The final Super rugby match for Round 7 is on Sunday and in Perth Western Australia where the Force host the Southern Kings.
This match will be the second meeting between the sides. The Southern Kings won the first match 22-10 in Port Elizabeth in 2013 and have only lost once against Australian opposition.
The Southern Kings won the first match 22-10 in Port Elizabeth in 2013 and have only lost once against Australian opposition in four previous encounters.
Both teams have struggled this campaign winning just once and they have both lost their last four games.
We are waiting for the kick-off.
BEEP! We are underway in the final game of the weekend.
1.00: The Kings lose the ball forward and the hosts will have the first scrum of the game.
2.00: The scrum is reset.
4.00: The Kings win a penalty and Lionel Cronje calls for the tee. It’s right in front.
5.00: MISSED! Oh dear, that was right in front and, for a player kicking in the high 80 percentile, that is poor.
6.00: The Force go downfield and have a lineout inside the visitors’ 22. Rasta Rasivhenge is playing advantage for offside.
7.00: The force are over the line but Matt Philip loses the ball in the act of grounding.
8.00: PENALTY! Jono Lance kicks an easy penalty to put the home team on the board.
9.00: Ben Daley is hit hard in the tackle by Justin Forwood but the Force keep the ball shift the ball wide and Dane Haylett-Petty offloads a long back-pass to his brother Ross Haylett-Petty in support. The flanker sends Lance away in for the try. Great hands and finish by the Western Australians.
10.00: Lance converts his try and just like that, it is 10-0 to the hosts.
12.00: The ball goes into touch after the reset kick by the Kings. Lineout around the midfield for the visitors. The ball is moved wide the wing but it’s fumbled forward.
13.00: Kings keep kicking the ball away. The home team are shifting the ball wide at every opportunity.
15.00: The Force are keeping possession and have gone through 16 phases before they lose the ball at the breakdown and concede a penalty after Tetera Faulkner is pinged for not releasing. Chance Peni is going off injured.
17.00: Cronje kicks to touch and the Kings have the ball inside the Force’s half.
18.00: The force are told to hurry up forming the lineout and Tatafu Polota-Nau throws a skew ball into the set piece and the Kings get the scrum feed on the opposition 10.
19.00: Rasta Rasivhenge penalises Ben Daley for scrumming inwards. Cronje kicks deep and the visitors are on the attack.
20.00: The Kings botch a try-scoring chance in the far corner. Poor handling.
22.00: The Force miss touch with the penalty and then Billy Meakes enters a ruck from way offsides. The Kings attacking inside the Perth 22.
23.00: Oh no. Schalk van der Merwe knocks on with his team in a great attacking position. Scrum Force.
26.00: TRY Justin Forwood! Louis Schreuder tells his team they need to score. They power over from a driving maul after Cronje put them in good field position. Good rolling maul from the visitors.
27.00: Cronje slots the conversion and it’s 10-7 nearing the half hour mark.
30.00: Scrum to the Kings in good field position, inside the hosts half. Jono Lance gets run over and the Kings attack but the move breaks down as the visitors pass the ball into touch.
31.00: Free kick to the Force for early scrummaging by Kings. Dane Haylett-Petty misses his touch and the PE men come back.
34.00: Some more poor handling sees the Force get the scrum inside the Kings’22. Tetera Faulkner is penalised despite his forwards powering over their opposition. Cronje clears the danger.
36.00: Makazole Mapimpi kicks the ball out on the full.
38.00: The Force put boot to ball and Louis Schreuder is adjudged to have lost the ball forward inside his 22. Looks a harsh call on the replay.
40.00: TRY Alex Newsome! The Force show some patience and Michael Ruru sends the ball to the short side, Curtis Rona, on for Chance Peni, throws a wide pass, skipping two players and the winger goes over in the far corner as the hooter sounds. The hosts had a four-on-one overlap and made it count.
41.00: Lance misses the touchline conversion but the home team have an eight-point lead at the break.
The halftime score was Force 15 Kings 7
41.00: TRY Yaw Penxe! What a start! Cronje takes the ball deep inside his 22. The standoff goes straight through the middle and runs into the Force’s half, draws the defender and sends the 20-year-old winger away to score.
