All posts tagged "western force"

  • ACT Brumbies
    What Can We Expect From the Australian Local Derbies?

    FatProp recently started a thread on the G&GR Forum titled “All These Australian Local Derbies … Better?”.  The general thrust of the comments in response was that based on Super 14 games between the Australian teams, we may see games played in a less adventurous manner than when the Australian teams are playing teams in...

  • ACT Brumbies
    2011 Super 15 Draw Released

    The new Super 15 Competition will kick off on the weekend of Friday 18 February in 2011 and feature a host of innovations to provide the ultimate goal of more rugby content! The highly anticipated new draw was released today by SANZAR and features a number of adaptations to previous incarnations. One...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Video highlights Super 14 round 2

    Here they all are. Video highlights of each of the Aussie games from round 2. I believe the first Reds try might be missing, but keep an eye out for that in Try of the round anyhow. For the rest of the games click

  • ACT Brumbies
    Brumbies v Force match review

    The ACT Brumbies have defeated the Western Force 24-15 at ME Bank Stadium in Perth tonight. Both teams were struck down with injuries in the lead up to the match, with Rocky Elsom ruled out on game day for the Brumbies after a recurrence of his hamstring injury along with Mark Bartholomeusz...

  • Rugby
    Head-hunting in the Wild West

    An overview of the potential replacement coaches for John Mitchell at the Western Force

  • ACT Brumbies
    Aussie teams Super 14 round-up

    Come Monday next week, no-one’s going to give a rats arse about the Super 14 2008, so while there’s still some legs in it, how has it all worked out for the Aussie states and what does it look like for 2009? OverallIn short, better than last year, but far from great....

  • Super Rugby
    Hurricanes vs Western Force: video highlights & score

    Hurricanes 21 – Force 10 Despite having nothing really to play for, solid defence from the Force managed to restrict the Canes to 2 tries, which could well prove important from a Waratahs home semi perspective. In only his second match in Super 14, the 17 year old James O’Connor had his...

  • Super Rugby
    Western Force vs Chiefs; video highlights & score

    Western Force 22 – Chiefs 21 This game was the one highlight in an otherwise pretty dismal super 14 weekend for Aussie teams, losing 3 out of 4 games. Having watched the game, no one really blew me away from the Force’s point of view. It was a pretty solid team effort,...

  • Queensland Reds
    Reds vs Force Super 14: Video highlights and review

    Reds 29 – Force 12.Despite sleeping on it to try and come up with some inspiration, I can’t find any glowing words about this Reds performance – unlike their showing away at the Bulls. Defense held firm, but otherwise this match was more about what the Force couldn’t do, than what the...

  • NSW Waratahs
    Force vs Waratahs Super 14 2008 Score & finals run

    Western Force 12 – Waratahs 17 With this hard fought win the Waratahs have taken an unconvincing season start and turned it into the foundations of a serious charge at the 2008 Super 14 semi-finals. Thanks to Sky only showing two matches this weekend, I’ve been able to see diddly-squat of this...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Super 14 round 8; Aussie round-up, scores & highlights

    Some very big ups (Waratahs and Force) and some very low downs (Brumbies and Reds) in round 8 of the 2008 Super 14. Both the Force and the Tahs got exactly what they needed. The Western Australians needed to show that they could dig deep to win against tough opposition at home,...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Aussie Super 14 teams; half way review

    We’re now past half way of the 2008 Super 14 (already?) and it’s been long enough now to get a handle on how the Aussie sides are doing. I’ve thrown a few thoughts, see if they tally up with yours. As a reminder, here’s where the teams are in the table after...

  • Super Rugby
    Western Force vs Stormers, score & review

    Western Force 16 – Stormers 32 During the week John Mitchell said “Last year we got our pants pulled down in the middle stages of the competition, so it is important we keep our focus on what we have got to improve on” That Fremantle doctor must be a-whistling around John’s kiwi...

  • Queensland Reds
    Highlanders vs Force, Lions vs Reds scores, highlights

    Highlanders 28 – Western Force 36 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...

  • Super Rugby
    Auckland Blues vs Western Force score & highlights

    Blues 17 – Force 27 Here are brief highlights from the Blues vs Force game in round...

  • Super Rugby
    Video highlights Super 14 Round 4

    Here are highlights of the top tries from round 4 of the 2008 Super 14. The final try by the force is a ripper.

  • Super Rugby
    Super 14 2008, Force vs Crusaders score, review

    Western Force 24 –Canterbury Crusaders 29 Despite conceding 17 unanswered points in the second half to lose the match, the Force stepped up to the plate today and in many ways outplayed this champion Crusader outfit. Gone were the dropped passes and turnovers. Back was the pace and width on the ball....

  • ACT Brumbies
    Super 14 reviews and scores: Highlanders vs Waratahs, Lions vs Force, Brumbies vs Reds

    How do you have almost 70% possession, 60% territory, make the opposition tackle twice as much as you, have the double their line breaks, and only win by two points? No this isn’t a joke, but the script for both the Waratahs and the Force this week, and familiar for both sides...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Super 14 Scores and reviews: Cheetahs vs Force, Chiefs vs Waratahs, Brumbies vs Highlanders, Hurricanes vs Reds

    Here’s a rundown of this Aussie Super 14 games as I saw them. Cheetahs 15 vs Western Force 16This was truly a bizarre game. If you’d ignored the scoreline but watched the stats, you would have sworn the Force would have won this by 20 points. 35 minutes in they’d had 70%...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Super 14 Week 1 reviews and scores

    By christ it was good to have Super rugby back on the idiot box, even if there was a week where a combination of rustiness and ELV naivety created some pretty headless chicken rugby at times (more on that in another post). But here’s a run down on the games. Waratahs 20...