NSW Waratahs vs Bulls Super 14 live score and review
NSW Waratahs

Tahs vs Bulls live score

Tahs vs Bulls live score

Why pass when you can kick?

Why pass when you can kick?


Tahs 6 – Bulls 20

Full time

Live commentary below:

Tahs vs Bulls 2009 (04/11/2009)
7:36
[Comment From Epi]
I’d help co-call but I’m still in this hold-em tournament…
7:37
Gagger:  On-line poker?
7:37
[Comment From Epi]
Went all in with a pair of queens… I’m free now :)
7:38
Epi:  Yep
7:38
Gagger:  Welcome everyone to the press box at Gagger Mansions where the wife and kids could be arriving back at any moment. Luckily I have my co-presenter Epi with me.
7:38
Epi:  Hello All..
7:38
Gagger:  The Tahs run out. TPN leading them for his 50th S14 cap
7:40
Gagger:  Crowd doing 1 min clap for Shawn Mackay. Not sure whether it was silence or applause…
7:41
Gagger:  Bulls to KO
7:42
Gagger:  Gahu clears but then spills return bomb that SNK picks up and is therefore offside
7:42
Epi:  The bulls will punish the Tahs for pointless kicking tonight… They need to be on their game.. Gahu should have put that into touch.
7:42
Gagger:  Steyn going for poles
7:42
Gagger:  Hooks it
7:43
Gagger:  Its a dry night at the SFS
7:43
Epi:  Turner marking Habana tonight…
7:44
Gagger:  Bulls at 7th phase in tahs 22
7:44
Gagger:  Tahs have turned itover
7:45
Epi:  wow… great play but Mowen should have given that to Horne. Blew a try right there.
7:45
Gagger:  Burgess goes for a great run, they go wide and Mowen runs 50m. Breas won in Bulls 22
7:45
Gagger:  Another FK and Burgess anothe great run
7:46
Gagger:  Another FK in Bulls 22
7:46
Epi:  Tahs are putting in their customary great first 10 minutes!
7:46
Gagger:  hehe too true
7:46
Gagger:  Great tahs scrum
7:47
Gagger:  Spill it in midfield
7:47
Gagger:  Bulls clear 35 m out
7:47
Gagger:  Tahs recycling on Bulls 30m
7:48
Epi:  Burgo stares at the ball at the back of the ruck for 5 minutes… why does he do that??
7:49
Gagger:  9th phase and SNK chips into 22 which NDngane marks
7:49
Epi:  back in tahs territory after a silly chip by SNK
7:49
Epi:  Nice touch finder by two dads
7:50
Gagger:  Burgess picks off back of LO, runs and offloads to Carter in space who then hoofs it to nowhere
7:50
Gagger:  SNK great finder as Epi said
7:50
Gagger:  Bulls win LO
7:50
Gagger:  Steyn finds touch on own 30m
7:51
[Comment From jason]
im eagerly awaiting a 3-3 draw tonight
7:51
Gagger:  Waugh throws fwd pass in mid field
7:52
Gagger:  Bulls scrum on own 30m
7:52
Epi:  nice grubber from turner…
7:53
Epi:  line out 22 bulls territory
7:53
Epi:  penalty bulls..
7:53
Gagger:  Crap kids back. Go Epi!
7:53
Epi:  LO 50
7:54
Gagger:  Great hit my Carter
7:54
Epi:  4th phase bulls
7:55
Epi:  grubber for habana but too big..
7:55
Epi:  drop out
7:55
Epi:  nice run tuqiri but given back
7:56
Epi:  steyn touch finder LO 22 Tahs territory
7:57
Epi:  bad through TPN
7:57
Epi:  punished…Try Hanbana
7:57
Epi:  Habana even..
7:58
Epi:  Long throw… through the hands.. Habana beat a couple for the try
7:58
Epi:  Why a long throw? Who knows..
7:58
Epi:  5-0 Bulls
7:58
Epi:  Converted 7-0
7:59
[Comment From Guest]
go bulls!
7:59
Gagger:  that sounded like an afrikaans shout….
7:59
Epi:  Tahs kick off.. LO Tahs on bulls 22
7:59
[Comment From jason]
no just a kiwi
8:00
Epi:  TPN butchers another throw… Not looking good.
8:00
[Comment From jason]
who tipped them
8:00
Gagger:  Burgess hassling Du Preez
8:00
Gagger:  The brugwan having a great game so far
8:00
Epi:  Scrum bulls 22 – bulls feed
8:01
Epi:  SKN high ball – bulls mark
