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Super Rugby: Force beat defending champion Waratahs 25-13

February 15, 2015

SYDNEY (AP) — The New South Wales Waratahs turned over the ball 18 times and the Western Force took full advantage to score a bonus-point four tries and beat the defending Super Rugby champions 25-13 Sunday.

The Perth, Western Australia-based Force led 8-3 at halftime and dominated the second half. Rob Horne’s second try of the match for the Waratahs in the 77th minute was a consolation effort to pull the home side close after Luke Morahan put the Force ahead 20-8 with a try five minutes earlier.

The match completed the opening round of the 2015 season.

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Scorers:

Western Force 25 (Chris Alcock, Angus Cottrell, Luke Morahan, Francois van Wyk tries; Sias Ebersohn conversion, penalty), New South Wales 13 (Rob Horne 2 tries; Bernard Foley penalty). HT: 8-3.

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