Force overcome Jaer hat-trick to win 44-41

Force managed to held their nerve in a tight finish
Force managed to held their nerve in a tight finish

Force 44-41 Kings, NIB Stadium

Force finally managed to end their three-match losing streak as they edged out Kings in a thrilling 44-41 win in their Super Rugby clash at NIB Stadium on Sunday.

The first 10 minute saw total domination from Jono Lance as he scored a converted try and a penalty to take Force to a 10 point lead. Kings replied back with a try from Justin Forwood in the 26th minute and Lionel Cronje's conversion brought down the gap to three points.

Alex Newsome's cross over at the stroke of half time helped Force finish with a 15-7 lead.

Kings showed more intent in the second half as they amassed three tries in the first 10 minutes with Yaw Penxe, Malcolm Jaer and Makazole Mapimpi going past the line to which a lone try from Dane Haylett-Petty was the reply from Force.

Jaer upped the ante further with two more tries in the 61st and 63rd minutes for the Kings but Force managed to get away with a three point victory after they were aided by a penalty try and two more tries from Alex Newsome and Ben McCalman.

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