Super Rugby

Force beat Sunwolves in Tokyo



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Super Rugby kicks off in Round 11 on Saturday in Tokyo where the Sunwolves host Australia’s Western Force.

Match detail

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Ian Prior kicks off for the Force and the match is underway.

1.00 : The Sunwolves are awarded a penalty on the half way line.

2.00: Tusi Pisi takes the kick but misses.

3.00: The Sunwolves win a scrum and they slip through a couple of tackles and keep the ball moving at pace and Akihito Yamada gets the ball and scores. TRY!

4.00: Pisi misses the conversion.

6.00: The Force hit back immediately as Marcel Brache gets an intercept and races for the line and scores. TRY!

7.00: Prior takes the conversion kick. He nails it and the Force lead.

10.00: The Force are awarded a penalty for offside. They kick for touch and the line out.

12.00: The Force get pushed back into their half after the line out but Dane Haylett – Petty gets the ball and breaks through the Sunwolves defence, The Force keep the ball moving with quick hands and Brache gets the ball and goes over for his second TRY!

13.00: Prior adds the conversion.

15.00: The Sunwolves attack down the wing and Yamada gets to the 5m line on attack but offloads to Pisi and the ball goes into touch. There is a pause as the TMO wants to review some potential foul play. The Force are called back for a penalty. They kick for touch and the line out.

18.00: The Force attack in the Sunwolves 22.  They go through 9 phases and the ball slows. Francois Van Wyk crashes through a tackle and the Force get on the front foot and they move the ball wide and Brache gets the ball and scores his Hat-trick TRY!

20.00: Prior takes the conversion. He hits the post.

23.00: The Sunwolves get some attacking ball from a line out but they lose the ball forward. The Force kick the ball deep and the Sunwolves begin their attack from deep. The Sunwolves get over the half way line but a foot goes into touch.

26.00: The Force enjoy some attacking ball and they work it from the half way line into the Sunwolves 22. They move the ball wide and Byrnard Stander gets the ball on the wing and scores in the corner. TRY!

27.00: Prior takes the conversion kick from out wide and this one he curls in.

30.00: There is a break in play for a Sunwolves player who is injured. The game resumes with a line out.

31.00: The Force win the line out and attack. The Force move the ball to the other side of the field and they win a penalty. Haylett-Petty kicks for touch and the line out.

32.00: The Sunwolves attack down the wing and Riaan Viljoen gets over the line whilst being tackled and as he goes to put the ball down the tacklers knee is in the way and he knocks on.

33.00: The Force win the 5m scrum and kick for touch.

35.00: Atsushi Hiwasa comes on for  Kaito Shigeno due to injury.

36.00: The Sunwolves work the ball into the Force’s 22. They lose the ball and the Force kick it deep. The Sunwolves get back but they get isolated in their 22 and concede a penalty. The Force take it quickly and attack out wide but they get pushed into touch in the corner. 5m scrum.

38.00: The Force win the scrum. They run the ball across the field but there is a knock on.

40.00: The siren sounds for half time. The Force play on and then kick deep but the Sunwolves dot the ball down behind the line.

It’s half time.

The half time score was Sunwolves 5 Force 26

The Sunwolves kick off and the second half is underway.

42.00: The Sunwolves win a scrum in their half. They move the ball quickly out to the wing where Yamada is tackled and the ball goes to ground.

44.00: The Sunwolves win a penalty after short spell on attack by the Force. They kick for touch.

45.00: The Sunwolves win the line out but the Force turn the ball over and run it. They make some ground and then kick deep. The Sunwolves kick the ball into touch.

49.00: The Force go through six phases with the ball but they make little ground. On the seventh phase they kick upfield and the Sunwolves counter attack but the ball is lost forward in the tackle.

51.00; The Force get on the front foot in the Sunwolves 22. The home side scramble in defence as the Force launch wave after wave of attack at the line and eventually they stretch the Sunwolves and Ben McCalman scores. TRY!

52.00: Prior adds the conversion.

55.00: Penalty to the Sunwolves. Pisi kicks for touch.

56.00: The Sunwolves win the line out. They move the ball up to the 5m line and across the face of the posts. After several phases John Stewart goes over to score. TRY!

58.00: Pisi’s conversion is well off.

59.00: The Sunwolves have been lifted by that try. They attack with energy and get the ball into the Force’s 22 but this time Stewart knocks on.

62.00: The Sunwolves slip through another tackle and Stewart attack down the wing. The Force stop him but concede a penalty.

64.00: The Sunwolves go through 11 phases edging gradually closer and closer to the line. They go wide but the ball is passed into touch.

65.00; The Sunwolves win the line out and they dive for the line but are held up. 5m scrum.

68.00: The Sunwolves win a solid scrum and they go wide, Derek Carpenter slips through a gap and scores. TRY!

70.00: Yu Tamura takes the conversion but he too misses.

74.00: The Sunwolves work the ball into the Force’s 22 and they have the Force retreating but Angus Cottrell gets an intercept and races for the line and scores. TRY!

75.00: Peter Grant takes the conversion kick and nails it.

78.00: The Sunwolves keep the ball alive as they go through the phases on attack in the Force’s 22. Eventually the Force run out of defenders and Tamara goes in to score his second TRY!

79.00: Tamura adds the conversion.

80.00: The siren sounds but the Sunwolves continue to play from deep.

81.00: The ball is taken into touch which ends the match.

The Force have won.

The full time score is Sunwolves 22 (5) Force 40 (26)


Tries – A.Yamada 2, J.Stewart, D.Carpenter
Pen –
Con – Y.Tamura
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – M.Brache 3, B. Stander, B. McCalman, A.Cottrell
Pen –
Con – I.Prior 4, P.Grant
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 1:Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 2:Aki Aso
TMO :Takashi Hareda



15 Riaan Viljoen, 14. Akihito Yamada, 13 Derek Carpenter, 12 Harumichi Tatekawa, 11 John Stewart, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9. Kaito Shigeno, 8 Ed Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6. Liaki Moli, 5. Fa’ Atiga Lemalu, 4 Hitoshi Ono, 3 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 2 Shota Horie (c), 1 Masataka Mikami

Replacements: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Ziun Gu, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19. Yoshiya Hosoda, 20 Taiyo Ando, 21 Atsushi Hiwasa, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Mifiposeti Paea

Western Force

1 Francois Van Wyk, 2 Harry Scoble, 3 Guy Millar, 4 Ross Haylett-Petty, 5 Adam Coleman, 6 Byrnard Stander, 7 Matt Hodgson (c), 8 Ben McCalman, 9 Alby Mathewson, 10 Ian Prior, 11 Luke Morahan, 12 Kyle Godwin, 13 Solomoni (Junior) Rasolea, 14 Marcel Brache, 15 Dane Haylett – Petty,

Replacements : 16 Anaru Rangi, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Tetera Faulkner, 19 Sitiveni (Stevie) Mafi, 20 Angus Cottrell, 21 Ryan Louwrens, 22 Peter Grant, 23 Semisi Masirewa

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