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Super Rugby | Canberra
08:45 (GMT) | 10-03-2017
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Hawera misses the final conversion of the game. That's FULL TIME
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Strong maul from the Brumbies with the Backs getting involved and they shove it over. Try by Abel
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The Brumbies gets a scrum penalty and opts for touch again
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The Brumbies look to maul this one over but the Force defence holds up. 5m away. Brumbies held up over the try line
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Brumbies secures their line out ball and mauls. The ref awards a penalty to the Brumbies. They take the attacking option going for touch
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Force looks to attack after the reset ball is won over but good counter rucking wins a penalty for the Brumbies. They go for touch and gets a line out on Force 22
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Hawera converts his first penalty for the game
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The Brumbies attacking the try line 5m away. Godwin powers over to score the try
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Brumbies line-out on the half way line secured. The Ref stops the game to go upstairs for a penalty. Haylett-Petty gets a yellow card
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The ball goes into touch after the reset and the Brumbies gets a penalty on their own 22. They opt for touch
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Scrum penalty for the Force and they go for goal.Lance kicks it over from just outside the 22 of the Brumbies
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The force opts for the scrum after a penalty was awarded for offside from a kick.
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A bit of ping pong kicking from both teams after the reset. The ref awards a penalty to the Force
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Another infringement at the scrum and the Ref awards a penalty in kicking distance. Hawera again kicks from a similar position just outside the 22 of the Force. He slots it this time
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Powell looks to put in the ball but the ref resets the scrum.
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Force clears and looks to put pressure on the opposition. The Brumbies kicks back and turns over the ball inside the Force half
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Hawera lines it up but misses that one
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Brumbies looking after their ball attacking on the half way line and gets awarded a penalty on the Force 22
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Louwrens feeds the scrum and the Force gets a free kick for early engagement. The ball is kicked and the Brumbies counter attack
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Scrum round the half way line and Brumbies look to go wide but the ball is knocked forward on the wing
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Penalty awarded by the Ref and the Force opts for touch again. Brumbies need to sort out their discipline. The ball goes forward as the Force looks to attack.
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The Force gets a penalty 5m from their own try line and kicks for touch. Looking to maul
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Line-out 10m from the Force try line as the Brumbies look to attack
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Ball kicked into touch by the Brumbies, the Force takes a quick line-out and clears. Brumbies ball on the 10 of the away team.
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Replacements being made on both sides. Louwrens feeds the scrum but it's a a scrum reset.
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Brumbies looks to attack and build up phases but ball gets knocked on by Brumbies player on the Force 22. Scrum Force put in
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Ball charged down into touch after a stab kick by the Force. Force secures line-out ball and kicks.
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Line-out on the half way line. Ball lost by the Brumbies and the Force now looks to hold on to the ball
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Penalty after the reset to the Brumbies and they go for touch
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Lance adds the extras with a good kick
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Line-out Force ball close to the Brumbies 22. They look to drive. Force in good position attacking 20m from the try line. Try scored by Peni to start off the 2nd half for the Force
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The second half gets on the way as Lance kicks-off deep. The Brumbies secures the ball and looks to clear.

