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Blues 39 Force 8

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The Blues host the Force from Perth in Auckland this weekend. They have decided to go with Luke McAlister at number 10 and have moved Isa Nacewa who ignited their backline to the wing.


The Force meanwhile have lost their number one playmaker Scott Staniforth for this match so their work will as usual be cut out for them.


Almost Live match summary



Referee :Craig Joubert  


Conditions : Good but could be a bit slippery (dew)


Time: 0.00 
The Western Force kick off and Nacewa is taken illegally.  
2.00
The Blues are playing very well putting together 7 phases but the ball goes out
4.00
Both teams kick for touch and both miss
5.00
The Force are awarded a penalty – Cameron Shepherd takes it
Its just away to the left
Blues 0 Force 0
6.00
The Force’s James Hilgendorf is down injured (from a Rua Tipoki elbow in the face).
Hilgendorf goes off
8.00
The Blues are awarded a penalty for pulling down a maul
McAlister slots it and the Blues are in front
Blues 3 Force 0
10.00
McAlister makes a great break for the line and gets a try
He takes his own conversion – away to the right
Blues 8 Force 0
15.45
Force are awarded a penalty & Cameron Shepherd gets it
Blues 8 Force 3
16.15
OUCH! Rokocoko gets the ball from the restart and passes to Atiga who gets the try
McAlister misses the conversion
Blues 13 Force 3
18.00
Blues nearly get another try but the pass is forward
23.00
McAlister puts a kick through and Rua Tipoki gets the try
McAlister converts
Blues 20 Force 3
30.00
Force get a penalty 5m from their own line and they clear (Flavell shoulder charge)
33.00
The Force are awarded a penalty for a high tackle on Cannon. (Flavell again)
They kick for the line
36.00
Rokocoko makes a great break – no score
40.00
The Hooter goes

Its half time


Blues 20 Force 3


2nd half is underway

Rokocoko has been subbed by Howlett  (Hamstring niggle)
42.00
Blues get an overlap on the wing but the ball goes forward
47.00
Tipoki goes over for a try and we go upstairs
TV ref says YES. (bonus ooint try)
McAlister misses the conversion
Blues 25 Force 3
52.00
Tipoki gets another try – its the 1st Super 14 hatrick !!!!!
McAlister gets the conversion
Blues 32 Force 3
54.00
Nacewa gets over for a try – we go upstairs – TV ref says NO. – He’s out
56.00
The Blues are pressing hard now
They get over the line again but its lost forward
60.00
The Force have managed to get a bit more control over the game- still no score change tho
Flavell has gone off injured
65.00
Blues make a break & kick the ball up for the line but it just goes out
Blues 32 Force 3
66.00
Force get a penalty in their 25 – they kick and clear
68.00
The Blues are using the kick behind the Force line a lot but it is just not working now
71.00
Blues get a penalty in the Force half for offside
They go for the lineout
The Force get the ball and clear
72.00
I have to say that the game has gone a bit flat, if you cant see it you are not missing much right now.
Oh! Just because I said that the Force have scored their first try of the night
Cameron Shepherd kicked the ball up & over the Blues line to get over for the try
Shepherd  misses the conversion
Blues 32 Force 8
76.00
Howlett kicks the ball for the corner but it goes out
78.00
McAlister kicks up and behind the Force line
Nacewa gets it down but we go upstairs
Tv ref says – Yes
McAlister converts
80.00


Blues 39 Force 8


The  whistle goes and the Blues have won with a bonus point


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Scorers


Blues


Tries
McAlister
Atiga
Tipoki 3
Nacewa

Conversions
McAlister 2

Penalties
McAlister

Drop goals



Force


Tries
Shepherd

Conversions

Penalties
Shepherd

Drop goals


Teams


Blues v Western Force 14 April Auckland


Blues:


15 Brent Ward, 14 Isa Nacewa, 13 Ben Atiga, 12 Rua Tipoki, 11 Joe Rokocoko, 10 Luke McAlister, 9 John Senio, 8 Nick Williams, 7 Daniel Braid, 6 Troy Flavell, 5 Anthony Boric, 4 Greg Rawlinson, 3 John Afoa, 2 Keven Mealamu (c), 1 Saimone Taumoepeau.


Reserves: 16 Tim Dow, 17 Tony Woodcock, 18 Ali Williams, 19 Onosai’I Tololima Auva’a, 20 Junior Poluleuigaga, 21 Tasesa Lavea, 22 Doug Howlett.


Force:


1.Gareth Hardy 2. Brendan Cannon 3. David Fitter 4. John Welborn 5. Nathan Sharpe (c) 6. David Pusey 7. Matt Hodgson 8. Scott Fava 9. Matt Henjak 10. James Hilgendorf 11. Digby Ioane 12. Haig Sare 13. Josh Graham 14. Gavin DeBartolo 15. Cameron Shepherd.


Reserves: 16. Tai McIsaac 17. Angus Scott 18. Luke Doherty 19. Tim Davidson 20. Chris O’Young 21. Scott Daruda 22. Brock James.

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