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  • Hooper, Ryan, Foley,
    Penalty goals: McKibbin (4),
    Conversions: McKibbin (2),
31 - 26

Melbourne Rebels

  • Beale, Robinson,
    Penalty goals: O'Connor (4),
    Conversions: O'Connor (2),
  • Super Rugby
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  • 1st Mar 2013
  • KO 08:20
  • Ground: Allianz Stadium

Waratahs v Rebels - Live

Last updated: 1st March 2013  

Full time Waratahs 31-26 Rebels

80 All over in Sydney. Excellent second half from the Waratahs who pick up the victory in front of a small crowd. They move up to second place in the Australian conference.

TRY80 TRY, REBELS, BEALE! 31-26 ...and they get that bonus point! Beale speeds over against his old club going in by the posts. O'Connor converts.

79 Rebels looking for a losing bonus-point - wide pass from O'Connor to Inman who cuts inside. Rebels have a penalty seven metres out, tap and go from Inman.

TRY76 TRY, WARATAHS, RYAN! 33-19 The power of Paddy Ryan! The Waratahs replacement prop rumbles through the tacklers to score over on the right. Foley misses the conversion.

74 Break down the left wing for Drew Mitchell, who kicks ahead, the ball just bouncing into touch ahead of the try line.

Penalty72 PENALTY, WARATAHS, MCKIBBIN! 26-19 Last action of the day for McKibbin who adds another three points. Time running out in Sydney.

70 Turnover forced by the Rebels but another penalty to the Waratahs at the breakdown, long-range effort for McKibbin if he fancies it.

Penalty67 PENALTY, REBELS, O'CONNOR! 23-19 Penalty to the Rebels inside the Waratahs half, with O'Connor going for goal. First points of the half for the visitors.

TRY62 TRY, WARATAHS, HOOPER! 23-16 Huge turnaround here in Sydney - Paddy Ryan got the home side over the advantage line, Folau dummies inside but comes up short, before the ball goes out to Hooper. McKibbin converts.

60 Rebels on the attack after Volavola misses the kick to touch - loose passage of play and McKibbin lands a narrow box kick down the touchline.

58 Richard Kingi losing his cool - starts on McKibbin following the conversion and then concedes a penalty after the restart.

TRY56 TRY, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 16-16 Driving maul from the Waratahs inside the Rebels 22 - McKibbin darts forward beyond the game line, ball to the right and Folau looks inside... TRY! The Waratahs are in. McKibbin converts.

53 Free-kick to the Tahs from the scrum - mix up between Foley and his receiver sees the ball drop but Folau kicks on. Beale finds a good touch with the response.

Penalty50 PENALTY, WARATAHS, MCKIBBIN! 9-16 Palu down for the Waratahs who have a kickable penalty. Straight over

49 Drew Mitchell having a break for the Waratahs down the right - Inman intercepts and tries to keep it in play but the Tahs will have a lineout. Won against the throw by Higginbotham and Beale clears.

Yellow Card47 YELLOW CARD, REBELS, WEEKS! Beale and O'Connor attack for the Rebels but the ball is knocked forward and the Tahs are in possession. Penalty and Laurie Weeks gets a ten-minute breather.

44 Palu brings the Waratahs forward as the hosts produce one of their best passages. Volavola on for Foley and making an impact.

41 Rebels attack from the lineout - Beale searching for space. Inman breaks a tackle, quick hands left is gathered by Lachlan Mitchell. Rebels penalised, good defence from the Tahs.

40 Nervy start for the Waratahs before Drew Mitchell has a howler in trying to clear. Foley scrambles and hoofs an ugly kick into touch. Shoddy start.

Half TimeHalf-Time Waratahs 6-16 Rebels

40 Rebels on the charge as the hooter sounds, but it's a penalty to the Waratahs who tap and go. Another penalty and another tap into the visitors half, pressure from the Rebels and the ball is lost, but we're back for the penalty offence. McKibbin going for goal.

