Sarel shines for Tahs

Sarel Pretorius was named Man of the Match following the Waratahs’ 52-0 thrashing of Tonga on Friday.

The former Cheetahs scrumhalf scored for the Waratahs after just five minutes. Dave Dennis, Rob Horne and Tom Kingston also crossed the line while Berrick Barnes kicked three conversions to help the hosts to a 26-0 half-time lead.

The Waratahs used the power of their pack to score tries through Damien Fitzpatrick and Jeremy Tilse after the break. Chris Alcock and Peter Betham added further tries at the death.

The Waratahs will play their first Super Rugby game against the Reds in Sydney next week.