2020 Super Rugby AU, Week 8: Western Force v Queensland Reds Game Debrief -

2020 Super Rugby AU, Week 8: Western Force v Queensland Reds Game Debrief

by Sports Benches

The Queensland Reds fired off nicely with the double touchdown from Filipo Daugunu.

Daugunu’s presence on the left-wing unleashed his finishing abilities via the pace and visionary.

The Reds’ patient build-up play with the scrummaging, using the width of the pitch & short balls plus the tight defense.

Western Force did fire off defensively, where they won a couple of penalties.

However, the Force attacking backline struggled to match what the Reds’ demonstrated in the 1st 40.

A lack of support callers from the Perth-based side left the opportunities to go to the Queenslanders.

And to add the late first-half penalty goal from James O’Connor, it made the Force hard to defend when they lose points like this.

HALF-TIME: Force 0-15 Reds

The Force bounced back immediately after the break thanks to the forwards’ hard work.

As aware earlier, they did win a few penalties alone before identifying the Reds’ weaknesses further.

Build-up play and maul looked patient led by Andrew Ready via the physical build at hooker.

Ready helped stay straight & turned the Reds’ sideways to strike payback for the Force.

In the end, the Force’s struggles up front led to more defensive mistakes as the Reds proved too useful tonight.

The patient build-up play with the advantages won saw James O’Connor use the full pitch to experiment via the cross kicks and short balls before captured that search on the right-hand side.

Then you see the double bonanza scores from Tate McDermott with his pace & visionary where he tricked tapped a dummy or two into the gate that backed up his attacking game at scrum-half.

Plus, his quick passing and again observations out wide via the build-up play.

And don’t forget another two to three tries when the Force failed to fire up front.

The Reds capitalized their mistakes thanks to James O’Connor and Bryce Hegarty before Tuaina Tualima puts the cherry on the top of the cake that summed up the Reds’ perfect night.

FULL-TIME: Force 5-57 Reds

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