12 May 2013

Late Folau try gives Waratahs win over Stormers

10:26 am on 12 May 2013

Israel Folau crashed over the try line three minutes from time to help New South Wales Waratahs to a 21-15 victory over South Africa's Stormers in a bruising Super Rugby match in Sydney last night.

The only other try in the game came from Waratahs winger Cam Crawford in the first half.

Five kicks from five attempts by Stormers fullback Joe Pietersen meant the Waratahs trailed 15-11 until Folau managed to breach the line, further pressing his claims for a place in the Wallabies squad for the British and Irish Lions tour.

Replacement first five Berrick Barnes, playing only his second match of an injury-ravaged season, provided the pass that allowed Folau to score, converted the try and kicked a penalty from halfway as the clock ran out.

The Waratahs still have a chance of making the playoffs and host Australian front-runners the ACT Brumbies next week.