Highlanders 28 – Western Force 36
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Another impressive win from the Force who, with a second victory in a row over on the Shaky Isles, are now definitely Australia’s brightest looking chance in the 2008 Super 14 comp. Yet again they came from behind being 28-20 down with 18 minutes to play, and the cracker of a try (below) disallowed. Even the kiwi commentators got it right.
At this stage it looks like Giteau has nailed the Wallaby 10 shirt, Cross has put his hand up for 12 and the club clutz of the first rounds, number 8 Richard Brown, is ready and waiting to fill Rocky’s shoes if he wants to come up sight seeing.
Can’t tell you much about this one because Sky has completely ignored it, but from the reports it sounds like it wasn’t a pretty effort from the reds. Latho and Schifskofske managing to pull their arses out of the fire in the last minutes to get the draw. While it’s 2 points away from home, the Lions should be one of the easier away wins.
LIONS 24 (Joe van Niekerk Rayno Benjamin tries Jano Vermaak 3 pens con Jaco van Schalkwyk drop goal) drew QUEENSLAND REDS 24 (Peter Hynes Rodney Blake Chris Latham tries Clinton Schifcofske pen 3 cons) at Ellis Park, Johannesburg. Referee: Paul Honiss (NZL).