Western Force vs Reds Super Rugby Preview

Out of the last six Super Rugby matches between the Perth based Western Force and the Brisbane based Reds the Force have won four, drawn one and lost one.

Overall the Force have played the Reds 14 times since they joined Super Rugby in 2006 and the Force have won six matches, lost seven matches and drawn one match.

That gives the Force a record of winning 43% of their matches against the Reds. One could also say that the Force have not lost 50% of their matches against the Reds due to the draw.

The average score when the Force play the Reds is Western Force 23 Reds 22.

This weekend the match will be played in Perth where the teams have met 6 times. In those six matches the Force have won four matches, drawn one and lost one.

The average score when the Force play the Reds in Perth is Western Force 31 Reds 14.

The Force have played 13 matches this season and they have won 2 matches and lost 11. At home the Force have played 6 matches and won just one match.

The Reds have played 13 matches and won 3. The Reds have played 6 matches away from home and won just one.

The Force are currently in last place in the overall standings and the Reds are two points above them and in fourteenth place.

In terms of selection the Reds have been able to bring back their star play maker Quade Cooper who has not been available for two months.

Lachie Turner also returns from injury to take his place on the wing, with Chris Kuridrani ruled out with a calf strain. Flanker Beau Robinson will feature in his first match-day squad of the 2015 season, after tearing his calf in the pre-season.

The Force on the other hand have named an unchanged team from last week when they were beaten 3-23 by the Highlanders.

The Bookies have given the Reds a 4 point start for this Match – with an offer of a FREE $150 BET. Quade Cooper will most likely not fall straight back into form but at least the Reds will have a specialist 10 in their back line for the first time in a long time. The Reds should edge this by 3.

This Match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in the UK on Sky Sports 3/HD.

Average score: Western Force 23 Reds 22

Last six results
21 Feb 2015 Force v Reds 6-18 Brisbane
05 Jul 2014 Force v Reds 30-20 Perth
05 Apr 2014 Force v Reds 32-29 Brisbane
04 May 2013 Force v Reds 11-11 Perth
16 Mar 2013 Force v Reds 19-12 Brisbane
31 Mar 2012 Force v Reds 45-19 Perth

Force vs Reds overall record against the
Played 14 , Wins 6, Losses 7, Draws 1

Match No.102: Force v Reds
Date : Saturday 30 May 2015
Venue : nib Stadium, Perth
Kick Off local: 17:40 local, 19:40 AEST, 21:40 NZST, 11:40 SAST
Referee: Matt O’Brien
Assistant Ref 1:Damien Mitchelmore
Assistant Ref 2:Michael Hogan
TMO : Peter Marshall

Teams

Western Force

1. Pekahou Cowan , 2. Nathan Charles , 3. Tetera Faulkner , 4. Steve Mafi , 5. Adam Coleman , 6. Angus Cottrell , 7. Matt Hodgson (c) , 8. Ben McCalman , 9. Ryan Louwrens , 10. Sias Ebersohn , 11. Nick Cummins , 12. Kyle Godwin , 13. Marcel Brache , 14. Luke Morahan , 15. Dane Haylett-Petty

Replacements : 16. Heath Tessmann , 17. Chris Heiberg , 18. Guy Millar , 19. Sam Wykes , 20. Kane Koteka , 21. Alby Mathewson , 22. Luke Burton , 23. Patrick Dellit

Queensland Reds

1. James Slipper (C) , 2. James Hanson , 3. Greg Holmes , 4. Rob Simmons (VC) , 5. James Horwill , 6. Adam Thomson , 7. Liam Gill , 8. Jake Schatz , 9. Will Genia , 10. Quade Cooper , 11. Lachie Turner , 12. Samu Kerevi , 13. Karmichael Hunt , 14. Chris Feauai-Sautia , 15. James O’Connor

Replacements (one to be omitted) : 16.Andrew Ready , 17.Pettowa Paraka , 18.Sam Talakai , 19.Ed O’Donoghue , 20.Beau Robinson , 21.Nick Frisby , 22.Jake McIntyre , 23.Ben Tapuai , 24.Jamie-Jerry Taulagi

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