Waratahs too strong for Reds in season opener

Ayumu Goromaru tackles Zac Guildford

2014 Super Rugby Champions the Waratahs kicked off their 2016 campaign by beating the Reds 30-10 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

The Waratahs victory is their fifth consecutive victory over the Reds as the Queenslanders have not beaten the New South Wales side since July 2013.

The Waratahs outscored the Reds by four tries to one which earned the Sydney side a bonus point under the new bonus point rules.

More to follow.

Final Score  Waratahs 30 (20) Reds 10 (0)

Scorers

Waratahs
Tries – Hooper, Carraro, Horwitz, Phipps
Pen – Beale, Hegarty
Con – Beale 2
Drop –
Cards – J. Tilse (77th min yellow)

Reds
Tries – J.McIntyre
Pen -A. Goromaru
Con – A. Goromaru
Drop –
Cards -R.Simmons (13th min yellow), Sam Talakai (yellow 69th min)

Match Officials
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1:Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 2:James Leckie
TMO : George Ayoub

Teams

Waratahs

1. Paddy Ryan , 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau , 3. Angus Ta’avao ( Waratahs debut) , 4. Dean Mumm , 5. Will Skelton , 6. David Dennis (VC) , 7. Michael Hooper (C s) , 8. Jed Holloway , 9. Nick Phipps , 10. Kurtley Beale , 11. Zac Guildford ( Waratahs debut ) , 12. David Horwitz (Waratahs debut) , 13. Rob Horne , 14. Matt Carraro , 15. Israel Folau

Replacements : 16. Tolu Latu , 17. Benn Robinson , 18. Jeremy Tilse , 19. Sam Lousi , 20. Jack Dempsey , 21. Matt Lucas , 22. Bryce Hegarty , 23. Reece Robinson

Reds

1. Ben Daley , 2. Saia Fainga’a , 3. Greg Holmes , 4. Cadeyrn Neville (Queensland debut) , 5. Rob Simmons (C) , 6. Hendrik Tui , 7. Curtis Browning , 8. Jake Schatz , 9. Nick Frisby , 10. Jake McIntyre , 11. Eto Nabuli (Queensland/Super Rugby debut) , 12. Henry Taefu (Queensland/Super Rugby debut) , 13. Samu Kerevi , 14. Chris Feauai-Sautia , 15. Karmichael Hunt

Replacements : 16. Andrew Ready , 17. Sef Fa’agase , 18. Sam Talakai , 19. Ben Matwijow (Queensland/Super Rugby debut) , 20. Michael Gunn , 21. Scott Gale , 22. Sam Greene , 23. Ayumu Goromaru (Queensland/Super Rugby debut)

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