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2011 Super Rugby :: HSBC Waratahs v Western Force

  
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5/05/2011
By HSBC Waratahs Media Unit


The HSBC Waratahs will be striving for back-to-back victories when they take on the Western Force this Saturday at the Sydney Football Stadium.
The home side is coming off a 28-9 win over the Melbourne last weekend, a result which ensured they didn’t concede a try against the Rebels in either of their 2011 fixtures.
After a round eight 31-3 victory over the Force in Perth four weeks ago, the HSBC Waratahs will be hoping they can reproduce the performance which allowed the backline to run in four unanswered tries to score a bonus point victory.
If past matches between these teams at the SFS is anything to go by, it is set to be a tight encounter. In 2007 the two sides played out a 16-all draw while in 2009 the Force recorded their only ever victory against the HSBC Waratahs by a solitary point.
The HSBC Waratahs go into the match minus Tatafu Polota-Nau who has been rested from this weekend’s match after suffering a head knock against the Rebels.
His place has been taken by John Ulugia who makes his second appearance in the starting XV this year. Ulugia’s backup will be Ben Roberts who is poised to make his Super Rugby debut from the bench.
In recent years Roberts has enjoyed a dogfight for the Sydney University No.2 jersey with Nathan Charles who will start in the front row for the visitors.
The Force have lost international fullback Cameron Shepherd which has forced a reshuffle in their backline.
Pat Dellit has moved to fullback with Mitch Inman returning from injury at outside centre.
A reshuffled back row sees Matt Hodgson come back into the starting line-up on the blindside of the scrum and Richard Brown move to No.8. Ben McCalman will start from the bench alongside Tim Fairbrother and Tom Hockings who have both been added to the reserves list this weekend.
The match will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 3 and Fox Sports 3HD from 7:30pm AEST. ABC will also broadcast the match on ABC Grandstand Digital Radio Sydney and online at www.abc.net.au.
Follow the match live on Twitter @NSWWaratahs or use the hashtag #WARvFOR.

2011 Super Rugby - Round 12
HSBC WARATAHS v WESTERN FORCE

Saturday 7 May 2011
Sydney Football Stadium
Kick-off: 7:40pm AEST
Referee:  Stuart Dickinson (AUS)
Assistant Referees:  James Leckie (AUS) & Andrew Lees (AUS)
Television Match Official:  George Ayoub (AUS)
Television: LIVE Fox Sports 3 & Fox Sports 3HD
Radio: Live ABC Grandstand Digital Radio Sydney & online www.abc.net.au from 7:30pm AEST
Radio: 6PR Perth 882AM from 5:00pm AWST
Weather: 16-21C. Clear and sunny. Wind W 10-15 km/h.
Tickets:
http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=WARASFS11

HSBC WARATAHS
 
WESTERN FORCE
Kurtley Beale (Randwick)
15
Pat Dellit (Eastern Suburbs)
Lachie Turner (Eastwood)
14
Nick Cummins (Southern Districts)
Ryan Cross (Eastern Suburbs)
13
Mitch Inman (Sydney University)
Tom Carter (Sydney University)
12
James O’Connor (Cottesloe)
Sosene Anesi (Hunters Hill)
11
David Smith (Taranaki)
Berrick Barnes (Sydney University)
10
Willie Ripia (Taranaki)
Luke Burgess (Sydney University)
9
Brett Sheehan (Warringah)
Ben Mowen (Randwick)
8
Richard Brown (Cottesloe)
Pat McCutcheon (Sydney University)
7
David Pocock (University of WA)
Dave Dennis (Sydney University)
6
Matt Hodgson (Eastern Suburbs)
Sitaleki Timani (Southern Districts)
5
Nathan Sharpe [c] (Rockingham)
Dean Mumm [c] (Sydney University)
4
Sam Wykes (West Harbour)
Sekope Kepu (Randwick)
3
Matt Dunning (Eastwood)
John Ulugia (Southern Districts)
2
Nathan Charles (Sydney University)
Benn Robinson (Eastwood)
1
Pek Cowan (Warringah)
 
Reserves
  
Ben Roberts*^ (Sydney University)
16
Ben Whittaker (Gordon)
Al Baxter (Northern Suburbs)
17
Tim Fairbrother (Manly)
Kane Douglas (Southern Districts)
18
Tom Hockings (Warringah)
Chris Alcock (Eastwood)
19
Ben McCalman (Sydney University)
Brendan McKibbin (Eastern Suburbs)
20
James Stannard (Eastwood)
Daniel Halangahu (Sydney University)
21
Rory Sidey (West Harbour)
Tom Kingston (Sydney University)
22
Alfie Mafi (Sydney University)
Chris Hickey
Coach
Richard Graham
* HSBC Waratahs debut
^ Super Rugby debut
  
     

 
HSBC Waratahs v Western Force - Previous Super Rugby Meetings

Date
Result
Venue
17 March 2006
HSBC Waratahs 32-7
Subiaco Oval
2 March 2007
16-all
Sydney Football Stadium
12 April 2008
HSBC Waratahs 17-12
Subiaco Oval
18 April 2009
Western Force 15-14
Sydney Football Stadium
20 March 2010
HSBC Waratahs 14-10
Perth Oval
9 April 2011
HSBC Waratahs 31-3
Perth Oval


HSBC Waratahs Statistics v Western Force

 
 
All-Time (2006-present)
Super Rugby (1996-present)
Played
7
6
Won
5
4
Lost
1
1
Drawn
1
1
Points For
165
124
Points Against
96
63
Most Caps
7 by Benn Robinson (2006-2011)
6 by Tatafu Polota-Nau (2006-11)
6 by Benn Robinson (2006-11)
Most Tries
3 by Drew Mitchell (2010-11)
3 by Drew Mitchell (2010-11)
Most Conversions
6 by Peter Hewat (2006-07)
6 by Kurtley Beale (2007-11)
6 by Kurtley Beale (2007-11)
Most Penalty Goals
6 by Peter Hewat (2006-07)
5 by Peter Hewat (2006-07)
5 by Daniel Halangahu (2006-11)
Most Drop Goals
n/a
n/a
Most Points
40 by Peter Hewat (2006-07)
23 by Peter Hewat (2006-07)
23 by Kurtley Beale (2007-11)
Points in a Match
17 by Peter Hewat (2t, 2c, 1p)
Carrington Park 2006
16 by Kurtley Beale (1t, 4c, 1p)
Perth Oval 2011
Highest Score
41 at Carrington Park 2006
32 at Subiaco Oval 2006
Biggest Win
31-3 at Perth Oval 2011
31-3 at Perth Oval 2011
Biggest Loss
14-15 at SFS 2009
14-15 at SFS 2009