Super Rugby Final: Foley the Hero As Champion Tahs Make History

by Paul Cook - They’ve only gone and done it. After what seems like a lifetime of almosts and near misses, the New South Wales Waratahs have finally claimed that elusive Super Rugby title with a dramatic one point win, 33-32, over the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium. In an epic tussle worthy of a decider between the two best sides in the competition, it was the boot of Bernard Foley that won it, slotting a near-45 metre penalty with only two minutes left to snatch victory in front of a raucous 61,823 people – a record Super Rugby crowd. An Adam Ashley-Cooper try and Foley’s boot had got them off to a fantastic start, up 14-0 towards the end of the first quarter before the Crusaders rallied, working their way back to 20-13 by the break, despite an injury to the influential Dan Carter. The visitors turned
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