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Waratahs
30
23
FT
Highlanders
HIG
Super Rugby
Saturday 21 July 2018, 6:05am EDT

Waratahs v Highlanders

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Key Events

  • FT
  • Yellow CardPaddy Ryan
    73'
  • Penalty GoalBernard Foley
    70'
  • ConversionBernard Foley
    61'
  • TRY!Bernard Foley
    60'
  • ConversionBernard Foley
    56'
  • TRY!Israel Folau
    55'
  • ConversionBernard Foley
    53'
  • TRY!Bernard Foley
    53'
  • Yellow CardWaisake Naholo
    51'
  • HT
  • Penalty GoalLima Sopoaga
    33'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    25'
  • TRY!Rob Thompson
    24'
  • Penalty GoalLima Sopoaga
    18'
  • ConversionLima Sopoaga
    11'
  • TRY!Waisake Naholo
    10'
  • Penalty GoalBernard Foley
    8'
  • Penalty GoalLima Sopoaga
    6'
  • Penalty GoalBernard Foley
    3'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
403
429
Metres
32
63
Carries
27
31
Defenders beaten
15
11
Clean breaks
141
173
Passes
12
11
Offloads
12
16
Turnovers conceded
5
6
Turnovers won
148
96
Tackles
31
27
Missed tackles
Waratahs T C P
15 Israel Folau 1 0 0
14 Alex Newsome 0 0 0
13 Curtis Rona 0 0 0
12 Kurtley Beale 0 0 0
11 Taqele Naiyaravoro 0 0 0
10 Bernard Foley 2 3 3
9 Nick Phipps 0 0 0
1 Tom Robertson 0 0 0
2 Damien Fitzpatrick 0 0 0
3 Sekope Kepu 0 0 0
4 Jed Holloway 0 0 0
5 Rob Simmons 0 0 0
6 Ned Hanigan 0 0 0
7 Will Miller 0 0 0
8 Michael Wells 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Silatolu Latu 0 0 0
17 Harry Johnson-Holmes 0 0 0
18 Paddy Ryan 0 0 0
19 Thomas Staniforth 0 0 0
20 Brad Wilkin 0 0 0
21 Jake Gordon 0 0 0
22 Cameron Clark 0 0 0
23 Bryce Hegarty 0 0 0
Highlanders T C P
15 Ben Smith 0 0 0
14 Waisake Naholo 1 0 0
13 Rob Thompson 1 0 0
12 Teihorangi Walden 0 0 0
11 Tevita Li 0 0 0
10 Lima Sopoaga 0 2 3
9 Aaron Smith 0 0 0
1 Dan Lienert-Brown 0 0 0
2 Liam Coltman 0 0 0
3 Tyrel Lomax 0 0 0
4 Jackson Hemopo 0 0 0
5 Thomas Franklin 0 0 0
6 Liam Squire 0 0 0
7 James Lentjes 0 0 0
8 Luke Whitelock 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Ash Dixon 0 0 0
17 Aki Seiuli 0 0 0
18 Kalolo Tuiloma 0 0 0
19 Shannon Frizell 0 0 0
20 Elliot Dixon 0 0 0
21 Kayne Hammington 0 0 0
22 Josh Ioane 0 0 0
23 Matt Faddes 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
5 Waratahs 51 44
6 Highlanders 54 44
Live Blog
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  • FULL-TIME: The Waratahs defeat the Highlanders 30-23 in an action-packed game. 
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  • Jubilation for the Waratahs players as they savour the win and look to move into the semi finals next week.
    80'''
  • Jake Gordon gets the ball out of the scrum and kicks it into the stands just after the siren sounds around the ground. 
    80'''
  • Scrum Feed Waratahs at the halfway line.
    80''
  • Ben Smith knocks the ball on, much to the delight of the partisan crowd, with just 90 seconds to go in the game.
    79''
  • Foley kicks to clear and the ball goes into touch still 25 metres from the try line.
    78''
  • Sopoaga makes a lunge for the line but loses the ball in the process. Turnover to the Waratahs in the last line of defence.
    76''
  • Ball knocked on in the contest and the Highlanders have the feed.
    76''
  • Scrum Feed Highlanders - packing down just 5 metres from the try line.
    74''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD WARATAHS - Paddy Ryan in the bin for cynical play.
    74''
  • NO Try stands as the player was short of the line.
    74''
  • TMO - onfield decision is No Try for the Highlanders but then a penalty will be given to the Waratahs involving a sin binning.
    74''
  • Into the last ten minutes of the game and both teams will be keen to control the pace of the game.
    72''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Waratahs (Foley) 30-23 ... kicked from directly in front.
    71''
  • PENALTY WARATAHS - Offside.
    69''
  • Free kick to the hosts after the Highlanders pushed early in the scrum.
    67''
  • Scrum Feed Waratahs
    67''
  • PENALTY WARATAHS - disapppointment for the Highlanders having put together 20 phases of play.
    65''
  • Highlanders are building the phase count as they push deep into opposition territory.
    64''
  • Highlanders are back to a full complement of 15 players but the damage has been done.
    63''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Waratahs (Foley) 27-23
    62''
  • Try
    TRY! Waratahs (Foley) 25-23 ... Foley gets a double and the Waratahs take the lead.
    61''
  • Classic Folau breaks through the defence line again with some great footwork, then offloads to Foley.
    60''
  • Highlanders bundled into touch by Waratahs defence at the halfway line.
    59''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Waratahs (Foley) 20-23
    57''
  • Try
    TRY! Waratahs (Israel Folau) 18-23 ... great break through the line by Beale and a final offload to Folau.
    56''
  • Waratahs moving the ball at pace now.
    56''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Waratahs (Foley) 13-23
    54''
