Force defy Reds

The Reds scored a late try to salvage a 11-draw in Perth.

Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper missed with the conversion and in the last five minutes neither side had the attacking game to force a result.

Discipline was good from both sides in the closing stages and a draw was a fair result in uncompromising all Australian derby.

The Force, who beat the Crusaders in Perth a fortnight ago, based their attack on defence and it almost produced an upset against the in-form Reds.

The Reds drew 19-all with the Brumbies earlier in the season and while this match lacked the drama of that result, the intensity wasn’t any less inferior.

Scorers
Force
Try – Ben McCalman
Pens – Sias Ebersohn (2)

Reds
Try – Chris Feauai-Sautia
Pen – Quade Cooper
Match report to follow …