Tahs Edge Force In An Arm Wrestle For Back-To-Back Wins

by Brendan Bradford - The Waratahs claimed their third win of the season by outlasting a persistent Western Force side 23-19 in afternoon rugby at Allianz Stadium on Sunday. With one try apiece, it came down to penalties with kickers Brendan McKibbin and Sias Ebersohn scoring 18 and 14 points respectively with plenty of running rugby thrown in for good measure. Looking more settled with each outing, the win takes the Waratahs to 17 points and eighth place on the overall table, just a point behind the sixth placed Cheetahs. “I think it was a real game of contrasting styles,” said Waratahs coach Michael Cheika after the game. “They played very tight with forward pick-and-go which was quite effective and we were trying to play with more width. When we had any type of flow, they’
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