The New South Wales Waratahs scored a 41-13 bonus-point win over South Africa's Golden Lions in Sydney on Sunday to maintain their push for a Super Rugby play-off. The Tahs scored five tries to one, with a brace to winger Rob Horne, as they kept the Lions scoreless in the second half after leading 17-13 at half-time. The five points took the Waratahs to fourth place overall behind competition leaders Coastal Sharks, and within one point of the ACT Brumbies at the top of the Australia conference. While it was an emphatic victory for Michael Cheika's Waratahs, it was a messy performance with a total of 27 turnovers, 14 of them handling errors. Fly-half Bernard Foley had an impressive match ahead of this week's Wallaby squad selection for the three home French tests. He scored a total of 21 points from a try, five conversions and two penalties out of his seven shots at goal. The Lions had looked to be well in the match after a try by blindside flanker Jaco Kriel off a rolling maul in the 13th minute and steady goalkicking from fly-half Marnitz Boshoff. But the Waratahs stormed away in the 10 minutes after the resumption with tries to Horne and Wallaby centre Adam Ashley-Cooper to kill off the game with a 31-13 lead. "We started the first half with a lot of intent but it probably got a bit loose in that last 30 minutes with a bit too many turnovers, but overall a pleasing result," said Waratahs skipper Dave Dennis.