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Western Force vs Waratahs Tips - Force to keep winning momentum
- Western Force vs Waratahs predictions for Saturday’s Super Rugby AU match
- Waratahs have suffered 4 heavy defeats in their last 6 matches
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Western Force beat the Waratahs 20-16 in their last meeting (Getty Images)
Western Force vs Waratahs Tips
The Western Force are on a high after causing a major upset in Melbourne last weekend. They will be keen to keep that winning momentum going as they look to take third place on the table. The best bet is for the Force to win by more than six points.
- Western Force won their last match against the Rebels.
- Western Force beat the Waratahs in their last match.
- Waratahs have lost their last 6 matches in Super Rugby AU.
- Waratahs have lost 4 of their last 6 matches by more than 6 points.
- Waratahs have conceded 225 points in their last 6 matches.
Head to Head
The Waratahs hold a 11-7 advantage over their last 18 matches against the Western Force. They last met in round three of this year’s Super Rugby AU competition where the Force won 20-16 in Sydney.
Western Force Form
The Western Force find themselves fourth on the Super Rugby AU table with a good chance of finishing third if they can get the win this weekend.
Compared to last season the Force have been much improved this year but still only managed one win in their opening five matches. That came in a 20-16 win at the Waratahs in round three.
It was followed by two narrow defeats to the Rebels (10-7) and to the Reds (26-19). The Force then traveled to Canberra where the Brumbies dismantled them 42-14.
Last week the Force got a massive 16-15 win over the Rebels in Melbourne. It was another very impressive defensive display by the men from Perth in which they didn’t concede a try.
Western Force Team News
The Western Force have made just two changes to their starting side this week. Byron Ralston drops out at right wing for the fit again Richard Kahui.
Brynard Stander comes into the loose trip to replace Tomas Lezana.
The Waratahs are bottom of the Super Rugby AU table with just two points from their six matches. They have not managed a win this season and have a -142 points difference.
The Tahs’ produced their best performance of the season in their last match, losing 24-22 to the Brumbies. It was a very good defensive display but the Brumbies were also very poor on the day.
Prior to that narrow defeat, the Sydney-based outfit lost 46-14 at home to the Reds and 33-14 to the Rebels in Melbourne. Last week the Waratahs had a bye week.
Waratahs Team News
Flyhalf Will Harrison is injured so Ben Donaldson will start in the number 10 jersey. The only other change sees Lachlan Swinton come in for Jeremy Williams.
Western Force vs Waratahs FAQs
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When is Western Force vs Waratahs being played?
The match is being played at HBF Park on Saturday, April 17.