Waratahs overpower Reds with 45-12 victory

Waratahs registered their second win from five games
Waratahs registered their second win from five games

Waratahs 45-12 Reds, Sydney Cricket Ground

Waratahs ended their two-game losing streak as they defeated Queensland Reds 45-12 in the sixth round of Super Rugby AU at Sydney Cricket Ground.

This is their second win from five games as they move to the third in the table while Reds with 11 points as well are at fourth place.

The win though was set up by hat-trick from Jake Gordon while Jack Maddocks, Alex Newsome and Tom Horton also touched down apiece for the Waratahs.

Will Harrison started the proceedings with an early penalty goal but Gordon crossed over in the 10th and 17th minutes and the fly-half kicked the extras on both the occasions to make the scoreline 17-0.

There was no respite for the visitors as Maddocks (24'), Gordon (27') and Newsome (35') scored further tries as they finished the opening half with a dominating 38-0 lead.

Waratahs extended their momentum into the second half with Tom Harton's try in the 52nd minute taking the scoreline to 45 points before Reds eventually responded with a 54th minute try from Jack Hardy.

Reds' problems compounded when they lost Nonggorr to sin-bin in the 77th minute but despite that they managed a late converted try from Jake O'Connor as they suffered their second defeat in the tournament.