8:02
[Comment From Bugly]
Tahs have to win by 9
8:02
Gagger:  Turner looks to have busted his snozz
8:02
[Comment From jason]
if the bulls win this the ladder will be so congested
8:02
Epi:  Kicking dual… Turner and SKN collide and spill a bomb
8:02
Epi:  Bulls scrum 50
8:02
Epi:  Turner was too pretty anyway
8:03
Epi:  Tahu and Beale on
8:03
Epi:  Turner and Horne off
8:03
Epi:  turner maybe just bloodbin..
8:03
Epi:  Horne possible thigh injury
8:04
[Comment From mattyj]
Horne’s off already? How’s he going?
8:04
Epi:  Horne hardly touched it..
8:04
Gagger:  Benn blitzing the Bulls
8:04
Epi:  Collapsed scrum – penalty tahs. LO 50
8:05
Epi:  Another bad throw… bulls win LO
8:05
Epi:  TPN having a shocker
8:05
Epi:  Hornes done his hammy
8:05
Gagger:  kick down to KB who takes the mark
8:05
Gagger:  Bulls now with ball just inside Tah 50 and knock on
8:06
Epi:  You back gagger? Tahu gets his chance to step up…
8:07
Epi:  Scrum to bulls
8:07
Gagger:  Tahs turned it over 9 times to bulls 1
8:08
Epi:  touch judge report
8:08
[Comment From Juan Cote]
Not often the Tahs get behind in games, do they have the skills to come back
8:09
Epi:  Penalty Tahs – rough stuff.. LO Bulls 22
8:09
Gagger:  Hilarious pictures of Waugha and Baby Eater Botha squaring up. Don’t think Waugh would reach Bothas’s scone
8:09
Epi:  Tahs have it on 22
8:10
Epi:  Turnover!!
8:11
Epi:  Tahu throws a pass to noone. Turnover number 11
8:11
Gagger:  Burgess left ball at back of ruck forever, bulls just came around and got it
8:11
Epi:  Tahs look clueless
8:11
Gagger:  Tahs game disintergrating
8:11
Epi:  Another pointless kick back to the bulls….
8:11
Gagger:  Now Gahu putting up bombs from own 22
8:12
[Comment From Bugly]
Tahs will come good. They’ve GOT to!
8:12
Epi:  LO half way Tahs throw…
8:13
Gagger:  Bulls almost stole lineout, TPN regathered but then threw away ball
8:13
Epi:  How do you call this game?? A lot of stupid kicking by the Tahs mixed with some bumbling and silly passes…
8:13
Epi:  A typical Waratahs performance so far then….
8:14
Gagger:  Mrs Gagger eerily not commenting on me still sat on sofa in pyjamas watching rugby. Is this the eye of the storm?
8:14
[Comment From jason]
tahs supporters see this type of performance as quality porn
8:14
Juan Cote:  Yep, you’re fucked!!!
8:14
Epi:  you will have to make it up to her… This game is not worth a divorce
8:15
Epi:  FK Tahs on Bulls 40
8:15
Gagger:  Tahs going no-where re-cycling
8:16
Gagger:  Bulls defending too easily
8:16
Gagger:  Turner back on, KB off
8:16
Epi:  Tahs scrum tuqiri crash ball
8:17
Gagger:  Tah backline moves are out of the 13A’s play book
8:17
[Comment From jason]
hey i wrote that book
8:17
Juan Cote:  This is awful!!!
8:18
Epi:  Tahs gift it back to bulls..
8:18
Gagger:  Tahs managing to go backwards with ball faster than Bulls can go fwd
8:18
Gagger:  Spies easily ran down Tahu
8:19
Epi:  Penalty tahs and they take a stupid centrefield bomb from there own 22…
8:19
Gagger:  Steyn drills it into tah 22
8:19
Epi:  punished with touch finder… LO tahs 22
8:19
Juan Cote:  WTF do the Tahs do at training all week?
8:19
Gagger:  Perfect time for tahs to give away a try
8:19
Epi:  why would you not kick for touch on a full arm penalty?
8:19
[Comment From Bugly]
Tahs look to be playing another ‘strategic’ game!
8:20
Gagger:  Kids fingerpainting. This is dangerous
8:21
Gagger:  That could have been a comment on the Tahs…
8:21
Gagger:  Tahs 17 turnovers vs Bulls 2
8:22
Epi:  Bulls have it Tahs 22
8:22
Gagger:  Bulls 5 out
8:22
