Result: Force 46 vs 41 Kings – 09/04/2017

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The Western Force were able to just see off a potent Kings side to win 46-41 in a thriller at nib Stadium on Sunday.

It was a scintillating match of rugby that saw to end-to-end tries being scored with 11 being dotted down. No one could have predicted how the fixture would end after each team snatched the lead from the other. The Southern Kings produced possibly one of their finest attacking performances of the season after running the ball beautifully throughout with the home side hanging in the game through some strong forwards play.

More to follow…

The scorers:

For Force:
Tries:
Lance, Newsome 2, Haylett-Petty, McCalman, Penalty Try
Cons: Lance 2, Prior 2
Pens: Lance 2

For Kings:
Tries:
Penxe, Forwood, Jaer 3, Mapimpi
Cons: Cronje 4
Pens: De Wet

Previous result:

2013: Kings won 22-10 in Port Elizabeth

The teams:

Western Force: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Chance Peni, 13 Marcel Brache, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Alex Newsome, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Michael Ruru, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Matt Hodgson (c), 6 Ross Haylett-Petty, 5 Richie Arnold, 4 Matt Philip, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Ben Daley
Replacements: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Pek Cowan, 18 Shambeckler Vui, 19 Richard Hardwick, 20 Ben McCalman, 21 Ian Prior, 22 Luke Burton, 23 Curtis Rona

Kings: 15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Yaw Penxe, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Lionel Cronje (c), 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Andisa Ntsila, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 4 Irne Herbst, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Schalk van der Merwe
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Justin Forwood, 19 Mzwanele Zito, 20 Tyler Paul, 21 Johan Steyn, 22 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 23 Masixole Banda/Wandile Mjekevu

Date: Sunday, April 9
Venue: nib Stadium, Perth
Kick-off: 14:05 local (06:05 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Quinton Immelman (South Africa), Graham Cooper (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)


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