The Waratahs surprised all when they beat the Crusaders on Saturday 20-12.
The Crusaders was never really in the game making just to many mistakes.
The Waratahs took their opportunities and kept the scoreboard ticking over.
It was a great start to the home side putting all the pressure on the Crusaders after the Crusaders initially kept the ball in hand form the kick-off.
The Waratahs played in the right areas of the field and got the first try from winning a high kick to send Halloway over. The try was converted and they had an early 7-0 lead.
The Waratahs kept the pressure on the Crusaders who made some unprecedented errors on attack.
The second try came quickly with Clarke getting over and gave the home side a 12-0 lead.
The Crusaders struggled to get momentum but when they got a change they got Bridge in the gab, and although it looked like a forward pass the referee allowed the try.
This reduced the lead to 12-7 for the Tahs.
Mistakes started creeping in on the wet field with both teams struggled to hold on to the ball.
The Waratahs extended the lead with a penalty to 15-7 which they manage to hold on till halftime.
The second half just could not get going with both teams still struggling with keeping hold of the ball.
The Crusaders did had a penalty to reduce the lead but could not convert missing the kick to the left of the upright.
The Waratahs secured the win when Israel Folau went over for another Waratahs try putting the game out of reach for the Saders.
The Crusaders manage another try after the hooter but that was not enough for a loosing bonus point.
They just made too many handling errors on attack never get momentum and credit must go to the Waratahs defence.
Waratahs – Tries: Holloway, Clarke, Folau. Conversion: Foley. Penalty: Foley.
Crusaders – Tries: Bridge, Jordan. Conversion: Cameron. Penalty: Foley.
|March 23, 2019||10:40||Super Rugby 2019||Vodacom Super Rugby 2019||80'|
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