Super Rugby Pacific highlights: Zarn Sullivan the hero as Blues pip Waratahs

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 Credit: PA Images
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Zarn Sullivan was the hero for the Blues as he slotted an injury time drop-goal which helped his side to clinch a thrilling 20-17 Super Rugby Pacific win over the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.

Sullivan’s late snap-shot means the Auckland-based side finish the league phase of the competition in fine style and the result consolidates their place at the top of the standings.

The Blues‘ other points came courtesy of five-pointers from Cameron Suafoa and Luke Romano, while Sullivan added seven points – after also adding a couple of conversions – and Jock McKenzie succeeded with a penalty.

Mark Nawaqanitawase scored a brace of tries for the home side which were both converted by Tane Edmed, who also slotted a penalty.

The opening half had little interesting to report with McKenzie’s 37th minute penalty the only points to note.

The game came alive after half-time though when Nawaqanitawase crossed for his first try in the 50th minute and the Waratahs went further ahead when the wing crossed the whitewash again just before the hour mark to give his side a 14-3 lead.

The Blues needed a response and they did just that when Suafoa and Romano went over for converted tries which gave them a 17-14 lead before Edmed drew the hosts level with a 79th minute penalty.

That set up an exciting finish and Sullivan proved to be the match-winner with his late heroics after the full-time hooter had sounded.

Video credit: Super Rugby Pacific

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