Force bring home the Rapid Rugby Asia Showcase Series
The Western Force have won the Rapid Rugby Asia Pacific Showcase Series after a narrow win against the Asia Pacific Dragons at Queenstown Stadium, Singapore.
Hot and humid conditions saw a highly competitive game with Heath Tessmann scoring the only try of the match to finish the game 7-3.
The Dragons were the first to put points in the board with Latiume Fosita kicking a penalty goal 13 minutes in.
But the home team found themselves in strife shortly after, playing one man down after their Captain Stacy Ellis received a yellow card.
In a suspenseful match, both teams created plenty of good opportunities, keeping the spectators on their toes, but failing to execute them kept the score stayed unchanged.
A strong maul and some good work by the forwards saw Heath Tessmann inching over the line for the first try of the match just before the half-time siren.
The second half saw a highly contested battle with both sides working hard.
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Jack McGregor – 10, Brynard Stander – 8, Kali Hala – 8, Nili Latu – 8, Sheldon Tarawa – 7, Joketani Koroi – 7.
Fergus Lee-Warner – 11, Mike McKee – 9, Joketani Koroi – 9, Henry Taefu – 9, Ha’amea Ahio – 8, Henry Stowers – 8.
Kali Hala – 71, Jack McGregor – 70, Marcel Brache – 44, Issak Fines – 34, Brad Lacey – 31.
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