Epi:  Habana tries to crawl through LTs legs… FK Bulls
8:23
Epi:  Turnover…
8:23
Gagger:  Pops out and waugh dives on it
8:23
Epi:  SKN cant put it into touch.. TPN called for forward pass but it was not forward…
8:24
Epi:  referees fuck up.. penalty tahs..
8:24
Gagger:  that’s a mystery
8:25
Epi:  rugby union has the worst officiating in sport. period.
8:25
Gagger:  tahs lose LO bulls pass ruled fwd when not
8:25
Gagger:  tahs scrum on bulls 22. reset
8:25
Gagger:  donger about to go
8:26
Epi:  scrum tahs.. siren sounds.
8:27
Epi:  5 out from bulls line
8:27
Gagger:  FK. The tahs rumbling well
8:27
Epi:  robinson burrowing.. penalty tahs.
8:27
Epi:  they will try to take the 3
8:28
[Comment From jason]
go for 7 tahs
8:28
Gagger:  They’re going for poles
8:28
Epi:  jason, they would end up giving the bulls 7 the way they are going.
8:28
Gagger:  Tahs pick n go the only thing that’s working
8:28
Epi:  Gahu kicks it
8:29
Epi:  half time… well.. 10 minutes of brilliance…
8:29
Epi:  followed by 30 minutes of keystone cops.
8:29
[Comment From LJ]
over?
8:29
Juan Cote:  No wonder you didn’t waste your time doing a preview of this game Gaggs. It is incredible that a team that is not prepared to play any sort of rugby at all can be near the top of the table. There is nothing the Tahs are offering that suggests they want to win the game, they are waiting for the Bulls to lose it
8:29
[Comment From jason]
im amusing myself by seeing that tahs backwards is shat,this game is bullshat.
8:29
[Comment From LJ]
over?
8:30
Epi:  half time.
8:30
[Comment From jason]
imagine if these 2 teams made the final
8:30
Epi:  the bulls really should have punished the tahs. the tahs are still in it and they really shouldnt be.
8:31
Gagger:  Wife leaving house in 30 mins, leaving me with kids with paint
8:31
Epi:  are you still in london gagger?
8:31
jason:  my kids asleep. im eating their easter eggs now
8:31
Gagger:  Yup
8:32
Epi:  is this on bskyb?
8:32
jason:  i can only imagine steven jones watching this game with glee
8:32
Gagger:  Yeah. HAve to suffer Fitzpatrick commenting on 3 Aussie teams
8:32
Epi:  fuck.. did you get my email?
8:33
Gagger:  No
8:33
Epi:  a
8:33
Epi:  about fitzpatrick and his commentary..
8:33
Epi:  doesnt matter.
8:33
Gagger:  Oh yeah – got that – thought I’d replied!
8:33
jason:  hes underated?
8:34
Epi:  he’s a twat
8:35
Gagger:  According to him all the positives from the Reds were through he Kiwis Braid and Cooper…..
8:36
[Comment From PaarlBok]
Komaan Bulle , fight this one out!
8:36
Epi:  its games like this that killed the ELVs..
8:36
Gagger:  Gotta grab shower. Comments might not get moderated for a bit
8:37
Juan Cote:  Komaan Blou Bulle
8:37
jason:  im already looking forward to next weeks games. It should sort out condenders
8:39
Juan Cote:  Put Beale into no.10 and shift Hanger out to 12, get rid of Carter and never let him play again.
8:39
Epi:  and they take the field for the 2nds half..
8:39
Epi:  agreed JC…
8:40
Epi:  Kick off… Returned SNK touch finder bulls 40
8:41
Epi:  FK tahs
8:41
Epi:  tahs on bulls 22
8:41
Epi:  6th phase
8:42
Epi:  turnover… knock down by bulls.. looked like a knock on
8:42
Epi:  Tahs have it tahs 40
8:43
Epi:  through the hands… tahu thows miracle ball to turners feet
8:43
Epi:  Tahs FK
8:44
Epi:  Scrum. Gahu throws shit pass to noone… called forward.
8:45
Epi:  FK bulls tahs 40
8:45
Epi:  FG steyn
8:45
Epi:  from 40 out…
8:46
Epi:  beautiful kick and punishment for halangahus mistake
8:46
[Comment From Bobas]
