14 Jul 2014

Beale scores twice as Waratahs cap table-topping season

11:08 am on 14 July 2014

Kurtley Beale scored two tries as the New South Wales Waratahs ended their Super Rugby regular season with a comfortable 34-3 victory over the Queensland Reds in Brisbane.

The Waratahs (58 points) had already secured top spot on the table, a bye into the semi-finals in two weeks and home advantage throughout the playoffs before the clash at Lang Park.

Jonno Lance and Beale scored two quick first half tries before the clash became a taut struggle that was characterised by the Waratahs capitalising on their opportunities while the Reds squandered their own with poor handling and execution.

The Waratahs first-five Bernard Foley added his second penalty early in the second half before Beale finished off a movement he had sparked from inside his own half and halfback Nick Phipps scored a late try that gave the visitors a bonus point.