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Waratahs down Reds in season opener

The Waratahs got their 2016 Super Rugby campaign up and running with a bonus-point 30-10 victory over the Reds in Sydney.

The Waratahs, the 2014 champions who reached the semi-finals last season, did most of the hard work in the first half as tries from captain Michael Hooper, Matt Carraro and David Horwitz helped them into a 20-0 interval lead at Allianz Stadium.

The second half was a much more even affair with both teams scoring 10 points apiece - Jake McIntyre's 59th-minute score giving the Reds' their first try of the season with Nick Phipps running in the Waratahs' fourth try soon after - but the home side had done enough to hold on for the victory.

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