Waratahs win Sydney thriller
Waratahs v Hurricanes (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Waratahs have beaten the Hurricanes in a thrilling cross-Tasman Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Sydney on Saturday.
The Waratahs won 39-30 after the teams were level at 24-all at half-time.
The Waratahs scored five tries through wing Rob Horne, flank Dave Dennis, flyhalf Bernard Foley, wing Matt Carraro and replacement forward Stephen Hoiles. Foley was also on target with four conversions and two penalties for a personal haul of 19 points.
The Hurricanes replied with three tries by prop Jeffery
Toomaga-Allen, flyhalf Beauden Barrett and wing Julian Savea. Barrett added all three conversions and three penalties for a personal haul of 20 points to extend his lead atop the leading points scorers' charts.
The Waratahs picked up a full-house of five points for their win and moved to second in the Australian Conference and fourth in the Overall standings.
The Hurricanes left empty-handed and remained third in the New Zealand Conference, but slipped to seventh in the Overall log.
In next weekend's action the Waratahs have a bye, while the Hurricanes travel to Melbourne to face the Rebels (Friday, May 9 at 11:40).
15 Israel Folau, 14 Matt Carraro, 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
Jacques Potgieter, 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Paddy Ryan, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1
Substitutes: 16 Tolu Latu, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18
Sekope Kepu, 19 Will Skelton, 20 Stephen Hoiles, 21
Brendan McKibbin, 22 Jono Lance, 23 Alofa Alofa
15 Andre Taylor, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Alapati Leiua, 11
Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Jack
Lam, 6 Faifili Levave, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Jeffery
Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks
Substitutes: 16 Motu Matu'u, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Reggie Goodes, 19 Blade
Thomson, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 Billy Guyton, 22 Tim Bateman, 23 Matt