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Kick-off local time : Sun, 18 May 2014 - 16h05
Kick-off : Sun, 18 May 2014 - 08h05
Venue : Sydney
Referee : Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Match status : Result
  Waratahs Lions
Tries Bernard Foley (9min), Kurtley Beale (25min), Rob Horne (44min), Adam Ashley-Cooper (50min), and Rob Horne (80min) Jaco Kriel (13min)
Penalties Bernard Foley (18min) and Bernard Foley (61min) Marnitz Boshoff (21min) and Marnitz Boshoff (32min)
Conversions Bernard Foley (9min), Bernard Foley (25min), Bernard Foley (44min), Bernard Foley (50min), and Bernard Foley (80min) Marnitz Boshoff (13min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
Minute Commentary


The Tahs swing it wide and Foley puts a little grubber through. Volminck is tackled high as he collects it so the Lions clear but it does not take long for them to knock it on again. One last chance for the Tahs and Folau breaks through before finding Horne who is over for his second TRY. Foley's CONVERSION puts the final touch on a 41-13 victory.


The Waratahs go wide this time but a pass flies into touch. The Lions take it through the phases again but a shocking forward pass brings an end to that movement.


The Lions win a tighthead but it is lost forward yet again. They come again from their own half this time as Volminck makes good ground but it is lost forward again.


The Lions go wide again and Van Rensburg goes into the 22. The Waratahs go offside but the Lions lose it forward again so the Tahs have a scrum.


More knock-ons and the Lions send it wide but it is lost forward. Game becoming really scrappy now as we reach the end.


They send it wide but Van Rensburg is forced into touch by Folau. The Tahs run it out of their half but Beale knocks on so the Lions have a scrum.


Benn Robinson gets his hands on the ball in the maul so the Waratahs get it back and Foley finds touch this time. The throw is not straight so the Lions have another chance.


Skelton loses it forward so the Lions have a scrum near the 22. Big shove but the Tahs win it back when the Lions go off their feet. Foley misses touch and it is toed ahead by the Lions but goes into touch in the corner.


The line-out throw is too long but the Tahs knock it on so the Lions have another scrum. It is a big shove from the home side so Foley kicks a PENALTY to make it 34-13.


The Waratahs turn it over from a big tackle and spin it out to Horne who breaks free, but he is tackled just short of the line and loses it forward.Kepu goes down at the scrum so the Lions can clear it.


The Lions forwards go over halfway but the Tahs are tackling hard. Robinson plays it on the ground and the Lions make a couple of substitutions in the forward pack.


The Tahs surge forward and send it down the hands but Hooper loses it forward. It is a big scrum from the Lions and they win the penalty.


Whiteley makes a good run and the Waratahs do not roll away so Boshoff kicks it into the corner. It is sloppy line-out ball and they are driven back before Coetzee loses it in the tackle.


The Waratahs lose it forward so Boshoff can clear. The Tahs come again and Beale chips ahead for Ashley-Cooper who collects to go over for the bonus-point TRY. Foley adds the CONVERSION to make it 31-13.


The Waratahs go wide to Folau who breaks clear and Van Rensburg is shown a YELLOW CARD for not releasing in the tackle.


Foley throws a pass into touch from the restart so the Lions have a chance to hit back but they go off their feet so the Tahs can clear.


The Tahs win it back and send it out to Horne who bumps off a tackle and cuts back inside to score a great individual TRY. Foley adds the CONVERSION to make it 24-13.


Foley kicks off and Boshoff kicks deep but it runs too long. The Tahs swing it wide but they are hekd up in the tackle so the Lions have a scrum on halfway.


The Lions come again before Boshoff kicks deep. Beale returns it and Minnie takes it up but Van Rensburg is isolated and holds on too long. The Tahs have one last crack but the throw was not straight and that is half-time. Join us in ten minutes for the second half.


The Lions take it quickly and put a cross-kick into the 22. Beale is there but he is forced into touch. They set the maul five metres out and the Waratahs do not release in the tackle after the maul so they will try again.Whiteley takes it at the back but it is sloppy. De Klerk cips again but the Tahs get back easily.


