The NSW Waratahs have set an unwanted piece of history by starting a Super Rugby season with successive losses for the first time, after crashing 32-12 to the Blues last night.
The Blues scored five tries to two with winger Mark Telea notching a second-half hat-trick for the Blues.
🎥 Here's how @bluesrugbyteam opened the scoring against the Waratahs in Newcastle.— Super Rugby (@SuperRugbyNZ) February 8, 2020
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Last night's crowd attendance of 7,491 is officially the lowest home crowd for the Waratahs in their 25-year history.
The Blues were down to 14 men in the second half when influential No.8 Hoskins Sotutu was sin-binned for a high tackle on Waratahs centre Karmichael Hunt but had already banked enough points to win.
Waratahs wing Mark Nawaqanitawase also escaped a serious neck injury after an awkward try-scoring fall.
In other round 2 results, the Sharks defeated the Highlanders 42-20, the Brumbies beat the Rebels 39-26, the Chiefs beat the Crusaders 25-15, the Lions defeated the Reds 27-20 while the Stormers beat the Bulls 13-nil.
The Hurricanes take on the Jaguares at 11am today.
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