SR: Rebels 22, Force 16

April 18, 2014
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The key question remains: How long can the Force’s winning streak continue?

The Force are in the form of their lives, careers and existence – a five-match run that started with a 32-7 triumph over the Rebels in Perth back in Match. The Force are indeed in uncharted territory – sitting in fourth place and given that the Brumbies have a bye, the men from Perth could find themselves topping the Aussie conference at the halfway stage of their campaign.

It would be a remarkable feat, given that they finished bottom of the Aussie conference for the last two seasons. Last Saturday in Perth they had cult hero Nick Cummins to thank for their great win, but he deflected attention to his teammates – who he said performed with passion, drive and a good dose of skill.

Recent results:
2014: Force won 32-7, Perth
2013: Rebels won 30-23, Perth
2013: Rebels won 30-23, Melbourne
2012: Rebels won 32-31, Perth
2012: Rebels won 30-29, Melbourne
2011: Force won 27-24, Melbourne
2011: Rebels won 26-25, Perth

Teams:

Rebels: 15 Jason Woodward, 14 Male Sau, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Mitch Inman, 11 Tom English, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Nic Stirzaker, 8 Scott Higginbotham (captain), 7 Scott Fuglistaller, 6 Colby Fainga’a, 5 Luke Jones, 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 Shota Horie, 1 Toby Smith.
Replacements: 16 Pat Leafa, 17 Cruze Ah-Nau, 18 Paul Alo-Emilie, 19 Hugh Pyle, 20 Sean McMahon, 21 Luke Burgess, 22 Tom Kingston, 23 Angus Roberts.

Western Force: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Patrick Dellit, 13 Marcel Brache, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Ian Prior, 8  Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 4 Adam Coleman, 3 Kieran Longbottom, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pek
Cowan.
Replacements: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Tetera Faulkner, 18 Ollie Hoskins, 19 Phoenix Battye, 20 Brynard Stander, 21 Justin Turner, 22 Zack Holmes, 23 Chris Tuatara-Morrison.

Referee: Andrew Lees (Australia)
Assistant referees: Steve Walsh (Australia), Angus Gardner (Australia)
TMO: Steve Leszczynski (Australia)

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9 Comments

  1. avatar Ruggaworld says:
    April 18th, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Force first on the board in our second SR game today, they lead the Rebels 3-0

  2. avatar Ruggaworld says:
    April 18th, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Force with another penalty and lead now 6-0 over the Rebels

  3. avatar Ruggaworld says:
    April 18th, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Rebels on the board with a penalty…..Force lead 6-3 after 24 min…..don't get it that they say SA games are boring the Aussies games are the worst this year……tempted to switch over the Matrix

  4. avatar Ruggaworld says:
    April 18th, 2014 at 10:10 am

    And another penalty……….Scores are level 6-6

  5. avatar Ruggaworld says:
    April 18th, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Another try butchered…..last weeks schoolboy game at Paul Roos was more excited than this crap!!!

  6. avatar Ruggaworld says:
    April 18th, 2014 at 10:58 am

    It took these Aussies teams 60 min to score a try, Rebels over through Scott Higginbotham Rebels now lead 19-9

  7. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 18th, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    En toe hoep die poener!
    End of the Force run.

  8. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 18th, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    @Boertjie: And Eberson was again back to his normal useless….

  9. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 18th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    @Jacques(Bunny):

    I heard he fumbled with acres of space at his mercy.

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