LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Super Rugby

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15
Kick-off local time : Sat, 22 March 2014 - 19h00
Kick-off : Sat, 22 March 2014 - 13h00
Venue : Perth
Referee : Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Match status : Result
  Force Chiefs
Tries Matt Hodgson (13min) and Matt Hodgson (46min)
Penalties Sias Ebersohn (25min) and Sias Ebersohn (57min) Aaron Cruden (17min), Aaron Cruden (31min), Aaron Cruden (39min), Gareth Anscombe (43min), and Aaron Cruden (61min)
Conversions Sias Ebersohn (46min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Jamie Mackintosh (35min)
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

81

Incredible finish here at Perth! join us later as we head over to South Africa for the last two games of the weekend as the Lions and Reds face off while the Bulls host the Sharks

80

The Hooter goes but the Chiefs win a penalty! intense finish, this is their last chance but the ball is taken out into touch and the Force win it! tha'ts FULL TIME

79

Force looking to hold possession as they slowly rumble up through the forwards, Chiefs desperate for that ball

77

Chiefs are making slow but steady progress - even a penalty would be good in this position, the Force win another penalty after 14 Chiefs phases and you can be sure they will take their time

76

Chiefs attack again but they look out of Ideas as the Force are revved up for this victory against the two time champions

74

Force trying to keep play in the Chiefs half but the home team is intent to get some points, the ball is knocked on by the Chiefs and the Force have another scrum to eat up time with

72

More mistakes by the Chiefs as they knock the ball on after a backline move doesn't come off - Force will be happy to eat up some more time

70

Force win another scrum penalty and it's a perfect opportunity for them to clear their lines and to play the rest of the game on the other side of the field

69

The Chiefs have had the ball for 94% of the last 5 minutes but the Force continue to keep them out as play has stopped for an injury to Kieran Longbottom

68

Chiefs are back on the offensive as the they bash it up close with their big men but the Force hold on in defense to win a scrum

66

Chiefs look to take the ball to the line but a massive hit by Tetera Faulkner for the Force knocks the ball out of the attacking Chiefs hands

64

Both teams look happy to kick the ball back and forth to each other but it finally ends with Ebersohn kicking too long and its over the dead ball line, scrum to the Chiefs deep in Force territory

61

Chiefs earn a PENALTY for their hard graft and decide to kick for poles to try and lessen the gap, Cruden strikes it well and it's over

59

Chiefs try to capatalize from a Force mistake at the lineout and instead are handed a scrum on half way after a knock on

57

Force are handed a PENALTY as their attack forces the Chiefs to concede a kickable one, Ebersohn steps up and it is over

56

Chiefs lineout is looking shaky and the force know it as they heap pressure on in this aspect but the Chiefs have a scrum inside opposition territory

54

Chiefs lineout is looking shaky and the force know it as they heap pressure on in this aspect but the Chiefs have a scrum inside opposition territory

53

Force keep barging at the line, something has to give but they are going backwards until Nanai-Williams forces a turn over and the Chiefs can clear from the penalty - exhausting stuff

50

Chiefs under pressure as they knock on a 5 metre lineout giving the Force a chance to attack from the scrum

48

Force looking confident again, this could get dangerous for the Chiefs as Nick Cummins dances with the touch line after picking up a loose ball, but he is in touch even as he dives over the line

46

TRY - Matt Hodgson is bustled over the line from close as the Force suck defenders in at the ruck. CONVERSION - Ebersohn makes it a seven pointer

45

Force are on the front foot straight away after the kick off as Stander busts the defensive line, the Chiefs need to defend a lineout 5 metres out after a kick touched one of their players

43

PENALTY - Anscombe sets the ball on the half way line and its got plenty of legs on it to go over the bar

42

The Force have come out with the same intent as they put massive pressure on the Chiefs in their defensive play

41

We are back underway as Cruden kicks off!

