A strong second half showing by the Waratahs secured a 23-14 victory over the Force in a Super Rugby Australia clash at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
It was all the visitors in the first half, however, with scrumhalf Ian Prior opining the scoring for the Force, with a penalty in the 13th minute to give them a 3-0 lead.
The Force then extended their advantage through wing Byron Ralston who sped over in the right hand corner for an unconverted try and a 8-0 lead in the 28th minute.
Two further penalty from Prior pushed the lead out to 14-0 before the Waratahs struck on the stroke of half time with a converted try by prop Angus Bell.
That saw the teams hit the shed with the Force leading 13-7.
The Waratahs went on to dominate the second half, with Tom Staniforth crossing the whitewash and Will Harrison adding a converstion and three penalties to help the home side run out easy 23-14 winners.
Tries: Angus Bell, Tom Staniforth
Conversions: Will Harrison (2)
Penalties: Will Harrison (3)
Tries: Byron Ralston
Penalties: Ian Prior (3)
15 Jack Maddocks, 14 James Ramm, 13 Alex Newsome, 12 Joey Walton, 11 Mark Nawaqanitawase, 10 Will Harrison, 9 Mitch Short, 8 Will Harris, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Lachlan Swinton, 5 Rob Simmons (captain), 4 Ned Hanigan, 3 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 2 Robbie Abel, 1 Angus Bell
Substitutes: 16 Tom Horton, 17 Tetera Faulkner, 18 Tiaan Tauakipulu, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Jack Dempsey, 21 Michael Mcdonald, 22 Ben Donaldson/Tepai Moeroa, 23 Karmichael Hunt
15 Jack McGregor, 14 Byron Ralston, 13 Marcel Brache, 12 Nick Jooste, 11 Brad Lacey, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Ian Prior, 8 Brynard Stander, 7 Tevin Ferris, 6 Henry Stowers, 5 Fergus Lee Warner, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Kieran Longbottom, 2 Feleti Kaitu’u, 1 Angus Wagner
Substitutes: 16 Andrew Ready, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Greg Holmes, 19 Johan Bardoul 20 Ollie Callan, 21 Jacob Abel, 22 Henry Taefy, 23 Kyle Godwin