Waratahs shine in Sydney slaughter
Cape Town - The Waratahs extended their lead atop the Australian Conference will an impressive victory over the Chiefs in Sydney on Friday.
As it happened: Waratahs v Chiefs
The Waratahs won 45-25 after leading 17-13 at half-time.
The Waratahs scored six tries through centre Israel Folau (2), flank Michael Hooper (2), fullback Andrew Kellaway and replacement Jack Dempsey. Flyhalf Bernard Foley converted all six tries and also landed a penalty.
The Chiefs replied with tries by centre Seta Tamanivalu, flyhalf Aaron Cruden, hooker Nathan Harris and wing Toni Pulu. Fullback Damian McKenzie landed a conversion and penalty for the visitors.
The Waratahs picked up four points for their victory to move five points clear of the Brumbies atop the Australian Conference. They also entrenched their second position in the Australasian Group.
The Chiefs left empty-handed, but remained top of both the New Zealand Conference and Australasian Group.
Once action resumes after the mid-year Tests, the Waratahs travel to Tokyo to play the Sunwolves (July 2 at 07:15 SA time), while the Chiefs host the Crusaders at the ANZ National Stadium in Suva, Fiji (July 1 at 09:35 SA time).
Kellaway, 14 Matt Carraro, 13 Israel Folau, 12 Rob Horne, 11 Zac
Guildford, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael
Hooper (captain), 6 Dean Mumm, 5 Will Skelton, 4 Dave Dennis, 3 Tom
Robertson, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Paddy Ryan
Substitutes: 16 Hugh
Roach, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Angus Ta'avao, 19 Sam Lousi, 20 Jack Dempsey,
21 Matt Lucas, 22 David Horwitz, 23 Reece Robinson
Damian McKenzie, 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Seta Tamanivalu, 12 Anton
Lienert-Brown, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (co-captain), 9 Brad
Weber, 8 Tom Sanders, 7 Sam Cane (co-captain), 6 Taleni Seu, 5 Brodie
Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Hiroshi Yamashita, 2 Nathan Harris, 1
Substitutes: 16 Hika Elliot, 17 Kane Hames, 18
Siegfried Fisi'ihoi, 19 Michael Allardice, 20 Lachlan Boshier, 21 Kayne
Hammington, 22 Andrew Horrell, 23 Sam Vaka