Penalty36 PENALTY, REBELS O'CONNOR! 6-16 Waratahs again penalised and O'Connor can go for goal - another beauty and the Rebels have a ten-point lead.

34 Awful from the Waratahs, opportunity blown and O'Connor clears. Mitchell responds though with a good nudge to leave the lineout on about halfway. Polota-Nau returns.

32 Rebels off their at the breakdown going forward and the Tahs can clear. Hosts up to the Rebels 22, good attacking opportunity.

30 Ball goes forward from the Rebels in the Tahs 22 - scrum to the hosts with ten minutes remaining.

Penalty29 PENALTY, WARATAHS, MCKIBBIN! 6-13 The gaps closes to seven thanks to McKibbin's boot.

28 Low kick from Phipps is blocked and the Tahs attack and have an advantage. Dennis breaking tackles and the Tahs will go for the points.

TRY27 TRY, REBELS, ROBINSON! 3-13 Very clever lineout move at the front with Pyle, Phipps and Robinson combining for the hooker to dart into the corner. Waratahs struggling. O'Connor converts from out wide.

Yellow Card25 YELLOW CARD, WARATAHS, POLOTA-NAU! Driving maul from the Rebels near the Waratahs line, but Phipps is wrapped up. Penalty advantage again to the Rebels, shrill blast and Polota-Nau is off to the bin!

24 Just a penalty and O'Connor goes for the corner. Waratahs on their final warning.

23 Good series of drives from the Rebels - but that's a nasty tip tackle from Tom Carter. Penalty, will it be a card... upstairs to the TMO.

20 Good charge from Benn Robinson for the Tahs as the host attack, but it's turned over at the breakdown by Nick Phibbs. McKibbin goes offside and the Rebels find touch.

Penalty19 PENALTY, REBELS, O'CONNOR! 3-6 No mistakes this time round for O'Connor, who gives the visitors the lead.

17 Polota-Nau is offside and the Rebels have the advantage once more - Ged Robinson down receiving treatment.

16 Beale thumped by Polota-Nau and the ball is turned over, but the Tahs then knock forward. Scrum to the Rebels on half-way.

14 O'Connor chips it wide to the right of the posts, score remains at 3-3.

13 Wide pass from Beale is intercepted but the Rebels have the advantage and will take another shot at goal.

12 Interception by Higginbotham! The Rebels flanker canters into the 22 and sets up the attack, Rebels just metres out.

11 Rebels scrum following the knock-on - Hooper forcing a penalty at the breakdown after the Rebels scrum creaked.

8 Scrum to the Rebels in midfield - knocked on though so a scrum the other way. Carter crashes up but makes few metres. Foley's kick charged down and the ball is in touch.

Penalty6 PENALTY, REBELS, O'CONNOR! 3-3 Never in doubt and the Rebels are on the board.

5 Rebels with good field position on the attack as Beale crosses the 22. Penalty advantage and the Rebels will take it - O'Connor to level the scores.

Penalty2 PENALTY, WARATAHS, 3-0! No worries for McKibbin and the hosts take the lead.

Kick-Off We're underway in Sydney. Waratahs with an early attacking lineout and Kingston breaks through a gap, but the ball goes loose. Penalty to the Tahs and Brendan McKibbin will line up a shot at goal.

Weather Crisp and clear in a very empty Allianz Stadium.

Team news James O'Connor has been named as stand-in captain of the Rebels for their upcoming Super Rugby clash with the Waratahs, with Gareth Delve ruled out. Kurtley Beale will start against his former side in an unchanged backline, with only one change to the bench seeing uncapped utility-back Angus Roberts replacing Alex Rokobaro.

Team news Dave Dennis leads the Waratahs - Wallabies prop Benn Robinson returns to the front row in place of Jeremy Tilse, whilst Mitchell Chapman takes over from Sitaleki Timani in the second row.

welcome Hello and welcome to Allianz Stadium in Sydney for Friday's Super Rugby clash between the NSW Waratahs and the Melbourne Rebels.

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