African conference sides since returning from their successful tour, the Kings are likely to be looking forward to foreign opposition with hopes that they can get their season back on track. The travelling Aussies will be looking for nothing less than four log points from this encounter as they attempt to close the widening gap on both the Brumbies and the Reds.
Updates to appear here at 16:50 local (15:50 BST, 14:50 GMT)
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