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Waratahs vs Highlanders: Super Rugby live scores, blog

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19th May, 2018

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Waratahs vs Highlanders

Super Rugby, 19 May, 2018

Allianz Stadium
Fulltime - Waratahs 41, Highlanders 12
Waratahs   Highlanders
41 FINAL SCORE 12
6 TRIES 2
4 CONVERSION KICKS 1
1 PENALTY GOALS 0
0 DROP GOALS 0
 
 
Referee: Brendon Pickerill
Touch judges: Will Houston & Graham Cooper
TMO: George Ayoub
When: 7:45pm AEST
Where: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
TV: Fox Footy

Waratahs
1. Tom Robertson
2. Damien Fitzpatrick
3. Sekope Kepu
4. Thomas Staniforth
5. Rob Simmons
6. Will Miller
7. Michael Hooper
8. Michael Wells
9. Jake Gordon
10. Bernard Foley
11. Taqele Naiyaravoro
12. Kurtley Beale
13. Curtis Rona
14. Cameron Clark
15. Israel Folau
16. Silatolu Latu
17. Harry Johnson-Holmes
18. Shambeckler Vui
19. Ryan McCauley
20. Jed Holloway
21. Nick Phipps
22. Lalakai Foketi
23. Bryce Hegarty

Highlanders
1. Dan Lienert-Brown
2. Ash Dixon
3. Tyrel Lomax
4. Jackson Hemopo
5. Thomas Franklin
6. Elliot Dixon
7. Dillon Hunt
8. Luke Whitelock
9. Aaron Smith
10. Lima Sopoaga
11. Tevita Nabura
12. Sio Tomkinson
13. Rob Thompson
14. Waisake Naholo
15. Ben Smith
16. Liam Coltman
17. Aki Seiuli
18. Kalolo Tuiloma
19. Shannon Frizell
20. Marino Mikaele Tu'u
21. Kayne Hammington
22. Josh Ioane
23. Tevita Li
Curtis Rona of Waratahs scores a try during a match between Jaguares and Waratahs as part of fourth round of Super Rugby at Jose Amalfitani Stadium on March 10, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images)
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Match result:

The Waratahs have finally broken Australia’s longstanding streak of losses to New Zealand sides, smashing the Highlanders by 29 points.

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Final score
Waratahs 41
Highlanders 12

Match preview:

The Waratahs hosts the Highlanders Saturday night at Allianz Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:45pm AEST.

The Waratahs have only won two matches against the Highlanders in the past seven years. During his tenure Daryl Gibson’s boys had no luck against two different coaches – beaten by 4 points by Jamie Joseph’s team.

Joseph left for Japan. He was replaced by Tony Brown who’s Highlanders handed a 16-point beating to the New South Welshmen. Tony Brown also left for Japan.

Since their rocky start to the season, New South Wales have steadily improved and played much more consistently.

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In the last two matches, many New Zealand Super Rugby fans had their hearts in your mouth during the final stages, facing the prospect of the first team to lose to the Australians. It will probably be the same this week.

This season, the Highlanders have been vulnerable playing away. Moreover, their kick-chase may be backfire against altitude operators such as Israel Folau and the Waratahs multiple counter attackers, lead by Kurtley Beale.

While this is the first year as Highlander mentor, Alan Mauger (pronounced “Major”) is no novice. His coaching experience spans a good part of a decade, including a two-year stint as head coach for Leicester Tigers in UK. He continues to keep the Highlanders excitement and scoring machine dangerously humming.

Prediction
The bookies’ odds are against the Waratahs. But I’m calling against it and anticipate a Waratahs upset – assuming Bernard Foley kicks the goals he is supposed to.