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On the 11th of August 2017, my 29th birthday, my wife and I took the day off and spent the night in a swanky hotel. It was a great night however I woke the next day in what felt like a state of mourning. The announcement to cut the Western Force from Super Rugby feels like there’s been adeath in the family and has left me saddened, confused and angry. Sitting there and watching two old men in their multi-million dollar office in Sydney tell an entire state that you’re not wanted, that you are unsustainable without any real details behind their claim hurt. It hurt a…
We’ve all heard the old saying that ‘defence wins you games and attack determines the margin’. Well the Hurricanes definitely showed that to be true with an impressive 34-12 over the Western Force in Perth. The Hurricanes scored six tries to two which can be largely atrributed to a heroic defensive effort followed by the razzle dazzle we’ve come to expect from the Canes. For the Force it’s a case of what could have been after they were camped on the Hurricanes try line for much of the match but where unable to convert. First half The match started out…
A first half blitz from the Crusaders and a strong finish, has seen them come away with a big win against an undermanned Western Force team in Christchurch. They scored four tries in the first half but the visitors never gave up and scored two themselves. In a messy second half the Crusaders increased their lead and for once did not have to rely on a comeback. Embed from Getty Images Matt Philip passes off the ground with Sam Whitelock in attendance First half The Crusaders started the match in fine form making metres at will. When scrumhalf Drummond hared…
. Embed from Getty Images Matt Hodgson – returns to play his first game of the season It’s do or die time for the Western Force in season 2017 with the club under a cloud of uncertainty surrounding their future. The Force Having shown improvement in in 2017 they would be bitterly disappointed with only one win from three starts. They’ve created opportunities but haven’t finished them off. The Force have been starting well, and were in with a chance late into their losses against the Waratahs and the Brumbies before fading. They will be up against it in Christchurch…