Waratahs 33 - 32 Crusaders

Match info: Super Rugby at Allianz Stadium, Sydney

Date: 02/08/2014 KO: 09:40

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  • Waratahs 33 Crusaders 32

  • PENALTY, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 33-32. McCaw is pinged for a ruck infringement and Foley lands the place-kick from 45 metres out! The Crusaders restart quickly but the 'Tahs gather and set up a couple of phases before Brendan McKibbon boots the ball into touch! The Waratahs have won the Super Rugby title for the first time and Foley is the hero after landing that pressure kick at the end!

  • PENALTY, CRUSADERS, SLADE! 30-32. Slade puts the visitors back in front after Latu goes offside on defence deep inside his 22!

  • Nadolo runs onto a pass from Slade and is in the clear down the left-hand touchline inside the 'Tahs' 22! He is eventually brought to ground by a text-book tackle from Phipps!

  • The 'Tahs are on the attack inside the Crusaders' half with Wycliff Palu and Skelton prominent with ball in hand. They are soon inside the Crusaders' 22 but Latu is penalised for holding on to the ball on the ground.

  • The Crusaders take the ball through the phases inside their 22. Slade spots a gap behind the Waratahs' back-line and launches a 35 metre kick, which rolls into touch inside the hosts' 22.

  • PENALTY, CRUSADERS, SLADE! 30-29. Slade makes no mistake from the kicking-tee, after Tola Latu is pinged for a ruck infringement inside the home side's 22.

  • Will Skelton is pinged for an infringement on defene. Slade puts the penalty kick into touch on the edge of the Waratahs' 22.

  • CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 30-26. Foley shows his class as he lands the two-pointer from up against the touchline!

  • TRY, WARATAHS, ASHLEY-COOPER! 28-26. Ashley-Cooper runs onto a pass from Beale and shrugs off a laf-hearted tackle from Dom Bird before crossing over for his second try!

  • The Waratahs are back on the attack inside the Crusaders' 22. They set up several phases but the visitors' defence holds firm.

  • Nick Phipps spots a gap at a ruck, close to he Crusaders' try-line, after Hooper wings plenty of ground with a break up the middle of the field! Phipps is hauled in by Ellis, close to the visitors' try-line and Whitelock gathers the loose ball when Phipps throws it infield!

  • PENALTY, CRUSADERS, SLADE! 23-26. The visitors take the lead again after another penalty from Slade. This after Kepu is penalised for a high tackle on Tom Taylor.

  • The 'Tahs take the ball through a couple of phases, inside their 22, until Foley kicks for touch. His effort is charged down by Ellis, however! Luckily for Foley, Beale gathers behind his try-line and dots down.

  • PENALTY, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 23-23. Foley makes up for his earlier miss, with another three-pointer, after McCaw is blown up for illegal entry at a ruck.

  • Foley gets a chance to even the score again, after Nadolo is pinged for a high tackle on Alofa Alofa. His kick is just wide of the uprights, however!

  • PENALTY, CRUSADERS, SLADE! 20-23. The Crusaders take the lead for the first time, when Slade lands another three-pointer! This after Kepu is once again penalised for illegal scrummaging!

  • Sekope Kepu is penalised for dropping his bind at a scrum. Slade kicks for touch but Israel Folau does brilliantly to keep the ball in play! He passes to Beale, who puts the ball out 10 just beyond his 22.

  • CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, SLADE! 20-20. Slade holds his nerve and lands a the difficult spot-kick from close to the touchline!

  • TRY, CRUSADERS, NADOLO! 20-18. The Crusaders launch an attack inside the Waratahs' half! McCaw does well with a run up the middle before offloading to Andy Ellis, who throws a long pass to Nemani Nadolo, who scores in the left-hand corner despite the attentions of two defenders! Game on!


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