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Force beat Highlanders 31-29 in Super Rugby

Western Force hang on with 13 men to beat Highlanders 31-29 in Super Rugby

Force beat Highlanders 31-29 in Super Rugby

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) -- The Western Force hung on with only 13 men on the field for the last 10 minutes to beat the Highlanders 31-29 in Super Rugby on Saturday.

The Force had two men, including former Wallabies No. 8 Ben McCalman, in the sin-bin in the dying minutes of the match, but were able to resist a late Highlanders' surge to post a four-try, bonus point win.

The victory followed last week's 32-7 win over the Melbourne Rebels, giving the Force their first back-to-back wins since April 2011.

Replacement flyhalf Hayden Parker scored a try for the Highlanders in the final minute but missed a wide-angled conversion which would have given the Dunedin-based side a draw.

The Force have now won six of their eight games against the Highlanders since 2006.


Updated : 2021-07-25 14:04 GMT+08:00