2018 World Series Rugby season

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World Series Rugby
CountriesAustralia (2 teams)
Fiji (1 team)
Hong Kong (1 team)
Japan (1 team)
New Zealand (1 teams)
Samoa (1 team)
Tonga (1 team)
Matches played7
(Next) 2019

World Series Rugby was a series of rugby union exhibition matches played in 2018 between the Perth-based Western Force and opposition teams from the Asia-Pacific region. It was the forerunner of Global Rapid Rugby, which commenced in 2019. World Series Rugby was created after the Western Force team was axed from the Australian Super Rugby conference at the end of the 2017 season.[1]

Teams[edit]

National teams Club teams
 Tonga A Force
 Samoa A Rebels
Hong Kong Dragons Crusaders
Fiji A Wild Knights

Fixtures[edit]

Force vs. Fiji A[edit]

4 May 2018 Force 24–14 Fiji A nib Stadium, Perth  
18:30 AWST (UTC+8) Try: Marcel Brache Try 11'
Johan Bardoul Try 15'
Brynard Stander Try 26'
Alfeleti Kaitu’u Try 57'
Con: Peter Grant (2/4) Kick 13'16'
  Report:[2][3] Try: Serupepeli Vularika Try 45'
Mosese Voka Try 75'
Con: Alivereti Veitokani (1/1) Kick 46'76'
Cards: Serupepeli Vularika Temporarily suspended from 14' to 24' 14' to 24'
Attendance: 19,466

Force vs. Tonga[edit]

13 May 2018 Force 47–17  Tonga A nib Stadium, Perth  
16:00 AWST (UTC+8) Report: Attendance: 16,323

Force vs. Rebels[edit]

9 June 2018 Force 12–28 Rebels nib Stadium, Perth  
19:00 AWST (UTC+8) Try: Lloyd Try
Lee-Warner Try
Con: Deegan 1 Kick
Report: Try: Debreczeni Try
Meakes Try
Adams Try
Tuala Try
Con: Adams 4 Kick
Cards: Ruru Temporarily suspended from 75' to 80' 75' to 80'
Attendance: 13,907

Force vs. Crusaders[edit]

22 June 2018 Force 8–44 Crusaders nib Stadium, Perth  
18:30 AWST (UTC+8) Try: Prior Try
Pen: Grant Kick
Report: Try: Drummond Try PT'
Hunt Try
Mataele Try
Tamanivalu Try
Faingaanuku
Con: Hunt 6 Kick
Attendance: 14,259

Force vs. Samoa[edit]

14 July 2018 Force 33–5  Samoa A nib Stadium, Perth  
19:00 AWST (UTC+8) Report Attendance: 11,678

Force vs. Hong Kong[edit]

10 August 2018 Force 45–24 Hong Kong Dragons nib Stadium, Perth  
18:30 AWST (UTC+8) Try: McGregor (2) 3' c, 21' c
Uyen (2) 35' m, 63' m
H. Orr 49' c
Penalty try 69'
Scoble 80' c
Con: Grant (3/5) 3', 22', 50'
Stander (1/1) 80'
Report:
Details[4]
Try: Hrstich 28' c
Andrews 54' m
McCormick-Houston 73' c
Warner 78' m
Con: De Theirry (1/1) 29'
Keith (1/3) 74'
Attendance: 14,018

Force vs. Wild Knights[edit]

17 August 2018 Force 50–45 Wild Knights nib Stadium, Perth  
18:30 AWST (UTC+8) Try: Brache 2 Try
Stander 2 Try
McGregor Try
Lacey Try
Thrush Try
Millar Try
Con: Prior 7 Kick
Pen: Prior Kick
Report: Try: Fukuoka Try PT'
Uchida Try
Hoire Try
Millar Try
Yamasawa Try
Con: Barnes 4 Kick
Yamasawa Kick
Pen: Barnes Kick
Attendance: 16,000

Country Stockman tour[edit]

Following the 2018 World Series Rugby season, the Australian Country Stockman Rugby team undertook a two match tour to Perth to play the Western Force and Western Force Under-19 sides.

20 August 2018 Force Under-19 19–36 Stockman Rugby Wannaroo Rugby Club  
7.00 pm AWST (UTC+8) Try: Tizzano (2) 45' m, 80' c
Foster-Hall 49' c
Con: J. Hardy (2/3) 46', 80'
Report: Try: Gibbon (2) 20' c, 32' m
Dorrough (3) 24'c, 58'm, 74' c
Bulley 27' m
Con: Dorrough (3/5) 20', 25', 75'
25 August 2018 Force 76–0 Stockman Rugby Rockingham Rugby Club  
6.00 pm AWST (UTC+8) Try:
Alcock (2) 5' m, 42' c
Lee-Warner (2) 26' c, 53' c
Uyen (2) 50' c, 62' m, P. Grant 34' c
Fines 36' c, H. Orr 57' c
B. Grant 71' c, Lloyd 79' c
Con: P. Grant (7/9) 27', 35', 43', 46', 51', 54', 58'
Alatimu (2/2) 72', 80'
Report:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Twiggy' launches World Series Rugby, confirms 2018 Force fixtures". The Sydney Morning Herald. 5 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Western Force beat Fiji Warriors 24–14 in World Series Rugby debut". News.com.au. 4 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Western Force beat Fiji Warriors 24–14 in World Series Rugby debut". Fox Sports Australia. 4 May 2018.
  4. ^ English, Tom (10 August 2018). "Western Force vs Hong Kong Dragons: World Series Rugby". The Roar. Archived from the original on 11 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.

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