Half Time

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Conversion over by Lance. Half time
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Penalty Force after not releasing the tackler. Kicking for touch inside Brumbies 22 giving the Force an attacking line out. TRY Force after positive maul. Try awarded to Tessmann.
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Force line out knocking the ball giving Brumbies the scrum.
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Brumbies going for clearance Kicking the ball inside their 10.
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Scrum Brumbies after knock inside Brumbies 22. Scrum reset.
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Force on the attack after restart.
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Conversion missed by Hawera.
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TRY scored by Hawera.
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Penalty Force and the ball did not find touch. High up and under from Brumbies side forcing the Force to knock in their 10.
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Line out Brumbies just outside Force 10.
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Scrum Brumbies on their 22. Brumbies on attack winning a penalty.
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Line out Force after a slice from Brumbies fullback after clearance.
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Great defense from the Brumbies side. Line out Brumbies in their own 22.
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Penalty Force kicking for touch inside Brumbies 10.
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Line out Brumbies inside Force 10.
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Scrum outside Brumbies 22.
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Force attacking inside Brumbies half. Scrum Brumbies after forward pass.
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Penalty for the Force and they kick the ball down field giving the Brumbies time to kick back.
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Penalty halfway for Brumbies and they kick for touch. Line out just outside the 5 of the Force.
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Scrum half way after ball being kicked into dead ball zone.
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conversion missed.
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Brumbies scores first try by Speight.
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Penalty Brumbies and they kick for touch just inside the Brumbies 22. Line out won and the Brumbies attacking on the 5.
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Scrum Brumbies in their 22.
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Scrum Brumbies inside Force half. Brumbies attacking strong. Turn over Force for holding on and they kick for touch on the Brumbies 10.
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Brumbies knocks the ball scrum Force. Force kicking for territory going over the dead ball zone.
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Lineout Brumbies in Force half.
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Line out Brumbies and the Force wins it. Force attacking in the Brumbies 22. Turn over Brumbies.
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Force wins the ball and is on the attack almost scoring.
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Brumbies starts the game and The Force knocks it on, scrum brumbies on the Force 10m line.
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The teams preparing to leave the locker rooms now
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The Brumbies have won the last 6 matches in this fixture
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START LINE UP
  • 1 Ben Alexander
  • 2 Josh Mann-Rea
  • 3 Allan Alaalatoa
  • 4 Rory Arnold
  • 5 Sam Carter
  • 6 Ben Hyne
  • 7 Chris Alcock
  • 8 Jordan Smiler
  • 9 Joe Powell
  • 10 Wharenui Hawera
  • 11 James Dargaville
  • 12 Kyle Godwin
  • 13 Tevita Kuridrani
  • 14 Henry Speight
  • 15 Aidan Toua
RESERVES
  • 16 Robbie Abel
  • 17 Nic Mayhew
  • 18 Les Makin
  • 19 Blake Enever
  • 20 Tom Staniforth
  • 21 Lolo Fakaosilea
  • 22 Dewet Roos
  • 23 Andrew Smith
START LINE UP
  • 1 Pekahou Cowan
  • 2 Heath Tessmann
  • 3 Tetera Faulkner
  • 4 Ross Haylett-Petty
  • 5 Matt Philip
  • 6 Brynard Stander
  • 7 Kane Koteka
  • 8 Richard Hardwick
  • 9 Ryan Louwrens
  • 10 Jono Lance
  • 11 Luke Morahan
  • 12 Bill Meakes
  • 13 Curtis Rona
  • 14 Chance Peni
  • 15 Dane Haylett-Petty
RESERVES
  • 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau
  • 17 Ben Daley
  • 18 Jermaine Ainsley
  • 19 Onehunga Kaufusi
  • 20 Isireli Naisarani
  • 21 Michael Ruru
  • 22 Ian Prior
  • 23 Robbie Coleman
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SR Preview: Round Three, Part One

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:31

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: It is one of the most highly anticipated matches of the early rounds, but an adverse weather system may put a dampener on the opening match of the weekend.

A weather system drenching the North Island looks set to continue battering the Waikato region.

The front had already taken its toll on the top of the North Island, with widespread flooding, and weather reports suggest there will be 'periods of rain, possible heavy falls' in Hamilton on Friday.

Maybe the teams will be forced to change tactics a bit, but the encounter between the Chiefs and Hurricanes will still be a cracker.

In the other Friday match the Brumbies host the Western Force in Canberra.

We look at the Friday matches!

Friday, March 10

Chiefs v Hurricanes
(FMG Stadium, Hamilton - Kick-off: 19.35; 06.35 GMT)

The weather forecast for Hamilton on Friday is not good: Periods of rain, possible heavy falls. String winds can be expected.

However, the defending champion Hurricanes will be determined to continue their impressive early season form - which has seen them score 24 tries in two huge wins, over the Sunwolves (83-13) and the Rebels (71-6).

The Chiefs, although by smaller margins, were equally impressive in dismantling the Highlanders (24-15) and Blues (41-26) in rounds one and two.

Despite the weather predictions, expectations are that the teams will only make 'minor' adjustments to their game plans.

"The boys should have the skill set to be able to handle it," Chiefs assistant coach Neil Barnes told stuff.co.nz.

"If it's atrocious conditions, we'll alter things a bit but we won't too much, to allow for the weather, because we don't think it will be that bad."

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd said he was expecting the Chiefs to provide a major step up in physicality and intensity from the opening two weeks - which many pundits feel were games that did not fully test the defending champions.

"We are under no illusions what the Chiefs will bring to the table," Boyd said.

"We expect a really tough contest up front and at set piece and they also have plenty of threats in the backs.

"We are looking forward to the challenge."

Friday's match represents the first between the two franchises since last year's Super Rugby semifinal in Wellington, which was won by the Hurricanes 25-9.

The teams also met during the round robin in 2016 with the Chiefs winning a cliff hanger 28-27.  

