Force takes it up to slick Rebels

Comment News (Armadale) - - Looklocal -

IT was al­most an in­tr­a­club match in chal­leng­ing con­di­tions at nib Sta­dium on Satur­day night when Western Force met a Melbourne Rebels team fea­tur­ing seven for­mer Force play­ers for the third World Series Rugby match.

The Force started well with the first try at the 20-minute mark, but the welldrilled Rebels were too slick and fought back, run­ning out win­ners 2812.

De­spite the ap­palling weather con­di­tions and a Wal­la­bies Test on TV ear­lier in the evening, a crowd of more than 13,900 braved the wet and windy con­di­tions.

The grudge match was at times very fiery, but very en­ter­tain­ing in try­ing con­di­tions.

The Force held their own for much of the match de­spite pre­dic­tions it would be a very one-sided game.

Tom Tap­ping

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