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Reds thump fumbling Waratahs

By Jim Morton 06/02/2005 06:01:31 AM Comments (0)

Queensland maintained its rugby union dominance of fierce interstate rivals NSW with a thumping 38-0 Super 12 trial win at Ballymore.

The Reds ran in six tries and scrambled brilliantly in defence to extend their seven-year unbeaten record over the Waratahs.

Comeback kid Ben Tune signed off on the win with one of two tries in the dying minutes after swooping on one of several NSW backline errors.

Man-of-the-match Peter Hynes further bloated the scoreline with a last-play runaway effort which further delighted a typically parochial 12,057 Brisbane crowd.

The match was Queensland's second pre-season hit-out and only NSW's first and it showed.

While the Waratahs fumbled when promising passages emerged, bombing three certain tries, the Reds were far more clinical and better organised.

A stronger second-half Waratahs outfit, boasting four incumbent Wallabies forwards, dominated territory and possession but still lost the half 12-0 as they failed to convert numerous opportunities.

Fullback Chris Latham and five-eighth Julian Huxley were shining lights for the home side who now boast two trial thrashings of their local Super 12 rivals after downing the Brumbies 43-8 last weekend.

The battle for the contentious outside centre position went to a new level with both Junior Pelesasa and Tune impressing, but for different reasons.

Pelesasa, playing in the first half when the Reds dominated, enjoyed a tackle-shedding display which included a neat finish from a Huxley cut-out for a try.

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