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Queensland Reds beat Western Force in Perth

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Western Force defeated Queensland Reds 30-27 in their most recent Super Rugby match (Round 10 – Super Rugby AU 2021), snapping a three-match losing run against them.

The Force will be aiming for back-to-back wins against the Reds for the first time since May 2017.

  • The Perth-based side have lost only one of their last six Super Rugby matches against the Queensland Reds at HBF Park (W4, D1), a 32-10 defeat in May 2015.
  • The Force snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 28-3 win over Melbourne in Round 2 of the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific campaign; they have won four of their last eight Super Rugby games on home turf including a 30-27 win over the Queensland Reds in their last clash in Western Australia (23 April 2021).
  • The Reds have won four of their last five away games against Australian opponents in Super Rugby (L1) after having won only one of their 11 games (D1, L10).
  • Queensland will be looking to open a Super Rugby campaign with three consecutive wins for the second time since the beginning of 2013 after winning their first two games of 2022 (W7 in 2021 Super Rugby AU).
  • Tim Sampson’s side has made 67 dominant carries in the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific season, the second-most of any team in the competition (Hurricanes – 74) and more than twice as many as the Reds (24).
  • Brad Thorn’s men have made 38 successful exits from their own 22m zone in the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific campaign, the second-most of any team in the competition and 14 more than the Western Force (24).

Players to watch

  • Fergus Lee-Warner (Western Force) has made 27 carries in the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific campaign, the second-most of any forward (Harry Wilson – 30) and the most of any player without making a tackle break this campaign.
  • Kyle Godwin (Western Force) crossed for a try in the Force’s Round 2 win over the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby Pacific, his first for the Force since July 2016; he’ll now look to score tries in consecutive Super Rugby games for the Force for the first time since February 2014.
  • Harry Wilson (Queensland Reds) has made the most carries (30) of any player in the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific campaign and has gained the second-most metres (69) of any forward (Ardie Savea – 105).

Match detail

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1.00: PEEEP! We are underway in Perth.

4.00: A blow for the Reds as skipper Lukhan Salakaia-Loto leaves the field with an ankle injury.

6.00: Force have another penalty at the breakdown, they call for the tee.

7.00: PENALTY! Jake Strachan opens the scoring. 3-0

8.00: TRY! James O’Connor’s deft pass puts Fraser McReight through a gap. The flanker draws the defender before putting Hamish Stewart away for the score. The try came from a mistake off the restart by the Force’s forwards. 3-5

9.00: CONVERSION! O’Connor adds the extras. 3-7

11.00: Richard Kahui kicks to the corner.

13.00: A soft turnover for the Western Force allows the Reds to clear the danger.

18.00: Both teams looking to take advantage of each other’s mistakes, but cannot hold on to the ball.

20.00: O’Connor is warned by the referee for multiple infringements.

21.00: OOOH! Another penalty goes against the Reds (7-1), yet the ref does nothing. Scrum to Force next to the posts.

24.00: All that pressure and scrum dominance leads to nothing for the Force. That is terrible game management.

26.00: TRY! Jock Campbell beats Toni Pulu to score against the run of play. O’Connor combined with Stewart and Jordan Petaia, who sent Campbell in the corner. 3-12

28.00: MISS! The kick is wide. 3-12

31.00: TRY! Issak Fines-Leleiwasa’s majestic chip-kick bounces kindly for Kyle Godwin, who beats the cover defenders to score under the posts. 8-12

32.00: CONVERSION! Strachan can’t miss. 10-12

35.00: Both teams are trying to stretch each other, looking for space in the wide channels. However, the handling is shoddy with passes being knocked on.

37.00: More penalties inside the Reds’ 22.

38.00: YELLOW CARD! A scuffle breaks out after Feao Fotuaika is sent to the naughty step. 10-12

39.00: PENALTY! Strachan puts his team ahead. 13-12

41.00: PENALTY! O’Connor hits back after the hooter. 13-16

The halftime score was Force 13 Reds 15

41.00: PEEEP! We are back underway down under.

44.00: It’s a bit scrappy after halftime.

47.00: Reds opt for an attacking scrum after the ball is carried over the in-goal by the Force.

49.00: Queensland is camped inside the opposition’s 22; they win another scrum penalty in good field position.

53.00: Nothing comes from all the pressure, several penalties wasted as Angus Blyth is caught in a double move trying to score.

57.00: The game is breaking down, both teams struggling to get points. The Reds must still be kicking themsleves from earlier.

60.00: YELLOW CARD! Hunter Paisami is off for a dangerous tackle. On replay, it looks harsh. 13-15

63.00: PENALTY! Strachan puts the Reds in front. 16-15

66.00: TRY! Josh Flook chases down O’Connor’s pin-point grubber and scores in the corner with an acrobatic finish. WOW! 16-20

67.00: CONVERSION! O’Connor lands the sideline conversion. 16-22

70.00: TRY! McReight gets the fourth, he goes over after O’Connor puts him away with a dummy pass near the line. 16-27

72.00: CONVERSION! O’Connor adds the two. 16-29

75.00: The Force look dejected, they have nothing left; it’s all Reds.

78.00: The Reds are searching for another five-pointer; however, they cannot hold on to the pill.

81.00: The ball is booted to touch. Game Over!

FULL TIME

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The final score is Western Force 16 (13) Queensland Reds 29 (15)

Scorers

Western Force
Tries – Godwin
Pen – Strachan (3)
Con – Strachan
Drop –
Cards –

Queensland Reds
Tries – Stewart, Campbell, Flook, McReight
Pen – O’Connor
Con – O’Connor (3)
Drop –
Cards – Fotuaika (Yellow, 38′), Paisami (Yellow, 60′)

Match Officials
Referee: Graham Cooper
Assistant Ref 1: Jordan Way
Assistant Ref 2: Jordan Kaminski
TMO: Kyle Burnett

Teams

Western Force

15 Jake Strachan, 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Kyle Godwin, 12 Richard Kahui, 11 Manasa Mataele, 10 Reesjan Pasitoa, 9 Issak Fines-Leleiwasa, 8 Tim Anstee, 7 Ollie Callan, 6 Brynard Stander, 5 Izack Rodda, 4 Fergus Lee-Warner, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Feleti Kaitu’u (captain), 1 Tom Robertson

Replacements:
16 Jack Winchester, 17 Harry Lloyd, 18 Greg Holmes, 19 Ryan McCauley, 20 Kane Koteka, 21 Ian Prior, 22 Jake McIntyre, 23 Grason Makara

Reds

15 Jock Campbell, 14 Jordan Petaia, 13 Hunter Paisami, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Josh Flook, 10 James O’Connor, 9 Kalani Thomas, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Fraser McReight, 6 Seru Uru, 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (captain), 4 Angus Blyth, 3 Feao Fotuaika, 2 Josh Nasser, 1 Dane Zander

Replacements:
16 Matt Faessler, 17 Harry Hoopert, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Ryan Smith, 20 Tuaina Tualima, 21 Spencer Jeans, 22 Lawson Creighton, 23 Mac Grealy

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