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Super Rugby, Saturday, 5 April 2014 - Round 8 - Suncorp Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Reds
Score
29
Team
Force
Score
32
Reds versus Force
Players Tapuai (24min), Slipper (33min) Tries 2 Tries 3 Players McCalman (37min), Morahan (60min), Hayward (78min)
Players Cooper 2/2 (100%) Conversions 2 Conversions 1 Players Hayward 1/2 (50%), Ebersohn 0/1 (0%)
Players Harris 4/4 (100%), Cooper 1/2 (50%) Penalty goals 5 Penalty goals 4 Players Ebersohn 4/6 (66%)
Players Drop goals 0 Drop goals 1 Players Ebersohn 1/1 (100%)

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Match Tracker

Reds vs. Force

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute
  7. 7 minute
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute Force: Substitution Off Solomoni Rasolea Force: Substitution On Marcel Brache Force: Penalty Goal Sias Ebersohn
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute Force: Penalty Goal Sias Ebersohn
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute
  17. 17 minute Force: Penalty Goal Sias Ebersohn
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute Force: Penalty Goal Sias Ebersohn
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute Force: Yellow Card Angus Cottrell
  24. 24 minute Reds: Try Ben Tapuai
  25. 25 minute Reds: Conversion Quade Cooper
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute
  28. 28 minute
  29. 29 minute
  30. 30 minute
  31. 31 minute
  32. 32 minute Force: Substitution Off Sam Wykes Force: Substitution On Adam Coleman
  33. 33 minute Reds: Try James Slipper
  34. 34 minute Reds: Conversion Quade Cooper
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute
  37. 37 minute Force: Try Ben McCalman
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute
  40. HT Half time Reds: Penalty Goal Quade Cooper

Reds vs. Force

Reds vs. Force

  1. 41 minute Reds: Substitution On Jono Owen Reds: Substitution Off Greg Holmes
  2. 42 minute
  3. 43 minute
  4. 44 minute
  5. 45 minute
  6. 46 minute
  7. 47 minute
  8. 48 minute
  9. 49 minute
  10. 50 minute
  11. 51 minute
  12. 52 minute
  13. 53 minute
  14. 54 minute Reds: Penalty Goal Mike Harris
  15. 55 minute
  16. 56 minute
  17. 57 minute
  18. 58 minute
  19. 59 minute Reds: Substitution Off Jamie-Jerry Taulagi Reds: Substitution On Jonah Placid Reds: Substitution On Curtis Browning Reds: Substitution Off Ed Quirk
  20. 60 minute Force: Try Luke Morahan
  21. 61 minute
  22. 62 minute Reds: Substitution Off James Hanson Reds: Substitution On Albert Anae
  23. 63 minute
  24. 64 minute Reds: Penalty Goal Mike Harris Force: Substitution Off Alby Mathewson Force: Substitution On Ian Prior Force: Substitution Off Pekahou Cowan Force: Substitution On Tetera Faulkner
  25. 65 minute Reds: Substitution On Anthony Fainga'a Reds: Substitution Off Jonah Placid
  26. 66 minute
  27. 67 minute Force: Substitution Off Angus Cottrell Force: Substitution On Brynard Stander
  28. 68 minute Force: Drop Goal Sias Ebersohn
  29. 69 minute
  30. 70 minute Reds: Penalty Goal Mike Harris
  31. 71 minute Reds: Substitution Off Rob Simmons Reds: Substitution On Ed O'Donoghue Force: Substitution On Oli Hoskins Force: Substitution Off Kieran Longbottom Force: Substitution On Heath Tessmann Force: Substitution Off Nathan Charles
  32. 72 minute Force: Substitution Off Sias Ebersohn Force: Substitution On Zack Holmes
  33. 73 minute
  34. 74 minute Reds: Penalty Goal Mike Harris
  35. 75 minute
  36. 76 minute
  37. 77 minute
  38. 78 minute Force: Try Jayden Hayward
  39. 79 minute Force: Conversion Jayden Hayward
  40. FT Full time

