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  • 16th Mar 2013
  • KO 08:40
  • Ground: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Super Rugby: Western Force upset Queensland Reds in Brisbane

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Alfie Mafi handed Western Force a surprise 19-12 win over the 2011 champions Queensland Reds as they celebrated their first win in Brisbane in six attempts.

Former All Black Alby Mathewson starred in the victory with the No 9 setting up Mafi to score the only try of the match, while Sias Ebersohn booted 14 points for the Perth outfit.

The Reds, chasing a 23rd win from 26 home matches, never came close to their fluent best in a hard-fought encounter with too many handling errors throughout the team, although Quade Cooper kept them in the game with four goals.

The Force, who have now won at all four of their Australian Super Rugby rivals, were unlucky not to clinch their first win of the season by a bigger margin but for some valiant defending and some bad luck.

The result moves them up to 11th place above the Waratahs and the Rebels.

"We're bitterly disappointed with that performance," said Reds captain Will Genia, who made his comeback from a knee injury.

"It's very poor. We got a little possession there but we got carried over there trying to do silly things and we got what we deserved."

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