Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Sport Rugby

Waratahs win despite early injury to Kurtley Beale

Published 14/05/2016

Australia scrum-half Nick Phipps was influential in the Waratahs' win
Australia scrum-half Nick Phipps was influential in the Waratahs' win

The NSW Waratahs overcame the early loss of Kurtley Beale to a knee injury to beat the Bulls 31-8 and record a fourth successive Super Rugby win.

Australia back Beale, who will be joining Aviva Premiership side Wasps next season, was carried off on a stretcher cart after being injured challenging for a high ball inside the opening 30 seconds at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

That was a blow to the home side but they still managed to come away with the win thanks to an influential display from scrum-half Nick Phipps, who scored two tries and also helped create another for Dean Mumm in between.

Angus Ta'avao then added a fourth try in the final minute for the Waratahs, with Bernard Foley converting five of his six kicks for an 11-point haul.

The Bulls responded through a Dries Swanepoel second-half try and and a first-half penalty from Tiaan Schoeman but were comfortably beaten in the end.

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph