• Folau foils Reds

    Waratahs fullback Israel Folau scored two tries in his team's 32-5 win over the Reds in Sydney on Saturday.

    The home side raced to a 19-0 lead inside the first 33 minutes as Folau touched down twice before Peter Betham added his name to the scorecard.

    The Reds finally got on the scoreboard with the final play of the half after Folau saw yellow for intentionally knocking the ball into touch. The numerical advantage gave Lachlan Turner acres of space and he scored untouched out wide.

    The Waratahs secured the four-try bonus point early in the second half as Kurtley Beale took a quick tap penalty and barged over from short range.

    Foley's third conversion took the score to 26-5. With the bonus point secured, the home side could afford to take two easy three-pointers via Foley's boot in the final quarter to rub salt in the Reds' wounds.

    Waratahs – Tries: Israel Folau (2), Peter Betham, Kurtley Beale. Conversions: Bernard Foley (3). Penalty: Foley (2).
    Reds – Try: Lachlan Turner.

    Waratahs – 15 Israel Folau, 14 Alofa Alofa, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Peter Betham, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Stephen Hoiles, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Jacques Potgieter, 3 Paddy Ryan, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
    Subs (from): 16 Tola Latu, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Sekope Kepu, 19 Will Skelton, 20 Pat McCutcheon, 21 Brendan McKibbin, 22 Rob Horne, 23 Matt Carraro.

    Reds – 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Lachlan Turner, 13 Ben Tapuai, 12 Anthony Fainga'a, 11 Dom Shipperley, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Eddie Quirk, 5 James Horwill (c), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Saia Fainga'a, 1 James Slipper.
    Subs: 16 James Hanson, 17 Ben Daley, 18 Jono Owen, 19 Ed O'Donoghue, 20 Beau Robinson, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Ben Lucas, 23 Chris Feauai-Sautia.

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