Reds vs. Force

Statistics

Match Statistics
RedsForce

1 James Slipper

Try
1

1 Pekahou Cowan

Substitution Off
1

2 James Hanson

Substitution Off
1

2 Nathan Charles

Substitution Off
1

3 Greg Holmes

Substitution Off
1

3 Kieran Longbottom

Substitution Off
1

4 Rob Simmons

Substitution Off
1

4 Sam Wykes

Substitution Off
1

5 James Horwill

5 Wilhelm Steenkamp

6 Ed Quirk

Substitution Off
1

6 Angus Cottrell

Yellow Card
1
Substitution Off
1

7 Beau Robinson

7 Matt Hodgson

8 Jake Schatz

8 Ben McCalman

Try
1

9 Will Genia

9 Alby Mathewson

Substitution Off
1

10 Quade Cooper

Conversion
2
Penalty Goal
1

10 Sias Ebersohn

Penalty Goal
4
Drop Goal
1
Substitution Off
1

11 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi

Substitution Off
1

11 Nick Cummins

12 Mike Harris

Penalty Goal
4

12 Kyle Godwin

13 Ben Tapuai

Try
1

13 Solomoni Rasolea

Substitution Off
1

14 Rod Davies

14 Luke Morahan

Try
1

15 Ben Lucas

15 Jayden Hayward

Try
1
Conversion
1
Match Statistics
Reds Reserves Force Reserves

Albert Anae

Substitution On
1

Heath Tessmann

Substitution On
1

Pettowa Paraka

Tetera Faulkner

Substitution On
1

Jono Owen

Substitution On
1

Oli Hoskins

Substitution On
1

Ed O'Donoghue

Substitution On
1

Adam Coleman

Substitution On
1

Curtis Browning

Substitution On
1

Brynard Stander

Substitution On
1

Nick Frisby

Ian Prior

Substitution On
1

Anthony Fainga'a

Substitution On
1

Zack Holmes

Substitution On
1

Jonah Placid

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Marcel Brache

Substitution On
1

Reds vs Force

  • Possession

    Reds 44%
    44% 56%
    Force 56%
  • Rucks/mauls

    Reds 71
    42% 58%
    Force 97
  • Line breaks

    Reds 7
    54% 46%
    Force 6
  • Offloads

    Reds 7
    47% 53%
    Force 8
  • Scrum wins

    Reds
    50% 50%
    Force
  • Scrums won against head

    Reds
    50% 50%
    Force
  • Lineout wins

    Reds 14
    64% 36%
    Force 8
  • Lineouts won against throw

    Reds 2
    67% 33%
    Force 1
  • Runs

    Reds 95
    45% 55%
    Force 117
  • Run metres

    Reds 378m
    48% 52%
    Force 412m
  • Kicks

    Reds 22
    51% 49%
    Force 21
  • Kick metres

    Reds 0m
    50% 50%
    Force 0m
  • Tackles made

    Reds 131
    60% 40%
    Force 87
  • Tackles missed

    Reds 17
    53% 47%
    Force 15
  • Turnovers

    Reds 18
    47% 53%
    Force 20
  • Penalties conceded

    Reds 9
    47% 53%
    Force 10
  • |
    Reds statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS MTRS TACK MI.TA OFLD KICKS TRY.A LI.BR RUCK T.O
    Ben Lucas FBCK 80 7 45 5 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
    Rod Davies RWNG 80 3 41 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1
    Ben Tapuai OCEN 80 10 58 6 1 0 4 0 3 0 1
    Mike Harris ICEN 80 5 12 9 3 0 1 0 1 0 0
    Jamie-Jerry Taulagi LWNG 59 6 66 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Quade Cooper FIV8 80 12 73 6 2 4 7 0 0 0 3
    Will Genia HB 80 3 0 6 2 0 7 0 0 0 2
    James Slipper LHP 80 6 19 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    James Hanson HOOK 62 4 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Holmes THP 40 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Rob Simmons LCK1 71 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    James Horwill LCK2 80 10 30 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
    Ed Quirk BSFL 59 4 12 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Beau Robinson OSFL 80 4 6 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Jake Schatz NUM8 80 10 14 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 1
    Albert Anae RES 18 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Pettowa Paraka RES 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jono Owen RES 40 2 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ed O'Donoghue RES 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Curtis Browning RES 21 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Nick Frisby RES 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Anthony Fainga'a RES 15 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jonah Placid RES 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Force statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS MTRS TACK MI.TA OFLD KICKS TRY.A LI.BR RUCK T.O
    Jayden Hayward FBCK 80 7 59 4 1 2 6 0 1 0 0
    Luke Morahan RWNG 80 5 33 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 1
    Solomoni Rasolea OCEN 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Godwin ICEN 80 12 22 15 1 1 1 0 0 0 2
    Nick Cummins LWNG 80 7 68 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
    Sias Ebersohn FIV8 72 4 33 1 2 1 8 0 0 0 1
    Alby Mathewson HB 64 1 1 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 2
    Pekahou Cowan LHP 64 9 29 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
    Nathan Charles HOOK 71 3 20 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Kieran Longbottom THP 71 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Wykes LCK1 32 6 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Wilhelm Steenkamp LCK2 80 5 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Angus Cottrell BSFL 57 8 31 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
    Matt Hodgson OSFL 80 8 12 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Ben McCalman NUM8 80 13 27 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
    Heath Tessmann RES 9 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tetera Faulkner RES 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Oli Hoskins RES 9 3 13 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Adam Coleman RES 48 7 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brynard Stander RES 13 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ian Prior RES 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
    Zack Holmes RES 8 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Marcel Brache RES 71 10 29 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 2

