14 Apr 2012

Waratahs resist Force fightback to win in Perth

6:31 am on 14 April 2012

The New South Wales Waratahs held off a stirring Western Force fightback to secure a 23-18 victory in their Super Rugby match in Perth last night.

Tries from Tom Kingston and Dave Dennis gave the visitors a 17-3 lead but the Force battled back to take the lead briefly and by the end the Waratahs were hanging on.

The Force scored two tries through Brett Sheehan and Alfie Mafi in the second half but will rue the start they gave to the Waratahs as they fell to yet another close defeat.

It's the Waratahs third win in seven matches this season.