TRY, WARATAHS, HEGARTY! 48-23: This is the icing on the cake for the Waratahs. Folau bursts through the defence and runs sideways to find Hegarty with the pass and goes all the way to beat everyone and score a brilliant try for the Waratahs.
CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 50-23: Foley does not miss this and adds on the two points to make it 50 points for the Waratahs. They will win with the bonus points.
FULL-TIME: WARATAHS 50-23 REBELS. Big win here for the Waratahs and it was a tough game that was decided in the last 15 minutes. Waratahs will take a lot of confidence from this win, this is the most points they have scored against the Rebels. Waratahs win by 27 points.
Just a few moments remaining in the game and Waratahs win the lineout.
A knock on from the Waratahs and this will be a scrum to the Rebels. They take the ball from the scrum and Koroibete gets the ball on the wing and tries to run with it.
The difference is 20 points and just a few minutes remain in the game. Waratahs have the feed at the scrum. They will be looking to run the clock down to win this game.
CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 43-23: The lead is 20 points now as Foley kicks it to add on the extras. This should give the Waratahs a lot of breathing space with 5 minutes remaining.
TRY, WARATAHS, FITZPATRICK! 41-23: Brilliant try again for the Waratahs. Hooper passes the ball to Folau and then Fitzpatrick takes it over the line for the Waratahs.
The Rebels had the ball and then the Waratahs try to turn the ball over, Timani concedes a penalty for the Rebels for not releasing the ball.
And now as they game ebbs and flows, the Waratahs are looking stronger. This has been such a close game.
CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 36-23: Waratahs push their lead to 13 points as Foley kicks the conversion perfectly and adds on the extras.
TRY, WARATAHS, HOOPER! 34-23: Big try for the Waratahs, the move starts with Folau and then a couple of great passes on the run and Hooper juggles the ball before taking control of ball and takes it over the line for the Waratahs.
Koroibete bursts through the defence but is tackled and held up. This will be a scrum to the Waratahs.
Rebels have the scrum and then they pass the ball wide and work it through a few phases. This has been a close game and the Rebels are looking stronger now to make it even closer.
CONVERSION, REBELS, VOLAVOLA! 29-25: First career double for Placid and the Volavola adds on the extras to bring the deficit down to 4 points.
We are going towards the hour mark and the Waratahs are 11 points ahead.
TRY, REBELS, PLACID! 29-23: What a try! Mafi with the initial break for the Rebels and then they have to wait for some support. Hooper tries to win the ball back and fails and then they pass it wide to Volavola and then Placid manages to get over the line even after two players try to stop him. Good try for the Rebels.
Knocked on by the Waratahs! Good defence from the Rebels and the Waratahs knock the ball on after 8 phases. Important phase in the game.
Rebels had the ball and then the Waratahs turn the ball over and run with it. They are on the attack again, Hooper takes the ball through the defence, then Phipps passes it and the attack keeps going.
The conversion is missed by Horwitz as Foley is in the sin bin so the score remains 29-18.
Waratahs are on the attack again, Hooper receives the ball wide and he passes it to the right and Folau takes it over the line.
TRY, WARATAHS, FOLAU! 29-18: Folau takes it over the line and it is his second try of the game today. Good try for the Waratahs and they push the lead back up to 11 points.
CONVERSION, REBELS, VOLAVOLA! 24-18: Volavola with the conversion kick and he adds on the extras to reduce the deficit to 6 points.
TRY, REBELS, PLACID! 24-16: The penalty is taken quickly, Mafi tries to take it over the line but Placid takes it over the line. Good try for the Rebels.
Good play from the Rebels as they look to hit back and they are pushing the ball through a few phases. Penalty won by the Rebels, Foley concedes it for an intentional knock on. He is shown the YELLOW CARD and sent to the sin bin. The Waratahs get another yellow.
Wasted chance for the Waratahs as the lineout is wobbly and it is won by the Rebels. They attack and go through a few phases. Folau manages to get the ball and the Waratahs look to run with it.
Rebels concede a penalty, Mafi is caught offside and the Waratahs will kick it to the corner for a lineout.
The scrum is reset and Phipps will feed it again. The ball comes out and Foley kicks it deep. Volavola kicks it back and into touch for a lineout.
The Waratahs have the feed at the scrum. Rebels should look to attack consistently, they have had their chances but have not scored more tries.
Mafi is getting some treatment. He has scored the only try for the Rebels today.
HALF-TIME: WARATAHS 24-11 REBELS. The conversion is missed and it will be 24-11 after the first half. The Waratahs conceded a lot of penalties and they got a yellow card but they have managed to score four tries and take a 13-point lead after the first half.
Both sides settling into the half in the opening minutes. Rebels have the ball and they work it through a few phases.
The siren has gone off in the background as the Waratahs turn the ball over and run with it. They work the ball through a few phases. Foley to Folau and they just keep going.
TRY, WARATAHS, FOLAU! 24-11: Koroibete with the nice pass and Folau takes it over the line for the Waratahs. Big try for the just after the hooter goes off and they push their lead to 13 points. Foley will kick the conversion.
Second half begins with Waratahs leading by 13 points.
Good work by the Rebels again as we go towards the break. They manage to win the ball and they win the lineout.
Waratahs with the lineout and they employ the maul after they win the ball. The Rebels manage to turn the ball over but then the Waratahs win the ball back and attack.