  • Try
    TRY! Waratahs (Foley) 11-23 ... finding the hole and running through it to dive in under the crossbar.
    54''
  • Waratahs on the attack just 10 metres out.
    53''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD HIGHLANDERS - referee has had enough of the poor discipline in the tackling and he sends Naholo to the sin bin.
    52''
  • PENALTY WARATAHS - high tackle
    52''
  • Steal by the big man Taqele Naiyaravoro running to the halfway line before being tackled by Ben Smith.
    51''
  • Scrum Feed Highlanders ... play at the 22 in the Waratahs half.
    49''
  • PENALTY WARATAHS - Lienert-Brown penalised for taking out Beale off the ball.
    46''
  • Turnover by Waratahs.
    46''
  • Clearance kick by Foley takes the action to the Waratahs 22 where the Highlanders will get another opportunity to score.
    45''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - Hannigan pinged for a late tackle on the kicker, Sopoaga.
    44''
  • Wasted opportunity as the Highlanders get possession.
    42''
  • PENALTY WARATAHS - not releasing the ball.
    41''
  • The teams are back on the field and ready to go in the second half as the Highlanders take the restart.
    40''
  • HALF-TIME: The Highlanders lead the Waratahs 23-6.
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  • Siren sounds and Ben Smith kicks into the stands to end the half.
    40'''
  • Waratahs with a final chance to close the scoring  before the break.
    40''
  • Waratahs with the lineout throw just 5 metres from the try line - but the referee rules not straight, to the frustration of the Waratahs players.
    36''
  • PENALTY WARATAHS - Naholo played the ball on the ground under strong tackle pressure from Phipps.
    36''
  • Waratahs making more mistakes with a pass from Israel Folau going straight into touch.
    35''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Highlanders (Sopoaga) 6-23 ... Sopoaga was never going to miss that one from directly in front of the posts.
    34''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - front row pushing up.
    33''
  • Another scrum feed to the Highlanders inside the Waratahs 22.
    32''
  • The whistle blows as the ball goes loose and as Waratahs' Michael Wells is down after a heavy knock. The level of physicality in this game is high.
    32''
  • Scrum Feed Highlanders.
    31''
  • Sopoaga kicks to touch reaching the opposition 22.
    29''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - collapsing the maul.
    29''
  • Crusaders look to have settled into a rhythm while the Waratahs looking out of sorts.
    26''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Sopoaga) 6-20
    26''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Rob Thompson) 6-18
    25''
  • Waratahs powered into touch and lose possession in their own half.
    24''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - not releasing the ball and the Highlanders again succeeding at the breakdown.
    22''
  • Another turnover and the Waratahs again have possession at the 22.
    22''
  • Turnover! Missed opportunity for Waratahs.
    21''
  • Waratahs finally with some possession are on the attack and heading inside the opposition's 22.
    21''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Highlanders (Sopoaga) 6-13
    19''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - not releasing the ball.
    18''
  • Referee's whistle is getting a good workout early as both teams play with intensity at the breakdown.
    17''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - not releasing the ball.
    16''
  • Lineout throw by the Highlanders ruled not straight and the Waratahs get the scrum feed at the halfway line.
    14''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - not rolling away.
    13''
  • Plenty of action in the first ten minutes of this game.
    12''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Highlanders (Sopoaga) 6-10
    12''
  • Try
    TRY! Highlanders (Waisake Naholo) 6-8
    11''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Waratahs (Foley) 6-3
    9''
  • PENALTY WARATAHS - not releasing the ball.
    9''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Highlanders (Lima Sopoaga) 3-3
    7''
  • PENALTY HIGHLANDERS - not rolling away.
    6''
  • Penalty Goal
    GOAL! Waratahs (Bernard Foley) 3-0
    4''
  • PENALTY WARATAHS
    4''
  • Referee Angus Gardner blows his whistle to start proceedings.
    1''
  • The teams are on the field and the Waratahs will take the kickoff to get the game underway.
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  • The Waratahs have not been in Super Rugby finals for three years but have found a good vein of form in recent weeks while the Highlanders will be looking to redress the big loss to the Waratahs at their last meeting earlier this season.
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  • Super Rugby Saturday finals action moves to Sydney where the NSW Waratahs will take on the Highlanders at Allianz Stadium in Quarter Final #3.
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