The Reds defeated the Force 32-10 away from home in their Super Rugby clash on Saturday in Perth, Australia. The visitors started the game hungrier to earn the win than their opponents. However it was Sias Ebersohn who got onto the score sheet first when in the 11th minute he slotted a penalty.
Five minutes later Quade Cooper tried in the corner after some brilliant play from his teammates led him to having possession in the danger zone. He converted his own try. From then on the match swung both ways as each team cancelled the other’s offence.
It took a moment of brilliance from Cooper with an assist to break the stand off. He flicked the ball to his outside after he found possession on the blindside. His timed flick found Lachlan Turner who got over the try line in the corner.
Cooper successfully converted. Three minutes later the home team responded with their own try. This was after Dane Haylett-Petty played a quick tap and go, catching most off guard and powering through the defence for the try.
Ebersohn successfully converted. At half-time the score stood at 17-10 in favour of the Reds. Six minutes into the second half Cooper was again instrumental and his passes led to another try.
Turner collected a pass from another player after Cooper had done most of the work to get over the try line. From this point on, the visitors spearheaded by the returning-from-injury Cooper surged forward looking or the fourth try and the bonus point. In the 62nd minute Cooper got his brace and gave his team the bonus point.
This was after he started a late run on the right shoulder of his own player. After being noticed he collected the pass and with freedom to reach the try line he completed the demolishing of their opponents. He followed through to convert his own try once again.
With the bonus points in the bag, the Reds held back a bit and waited for the final whistle.