As with their match last week against the Waratahs the Force had a great start to the match leading 14-0 after just 14 minutes into the game.
At the end the Reds came out winners 31-24 to remain unbeaten in Super Rugby AU so far.
With two wins and a draw the Reds are sitting pretty nice on the log at the moment but it is still early days.
It was for a change a free-flowing game which saw eight tries being scored in the 80 minutes.
The Force did not disappoint and gave another good performance but again could not maintain the good intensity they showed in the first quarter.
The first points came from McGregor after Marcel Brache set him up. They were soon 14-0 ahead when Ralston sprinted down the the line to extend their lead.
The Reds woke up after that and we saw a great next ten minutes from the host where they got over for three tries.
The first one came from a counter-attack with Paenga-Amosa at the end off it to score their first try of the match.
The second try came from Campbell ending off a great piece off play. The third try came from Tupou which gave them them the lead.
The Force got a lucky try against the run off play when Raiston got an intercept try which he sprinted 80 meters down the field. This send the two teams into the break with the Reds leading 21-19.
With 40 minutes to go and only two points behind the Force was pretty much still in the game but a try from Daugunu scoring the Reds forth try made it that little bit more difficult for them to come back.
The Force got one more try in the second half through Ready but the final nail for the Force was a late drop goal by O’Conner.
Reds: Tries: Brandon Paenga-Amos, Jock Campbell, Filipo Daugunu, Filipo Daugunu Conversions: James O’Connor (4) Drop goal: O’Connor
Force: Tries: Jack McGregor, Byron Ralston (2), Andrew Ready Conversions: Ian Prior (2)
|July 17, 2020||11:05 am||Super Rughy AU||Super Rugby AU|