Jason, brumbies, highlanders and crusaders will be on equal points.
8:47
Epi:  good take from the bomb LT
8:47
Epi:  FK tahs
8:47
Gagger:  I’m back. What scintellating backrow tah moves have I missed?
8:47
Epi:  scroll gagger..
8:48
Gagger:  Don’t feel I need to….
8:48
Epi:  Turner and LT are the only Tahs backs playing well… Burgo included.
8:48
Gagger:  I meant Back-line of course…
8:48
Juan Cote:  This is so bad I’m flicking over to the home shopping channel in between knock ons and kicks
8:49
Epi:  JC – Im wondering what afl game is on…
8:49
Gagger:  Nice tahs rolling maul but then Kaplan pings them
8:49
Epi:  bulls have it…
8:49
Gagger:  Steyn misses easy DG
8:49
Epi:  DG attempt Steyn… misses
8:50
[Comment From MARK_S]
I turned down free tickets to this game!
8:50
Epi:  Hey Mark…. Result!!
8:50
Juan Cote:  Bulls take a droppie and the Tahs crowd boo, who the fuck to think they are!! Why not boo their team everytime they get the ball
8:51
Epi:  I know eh? Fucking love a 5/8 who could take a few DGs when the backs are out of ideas… cause they run out of ideas pretty often
8:53
Gagger:  Is this an all south african ref squad?
8:53
Juan Cote:  Do you know you can get a half carot diamond and gold necklace for five easy payments of $A99.95, not a bad deal
8:53
Epi:  touch judge on…
8:54
Gagger:  The touchie is inventing shit
8:54
Epi:  careless tackle for a player jumping over the top of robinson…
8:55
Epi:  touch judges in this comp should be on unicyles..
8:55
Gagger:  Steyn slots pen
8:55
Gagger:  Gahu off KB on
8:55
Juan Cote:  This is it for the tahs, now they have to at least have a crack?
8:56
Juan Cote:  This is it for the tahs
8:56
Gagger:  TAhs lineout on bulls 40
8:56
MARK_S:  So gahu wasn’t the saviour of the tahs season after all?
8:56
Gagger:  Tahs FK
8:56
Epi:  burgo is so hot or cold… and when hes cold it goes pear shaped
8:56
[Comment From jason]
play for a bonus point tahs
8:56
Epi:  and burgo throws an intercept on cue
8:58
Epi:  beale kicks the 3 pointer
8:58
Gagger:  Bulls take 2 intercepts but second one Habana KOs. Kaplan rules deliberate, Beale nails it
8:58
Epi:  for the penalty. deliberate knock down…
8:58
Epi:  take it gagger… i dozed off.
8:59
Gagger:  Not sure how long I got…..
8:59
[Comment From Who Needs Melon]
I don’t know which is worse: Kaplan or the Tahs.
8:59
Epi:  bulls LO tahs 40
9:00
Epi:  bulls knock on tahs 10 metre line…
9:00
Epi:  Kaplan is so arrogant..
9:00
Gagger:  Tahs just asked Kaplan why he’s been pinging them at last 2 scrums. Kaplan replies “I cawnt remember”
9:01
Gagger:  Tahs FK at scrum. SNK screws of side of boot
9:01
Epi:  another FG attempt by steyn
9:01
Epi:  missed
9:02
Who Needs Melon:  This is a terrible ad for rugby. Imagine if this was the first game you’d ever watched.
9:02
Gagger:  I want Tahs to win it just for the irony
9:02
Gagger:  nothing happening
9:03
Gagger:  tahs scrim on own 22
9:03
Epi:  snk kicks the ball into the bulls legs almost pounced on by Habana
9:03
Gagger:  SNK tries to thread down line but ball ricochets back into own 22
9:03
[Comment From jason]
tahs need the bonus point to stay in third. surely they cant win
9:04
Epi:  bulls kick out on the full.. break for the tahs.
9:04
[Comment From Bugly]
Wait ’til the Tahs get their second wind!
9:04
Who Needs Melon:  Time for another stuff up?
9:05
Who Needs Melon:  Called it!
9:05
Epi:  another horrible throw… bulls win LO
9:05
Who Needs Melon:  Beale tackles habana. Noone called that!
9:05
Gagger:  Beale runs down Habana!
9:06
Epi:  yeah yeah… wasnt really an even foot race… hehe
