Queensland Reds vs Western Force: 2013 Super Rugby live scores, blog

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    Queensland Reds Vs. Western Force

    2013 Super Rugby Tournament , 17 March, 2013

    Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, QLD
    Western Force 19 defeated Queensland Reds 12
    Queensland Reds Western Force
    12 FINAL SCORE 19
    0 TRIES 1
    4/5 PENALTY GOALS 4/5
    0/0 DROP GOAL 0/0
    Top scorers:
    • Queensland Reds - Cooper
    • Q 12pts (4G)
    Important moments:
    • Force took the lead at the 32 min. mark 1st half
    • Ebersohn, JM (FORC) penalty goal at the 71 min. mark 2nd half
    Referee: A Gardiner
    Touch judges: R Hoffman & M O'Brien

    The musical chairs continue at the Queensland Reds with big name players coming and going this week, and it will be interesting to see how they compete when they host Western Force. We’ll have live scores and commentary from 7.40pm AEDT.

    Will Genia has finally returned from his six-month injury, and will run on to captain the side.

    He’s been missed.

    Despite his absence, the Reds have notched the most running metres of any team in the comp.

    This is a misleading stat as the Reds have been clunking along like a jet engine on 98 unleaded, and the return of Genia and his blessed partnership with Quade Cooper should be a shot in the arm for the players and fans.

    Of course it’s a real shame their jack-in-the-box Digby Ioane sprung prematurely last weekend, allegedly scrapping with a punter while out in Melbourne.

    He’s been given the treatment and joins Shane Watson and friends in the dunce’s corner this week.

    Let’s hope he’s not contemplating his future, unlike one of his cricketing compatriots.

    Last week the Reds managed to hold out the Rebels 13-23 and take their third win in a row, while the Western Force is off a bye.

    Before that the Force produced a resilient effort against the Bulls, where they scrapped and slapped the burly South Africans into some form of stupor. And they almost won the game.

    The Force would have loved success at Loftus Versfeld, and they do have a curious habit of winning in South Africa. Not this time though, as they were eventually beaten 36-26.

    Tonight the Force will want to improve their tackle percentage and lineout conversion rate, both of which are the worst in the comp.

    Their scrummaging will also need improving if they are going to make like honey badgers and take down their more fancied opponents.

    The Reds are sitting on 23 wins from 26 games at Suncorp.

    The bigger the underdog status, the better the Force tends to perform. Look for an upset.

    Join us at 7.40pm AEDT tonight on The Roar, the place to be for live scores and where you can have your say on the go.

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    • 2:05am
      Malo said | 2:05am | ! Report

      Reds can join the tahs, force and rebels in the bottom 5 . Won a fortune . Awesome force

    • 1:58am
      Malo said | 1:58am | ! Report

      Brumbies are the only team to follow

    • 12:27am
      James said | 12:27am | ! Report

      yay go Western NZ. What a win

    • 11:57pm
      ncart said | 11:57pm | ! Report

      Good on the Force, they deserved to win. I was at the game, supporting the Reds, but have to say that Alby Mathewson had an excellent game. I think that he is proving to be a very astute acquisition for the Force, and Ebersohn and Godwin looked good as well. No complaints, the Force were too strong. I hope that they can keep that intensity going for the rest of the season and get some more wins.

      • 1:24am
        kingplaymaker said | 1:24am | ! Report

        There are two words responsible for this:

        Steve Meehan

    • 11:47pm
      brumbyinbello said | 11:47pm | ! Report

      My thanks to the caller, Phil Bird, for the blog. For those of us overseas at the moment this is the only way to hear the call. Don’t miss Clarkie and other Horrotahs apologists for one moment!

      Well done the Force.

    • 11:21pm
      Hightackle said | 11:21pm | ! Report

      Yes QC showed what he can do tonight. He can be absolutely rubbish. And hey, blame that on Deans QC supporters. Quade is a talent but he refuses to take responsibility. He not only blames others for his performance but during his performance he hides in defence, throws hospital passes and can have horrible nights kicking from hand. However, no doubt it was Tapuai, Genia, McKenzie, the facilties and the evironments fault and no doubt the supporters will tell me that he is a great Wallaby flyhalf. The truth is he is prolly the worst Wallaby flyhalf for over 20 years. Hes played brilliantly at times in super rugby but very rarely against quality opposition at test level if ever at #10. He has had some good games but I wondering why, after QC last 2yrs at test level, he has such support. The game he had tonight is almost the norm at test level for Cooper but like a junkie always looking for that first high, Australia keeps selecting Quade in hopes he will play amazing rugby and like a junkie the Wallabies pay a heavy price for putting Quade at 10.

    • 11:21pm
      ohtani's jacket said | 11:21pm | ! Report

      Clearly that’s the end of everything then. Better cancel tomorrow.

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