Chiefs seal Sydney victory

This was a live score update.

 

Preview

 

The Waratahs may have been one of the big disappointments of the season, but on Saturday they are as dangerous as any other team to the Chiefs’ play-off prospects.

It is simply because they have nothing to lose. They can’t finish higher than ninth and have nothing but a bit of pride to play for.

This means the Waratahs can play carefree footy and there is nothing they will like more.

On the flipside is the Chiefs, who are under pressure to keep on winning.

They have done well in recent weeks and last week’s impressive 35-27 win over the Sharks means they kept their play-off hopes very much alive.

Chiefs coach Ian Foster is “excited” about his team’s three-match winning streak – which has them at fifth place on the standings, but only behind the Bulls on the slender margin of 14 points on points differential.

“It was the finish of a three-week period where we did what we had to do and we’ve now given ourselves a chance,” Foster said this week.

 

Match detail

 

The Waratahs started the match by giving away a penalty and the Chiefs Stephen Donald kicked the penalty to give the Chiefs the lead from the first minute.

 

Sitiveni Sivivatu picked up the ball from a bad pass from Lote Tuquiri and ran on to score the Chiefs first try. Stephen Donald converted to put the Chiefs 10 points ahead.

 

The Waratahs had a good spell with the forwards which made the Chiefs defence drift wide. As that happened  Sam Norton-Knight found a hole and scored the Waratahs first try of the match.

 

Peter Hewat converted.

 

With around 10 minutes to go to the half the stats show the the Waratahs are the superior in almost every facet except the score.

 

Stephen Donald slots a penalty for the Chiefs to extend their lead.

 

The Waratahs get a penalty straight back and Peter Hewat slots the penalty to close the gap a little.

 

A minute before half time the Waratahs got a penalty from a driving maul that the Chiefs brought down. Freier signalled for a penalty shot at goal and Peter Hewat slotted it to level the scores at half time.


Half time Score was Waratahs 13 Chiefs 13

 

Stephen Donald got the first points of the second half from a penalty which put the Chiefs back in the lead.

 

Lachlan Turner the Waratahs little gem of a player who keeps giving the Waratahs their best moments came up again with a great try dummying and then backing himself for the try. He ran half the field and scored the try under the posts.

 

Peter Hewat converted the try and the Waratahs were back in front.

 

Liam Messam showed some great pace to score a try for the Chiefs. Referee Craig Joubert had to go upstairs to confirm but the try was never really in doubt.

 

Stephen Donald missed the conversion but the Chiefs were still in front. By a point.

 

The Waratahs ahev enjoyed a five minute spell of attacking rugby where they have been throwing everything at it. Lote Tuquiri even came close to scoring a try but was caught.

 

The Pressure paid of and a penalty in font of the posts was awarded and Peter Hewat took his time and slotted it to put the Waratahs back in front.

 

Tane Tu’ipulotu scored a try for the Chiefs  in the corner breaking the Sydneysiders hearts.

 

Stephen Donald converted from the corner f

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