The Waratahs crushed the Reds 31-5 in the Australian derby in their Super Rugby clash on Saturday at the Allianz Stadium, Sydney. Possession was shared in the opening minutes of the match as both teams cancelled each other’s advances into the danger zones. It took 18 minutes for the first points to be registered after Bernard Foley slotted over a penalty.
Four minutes later Israel Folau ran past four defenders before being brought down metres from the try line. Possession was kept alive and passed out wide. The ball got to Jacques Potgieter who went over the try line.
In the 73rd minute from five metres out Dean Mumm got over the try line after lashing onto McKibbin’s pass for the bonus point. Foley extended the lead with the conversion. Two minutes from time Quade Cooper broke the away team’s duck when he got over the try line after a poor attempted clearance by Matt Carraro.