Recent results:
2016: Hurricanes won 25-9, Wellington (semifinal)
2016: Chiefs won 28-27, Wellington
2015: Hurricanes won 21-13, New Plymouth
2015: Hurricanes won 22-18, Wellington
2014: Chiefs won 24-16, Hamilton
2014: Hurricanes won 45-8, Wellington

Prediction: Hurricanes have won three of the last four meetings between the sides, including a 25-9 victory in last year's semifinal. The Hurricanes have won just two of their last 10 away to the Chiefs, although they won on their most recent trip to face Dave Rennie's side in June 2015. The Canes will be aiming to win consecutive matches away to the Chiefs for the first time since winning their first three trips there in 1996, 1998 and 2000; the Hurricanes' five victories away to the Chiefs have all come by eight points or fewer. The Chiefs have won their opening two games and are aiming to start their season with three consecutive victories for the third time in the last four years, a feat they had managed just once previously (2010). The Hurricanes have scored 24 tries in their last two games, more than they had scored in their six games prior (23). The bookmakers are having trouble separating the two teams, but we feel home ground advantage may help the Chiefs edge a thriller - by five points or less.

Teams:

Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Tim Nanai-Williams, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (co-captain), 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane (co-captain), 6 Mitchell Brown, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Kane Hames.
Replacements: 16 Sabastian Siataga, 17 Siegfried Fisi'ihoi, 18 Atu Moli, 19 Taleni Seu, 20 Lachlan Boshier, 21 Jonathan Taumateine, 22 Stephen Donald, 23 Shaun Stevenson.

Hurricanes: 15 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 14 Vince Aso, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Reed Prinsep, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Michael Fatialofa, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Jeffery To'omaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles (captain), 1 Loni Uhila.
Replacements: 16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Ben May, 19 James Blackwell, 20 Callum Gibbins, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Otere Black, 23 Jordie Barrett.

Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), James Doleman (New Zealand)
TMO: Glen Newman (New Zealand)

Brumbies v Western Force
(GIO Stadium, Canberra - Kick-off: 19.45; 16.45; 08.45 GMT)

The Brumbies will be looking to end a two-match losing streak against a Western Force that showed they know how to grind out a win.

The Brumbies fell in agonising fashion last week, a late try after the siren to Lukhanyo Am gifting the Sharks a 27-22 victory in the nation's capital.

It means that the Brumbies are fourth in the Australian conference, generally regarded as the weakest of the four.

The Force showed a marked improvement with the ball in hand, the flair of new recruits Curtis Rona and Chance Peni adding a new dimension to the attack that had been lacking in previous seasons.

The Brumbies will need to be at their best at set piece time, the Force's mixture of experience and young guns have been showing real proficiency in the early rounds, particularly at scrum time.

Force coach Dave Wessels decision to start Wallabies Pek Cowan, Tatafu Polota-Nau and Tetera Faulkner on the bench puzzled many last week, but the introduction of three late in the game gave the Force a massive boost and a big edge at scrum time.

Wessels said that the team has worked hard in the lead up to this game and look forward to challenge in the nation's capital.

"It's a massive challenge this week," he said.

"We haven't beaten the Brumbies since 2013 and we've not won back-to-back games since 2014 and although we were very pleased to win our first game at home last week against the Reds, we know we have a lot of improvements to make.

"The Brumbies have been very competitive in their first two games of the year, so we know the challenge that awaits us in Canberra."

Recent results:
2016: Brumbies won 24-10, Canberra
2016: Brumbies won 31-14, Perth
2015: Brumbies won 33-20, Perth
2015: Brumbies won 27-15, Canberra
2014: Brumbies won 47-25, Canberra
2014: Brumbies won 27-14, Perth

Prediction: The Brumbies have won the last six meetings between these sides, those victories all coming by 12+ points. The Canberra side has won six of their eight home games against the Force, including the last five in a row. The Force earned a win against the Reds in their last game and will be aiming for back-to-back victories in Super Rugby for the first time since May 2014. The Western Force are one of only three teams (Blues, Crusaders), and the only Australian team, yet to concede a try in the final quarter of a game this season. Sam Carter has made 35 tackles this season, the most of any player and seven more than the next-best Australian based player, team-mate Josh Mann-Rea (28). The Force will make life decidedly unpleasant for the Brumbies, but we expect the home team to win the arm-wrestle by 12 to 15 points.

Teams:

Brumbies: 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 James Dargaville, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Smiler, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Ben Hyne, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Josh Mann-Rea, 1 Ben Alexander.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Leslie Leulua'Iali'I-Makin, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Tom Staniforth, 21 Lolo Fakaosilea, 22 De Wet Roos, 23 Andrew Smith.

