Rebels 19, Waratahs 35

March 2, 2012
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After a bye in the opening round the Rebels get their campaign underway against the Waratahs.

Recent results:
2011:
Waratahs won 28-9, Sydney
2011: Waratahs won 43-0, Canberra

Teams:

Rebels: 15 Mark Gerrard, 14 Lachlan Mitchell, 13 Mitch Inman, 12 James O’Connor, 11 Cooper Vuna, 10 Danny Cipriani, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Gareth Delve, 7 Tom Chamberlain, 6 Luke Jones, 5 Hugh Pyle, 4 Adam Byrnes, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 Adam Freier, 1 Nic Henderson.
Replacements: 16 Luke Holmes, 17 Rodney Blake, 18 Alister Campbell, 19 Jarrod Saffy, 20 Richard Kingi, 21 Lloyd Johansson, 22 Julian Huxley.

Waratahs: 15 Bernard Foley, 14 Tom Kingston, 13 Rob Horne, 12 Tom Carter, 11 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 10 Daniel Halangahu (captain), 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Dave Dennis, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Damien Fitzpatrick, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 Lopeti Timani, 19 Jono Jenkins, 20 Brendan McKibbin, 21 Brackin Karauria-Henry, 22 Nathan Trist.

Referee: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees (Australia), Angus Gardner (Australia)
TMO: Matt Goddard (Australia)

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6 Comments

  1. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    March 2nd, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Waratahs to win but in a close one?!

  2. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    March 2nd, 2012 at 11:25 am

    The half time score is Rebels 6 Waratahs 22

    Scorers

    Rebels
    Tries -
    Pen -
    Con – J O’Connor 2
    Drop -
    Cards -

    Waratahs
    Tries – T Carter 2,S Kepu
    Pen – B Foley
    Con – D Halangahu 2
    Drop -
    Cards -

  3. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    March 2nd, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Final Score Rebels 19 (6) Waratahs 35 (22)

    Scorers

    Rebels
    Tries – Penalty try
    Pen – J O’Connor 4
    Con – J O’Connor
    Drop -
    Cards -

    Waratahs
    Tries – T Carter 2, S Kepu, B Foley
    Pen – B Foley, D Halangahu 2
    Con – D Halangahu 3
    Drop -
    Cards – Tatafu Polota-Nau (yellow 66)

    Match Officials
    Referee: Bryce Lawrence
    Assistant Ref 1:Andrew Lees
    Assistant Ref 2:Angus Gardner
    TMO : Matt Goddard

  4. avatar DavidS says:
    March 2nd, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Good onya Tahs…

    Bad Rebs… too many points!

  5. avatar Americano says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Damn. Missed it. Was Pretorious his usual awesome?

  6. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    March 5th, 2012 at 4:35 am

    Huge niggles… many punch-ups… soft tries allowed in by the Rebels… crowd was going nuts with anti-Tahs vitriol…

    State-of-Origin mentality has hit Aus union with vigour this year…

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