Richard Ferguson

Force team to take on Reds


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 18 Feb 2011 at 15:57
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Force coach Richard Graham has announced his team to face the Reds in the last game of the opening round of the Super Rugby season. The team will be captained by Nathan Sharpe and includes Australia Rugby player of the year David Pocock.

Youngster James O’Connor will take over the pivotal flyhalf jersey after New Zealand recruit Willie Ripia injured his foot.

The Force will take heart from the fact that the written off Highlanders beat the much vaunted Hurricanes team this morning, and will be hoping to pull off another shock by beating the favoured Reds team at their home ground.

Western Force Squad:
1. Pek Cowan, 2. Ben Whittaker, 3. Tim Fairbrother, 4. Ben McCalman, 5. Nathan Sharpe, 6. Matt Hodgson, 7. David Pocock, 8. Richard Brown, 9. Brett Sheehan, 10. James O’Connor, 11. David Smith, 12. Gene Fairbanks, 13. Mitch Inman, 14. Nick Cummins, 15. Cameron Shepherd
Reserves:16. Nathan Charles, 17. Kieran Longbottom, 18. Sam Wykes, 19. Tevita Metuisela, 20. James Stannard, 21. Alfie Mafi, 22. Rory Sidey


7 Comments

  • These guys have not had too much like foreign flyhalf signings. Not a bad team though.

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.02.11 17:11:59 by war1 Reply
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  • James O’connor is in my FL squad. Could get some cool points here now that he has taken over the flyhalf spot.

    i think Shepherd will still kick though.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.02.11 17:23:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : Possibly O’Connor for short kicks and Shepherd for the longer ones?

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.02.11 18:09:27 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 3) :

    He will still be on the losing team though.. no god for points then?

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.02.11 18:44:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) :

    I think the difference is marginal even if the guy scores an average number of kicks and his team loses. It is only going to make a small difference IMO. 😉

    Wins at home 3* Player is part of a team that wins a match at home
    Draws at home 1* Player is part of a team that draws a match at home
    Loses at home -2* Player is part of a team that loses a match at home
    Wins away 5* Player is part of a team that wins a match away from home
    Draws away
    2* Player is part of a team that draws a match away from home

    as opposed to
    Outside back scores a try 5 Player is an outside back and scores a try
    Hat trick 10 This bonus is awarded for each 3 tries scored by the player in a match
    Successful kick – forward 2 Player is a forward and successfully converts a penalty, conversion or drop-kick attempt
    Successful kick – back 1 Player is a back and successfully converts a penalty, conversion or drop-kick attempt

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.02.11 18:54:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) :

    I neer knew how the scores worked.. thanx!

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.02.11 19:01:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) :

    Im trying to figure out my score for the round so far..

    What does a yellow card cost?

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.02.11 19:05:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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