NSW Waratahs
  • Bulls vs Waratahs review & score

    Bulls 16 – Waratahs 13 The summary of this game is pretty easy. It pissed down rain, the Waratahs got kicked around the park by the Bulls 10 Hougaard, and on top of that the Tahs lineout went to shit. Not a recipe for an entertaining match, and not a good sign...

  • Waratahs vs Sharks Super 14: review & video highlights

    FOR THE SEMI-FINAL REVIEW AND SCORE GO HERE FOR SEMI FINAL HIGHLIGHTS GO HERE Waratahs 25 – Sharks 10This was the Waratahs 5th straight win in the 2008 Super 14, and their second half four try dicking of the Sharks has rightfully slung them to second in the table. The blueprint for...

  • Waratahs vs Lions Super 14 score, review, player ratings

    Waratahs 26 – Lions 3 Ok, let’s forget the first half because it really isn’t worth remembering. The sides went in at nil all, the Tahs having committed 15 handling errors, often killing off promising attacking movements. But in a torrential downpour, it was many of the younger players – some surely...

  • Force vs Waratahs Super 14 2008 Score & finals run

    Western Force 12 – Waratahs 17 With this hard fought win the Waratahs have taken an unconvincing season start and turned it into the foundations of a serious charge at the 2008 Super 14 semi-finals. Thanks to Sky only showing two matches this weekend, I’ve been able to see diddly-squat of this...

  • Super 14 round 8; Aussie round-up, scores & highlights

    Some very big ups (Waratahs and Force) and some very low downs (Brumbies and Reds) in round 8 of the 2008 Super 14. Both the Force and the Tahs got exactly what they needed. The Western Australians needed to show that they could dig deep to win against tough opposition at home,...

  • All aboard the Tah Bandwagon

    Waratahs 37 – Blues 16 There were 40 foot high billboards saying “SEASON TURNING POINT” on this game for the Tahs and they stood up just when it mattered. As there were so many outstanding performances I thought I’d spray a few thoughts at some player ratings. 15. Two Dads (Norton-Knight). Brought...

  • Aussie Super 14 teams; half way review

    We’re now past half way of the 2008 Super 14 (already?) and it’s been long enough now to get a handle on how the Aussie sides are doing. I’ve thrown a few thoughts, see if they tally up with yours. As a reminder, here’s where the teams are in the table after...

  • Waratahs vs Cheetahs Super 14 2008 score

    Waratahs 23 – Cheetahs 19Cut down to 10 minutes of highlights, this game didn’t look too bad. The Tahs backrow seemingly put in an unbelievable performance, with try making intercepts (Waugh), blind offloads (Palu) and try scoring bursts (man of the match Elsom). Read any report though, and the other 70 minutes...

  • Crusaders vs Waratahs Super 14 score & review

    Crusaders 34 – Waratahs 7. For 50 minutes it looked like the Waratahs might have kept this one close. Heroic defence, most notably by the captain Phil Waugh, and contest at the breakdown knocked the Crusaders off their usual stride and forced them into errors and turnovers. It was 6-0 at the...

  • Super 14 reviews and scores: Highlanders vs Waratahs, Lions vs Force, Brumbies vs Reds

    How do you have almost 70% possession, 60% territory, make the opposition tackle twice as much as you, have the double their line breaks, and only win by two points? No this isn’t a joke, but the script for both the Waratahs and the Force this week, and familiar for both sides...

  • Super 14 Scores and reviews: Cheetahs vs Force, Chiefs vs Waratahs, Brumbies vs Highlanders, Hurricanes vs Reds

    Here’s a rundown of this Aussie Super 14 games as I saw them. Cheetahs 15 vs Western Force 16This was truly a bizarre game. If you’d ignored the scoreline but watched the stats, you would have sworn the Force would have won this by 20 points. 35 minutes in they’d had 70%...

  • Super 14 Week 1 reviews and scores

    By christ it was good to have Super rugby back on the idiot box, even if there was a week where a combination of rustiness and ELV naivety created some pretty headless chicken rugby at times (more on that in another post). But here’s a run down on the games. Waratahs 20...

  • Super 14 2008 preview

    It’s been a long old wait since last October, but at last we get some good southern hemisphere rugby back on the telly. What’s intriguing about this years competition though is trying to pick the key runners and riders, because this year there are a couple of extra factors in play. To...