Waratahs Pipped At the Post In Friday Night Thriller

by Brendan Bradford - Not again… A slow start, handling errors and a terrible refereeing decision that robbed them of valuable time in possession at the end of the game saw the Waratahs slump to their third loss of the season and their third straight defeat by the Cheetahs, at Allianz Stadium on Friday night. The chorus of boos that followed the shock 2011 loss to the same side was replaced by a hollow silence as the crowd of 12, 263 filed out, but the disbelief and emptiness was just the same after Cheetahs winger Raymond Rhule scored his second try ten minutes from time and the gutsy visitors held on for a 27-26 win. Desperate for another score following a Brendan McKibbin penalty with eight minutes to play, the referee and his assistant missed a clear Cheetahs foot on the sideline
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