Aussie bad boy Wendell Sailor marked his return to Vodacom Super 14 rugby with a brace of tries as the Waratahs smashed the Force 32-7 in Perth on Friday.
Sailor was banned for three matches after getting drunk and throwing up outside a Cape Town nightclub, but earned forgiveness from the ‘Tahs fans with two tries that broke the back of the Force challenge.
Second rower Alex Kanaar scored the ‘Tahs first try after 10 minutes when he charged down a poor clearance kick from Force flyhalf Scott Durada. Sailor added another five points just before the break when flyhalf Mat Rogers broke through the Force defence, was high tackled, but managed to find the big winger on his shoulder.
That try gave the visitors a comfortable 18-0 lead at half-time.
Another five-pointer from Sailor on the hour mark stretched the ‘Tahs lead to 25 points, before Force winger Haig Sare gave the home side some consolation when he scored with eight minutes to go.
However, a late five-pointer from replacement lock Will Cadwell, saw the ‘Tahs leave Perth with the full five points, while John Mitchell’s Force are still looking for their first log point of the season after five failures.
Force – Try: Haig Sare. Conversion: Brock James.
Waratahs – Tries: Alex Kanaar, Wendell Sailor (2), Will Cadwell. Conversions: Peter Hewat (3). Penalties: Hewat (2)