39

Chiefs earn another PENALTY, this time in a kickable range so Cruden steps up and takes his team into the lead at HALF TIME

37

Chiefs begin to build phases from the back as they run the ball out, they earn a penalty and this gives them the opportunity to make some much needed ground

35

Things not quite clicking for the Chiefs as a line-out is lost and the Force set their attack inside the Chiefs half with a good maul that wins them a penalty. YELLOW CARD - Jamie Mackintosh is sent to the bin for continuously coming in from the side of the maul

33

Force have a good attacking scrum in the middle of the Chiefs 22, Force secure the ball but Same Cane wins the Chiefs a penalty and the visitors can clear their lines

31

PENALTY - Cruden brings the Chiefs within two points

30

Chiefs continue to push and are awarded a penalty as tempers start to flair, Chiefs decide on a shot at posts

28

Chiefs on the offensive now as the forwards get them into the Forces' 22 but Matt Hodgson turns the ball over, The ball is charged down by Cruden but he cant get to it in time - it's a Chiefs scrum 5 metres out

25

PENALTY - Sias Ebersohn finally gets a kick over and its from a long way out

24

The ref has had enough and awards a penalty to the Force for the Chiefs coming in on the angle - Ebersohn lines up for a kick at goal

23

A free kick is awarded to the Chiefs at the scrum but they are happy to call for another scrum as it is in a good position to attack from near the half way line - the free kick is now awarded to the Force though and they also opt for a scrum!

21

Game is a bit scrappy now as the ball isn't really getting to hand, the Chiefs are trying things but need to tighten up

19

Force probe in the middle of the field but nothing is on so a kick is put up giving the Chiefs a chance to attack but it is licked out giving possession back to the Force

17

PENALTY - Cruden strikes it through the middle to put the Chiefs in the game

15

Force scrum is looking strong against a much bigger Chiefs forward pack, from the resulting play the Chiefs are now awarded a penalty and line up for the posts

13

TRY - it pays off for the Force as Matt Hodgson is on hand at the back of the maul to push the Force over on the third attempt. Ebersohn cant add the extras

12

The Force are asking all the questions as Hodgson is just bundled out into touch in time, Force have another penalty though and they decide on another line-out

11

Tikoirotuma puts in a rock solid, try-saving tackle on Sias Ebersohn out wide but the Force still have an attacking line-out

10

Chiefs try and go quick from the 22 drop out but Pek Cowan turns it over and the Froce are now 5 metres out

8

Ebersohn is unable to take the first points of the game as its pushed out wide

7

Force put pressure on the Chiefs who are happy to try and run it out of their half, they reach the 22 but a penalty is awarded as the Force attempt to steal the ball, Ebersohn steps up

4

The Force have stated the game with good intensity as they put the ball into the scrum, Mathewson takes the ball out and grubbers for territory, Chiefs line-out

2

Force are able to effect an early turn-over as they attack through the centres, a Penalty is awarded to the Force but it is reversed for negative play as Mathewson rucks a player at the break down

0

We are underway in Perth as Ebersohn kicks too far and it is out on the full

-5

Conditions are perfect in Perth which should allow the Chiefs exciting backline to run all day

-10

The Force will be looking for a good performance at home against the champions who look as if they are starting to hit their straps with players like Liam Messam and Aaron Cruden being in fantastic form

-20

The Chielfs game against the Stormers was held as their best performance so far from inside the camp While the Forces' victory over the Highlanders was seen as an upset but praise must be given to the way they played.

-30

The Chiefs have been solid in their season so far and will want to extend their unbeaten run against the Force in Perth. The Force have also had some good results on the back of some good performances and should not be seen as a push over side this season
Force
Players
15 Jayden Hayward
14 Dane Haylett-Petty
13 Junior Rasolea
12 Chris Tuatara-Morrison
11 Nick Cummins
10 Zack Holmes
9 Ian Prior
8 Ben McCalman
7 Matt Hodgson
6 Brynard Stander
5 Wilhelm Steenkamp
4 Sam Wykes
3 Kieran Longbottom
2 Nathan Charles
1 Pek Cowan

Substitutes
25 Sias Ebersohn
23 Luke Burton
22 Justin Turner
21 Alby Mathewson
20 Chris Alcock
19 Adam Coleman
18 Ollie Hoskins
17 Tetera Faulkner
16 Heath Tessmann
Chiefs
Players
15 Dwayne Sweeney
14 Asaeli Tikoirotuma
13 Tim Nanai-Williams
12 Bundee Aki
11 James Lowe
10 Aaron Cruden
9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow
8 Liam Squire
7 Tanerau Latimer
6 Liam Messam
5 Brodie Retallick
4 Michael Fitzgerald
3 Ben Tameifuna
2 Mahonri Schwalger
1 Jamie Mackintosh

Substitutes
23 Tom Marshall
22 Gareth Anscombe
21 Augustine Pulu
20 Tevita Koloamatangi
19 Matt Symons
18 Nick Barrett
17 Pauliasi Manu
16 Nathan Harris