Force beat Waratahs in Perth

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Western Force and the Waratahs the Sydney based Waratahs have won four and lost one match.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off. The Force have been forced into a late change as Dane Haylett-Petty replaces Jayden Hayward

0.01:Sias Ebersohn kicks off and we are underway.

1.00: The Force make a strong start to the match by working the ball into the Waratahs half. The ball goes dead though so the Tahs have a scrum.  

2.00: The Waratahs win the scrum but Kurtley Beale loses the ball forward.

3.00: The Waratahs come away with the ball after the scrum but then the Waratahs get pushed into touch.

4.00: The Waratahs are on the attack in the Force’s half but the home side’s defence is committed. The Force turn the ball over and they kick upfield so the Tahs have to kick the ball into touch.

6.00: Penalty to the Force. But wait, it is reversed as there is a bit of push and shove. Foley puts the ball into touch.

8.00: Penalty just inside the Force’s half to the Waratahs for not rolling away. Beale will take the kick. He nails it. The Waratahs lead.

9.00: Michael Hooper makes a break for the Waratahs and as he is caught the Force go offside. The Waratahs have another penalty.

10.00: Beale takes the kick and nails it.

12.00: The Force try to run the ball but the pass goes well forward.

14.00: The Force win a penalty as Kane Douglas is caught offside. The Force will kick for posts.

15.00: Sias Ebersohn takes the penalty kick and slots it. The Force are on the board.

18.00: The Waratahs win a scrum inside the Force’s half. They work the ball up to the 22m line but the home side concede a penalty so Beale will take a shot at the posts.

20.00:Beale lines up the kick but misses.

22.00: The Waratahs get the ball and Will Skelton makes huge ground as he brushes off tackles in the Force’s 22. The Force manage to stop him but again they concede a penalty. Matt Hodgson gets a team warning. The Waratahs kick for the corner.

23.00: The Waratahs win the line out but the Force defend their line and win a penalty. They kick for touch.

25.00: The Waratahs go on the attack again in the Force’s 22. They flirt with the line but then Nick Cummins the Honeybadger gets an intercept and runs the length of the field and scores under the posts. TRY! The TMO checks and it’s all good. If he hadn’t done that the Waratahs would have scored as they had the number outwide.

26.00: Ebersohn slots the conversion and the Force lead. Sam Wykes is injured and comes off.

28.00: Statistically the player with the most runs so far is Will Skelton. The Force front row collapses giving the Waratahs a penalty. Foley will kick.

29.00: Foley takes the kick and nails it. It’s a one point game.

31.00: The Force work the ball up into the Waratahs 22. They go through six phases but they concede a penalty. Foley kicks for touch.

34.00: The Waratahs have the ball on attack, they get the overlap as they get into the Force’s half but they run sideways and get tackled. They go through 9 phases on attack and get into the Force’s 22 but concede a penalty for holding on.

36.00: The touchie comes in to report that Benn Robinson has tackled Nathan Charles without the ball and then there was some push and shove. Nothing comes of it and the Waratahs have a scrum for a knock on.

37.00: The Waratahs work the ball into the Force’s 22 again and again the Force win a penalty. They kick for touch but miss so Beale boots it back but he too misses. A kicking contest follows and the ball changes hands several times. 

39.00: Penalty to the Force for dangerous entry (Michael Hooper). Ebersohn will kick for posts.  

40.00: Ebersohn takes the penalty kick and slots it. It’s half time.

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