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    Waratahs vs Kings

    Super Rugby, 21 April, 2017

    Allianz Stadium
    Fulltime - Waratahs 24, Kings 26
    Waratahs   Kings
    24 FINAL SCORE 26
    4 TRIES 4
    0 DROP GOALS 0
    Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
    Touch judges: Damon Murphy & James Leckie
    TMO: Ian Smith

    The Kings will finish what has been a tough tour of Australia when they take on a Waratahs side desperate for points and falling behind in their conference. Catch all the live scores, highlights and action on The Roar from 7:45pm (AEST).

    The Tahs are fresh off the bye following a 38-28 loss to the Hurricanes on the road in Week 7.

    Having briefly fought it out with the Brumbies for top spot in the Australian Conference, the Waratahs have slipped away thanks to five losses from their last six games, leaving them sitting in second last place.

    With all the wildcards from the Australasian side of the competition all but guaranteed to be headed to New Zealand, the Waratahs will need to fight their way back to the top of the standings.

    “We can still win the Australian conference and make it through to the Finals – the season is not over yet, not by a long shot,” said Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson.

    On the other side of the park, the Kings have struggled all season as they look down the barrel of their own existence thanks to the revamped Super Rugby format for 2018.

    Despite just the one win this year, they’ve had a pair of fast finishes in the last two weeks, threatening to take down the Force and Reds with an exciting brand of rugby.

    The only other time these two met was during the King’s first stint in the competition and it wasn’t pretty.

    The Waratahs made the trip to Port Elizabeth and absolutely dominated the hapless South African side, piling on 72 points to 10.

    Team News
    Rob Horne makes his way back into the side for the Waratahs after missing the Hurricanes game with a hamstring strain.

    He will take his spot at outside centre, moving Israel Folau to fullback who in turn forces Bryce Hegarty out of the 15 jumper and onto the bench.

    Gibson has also dropped Wallaby Dean Mumm to the bench, being replaced in the run-on side by David McDuling.

    For the Kings, winger Yaw Penxe has been ruled out with a concussion, allowing Wandile Mjekevu to come into the side.

    Andisa Ntsila, Irne Herbst and Ross Geldenhuys are the other three additions to the starting side, all adding to the forward pack at No. 8, lock and tighthead respectively.

    The Waratahs really need a win to get their finals chances up and running after a tough few months.

    While the Kings have piled on the second-half points in recent weeks with some encouraging outings, however, they still haven’t mastered the 80-minute performance.

    At home, the Tahs should get the job done tonight.

    Waratahs to win by 32

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    • 10:40pm
      andrewM said | 10:40pm | ! Report

      Well, now I can go to the Force vs Chiefs game tomorrow knowing that even if we get belted by the Chiefs, we still have some credibility, unlike the Tahs..

      • 11:14pm
        MH01 said | 11:14pm | ! Report

        As a Brumbies fan, I switched channels to see the raiders loose….followed by the tahs loosing….weird night. Could have been much worse, and yet I’m indifferent right now

        • 11:28pm
          Rebellion said | 11:28pm | ! Report

          Sorry to be an upstart but ‘loose’ means ‘the opposite of tight’
          You should correct your spelling – you meant to say ‘lose’ with just the one ‘o’
          I see where you’re coming from but I don’t see these types of results as weird anymore – more like the norm

          • 1:58pm
            ThugbyFan said | 1:58pm | ! Report

            The one that gets me all rebellious is the misspelling of the English word defence to the yankee DEFENSE.

            Don’t people know how to turn their spell-check from American imperialism to Australian English?

    • 10:37pm
      Rangi said | 10:37pm | ! Report

      Daryl Gibson was ordinary at the Saders and nothing has changed. Why was he given the job ? Just because you’re the assistant coach does not mean you can handle the top job.

      Questions also need to be asked of the Wallabies in that squad. How can a team with that many internationals be so completely incompetent. They did nothing well.

      And the CEO reckons they should be first in the queue when the ARU doles out the money saved by axing he Force.

      You would be excused if someone told you Donald Trump and Sean Spicer were running the game in this country.

      • 3:47am
        Hype said | 3:47am | ! Report

        Lol trump and spicer how did you manage to drag them into it you clown?

        • 10:35am
          Uncle Eric said | 10:35am | ! Report

          Who’s Spicer??

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      Huw Tindall said | 10:36pm | ! Report

      That was hopeless. Even with the Tahs piggies getting dominated in the scrum and maul we had enough opportunities in attack that were thrown away with basic handling errors. So many bloody knock ons in mid field. Ultimately it comes back to the coach. Gibson on the chopping block.

      • 11:40pm
        nigel brown said | 11:40pm | ! Report

        Yeah Gibson not teaching them how to catch the ball so he must go. When the team wins the players get the accolades but when they lose its the coach thats to blame

    • 10:30pm
      davSA said | 10:30pm | ! Report

      The Kings have been threatening this type of result a few times this season.

      • 5:00am
        Chinmay Hejmadi said | 5:00am | ! Report

        Agreed. They aren’t as bad as they were in seasons past.

        • 9:26am
          Will Wassell said | 9:26am | ! Report

          Spot on. They rued the missed opportunity last week against the Reds, and they worked hard to make sure they stayed in touch through the first half.
          They worked hard for turnovers, and used their set piece well. The Reds ate their scrum last week and this week they returned that to the Tahs, what does that say about the NSW pack?

      • 10:12am
        Suzy Poison said | 10:12am | ! Report

        Massive massive improvement from Kings. From getting smashed last by Tahs 72-10 to beating them at home this year.
        That’s pure coaching. Tahs have six international players. Kings have zero.
        I like the open sider Chris Cloete for the Kings. Completely outplayed the Australian Skipper Hooper.

    • 10:29pm
      Rugby101 said | 10:29pm | ! Report

      So Connor, 18 Waratahs in the run on 15 for your Team of the Week?

    • 10:19pm
      Worlds Biggest said | 10:19pm | ! Report

      That was simply horrible from the Tahs, worst loss since the awful 2012 campaign under Michael Foley. Just an insipid performance.

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