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NSW Waratahs set unwanted piece of history after losing to the Blues 12-32 last night

NSW Waratahs set unwanted piece of history after losing to the Blues 12-32 last night

By Semi Turaga
Sunday 09/02/2020

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.

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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