The Western Force will be looking for their first win in a month when they host the Stormers in Perth tonight. We’ll have live score updates from the kick-off at 7.35pm AEST.
Following the departure of Richard Graham the Force didn’t managed to win last week, yet they certainly were not disgraced.
An eight-point loss to competition frontrunners the Chiefs and a five-point loss to Australian rivals the Waratahs have been credible, and they come into tonight fresh off the bye, with no injuries out of their encounter a fortnight ago.
Along with the Bulls, tonight’s opponents the Stormers lead the brigade of fierce, tough South African teams that can not only dominate at home, but can now flex their muscle when they travel east.
They routinely dismantled the Reds at Suncorp Stadium last week and will be confident of registering another victory tonight.
But they’ve been racked by the losses of Duane Vermeulen, Gio Aplon and Nick Koster although they do get Andries Bekker back.
This win could cement the Stormers’ finals chances before returning home to a favourable draw in South Africa, and coach Allister Coetzee will want to ensure his side return with another four points.
This should follow the script of recent performances for both sides. It will be a grind, but the Stormers should get the chocolates tonight.
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