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    Waratahs shine in Sydney slaughter

    2016-05-27 13:30

    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).

    Teams:

    Waratahs

    15 Andrew 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

    Chiefs

    15 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 Mitchell Graham

    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

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