42.00: Cronje misses the conversion but it’s just the start the visitors will have wanted.
44.00: TRY Malcolm Jaer! Wow! What a start by the Kings. Louis Schreuder made the initial break after taking the ball from Mapimpi. The No 9 stepped inside and gave a lovely pass to the supporting fullback.Whatever Kings coach Deon Davids said at the break, it has worked a treat.
45.00: Cronje adds the extras. Whatever Kings coach Deon Davids said at the break, it has worked a treat.
48.00: TRY Dane Haylett-Petty! After 22 phases the Force go 68 metres and score. It all started when Dane Haylett-Petty decided to run a kick back down the field and it ended with the fullback going over under the posts.
49.00: Lance reduces the deficit to four points with the kick.
51.00: TRY Makazole Mapimpi! Great score. It came from a lineout. Forwood collected the loose throw, popped to Andisa Ntsila. From the ruck hooker Michael Willemse passed left to Lionel Cronje, who put in a wonderful little grubber kick and the wing latched onto the bouncing ball to score. Wow!
52.00: Cronje misses the conversion attempt.
54.00: This is some start to the second half, the teams trading blows like boxers in the final rounds of a heavyweight bout.
55.00: The Force is on the attack and wins a penalty.
56.00: PENALTY! Lance from in front puts the hosts’ back into the lead.
58.00: Matt Hodgson knocks the ball forward and the Kings will have a scrum inside the hometeam’s half.
60.00: We are entering the final quarter with a Kings’ scrum near halfway. It has calmed down after the breathtaking opening 15 minutes.
62.00: TRY JAER! Wow! Cronje takes the ball flat, wraps the ball around his back as Billy Meakes tackles him and puts in a little kick behind the Force for the fullback to collect and dot down under the posts. Sensational.
63.00: Cronje’s conversion is good.
64.00: TRY! HAT-TRICK MALCOLM JAER! The fullback intercepts and runs the length of the field to score.
65.00: The kick is good.
66.00: TRY Alex Newsome gets a double! The winger charges down a kick and kicks the rolling ball forward and scores immediately after Jaer got his treble.
67.00: Ian Prior slots the conversion.
69.00: Scrum to the home team after winning another penalty.
71.00: Held up. Force searching for a late winner here. TMO being consulted.
72.00: PENALTY TRY! Big scrum by the Force and they re-take the lead.
74.00: The Force win a penalty and kick to the corner.
75.00: TRY Ben McCalman! From the lineout, the hosts set up a rolling maul and drive over in the corner.
76.00: Prior adds the kick from the touchline. Game over.
77.00: Pek Cowan is penalised for a late hit and Pieter-Steyn de Wet will have a shot from about 42 metres out.
78.00: PENALTY! Pieter-Steyn de Wet. It’s good.
79.00: The hosts go through the phases and are trying to close this game out. The hooter sounds and Prior kicks the ball out and the Force win. What a game.
The final score after 80 minutes is Force 46 (15) Kings 41 (7)
Tries – Lance, Newsome (2), D. Haylett-Petty, Penalty try, McCalman
Pen – Lance (2)
Con – Lance (2), Prior (2)
Tries – Forwood, Penxe, Jaer (3), Mapimpi
Pen – De Wet
Con – Cronje (4)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant Ref 1: Quinton Immelman
Assistant Ref 2: Graham Cooper
TMO: George Ayoub
15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Chance Peni, 13 Marcel Brache, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Alex Newsome, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Michael Ruru, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6 Ross Haylett-Petty, 5 Richie Arnold, 4 Matt Philip, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Ben Daley.
Replacements: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Pek Cowan, 18 Shambeckler Vui, 19 Richard Hardwick, 20 Ben McCalman, 21 Ian Prior, 22 Luke Burton, 23 Curtis Rona.
15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Yaw Penxe, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Lionel Cronje (captain), 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Andisa Ntsila, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 4 Irne Herbst, 3 Justin Forwood, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19 Mzwanele Zito, 20 Tyler Paul, 21 Rick Schroeder, 23 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 23 Masixole Banda