A total of 23 points from Bernard Foley facilitated a win for the Waratahs in a Super Rugby match against the Sharks on Saturday, at the Allianz Stadium, Sydney. The Tahs won the game by 33 points to 18. The hosts controlled much of the possession throughout the game.
Adam Ashley-Cooper started off things on a good note with a converted try in the first minute of the game. Foley followed with a conversion making it 7-0. In the 17th minute, a scrum resulted in a penalty for the visitors.
It was taken with ease by Francois Steyn putting his team on the board with three points. After 20 minutes Foley sent the ball sailing between the posts, extending the lead for his team. Foley would kick another to take Michael Cheika’s men to 13 points.
In the 35th minute, Kurtley Beale was penalised for hands in the ruck, giving away a penalty to the visitors. Steyn successfully took the penalty closing a gap to seven points. The match went to half-time with a score of 13-6.
Eight minutes in the second half, Odwa Ndungane scored a try for the visitors bringing the score to 13-11. Steyn missed the chance to level the score though. In the 52nd minute, Taqele Naiyaravoro scored a converted try that came after another extended period of attack by the Waratahs.
Minutes after Naiyaravoro’s try, the Sharks hit back. Ndungane made inroads after taking an inside pass and the ball ended in Steyn’s hands, unopposed. He scored a try and converted it.
In the 78th minute, Foley converted his own try as Cheika’s charges completed a 33-18 triumph.