Western Force gold hammer Japanese club



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Western Force Gold has thumped Japanese club Yamaha Jubilo in a 10-to-1 try blitz at Rosalie Park in Perth.

The locals scored five tries in each half, finishing 66-7 victors over a physical but blunt foe, which will be looking to find a way through the Force Gold defensive line before the two teams meet again next Saturday.

The only setback for Force Gold was a suspected broken hand to flyhalf James Hilgendorf.

Otherwise, the backs ‘ led by an impressive Junior Pelesasa – showed plenty of pace and penetration, and were ably supported by a keen and mobile pack.

Match report

5 min: Scott Daruda scores a try. Converted by Daruda: 7-0

12 min: Matt Hodgson scores a try. Converted by Daruda: 14-0

22 min: Junior Pelesasa scores a try. Converted by Daruda: 21-0

25 min: Yamaha’s Ipolito Fenukitau yellow-carded for high tackle on Haig Sare

26 min: Hodgson scores his second try. Converted by Daruda: 28-0

31 min: Brett Stapleton scores a try. Converted by Daruda: 35-0

35 min: Tajhon Mailata replaces James Hilgendorf

HALF TIME SCORE: Western Force Gold 35 vs Yamaha Jubilo 0

45 min: Mailata scores a try. Converted by Daruda: 42-0

49 min: Stapleton scores his second try. Not converted by Daruda: 47-0

55 min: Vitori Buatava replaces Daruda

62 min: Pek Cowan replaces Gareth Hardy

65 min: David Pocock replaces Hodgson

72 min: Pelesasa scores his second try. Converted by Buatava: 54-0

74 min: Sare scores a try. Converted by Buatava: 61-0

74 min: Josh Graham replaces Pelesasa

76 min: Graham scores a try. Not converted by Buatava: 66-0

78 min: Yamaha’s Koji Tomioka scores a try. Converted by Brendan Laney: 66-7


Western Force Gold 66 (Tries: Matt Hodgson 2, Junior Pelesasa 2, Brett Stapleton 2, Scott Daruda, Tajhon Mailata, Haig Sare, Josh Graham. Conversions: Scott Daruda 6 from 7, Vitori Buatava 2 from 3)

Yamaha Jubilo 7 (Try: Koji Tomioka. Conversion: Brendan Laney).

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