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Kagifa Samoa v Western Force - Ballymore, Brisbane - 1:40 PM (EST), Saturday, 15 June 2019

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by ForceFan, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. HJ Nelson Cyril Towers (30)

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  2. kiap Paul McLean (56)

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    Seems to be positive news on Ah Mu Tuimalealiifano

    Western Force star as Global Rapid Rugby makes east coast debut

    Wayne Smith
    June 15, 2019

    Andrew Forrest is still working on the “global” element but certainly the Western Force and Kagifa Samoa turned on a brilliantly entertaining match at Ballymore as Global Rapid Rugby made its east coast debut in front of about 2000 spectators today.

    In the end, thanks to a last-minute try from second-rower Johan Bardoiul from an attacking lineout, the Force prevailed 44-28 but for long periods of the match, it seemed that only the fact that the Perth club has scored two long-range tries for a total of 18 points – the first time it has ever scored a power try double – that allowed it to come out on top.

    There was some concern as Kagifa Samoa winger Ah Mu Tuimalealiifano was taken from the ground on a stretcher after suffering a whiplash injury but early indications were that he was not seriously injured.

    …… <match report follows> ……

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  3. Rugbynutter39 John Hipwell (52)

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    Yep and being on free to air means accessible to be able to follow it without a pay tv subscription
  4. ForceFan Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Good to have the highlights package out so quickly.

    The Western Force was very efficient and worked hard to reduce Kagifa Samoa's scoring.

  5. ForceFan Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Force power on in Pacific Showcase

    Global Rapid Rugby - June 15, 2019(Click here for more info)

    The Western Force created history by becoming the first team to score two power tries in a match, and they need each and every one of those points to keep a ferocious Kagifa Samoa side at bay at Ballymore. The 16 point final margin flattered the Force who were under pressure all day from a Samoan side that played with flair and aggression and were unlucky not to notch up a win in their fourth and final game of the Pacific Showcase.

    An enthusiastic crowd turned out on a beautiful day for rugby in the Queensland capital and were treated to a 10 try thriller as neither side left anything on the park.

    The last time the teams played there was also 10 tries scored however it was a lopsided count of nine to one in favour of the Force. You could have been forgiven for thinking it was going to be more of the same when the West Australian’s had their first try within a minute and a half of kick-off.

    Instead of dropping their heads, the Kagifa Samoa players used that disappointment to spark themselves into action and they were the better side for the majority of the first half, scoring the next two tries, and would have had a third but for a knock on as David Feliuai was crossing the try line.

    However, for all their good work, Kagifa Samoa were put on the back foot following a masterful piece of play from the Western Force. With the ball in their own in-goal area and the hooter having sounded for half time, the Force threw caution the wind.

    It came as no surprise that the play started in the hands of Issak Fines. The standout scrumhalf created an opening where there wasn’t one to find, and when that was closed down, had the presence of mind to offload to the supporting run of Jack McGregor before Rod Davis found himself with the pill. He turned on the afterburners, living up to his nickname ‘Rocket’, to secure a 9-point power try and put the force up by two going into the sheds.

    Again, Kagifa Samoa regrouped and responded positively, landing the first blow of the second half with a well worked try to wrestle back the lead.

    While the home side had their tails up, the Force, who are unbeaten in their 2019 Global Rapid Rugby campaign, can never be counted out, and produced a devastating 11 minute, three try burst.

    Fines was instrumental, scoring two of the three tries, including a power try, that turned a five point deficit into a 16 point lead.

    There was time enough for a another try at either end for the crowd to enjoy, but the work done in that earlier spell by the Force saw them celebrate a hard fought victory when the final hooter sounded.

    Match Officials

    Referee: Aaron Pook, AR1: Jordan Way, AR2: Andrew TWIST, TMO: Rohan Hoffmann
    First Half

    1:28 F.Lee Warner (WF) Try Force by 5 0 – 5
    2:00 A.Alatimu (WF) Conversion Force by 7 0 – 7
    11:00 A.Stowers (KS) Try Force by 2 5 – 7
    12:03 K.Hala (KS) Conversion Tied 7 – 7
    20:03 O.Moala (KS) Try Samoa by 5 12 – 7
    21:00 K.Hala (KS) Conversion Samoa by 7 14 – 7
    35:57 R.Davies (WF) Power Try Force by 2 14 – 16
    Second half

    5:47 T.Mafoa (KS) Try Samoa by 3 19 – 16
    6:50 K.Hala (KS) Conversion Samoa by 5 21 – 16
    12:55 I.Fines (WF) Try Tied 21 – 21
    14:07 A.Deegan (WF) Conversion Force by 2 21 – 23
    19:48 I.Fines (WF) Power Try Force by 11 21 – 32
    23:49 T.Ferris (WF) Try Force by 16 21 – 37
    27:01 A.Stowers (KS) Try Force by 11 26 – 37
    28:07 K.Hala (KS) Conversion Force by 9 28 – 37
    35:07 J.Bardoul (WF) Try Force by 14 28 – 42
    35:53 A.Deegan (WF) Conversion Force by 16 28 – 44

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