Waratahs too good for Rebels
Cape Town - Star fullback Israel Folau sparked a Waratahs romp against their Australian Conference rivals, the Rebels, in Sydney on Friday.AS IT HAPPENED: Waratahs v Rebels
The Waratahs won 32-8 after leading 11-8 at half-time.
The Waratahs scored four tries through Folau (2), and wings Alofa Alofa and Peter Betham. Flyhalf Bernard Foley was on target with three conversions and two penalties.
The Rebels replied with a try by skipper and No 8 Scott Higginbotham and a penalty by No 10, Bryce Hegarty.
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 the Sydney Football Stadium empty-handed and stayed bottom of the Australian Conference and in 13th position in the Overall log.
In next weekend's Round 7 action, the Waratahs travel to Durban to face the table-topping Sharks (Saturday, March 29 at 17:05), while the Rebels welcome the Brumbies to Melbourne (Friday, March 28 at 10:40).Teams:Waratahs
15 Israel Folau, 14 Alofa Alofa, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Peter Betham, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Dave Dennis (captain), 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Jacques Potgieter, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Will Skelton, 3 Paddy Ryan, 2 Tatafu Polota Nau, 1 Sekope Kepu
Substitutes: 16 Tolu Latu, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Benn Robinson, 19 Wycliff Palu, 20 Stephen Hoiles, 21 Brendan McKibbin, 22 Rob Horne, 23 Matt CarraroRebels
15. Angus Roberts, 14. Lachlan Mitchell, 13. Tamati Ellison, 12. Mitch Inman, 11. Tom English, 10. Bryce Hegarty, 9. Luke Burgess, 8. Scott Higginbotham (captain), 7. Scott Fuglistaller, 6. Sean McMahon, 5. Luke Jones, 4. Hugh Pyle, 3. Paul Alo-Emile, 2. Pat Leafa, 1. Toby Smith
Substitutes: 16. Shota Horie, 17. Max Lahiff, 18. Cruze Ah-Nau, 19. Cadeyrn Neville, 20. Colby Faingaa, 21. Ben Meehan, 22. Male Sa'u, 23. Tom Kingston