Volavola kicks the ball into touch but Mitch Inman concedes a penalty for not releasing the ball and Rebels concede the penalty.
The Waratahs concede yet another penalty, this time through Mumm for not releasing the ball. The Rebels will get some breathing space here.
CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 19-11: Foley gets the conversion right and adds on the extras to push the score to 19 points. Waratahs lead by 8 points.
TRY, WARATAHS, HANIGAN! 17-11: The Waratahs just keep attacking and then they pass the ball wide towards Hanigan and Horwitz has the last pass. A try after 12 phases and it is well deserved for the Waratahs.
Waratahs attack they are working the ball through a few phases. They keep going, putting pressure on the Rebels. This could be another try.
The conversion is missed by Foley so the score will stay at 12-11 in favour of the Waratahs.
TRY, WARATAHS, MUMM! 12-11: Hooper starts the move with a possibly forward pass and then the Waratahs pass the ball down the line, drawing the players and passing it wide to Mumm who takes it over the line. Second try of the game for the Waratahs.
The Rebels have the scrum and they are looking for some space. Rebels concede a penalty and Waratahs celebrate as they kick the ball into touch for a lineout.
Latu comes back from the sin bin and the Waratahs are back to full strength.
Waratahs defend well, Rebels attack and almost go towards the try line but the Waratahs manage to turn the ball over at the last minute and see off the threat.
A scrum, Waratahs have the feed, Phipps takes it out neatly but they knock the ball on and it will be a scrum to the Rebels.
A lineout for the Rebels who are now dominating the game and they bring the ball back and then kick it deep over the halfway mark.
The conversion is missed so the Rebels will stay 4 points ahead of the Waratahs.
Good communication between the referee and the TMO. The ref has a chat with the Rebels player and then with Hooper and warns him about the number of penalties and the yellow card. Hooper looks to manage the referee.
TRY, REBELS, MAFI! 7-11: Rebels have the scrum and the Waratahs concede yet another penalty. Mafi takes it quickly, catches the Waratahs napping and sneaks over the line.
YELLOW CARD! Tolu Latu goes off his feet in the ruck and he is sent to the sin bin by the referee. Rebels will look to attack again.
Volavola kicks a flat penalty kick and it goes wide so Rebels miss an opportunity to take the lead.
Rebels kick it for the lineout, win the lineout and look to attack. They work the ball through a few phases and the Waratahs win a penalty for Ned Hanigan being caught offside.
PENALTY, REBELS, VOLAVOLA! 7-6: Volavola kicks the penalty goal perfectly again and the points difference is just one point.
Dean Mumm is caught offside and Rebels will look to kick this to the corner and attack.
Tolu Latu concedes a penalty for going off his feet in the ruck.
CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 7-3: Foley kicks the conversion perfectly and the Waratahs score a converted try to take the lead. They lead by 4 points.
TRY, WARATAHS, PHIPPS! 5-3: Brilliant team try for the Waratahs, they pass the ball really well and Foley sets up the chance with the final pass before Phipps takes it over the line for the Waratahs.
PENALTY, REBELS, VOLAVOLA! 0-3: Volavola kicks this one in and opens the scoring for the Rebels.
A scrum and a penalty for the front row collapsing, Robertson the guilty party there. Volavola will look to kick this.
Reece Hodge is down and injured and it looks like he will be replaced. He is being carried away on a stretcher. Big blow for the Rebels, right at the start of the game.
Kick-off! The first half begins.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the SuperRugby clash between the Waratahs and the Rebels from the Allianz Stadium.
Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 13 Rob Horne, 12 David Horwitz, 11 Cam Clark, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Will Skelton, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Tom Robertson
Rebels: 15 Ben Volavola, 14 Jack Maddocks, 13 Mitch Inman, 12 Reece Hodge (c), 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9 Ben Meehan, 8 Amanaki Mafi, 7 Sean McMahon, 6 Lopeti Timani, 5 Steve Cummins, 4 Culum Retallick, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 James Hanson, 1 Toby Smith
Angus Gardner is the referee today with Graham Cooper and Amy Perrett assisting him and George Ayoub is the TMO.
Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has made four changes to the starting line-up. Lock Will Skelton, number eight Michael Wells and scrum-half Nick Phipps all come off the bench into the starting side, while Taqele Naiyaravoro returns from injury, replacing Reece Robinson on the right wing. Hooker Damien Fitzpatrick replaces Hugh Roach on the bench.
The Melbourne Rebels have made nine changes. Lopeti Timani returns from his four-game suspension and Sean McMahon will make his first start of the season after the reigning Super Rugby player of the year returned to action off the bench last weekend against the Reds. The Wallabies pair will partner Japanese international Amanaki Mafi in the Rebels backrow while prop Tyrel Lomax and lock Culum Retallick have been recalled to the starting line-up after Dominic Day failed to overcome an injury.
Injuries to Sefa Naivalu and Tom English has forced a reshuffle of the backline with Marika Koroibete the only back to retain his position. Jackson Garden-Bachop will partner Ben Meehan in the halves, stand-in captain Reece Hodge and Mitch Inman will combine in the centres, Jack Maddocks named on the wing and Ben Volavola will start at full-back.
The Waratahs have only won one of their last five games and the Rebels have won one, drawn one and lost three of their last five games.
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