Force takes it up to slick Rebels
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.