Waratahs romp past Rebels
Cape Town - The Waratahs have moved to the top of the Australian Conference after thrashing the Rebels in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Melbourne on Friday.AS IT HAPPENED: Rebels v Waratahs
The Waratahs won 41-19 after leading 16-9 at half-time.
The Waratahs scored six tries through wing Rob Horne, centres Adam Ashley-Cooper and Kurtley Beale, flank Michael Hooper, fullback Israel Folau and replacement Brendan McKibbin. Flyhalf Bernard Foley was successful with one conversion and three penalties.
The Rebels replied with a try by wing Telusa Veainu and a conversion and four penalties by fullback Jason Woodward.
The Waratahs picked up a full-house of five points for their victory and moved to the top of the Australian Conference and into second place in the Overall standings.
The Rebels left empty-handed and remained fourth in the Australian Conference and 11th in the Overall log.
In next weekend's Round 15 action, the Waratahs travel to New Plymouth to face the Chiefs (Saturday, May 31 at 06:35), while the Rebels face the Brumbies in Canberra (Saturday, May 31 at 11:40).Teams:Rebels
15 Jason Woodward, 14 Telusa Veainu, 13 Tom English, 12 Mitch Inman, 11 Tom Kingston, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Ben
Meehan, 8 Scott Higginbotham (captain), 7 Scott Fuglistaller, 6 Colby
Fainga'a, 5 Luke Jones, 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Paul Alo-Emile, 2 Pat
Leafa, 1 Toby Smith
Substitutes: 16 Steve Fualau, 17 Cruze
Ah-Nau, 18 Max Lahiff, 19 Hugh Pyle, 20 Sean McMahon, 21 Josh Holmes, 22
Jack Debreczeni, 23 Lalakai Foketi
Israel Folau, 14 Alofa Alofa, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale,
11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael
Hooper, 6 Dave Dennis (captain), 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Jacques Potgieter, 3
Paddy Ryan, 2 Tatafu Polota Nau, 1 Benn Robinson
(from): 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Will Skelton,
20 Stephen Hoiles, 21 Brendan McKibbin, 22 Jono Lance, 23 Matt Carraro,
24 Pat McCutcheon, 25 Taqele Naiyaravoro