Waratahs move to second with 8-28 win over Force

Rob Simmons was part of the winning Waratahs side
Rob Simmons was part of the winning Waratahs side

Force 8-28 Waratahs, Cbus Super Stadium

Waratahs registered their second consecutive win as they defeated Western Force 8-28 in the seventh round of the Super Rugby AU at Cbus Super Stadium on Friday.

This is Waratahs' third win from six games as they move to the second place in the table while Force have lost all their four games as they languish at bottom.

Waratahs made most of the opening exchanges with Will Harrison kicking a ninth minute penalty goal but six minutes later Force responded back with Brynard Stander dotted down after gathering a grubber kick from Richard Kahui.

Harrison and Ian Prior, who returned from an injury exchanged penalties as Force maintained a 8-6 lead in the first 30 minutes of the game.

The visitors scored their opening try in the 33rd minute when Alex Newsome crossed over after good work from Jake Gordon while Harrison kicked the penalty and conversion from either side as the first half finished with a 8-16 scoreline.

The visitors extended the momentum after the break when Jack Maddocks intercepted a pass from Jono Lance to touchdown in the 45th minute with Harrison's conversion made the scoreline 8-23.

Maddocks thought he had his second but was disallowed after Johnson-Holmes was found guilty of infringement in the build up. Nevertheless the replacement made amends with a touchdown in the 80th minute to complete a 8-28 victory.

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