Foley the Hero As Tahs Shake Off the Afternoon Blues

by Brendan Bradford - A spirited second half fight back and a last minute penalty to man-of-the-match Bernard Foley in the late afternoon sun earned the Waratahs a courageous 30-27 win over the Blues in Sydney today. Down 24-10 after an inconsistent first half, the Waratahs outscored the visitors 20 points to three in the second spell as they cut down on mistakes and the Blues tired in the Sydney heat. The win was significant not only because of the comeback, but because of the turnaround following a barrage of criticism after the loss to the Cheetahs last weekend. “The game’s on fine margins and we could be sitting here having the same result and press conference as last week,” said Waratahs coach Michael Cheika after the game. “I thought we played a lot better today. We played some really good f
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