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Waratahs edge Force in Perth

2012-04-13 14:53

Cape Town - The Waratahs have beaten the Force in their all-Australian Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Perth in Friday.

The Waratahs won 23-18 after leading 17-5 at half-time.

The Waratahs scored two tries through wing Tom Kingston and flank Dave Dennis. Scrumhalf Brendan McKibbin added two penalties and a conversion, while flyhalf Berrick Barnes was on target with two penalties.

The Force replied with tries by scrumhalf Brett Sheehan and wing Alfi Mafi. Fullback David Harvey was successful with a conversion and two penalties.

The Waratahs picked up four points for their victory and moved to second in the Australian Conference and eighth in the Combined standings.

The Force picked up a single point for losing by seven or fewer points, but remained rooted to the bottom of the Australian Conference and 13th overall.

In next weekend's Round 9 action, the Waratahs host the Rebels in Sydney, while the Force have a bye.

Teams:

Force:

15 David Harvey, 14 Rory Sidey, 13 Nick Cummins, 12 Winston Stanley, 11 Alfie Mafi, 10 Ben Seymour, 9 Brett Sheehan, 8 Matt Hodgson, 7 David Pocock (captain), 6 Richard Brown, 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Toby Lynn, 3 Salesi Ma'afu, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pek Cowan

Substitutes: 16 Elvis Taione, 17 Kieran Longbottom, 18 Phoenix Battye, 19 Ben McCalman, 20 Josh Holmes, 21 Cameron Shepherd, 22 Patrick Dellit

Waratahs:
15 Bernard Foley, 14 Tom Kingston, 13 Rob Horne, 12 Tom Carter, 11 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 10 Berrick Barnes, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 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 (captain)

Substitutes: 16 John Ulugia, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 Sitaleki Timani, 19 Lopeti Timani, 20 Jono Jenkins, 21 Sarel Pretorius, 22 Daniel Halangahu

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