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name Marcel Brache 0.8
    Offloads
    Player name Quade Cooper 4
    Kicks
    Player name Sias Ebersohn 8
    Runs
    Player name Ben McCalman 13
    Metres
    Player name Quade Cooper 73
    Line Breaks
    Player name Ben Tapuai 3

    Match Details

    Start time:
    7:40pm
    Weather:
    Fine
    Surface:
    Fair
    Referee:
    Garratt Williamson
    Touch Judge:
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    The Force win their fourth game in succession and didn't they deserve it. They played hard, patient rugby and it was a try in the final minutes to fullback Jayden Hayward that broke Queensland hearts. It was 17-all at the break but the Reds couldn't go on with things. The Australian sides continue to beat each other up and every player out there is going to feel that tomorrow. McCalman huge for the Force, Hayward fantastic as well. Cooper good for the Reds, as was Harris, but neither man could find the winner. Cooper with the drop goal at the death but it went wide. Spare a thought for first-gamer Jonah Placid - made a shocker of a defensive read to give the Force the try that helped turn the game.

    The Reds? Well, they are toughing it out but yet to catch fire. They have to be winning these home games or they'll fall out of touch in a hurry. The Force? They're in the top six and flying. Tahs at home for them next week.

    FULLTIME Force 32 Reds 29.

    Cooper drop goal for the draw.... and it misses! Force celebrate! They've stunned the Reds and have won four on the trot for the first time in franchise history. Terrific game here... both sides out on their feet. 

    Siren has gone... Reds have the feed. They win... what can they do...

    Kick is good and it's 32-29 with less than a minute on the clock. Force after four straight. Reds need it back from the restart. And they earn a scrum. They'll have one final shot.

    The Force building to something here.... double figure phases now. Reds sucking in the big ones but managing to hold them for the moment. This is the key passage of play for this game. Force need a try.... and they GET ONE. TRY to the Force and Jayden Hayward is going to get the winner! Under the sticks after 16 phases of patient rugby. Reds stunned. It's 30-29 with a kick to come.

    Harris - four from four tonight and they are valuable points for the Reds. It's now 29-25 with five minutes to go. Reds in charge but this game has been swinging wildly.

    Cummins drops it off the bomb... but he gets away with it. No he doesn't, penalty Reds and Harris will load up again. He's 40m out and this is about as far as he can kick I'd reckon.

    And now Nathan Charles pinged for obstructing Simmons off the restart. Harris kicking now for the Reds, Cooper with a little leg injury. Not serious but he's happy to hand over. And why wouldn't he? Harris gets another and the Reds are back in front. It's 26-25.

    What about that.... it's a dodgy kick-a-thon. Ebersohn with the world's ugliest drop goal but over it goes. Just kisses the crossbar. Force lead 25-23.

    Ooomph. Placid and Haywaard collide and Placid cops a knee in the chest. And he's pinged for dangerous play to rub in some salt. He's off - will probably hope to forget his debut.

    It's Mike Harris, pardon me. Nails it as well. Can kick a bit, Aussie Mike. Reds lead 23-22. Changes for the Force - Faulkner and Prior on, Cowan and Mathewson off.

    Penalty to the Reds - Cooper with a chance to edge them back in front. 

    TRY to the Force. A horrible read from the kid Placid, who raced up to tackle, er, nobody and Morahan goes over untouched. He just seemed to lose all idea of where he was on the field and that is a gift for the Force. Hayward takes over kicking duties. But he misses as well... Force lead 22-20. There's 18 minutes to play.

    Cummins with the break and the kick over the top. Davies rallies but it bobs up and the Reds have to ground it behind their line. Massive chance here for the Force as young Jonah Placid comes on for his Super Rugby debut. Taulagi the man replaced. Browning on for Quirk as well.

    Cries for a forward pass against the Force.... looked a fair cry as well... but the Reds are only rewarded with a penalty against them at the ruck. James Slipper the man leaning all over the player and up goes the arm. But Ebersohn has the yips... misses again. It's still 20-17 to the Reds. Ebersohn has four from seven.

    Well, he didn't hit that particularly well. Looked a driver off the deck and went low and hard. Got the flags raised though, so the score says it's Reds 20 leading the Force 17.

    Reds finding space and now win the penalty. Cooper will have a crack.

