Waratahs come from behind to seal 24-24 draw against Sharks

Bernard Foley scored the decisive conversion for Waratahs
Bernard Foley scored the decisive conversion for Waratahs

Sharks 24-24 Waratahs, Kings Park Stadium

Mitch Short scored a try in the last five minutes while Bernard Foley slotted the decisive conversion as Waratahs came from behind to draw the Super Rugby encounter against Sharks at Kings Park Stadium on Saturday.

Jake Gordon started the proceedings for Waratahs with a ninth minute try while Foley kicked the conversion to help Waratahs to a seven point lead while Sharks' response came with a touchdown from Lukhanyo Am in the 17th minute with Robert du Preez kicking a penalty and a conversion on either side as they claimed a 10-7 lead.

Foley with his 30th minute penalty ensured the scores were levelled 10-10 heading into the break.

It took Am five minutes in the second half to score his second try as Sharks stretched the lead to 17-10 but Michael Hooper responded with a try of his own in the 55th minute to once again level the scores.

As the final 10 minutes was approaching, du Preez provided breathing space for Sharks with a converted try in the 71st minute but four minutes later Short went past the line to bring the gap down to two points which was bridged when Foley kicked the extras.

Waratahs are positioned second in Australian Conference while Sharks are at fourth in South African Conference.