The Western Force and Queensland Reds played out a high-scoring thriller in Round 8 of the 2014 Super Rugby season at Suncorp Stadium.
The 32-29 result in favour of the visitors confirmed the Force’s arrival as a finals contender, while it was also a pointer to the heavyweight Reds’ slide to also-ran status.
This Saturday’s clash at NIB Stadium in Perth is must-win for the Force in they are to scrape in for a maiden finals appearance, while the Reds’ playoff fate was sealed weeks ago.
But Queensland has returned to form with wins over Otago and Melbourne in its last two starts; in contrast, the Force hit the skids last weekend via a 40-14 thrashing at home at the hands of Auckland.
Reds captain James Horwill previews the vital encounter in the video below:
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