    He misses and the Reds are on the rampage! They've gone 70m and are on the attack here. But they give away the penalty in attack. Boo, says the crowd. Sweet, say the Force. Still 17-17.

    More strong phases from the Force - the Reds not committing to the breakdown and backing their defence. But they infringe in any case and Ebersohn will have a fairly easy shot. 

    Lucas stepping and threatening but Cooper hit just as he tried to squeeze through that gap and it's loose. And some niggle from Mathewson for fun. Still 17-17.

    Some big collisions again and the Reds find themselves on the right end of the penalty on this occasion. It's thumped into Force territory and the lineout is won.

    Play has resumed - Richard Graham tells Fox he's happy with the composure. I'm sure he said that.

    HALFTIME Reds 17 Force 17.

    And it's good. Sorry about my adding up as it is in fact 17-17 after that penalty. Good game here at Suncorp. Anybody's game.

    Siren has gone but here's a penalty coming for the Reds. Cooper will have a shot after the buzzer to put the Reds back in front.

    Kick is wide so the score stays 17-14 to the Force.

    Phase ball now for the Force and they edge ever closer to the Reds line. Simple stuff but it's working. Reds holding on grimly but here's the TRY to McCalman. That was 16 phases of very solid rugby and they kept it simple and patient. Force get their first try - it's 17-14.

    Cooper with the conversion attempt.... it's good. Reds hit the front and lead 14-12. Five minutes left in the half.

    Can you believe it! Slipper has them on toast again and opts for the dummy! But this time he's OVER. TRY to the Reds and they are storming back late in the half. Massive overlap and Slipper would not be denied. He must have a bet on surely. 

    Lucas with a little kick to Davies but it's too deep and it goes into touch. Cooper with a brilliant run before that and the Reds, for all of their poor discipline and dropped ball, finding some gaps now. Force have the line-out deep inside their own half and will smash this long you'd think.

    Plenty of fire in this one - great to see. Don't need a bland Australian derby. Good stuff lads. Force up 12-7 as we hit the 28-minute mark.

    James Slipper, go and get the butcher's apron. Had a three on one and opted for the dummy! Luckily for him, the Reds spin it back the other way and Tapuai scores under the posts. TRY Reds. Kick is good. It's 12-7 to the Force.

    Game going nowhere here. Refs pouring through footage to find some infringement in the little squirmish, they can't, and instead find a shoulder charge from Cottrell on Schatz. And he's off to the bin.... and the crowd returns. Reds kick for touch.

    Schatz gets cracked with what looked like a shoulder charge. Refs miss it but the Reds get a penalty for something else. Mass of bodies - couldn't make it out. But it's getting fiery! Horwill involved in a push and shove, Quirk and Charles as well.

    And again.... what about this. Red being smashed and the boos ring out from the stands. Penalty count 6-2 to the Force and Ebersohn gets yet another. He's booted four - they lead 12-0

    Now the Reds infringing in attack, despite the assistant ref saying the Force were offside. Penalty count 5-1 to the Force - Reds being naughty again. Force clear and will attack again.

    And so he does... Force lead 9-0 after 22 minutes.

    Force just dominating the Reds now.... another penalty looming and the Reds defence all over the shop/ This is going to be right in front again and Ebersohn will surely put them up by nine. Queensland needing to regroup badly here.

    The Force stringing phase together here just inside Reds territory. Side-to-side stuff at the moment and now they find room down the left as McCalman makes some ground. Patient attack again Ebersohn has a penalty right in front. Force up 6-0.

    Junior Rasolea off for the Force - arm or wrist injury and that's not a good sign. Marcel Brache the new man as Ebersohn puts the Force ahead 3-0.

    The Force counter well and make a rare venture into the Reds half. They win a penalty for their efforts and will line up a shot at goal through Ebersohn.

    Reds may have scored here.... super attack from the Reds, Davies chases but the ball simply wouldn't give him a bounce. Hugged the deck and he can't handle it. Scrum to the Force.... but the Reds looking handy. No score after six.

    Penalty in the scrum and the Force will kick this well clear of trouble. Strong line out win, very questionable box kick. Reds ball.

    Cooper the birthday boy today (I got him some socks) but can't unwrap that kick.

    That makes no sense. He just missed. No score after three minutes as the Reds go back on the attack.

    And away we go... the Force having a crack from their own half. Big watch tonight on Reds debutant JJ Taulagi. His full name is Jamie-Jerry Taulagi, so let's go with JJ. High shot and penalty to the Reds 45m out. Cooper will have a crack from long range.

    Good evening rugby demographic. Reds hosting the Force - should be a pretty keen derby. Perfect night at Suncorp Stadium and the Force on a roll. Let's see if they can make it four straight.