Reds 25 v Waratahs 17

February 23, 2013
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It might be an Aussie derby, but there is no love lost between these two sides which should be a cracker of a game.

Teams:

Reds: 15 Mike Harris, 14 Dom Shipperley, 13 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Ben Lucas, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Eddie Quirk, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Ed O’Donoghue, 3 James Slipper (captain), 2 Saia Faingaa, 1 Greg Holmes.
Replacements: 16 James Hanson, 17 Albert Anae, 18 Adam Wallace-Harrison, 19 Jarrad Butler, 20 Nick Frisby, 21 Jono Lance, 22 Luke Morahan.

Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Drew Mitchell, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Tom Carter, 11 Tom Kingston, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dave Dennis (captain), 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Jeremy Tilse.
Replacements: 16 John Ulugia, 17 Benn Robinson, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Mitchell Chapman, 20 Lopeti Timani, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 Ben Volavola.

Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees (Australia), Rohan Hoffmann (Australia)
TMO: Steve Leszczynski (Australia)

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5 Comments

  1. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Waratahs look slow, clueless and lack basic skills – hmmm Sydney = Capetown?

  2. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Tahs coach must have said something right at half time!?

  3. avatar Americano says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Didn’t see game ( why would I without Waratahs having Super Pretorious on the roster?)
    But I am rooting for Waratahs this year. 1st season they’ve been “cancer free” ( Coach Michael Foley-less) in some time.
    Not more than Brumbies though – due to you know who as coach.

  4. avatar DavidS says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    No Reds support Americano?

  5. avatar Americano says:
    February 24th, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Reply to DavidS @ 3:44 pm:

    Nah. Liked seeing the Reds break out of their funk a couple years ago – but that’s more for them being underdogs at the time.
    Quade Cooper was also an interesting twist – but he kept twisting & went crooked – hopefully he steadies this year.

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