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Super Rugby AU Wrap- Tahs too good for Force and Reds knock over Rebels


The Waratahs and Reds came out winners this weekend when they beat the Force and Rebels respectively on Friday and Saturday.

The Waratahs was just too good for the Force on Friday, beating them 28-8

After this weekend matches the Brumbies still lead the pack with the Waratahs in second place followed by the Reds in third.

Western Force Western Force 8 28 NSW Waratahs NSW Waratahs

It was an easy win at the end for the Tahs as they cruised to a 28-0 win. It did not get any better for the force who is still without a win in the revamp Aussie Super Rugby.

Both teams struggled to get going with the Force first to cross the line when Stander chasing down a good grubber from Kahui to score.

The Waratahs hit back with three penalties to take the lead 9-8. No team really took the ascendancy up to them but the momentum slowly shifted to the Waratahs scoring just before and after halftime to take a 23-8 lead in the game.

The Force could not get going and did not really threaten the Tahs in the second half.

The visitors had the last say in the match with Harry Johnson-Holmes getting over to end the game with 28-8.


Western Force – Try: Brynard Stander. Penalty: Jake Strachan.
Waratahs – Tries: Alex Newsome, Jack Maddocks, Harry Johnson-Holmes. Conversions: Will Harrison (2). Penalties: Harrison (3).

Reds Reds 19 3 Rebels Rebels

After two consecutive losses in the revamp SR AU, the Reds got back to winning ways on Saturday beating the Rebels 19-3 in Brisbane.

After a dismal performance against the Tahs last week the Reds fans will be feeling a little better with their teams performance which sees them move into third spot on the table.

They are on equal log points than the Waratahs but with the better points difference at the moment the Tahs has taken up the number two spot after this weekend matches.

This was also the Rebels first loss since the opening round which sees them slipping to forth on the standings.

The Rebels had their opportunities in the match but some poor play and brilliant defence by the Reds on their line made the difference in this one.

The Reds had a handy lead of 14-3 going into the break with tries from Jordan Petaia and Brandon Paenga-Amosa.

I was one of those games where their will be more questions asked by the Rebels on why they could not convert their opportunities into points.

The Reds finish the game with O’Connor having the last say with a brilliant worked try.


Reds: Tries: Jordan Petaia, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Hamis Stewart. Conversions: James O’Connor (2).
Rebels: Penalty: Matt To’omua.

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