Western Force: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Chance Peni, 13 Curtis Rona, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Luke Morahan, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Ryan Louwrens, 8 Richard Hardwick, 7 Kane Koteka, 6 Brynard Stander, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Ross Haylett-Petty, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Heath Tessmann (captain), 1 Pek Cowan.
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Ben Daley, 18 Jermaine Ainsley, 19 Onehunga Havili Kaufusi, 20 Isi Naisarani, 21 Michael Ruru, 22 Ian Prior, 23 Robbie Coleman.

Referee: Peter Hoffmann (Australia)
Assistant referees: Federico Anselmi (Argentina), Graham Cooper (Australia)
TMO: Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)

Compiled by Jan de Koning
@king365ed
@rugby365com

* Statistics provided by Opta Sports

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Brumbies fight back to sink Force

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:30

SUPER RUGBY REPORT: The Brumbies scored a late try against a 14-man Western Force to win a tight match 25-17 and record their first win of the 2017 Super Rugby season on Friday.

The Force were leading 17-13 with 10 minutes to go when lock Ross Haylett-Petty was shown a yellow card for a late tackle on Brumbies scrumhalf Joe Powell.

The home side took full advantage as centre Kyle Godwin and replacement hooker Robbie Abel touched down to overhaul the Force and secure their first win after two close losses.

"It's a massive relief - we're a pretty young side and we're learning to win," Brumbies captain Sam Carter said.

"The last couple of weeks have been tough but it's good to get a win."

The Force, who needed to win to ensure they stay top of the Australian conference, opened the match full of intent and looked dangerous every time they touched the ball as they spun it wide.

They had two golden oportunities early but Chance Peni was denied a try when he was called for a double movement, before a pass went behind him soon after with the tryline open.

The Brumbies absorbed the pressure then began to work their way into the game, and were rewarded when Wallaby wing Henry Speight crashed over from close to the line to open the scoring.

The home side used their superior scrum to dominate the Force and they doubled their advantage six minutes before the break when New Zealand-born flyhalf Wharenui Hawera crossed following some good lead up work by Powell.

But right on half-time the Force finally got on the board, hooker Heath Tessmann crashing over at the back of a rolling maul from an attacking line-out.

The visitors started the second half the way they started the first but this time they were rewarded for some expansive running rugby with a try in the corner to Peni three minutes after the restart.

Flyhalf Jono Lance converted from the sideline to give the Force a 14-10 lead.

A Harewa penalty narrowed the gap to 14-13 with 15 minutes to go only for Lance to restore the four point advantage from a scrum penalty two minutes later.

But the Force were dealt a huge blow minutes from full-time when Haylett-Petty came through a line-out and took out Powell.

From the next play Godwin crossed against his former team to put the home side ahead, then Abel, who had only been on the field a matter of minutes, barged over at the back of a rolling maul.
 
Man of the match: Brumbies lock Rory Arnold was immense in the physical exchanges and deserves the award.

The scorers:

For Brumbies:
Tries: Speight, Hawera, Godwin Abel
Con: Hawera
Pen: Hawera

For Western Force:
Tries: Tessmann, Peni
Cons: Lance 2
Pen: Lance

Yellow card: Ross Haylett-Petty (Western Force, 71 - foul play, late tackle with no arms)

Teams:

Brumbies: 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 James Dargaville, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Smiler, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Ben Hyne, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Josh Mann-Rea, 1 Ben Alexander.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Leslie Leulua'Iali'I-Makin, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Tom Staniforth, 21 Lolo Fakaosilea, 22 De Wet Roos, 23 Andrew Smith.

Western Force: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Chance Peni, 13 Curtis Rona, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Luke Morahan, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Ryan Louwrens, 8 Richard Hardwick, 7 Kane Koteka, 6 Brynard Stander, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Ross Haylett-Petty, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Heath Tessmann (captain), 1 Pek Cowan.
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Ben Daley, 18 Jermaine Ainsley, 19 Onehunga Havili Kaufusi, 20 Isi Naisarani, 21 Michael Ruru, 22 Ian Prior, 23 Robbie Coleman.

Referee: Peter Hoffmann (Australia)
Assistant referees: Federico Anselmi (Argentina), Graham Cooper (Australia)
TMO: Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)

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Henry Speight (13min), Wharenui Hawera (32min), Kyle Godwin (72min), and Robbie Abel (79min)
TRIES
Heath Tessmann (39min) and Chance Peni (42min)
Wharenui Hawera (73min)
CONVERSIONS
Jono Lance (40min) and Jono Lance (43min)
Wharenui Hawera (63min)
PENALTIES
Jono Lance (68min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
Ross Haylett-Petty (71min)
 
 
VENUE Canberra
REFEREE Peter Hoffmann (Australia)