Rugby union: Waratahs beat Crusaders for first Super Rugby title win
Published on Aug 2, 2014 10:03 PM
SYDNEY (AFP) - Bernard Foley kicked a long-range penalty goal in the last minute to clinch the New South Wales Waratahs' first Super Rugby title against the Canterbury Crusaders in Sydney on Saturday.
The fly-half landed the pressure 45-metre penalty to deliver the Waratahs a fighting 33-32 win over the seven-time champions and end a 19-year wait for a southern hemisphere provincial title.
It was the Waratahs' first Super Rugby title after losing both their previous finals to the Crusaders in 2005 and 2008.
It culminated a sensational finish to the season for the Waratahs, winning their last nine matches and going through the season unbeaten at home.
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