Waratahs finish off with win

This was a live score update.

 

Preview 


This match has no significance for the Super 14 as both teams are a distance out of the running.

The Waratahs have been woeful this year, and the Hurricanes have only just managed to strike even in what has been the most challenging Super rugby contest yet.

The match is significant in that it is Tana Umaga’s final Super rugby game after 12 years of service. Umaga has been a stalwart of the Super brand, and the physicality and flair of his game characterises the influence which this tournament has had on the game as a whole.

The Hurricanes has a strong and potent loose trio, but the Waratahs will be able to counter this, especially with the eturn of star skipper Phil Waugh, who makes up an effective back row along with Wycliff Palu and Rocky Elsom.

Match detail.

 

The Waratahs got off to a fantastic start and almost scored a try from the kick off but the tv ref said that there was a foot in touch.

 

Surprisingly even though these teams have little to play for in the tournament stakes there is a lot of needle between the teams.

 

The two front rows have already had a little bit of a handbags session.

 

Peter Hewat got the first points of the match from a penalty after Tana Umaga lifted a player in the tackle and got a warning.

 

Peter Hewat had another shot at goal in the 18th minute but the ball hit the posts.

 

From an ordinary looking lineout the Waratahs Dean Mumm scored a great try for the Tahs running from just outside the Canes 25.

 

Hewat converted in front of a stunned Wellington crowd.

 

Peter Hewat kicked a great penalty from the half way line surrounded by wind giving the Hurricanes a 13 point lead.

 

The Hurricanes fired straight back when John Schwalger made a good run and Jimmy Gopperth scored the try. Jimmy Gopperth then converted his try.

 

Half time score was Hurricanes 7 Waratahs 13

 

The Waratahs could not have asked for a better start to the second half as Lachie Turner beat Corey Jane to the ball and scored a try. Another great run from this Tahs star Lachie Turner.

 

Peter Hewat converted the try.

 

One day short of a year since Lote Tuqiri scored his last try in Super14 he scored one for the Tahs. He also had a hand in creating it too.

 

Peter Hewat again converted.

 

The Hurricanes fight back and drive for the line and after a couple of goes at it Jerry Collins scores the try. Piri Weepu converts the try to reduce the margin to 13.

 

Peter Hewat had another shot at goal and slotted it meaning that the Hurricanes need to score three times to win.

 

Tana Umaga leaves the field and Super Rugby.

 

Again the Hurricanes give away a penalty and again Peter Hewat kicks it.

 

Ben Jacobs scored the bonus point try for the Waratahs but Hewat missed the conversion.

 

Report to follow.

 

Full time score Hurricanes 14 Waratahs 38

 

Scorers

 

Hurricanes

Tries – Jimmy Gopperth,Jerry Collins
Penalties
Conversions -Jimmy Gopperth,Piri Weepu

 

 

Waratahs
Tries -Dean Mumm,Lachie Turner,Lote Tuqiri,Ben Jacobs
Penalties – P

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