Will the Westerners Force the First Try Against the Reds?

Add excitement to the round 16 match between the Super Rugby cellar dwellers by backing a first tryscorer.

The battle between the Super Rugby’s 2 worst teams mightn’t be the most important match in the competition this weekend, but betting on the action always adds to the excitement. And it just so happens that Sportsbet have a money back special on Saturday night’s all Australian encounter between the Western Force and Queensland Reds. Back a first tryscorer in the contest and if your bet is unsuccessful but your selection scores any other try you’ll get your cash back. The maximum refund is $100 with the offer only applying to your first ‘opening tyrscorer’ wager.

Reds Aim to do the Double

The Reds and Western Force have won just 5 games between them this season and are second last and last on the ladder respectively. Despite sitting above their opponents on the table, as well as registering a win over the Force in round 2; it’s the Reds who are outsiders. Home ground advantage has the Force around $1.60 favourites with Sportsbet, as they aim to get revenge for that 18-6 loss at Suncorp Stadium earlier this season. The Westerners will leapfrog the Reds into 15th spot with victory in Perth.

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Finding a First Tryscorer

Lachie turner scored 13 points including the opening try in Brisbane in the pair’s last meeting, will he find the first 5 pointer again? Quade Cooper makes his Reds return from a shoulder injury on Saturday, can the mercurial Wallaby cap his comeback with the opener? The Force didn’t manage a try against Queensland in week 2, nor did they cross the line against the Highlanders last weekend. Their last 5 pointers came in an upset win over the Waratahs on the 9th of May. South African Scrum-half Ryan Louwrens was first over the line on that occasion while Force Skipper Matt Hodgson also scored a try. Perhaps it might be time for the host’s backs to chip in.

In truth only the fans of these 2 clubs will really care about the result that is if you haven’t had a wager on the outcome. Even if you have a crack at Sportbet’s first tryscorer special you still won’t be bothered by the final score, or you’ll be concerned with is who scored the tries.