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  • Peterson, Petersen,
    Penalty goals: Catrakilis, Catrakilis,
    Conversions: Catrakilis, Catrakilis,
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  • Betham (2), Crawford (3), Dennis, Douglas, Folau, Hooper, Kingston, Volavola, Folau, Betham (2), Dennis, Douglas, Hooper, Kingston, Crawford (3), Volavola,
    Penalty goals: McKibbin, McKibbin,
    Conversions: Lucas (2), McKibbin (5), McKibbin (5), Lucas (2),
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  • 4th May 2013
  • KO 16:10

Super Rugby: Waratahs trounce Kings 72-10

Last updated: 4th May 2013  

Sergeal Petersen of the Southern Kings on his way to the try line

Sergeal Petersen: Notched try for the Southern Kings

Waratahs celebrate with Cam Crawford

Cam Crawford: Ran in hat-trick of tries

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The Waratahs ran in 11 tries as they trounced the Southern Kings 72-10 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The visitors dominated from start to finish, charging to a 46-10 lead at half-time and then adding 26 unanswered points in the second period.

The 'Tahs had the four-try bonus point secured inside the first 20 minutes and had touched down seven times - including a hat-trick from winger Cam Crawford - by the interval.

Peter Betham notched a brace of tries in the visitors' victory, while other try-scorers were Israel Folau, Kane Douglas, Michael Hooper, David Dennis and substitutes Ben Volavola and Tom Kingston late on.

Brendan McKibbin kicked a penalty and five conversions before his replacement Matt Lucas added two more conversions in the one-sided affair.

The hosts' only reply came just before the break from teenage wing Sergeal Petersen, while Demetri Catrakilis added a conversion and a penalty.

The result sees the 'Tahs climb into the top half of the overall standings while the Kings are left just one point clear on the Highlanders - whom they face next week - at the foot of the table.

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