9:06
[Comment From mark_s]
how long to go?
9:06
Epi:  turner tries the box kick…
9:06
Epi:  deflected.. Tahs LO Tahs 40
9:07
[Comment From andre]
any bonus pint for the bulls yet
9:07
Gagger:  65th min
9:08
Gagger:  andre, with 13 points, how would they have a bonus point?
9:08
Epi:  bulls kick out on the full again… I guess you play down to the quality of your opponent… Tahs LO 50
9:08
Gagger:  More than 4 DG attempts?
9:08
Epi:  another bad throw… this really is shite from the tahs
9:08
[Comment From timo]
whos playing better?
9:08
Gagger:  How many lineouts have the Tahs lost FFS?
9:08
Epi:  DG?
9:08
Gagger:  Drop Goal
9:09
Epi:  setting up for it…
9:09
Epi:  sheehan on.
9:09
Gagger:  TIMO – Bulls are playing less worst
9:09
Epi:  sheehan try saver
9:10
Gagger:  Bulls just out from tahs line
9:10
Epi:  inches out
9:10
Gagger:  9th phase
9:10
Epi:  try bulls
9:10
Epi:  Kruger
9:10
Who Needs Melon:  That’s it. I’m outta here.
9:11
[Comment From NTA]
Its amazing that someone is actually capable of out-boring the Tahs…
9:12
Epi:  Kick off…
9:13
Epi:  penalty tahs…
9:13
Epi:  Tahs are taking a shot at goal…(?)
9:14
NTA:  Well now that we’re fucked for the playoffs (seriously, it doesn’t sound like we are getting any better) can we start playing entertaining rugby? Sure Reds fans don’t have a lot to celebrate in terms of table position, but fuck me they can at least doff their caps to some of the backline moves they’ve got.
9:14
[Comment From timo]
get the conversion?
9:14
Epi:  i think we can start planning the BBQs…
9:15
NTA:  Timo – the score is displayed below the blog box. @ Epi: Shot at goal is a result of over-optimism – if we get it and follow up with two converted tries, we win.
9:15
[Comment From andre]
is the kick over
9:15
Epi:  i know.. ‘if we get it’
9:15
Epi:  kick missed.
9:15
Epi:  Scrum bulls on the 50
9:16
NTA:  Well now we have to play for the draw, see? :)
9:16
Epi:  Kick ahead bulls!
9:16
Epi:  Ndunganie running for it…
9:16
Gagger:  Tahs 28 turnovers to bulls 12
9:16
Epi:  Try?
9:16
Epi:  Going upstairs…
9:17
Gagger:  Looks no try
9:17
Epi:  no try.. will be 5 meter scrum tahs
9:17
Gagger:  JP Nel broke straight through from own 22 and hoofed it downfield
9:18
Gagger:  Please end this soon
9:18
Epi:  FK tahs.
9:18
Gagger:  Beale does kick pass from own 22
9:19
Gagger:  tahs with ball on own 40
9:19
Gagger:  Kick duel starts again
9:20
Gagger:  helter skelter knock on both ways shit
9:20
Epi:  sheehans knocked out
9:20
Epi:  bulls touch finder tahs 5m
9:21
Epi:  tahs out like a light also..
9:22
Epi:  bulls have it tahs 22
9:22
Gagger:  My kids are starving and I’m watching this….
9:22
Epi:  FK tahs.
9:22
Gagger:  another tah turnover
9:23
Epi:  FGS.. mumm gets it with Tahu outside.. takes the tackle instead and drops it cold. weak as piss
9:23
Gagger:  DONGER – THANK GOD
9:23
[Comment From andre]
go bulls
9:24
Gagger:  Tahs scrum on 50
9:25
Epi:  another tahs scrum 50
9:25
Gagger:  Tahu actually stepped someone. Another Bulls pen
9:25
Epi:  how about a basic back line move boys…?
9:26
Epi:  Carter breaks the line!!
9:26
Epi:  Just kidding…
9:26
Epi:  Thats the final whistle..
9:27
[Comment From andre]
blue blood
9:27
Gagger:  Thank fuck for that.


Gotta shut this down, but feel free to wang on in the comments bit.

Thanks guys for joining and Epi especially for enduring this crap.

9:27

NSW Waratahs
@MattRowley

Matt started G&GR just before the 2007 Rugby World Cup and has been enslaved ever since. Follow him on twitter: @MattRowley

More in NSW Waratahs