Super Rugby: Israel Folau helps Waratahs to easy home win against Reds
Last Updated: 01/03/14 12:04pm
Israel Folau: Took his tally of tries for the season to five from two matches
Two tries from Israel Folau helped New South Wales Waratahs secure back-to-back wins in Sydney with a crushing 32-5 success against Queensland Reds on Saturday.
The Wallabies full-back, who scored a hat-trick of tries in the Waratahs' season-opener against the Perth-based Western Force, maintained his outstanding form in the hosts biggest winning margin over the Reds in the southern hemisphere competition.
Peter Betham and Kurtley Beale also scored tries as New South Wales banked their second four-try bonus point of the campaign.
"It was great to see," said Waratahs captain Michael Hooper. "We had our forwards doing the hard work and our backs looking fantastic."
It was an eventful game for Folau, who spent 10 minutes in the sin-bin, receiving a yellow card for deliberately throwing the ball into touch in the last minute of the opening period.
He crossed the whitewash as early as the second minute and then again in the 25th minute before winger Betham scored a third seven minutes from half-time.
The Reds posted their only score when winger Lachie Turner capitalised on lapse defence to touch down in the right corner.
However, they were on the back foot again when inside centre Beale notched the Waratahs' fourth try six minutes into the second half.
Fly-half Bernard Foley slotted two penalties to complete the rout as the Waratahs remained undefeated after two games.
Super Rugby 2014 Round 3
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The Chiefs maintained their perfect start to Super Rugby by coming from behind to beat the Highlanders 21-19.
Leeds Rhinos maintained their 100 percent start to the Super League season with a 40-12 away win over Catalan Dragons.