De Klerk chips over the top but Folau claims it and the Tahs go wide but then go off their feet. Botha takes it quickly and chips ahead but Phipps gets back there and Beale scrambles it away.


The Waratahs go offside again so Boshoff has a crack at goal from just inside his own half but it comes up short.


The Lions maul and the Tahs go offside so Boshoff kicks another penalty to cut the gap to 17-13.


The throw from Polota-Nau is not straight so the Lions have a scrum on their 22. De Klerk spills it but so does Polota-Nau and the Lions break out. Watermeyer grubbers into the 22 and it is scrambled into touch.


Boshoff tries a drop-goal from halfway and hits the crossbar so Foley scrambles it into touch. De Klerk hoists from the line-out and the Tahs counter well before Beale is hit high by Lusaseni.


Foley puts a grubber through and Beale claims it to score the TRY. Foley adds the CONVERSION and the Tahs lead 17-10.


The Tahs win the restart back and launch another attack. The forwards drive it up and the ball is trapped so they have a five metre scrum.


The Tahs lose it in the tackle so the Lions have a scrum on the 22 and the Tahs are blown up for scrumming in so Boshoff slots a PENALTY to level the scores at 10-10.


The Tahs come from deep and Beale wriggles free. Folau spots a gap and is brought down in the 22 but Minnie did not roll away so Foley kicks a PENALTY to make it 10-7.


Waratahs on the attack but Robinson comes in from the side so the Lions can clear. They go wide to Botha who puts a grubber into touch in the Tahs 22.


The Lions maul it and the TRY is awarded to Jaco Kriel. Boshoff adds the CONVERSION and it is tied up at 7-7.


The Lions take it up this time and Douglas goes offside so Boshoff kicks it into the corner.


De Klerks swings it wide, but Van Rensburg can't hold on and it goes into touch. The Waratahs run from the line-out and Horne makes good ground. Support arrives in the 22 and eventually Foley reaches out to score under the poles. He converts is own TRY and the Tahs lead 7-0.


The Lions scramble it away and Folau runs it back and Phipps knocks on at the breakdown so the Lions have a scrum just outside their 22.


Phipps has a go and they are right there as the forwards bash away. Horne is over in the corner but the pass from Beale was forward.


The Tahs take it through the phases and Skelton bumps off a few tackles. It goes wide to Horne as they reach the 22. It is a powerful drive over the line but it is held up by the Lions.


Boshoff kicks off and Foley clears. De Klerk chips and the Tahs run it back at them.


The Lions have never beaten the Waratahs but conditions are good in Sydney so we are set for a good game.


The Waratahs are coming off a bye and will be looking to make the most of the Force and Brumbies' defeats last night to climb up the Australian conference.


The Lions are coming off two defeats in New Zealand, although they fell just short against the Highlanders after a spirited second-half comeback.


Welcome to live coverage of the clash between the Waratahs and the Lions in Sydney. The home side are heavy favourites to take this one whilst the Lions will be looking to make it a clean sweep for South African teams this weekend.
15 Israel Folau
14 Alofa Alofa
13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
12 Kurtley Beale
11 Rob Horne
10 Bernard Foley
9 Nick Phipps
8 Wycliff Palu
7 Michael Hooper
6 Stephen Hoiles
5 Jacques Potgieter
4 Kane Douglas
3 Sekope Kepu
2 Tatafu Polota-Nau
1 Benn Robinson

22 Taqele . Naiyaravoro
21 Brendan McKibbin
20 Pat McCutcheon
19 Mitchell Chapman
18 Will Skelton
17 Jeremy Tilse
16 Tola Latu
15 Andries Coetzee
14 Lionel Mapoe
13 Nicolaas Hanekom
12 Alwyn Hollenbach
11 Anthony Volmink
10 Elton Jantjies
9 Ross Cronje
8 Warren Whiteley
7 Warwick Tecklenburg
6 Jaco Kriel
5 Franco van der Merwe
4 Franco Mostert
3 Julian Redelinghuys
2 Robbie Coetzee
1 Schalk van der Merwe

23 Courtnall Skosan
22 Marnitz Boshoff
21 Francois de Klerk
20 Derick Minnie
19 Willie Britz
18 Ruan Dreyer
17 Corne Fourie
16 Armand van der Merwe