Super Rugby Trans-Tasman: Chiefs v Waratahs - Live updates

Live updates has concluded 

Waratahs 7  Chiefs 40

Chiefs 40 (Wainui 5x, Taulani tries; Gatland 5con) bt
Waratahs 7 (Nawaqinatawase try, Harrison con) HT 14-7

Wrap - That's time done and dusted and what a night for Sean Wainui. Five triies for the flying winger in a scrappy, but quailty performance from the Chiefs. 

80+1mins - Try Chiefs: Sean Wainui - Five tries for Wainui!! Stevenson creates havoc on the opposite side and draews in three Tahs defenders .... offloads to Wainui and he dots down just before his foot touches the sideline. CHI 40-7

79mins - Game has gotten pretty ugly in the final quarter - hard watch.

77mins - Red Card Waratahs - Lachie Swinton: Swinton looks to clean out at the ruck and nails Boshier with an elbow to the head and he'll get marched for that. Dumb play. 

76mins - Waratahs on attack .... looking for nothing more than a consolation try.

70mins - Try Chiefs: Viliame Taulani - Chiefs attack from 15m out .... Weber goes right and finds Trask who finds Stevenson who looks for the corner but the cover is there....he fires a pass back on the inside and Taulani is there to scoop it up and crash over. CHI 35-7

65mins - James Ramm crosses in the left-hand corner for the Tahs --- but he's stepped on the touchline and that'll be no try. 

64mins - Yellow card Chiefs: Tupou Vaa'i - This is an awful ruling from the TMO. Vaa'i with a ball and all tackle on Harrison and on review he is marched for 10 because his head made contact with the hed of the ball-runner... what? It was accidental. That's just stupid. 

63mins - Waratahs on the attack - have had all the field position for the last five minutes. 

58mins - Perese has walked off the park with what lloks like a broken forearm. He was looking like a deadset pick in Dave Rennie's Wallabies squad tomorrow, so bad news for him. 

51mins - Try Chiefs: Sean Wainui - Four for the flying winger!! Seven phases for the Chiefs and they have a four on one on the left and Gatland finds Wainui and he scores untouched. CHI 28-7

45mins - Try Chiefs: Sean Wainui - Hat-trick for the Chiefs left winger. The constant pressure pays off as Wainui beats the cover with an inside step and crashes over. CHI 21-7

43mins - Chiefs attacking with intent.... and they earn a penalty. The Waratahs pinged for being offside. Lineout 5m.

Second-half:  Almost set to go for the second spell......can the Waratahs secure their first win of 2021?


Chiefs 14 (Tainui x2 tries; Gatland 2con)
Waratahs 7 (Nawaqinatawase try, Harrison con) 

41mins - Chiefs breakout through Sowakula and Nankivell but there is an illegal cleanout and that will be halftime. 

34mins - Try Waratahs: Mark Nawaqinatawase - Great try. Tahs attacking the line .... seventh phase and Grant frees the backline....Harrison cross-kicks and Nawaqinatawase climbs high above Stevenson and scores a wonderful try. CHI 14-7

30mins - Penalty for the Chiefs .... great job sacking that maul and they survive.

28mins - Yellow card Chiefs: Lachlan Boshier is marched for 10 for pulling down the maul. 

27mins - Waratahs with a 5m lineout.

23mins - Jacobson breaks out and bolts down field .... he offloads to Weber who's looking to position Stevenson but his pass is poor and it floats forward 25m out. 

21mins - Ball is spilled Jack Whetton and the Chiefs are off the hook.

20mins - Gatland knocks on in front of his posts and that'll be a scrum for the Tahs.

19mins - Action has paused .... injury to Waratahs second-five Lalakai Foketi but he looks like he will continue.

16mins - Try Chiefs: Sean Wainui - The flyer gets a double.... Dominant scrum and the ball shifts left and Wainui is all by himself as the defence rushes in and he crosses for a second try. CHI 14-0

15mins - Chiefs with a 5m scrum as the look for a second try.

11mins - Tahs attacking with intent but a backline move breaks down 5m out and the Chiefs clear.

8mins - Waratahs resist another Chiefs attack and breakout through the impressive Izaia Perese.

2mins - Try Chiefs: Sean Wainui - Lovely backline move. Ball goes through the hands and Trask sets Wainui free down the left and he runs in untouched. CHI 7-0

1min - Early penalty for the Chiefs...Sowakula strong at the breakdown. Lineout 5m.

9:51pm - Teams and officials make their way out into Brookvale Oval. 

9:43pm - Just a few minutes away from kick-off in Manly.


Hello rugby fans and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the final Super Rugby Trans-Tasman round robin game.

The Waratahs host the Chiefs at Manly's Brookvale Oval, looking for their first win of 2020 - in all competitions.

The Chiefs are playing for pride, looking and it's likely they will finish fifth - last of the Kiwi franchises. 

TAB odds: Chiefs $1.03, Waratahs $10.00

Chiefs: 1-Aidan Ross, 2-Bradley Slater, 3-Angus Ta'avao, 4-Zane Kapeli, 5-Tupou Vaa'i, 6-Pita Gus Sowakula, 7-Lachlan Boshier, 8-Luke Jacobson, 9-Brad Weber (c), 10-Bryn Gatland, 11-Sean Wainui, 12-Quinn Tupaea, 13-Alex Nankivell, 14-Shaun Stevenson, 15-Kaleb Trask.

Reserves: 16-Samisoni Taukei'aho, 17-Ollie Norris, 18-Reuben O'Neill, 19-Viliami Taulani, 20-Tom Florence, 21-Xavier Roe, 22-Anton Lienert-Brown, 23-Chase Tiatia

Waratahs: 1-Andrew Tuala, 2-Tom Horton, 3-Tetera Faulkner, 4-Hugh Sinclair, 5-Jack Whetton,6- Lachie Swinton, 7-Jack Dempsey, 8-Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco, 9-Jack Grant, 10-Will Harrison, 11-James Ramm, 12-Lalakai Foketi, 13-Izaia Perese, 14-Alex Newsome (c), 15-Mark Nawaqanitawase

Reserves: 16-Robbie Abel, 17-Pek Cowan,18- Chris Talakai, 19-Sam Caird, 20-Jeremy Williams, 21-Will Harris, 22-Henry Robertson, 23-Tane Edmed