Reds beat lacklustre Force


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The Force lost the services of Matt Giteau who pretty much knocked himself out on Sam Norton-Knight’s leg in a tackle while the Reds are still without Chris Latham – both of these players are match winners.

Friday April 18
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
Touch judges: Julian Pritchard (Australia), Simon Moore (Australia)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)
Assessor: Wayne Erickson (Australia)
Head-to-Head: Played 2, Reds 1, Force 1
In Brisbane: Played 1, Reds 1, Force 0
Last season: Round 7, March 16 2007: Force 38-3 Reds at Subiaco Oval, Perth

Match Detail



0.00: We are waiting for the kick off.


2.00: The Reds got off to a great start as Leroy Houston scored a try for the Reds. Clinton Schifcofske converted the try and after just two minutes the Reds were 7-0 up.


4.00: The Reds then gave penalty away so Cameron Shepherd slotted the kick.


5.00: Thirty seconds later Ryan Cross gave an offside penalty away so the Reds had a shot at goal and Clinton Schifcofske slotted it.


11.00: Cameron Shepherd slotted another shot at goal after the Reds gave another penalty.


14.00: Berrick Barnes has a drop goal attempt but the kick is short.


18.00: Clinton Schifcofske is sent to the bin.


19.00: Cameron Shepherd takes the penalty and slots it.


23.00: The Force were next to give a penalty away so Berrick Barnes kicked the penalty.


34.00: Cameron Shepherd has another shot at goal for another penalty and slots it.


38.00: Pocock gave away a penalty so Clinton Schifcofske took the shot but sliced it.


40.01: The siren goes.


The half time score is Reds 13 Force 12


The second half is underway.


43.00: The Force gave away an early penalty so Clinton Schifcofske took the kick and the ball went in off the posts.


45.00: Morgan Turinui broke free from a Richard Brown tackle and went on to score the Reds second try.


46.00: Clinton Schifcofske sent the conversion kick wide.


60.00: James O’Connor comes on at 17 years of age for the Force. (new record debut)


73.00: David Pocock is sent to the bin for 10 minutes. Clinton Schifcofske slots the penalty.


76.00:  Andrew Walker hammers in the final nail for the Force as he scores a decisive try for the Reds.


76.00: Clinton Schifcofske’s conversion hit the posts.

80.00; Full time.  


The full time score is Reds 29 Force 12






Tries – Leroy Houston, Morgan Turinui, Andrew Walker
Pen – Clinton Schifcofske (3), Berrick Barnes
Con – Clinton Schifcofske
Cards – Clinton Schifcofske (yellow)



Tries –
Pen – Cameron Shepherd (4)
Con –

Cards – David Pocock (yellow)




15-1 Clinton Schifcofske, Brando Va’aulu, Morgan Turinui, Berrick Barnes, Peter Hynes, Quade Cooper, Ben Lucas, Leroy Houston, David Croft, John Roe, James Horwill (c), Van Humphries, Dayna Edwards, Stephen Moore, Ben Coutts.

Reserves: Sean Hardman, Rodney Blake, Ed O’Donoghue, Poutasi Luafutu, Will Genia, Andrew Walker, Charlie Fetoai.


1. Pek Cowan,2. Tai McIsaac,. Troy Takiari,4. Tom Hockings,5. Nathan Sharpe (c),6. Scott Fava,7. David Pocock,8. Richard Brown,9. Chris O’Young,10. Lachlan MacKay,11. Drew Mitchell,12. Scott Staniforth (vc),13. Ryan Cross,14. Haig Sare,15. Cameron Shepherd

Reserves: 16. Luke Holmes,17. AJ Whalley,18. Sam Wykes,19. Tamaiti Horua,20. James Stannard,21. James O’Connor,22. Nick Cummins.

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