Rugby Union 4 years ago

May the Force Be With You

  • May the Force Be With You

The Western Force have shown signs of some rare form over the past few week, with a win over the Rebels last weekend, and a win over the Highlanders last night. This is the first time the club has won two games in a row since April 2011.

The Force won the game through limiting their number of errors I.e. having around half the amount of Handling Errors and turn overs as the Highlanders. Sias Ebersohn converted 100% of his kicks from penalties and conversions, which was ultimately what gave them the points they needed to get over the line. 

What's Hot: 

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  1. Sias Ebersohn and his kicking percentage
  2. Limited amount of turnovers and handling errors
  3. Rucks and mauls won at the end of the first half giving them a momentum boost into the second
  4. Junior Rasolea's amazing second effort for a try
  5. Lastly, the momentum the team will have going into the next round may be enough to carry us over the line again

 

What's Not:

  1. Limited scrum wins
  2. Too many long arm penalties
  3. Allowed four line breaks
  4. Were starting to lose steam in the last ten minutes
  5. Half the amount of metres run on offence, due to a lack closing defence. 

 

With all things going to plan, the Force will use the momentum from this winning streak to continue this stretch, and hopefully have a personal best season for the club, though it is still early days. 

 

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