The other Australian teams fared less well. The NSW Waratahs lost to the Cheetahs in Kimberley, South Africa, while the Brumbies snatched an ugly and controversial win in Brisbane after a Reds try was disallowed in odd circumstances.
This weekend, the Waratahs have a bye. The Queensland Reds and ACT Brumbies will both cross the Tasman - the Brumbies to play the Hurricanes in Wellington, and the Reds to play the Blues in Auckland.
The only game being played in Australia this week is in Perth where the Force host the Lions. Both teams have had two wins and one loss this season. The Lions don't travel well, but the Force haven't won a game at home yet.
The Super 14’s Australian sponsor, specialist banking group Investec, is offering you the chance to win tickets to this game.
To win tickets to the Force v Lions Investec Super 14 match in Perth this weekend, tell us in 20 words or less who you think will score the first try and why?
Please send the answer in an email with the subject heading "PNN Investec Super 14 Competition" to Jacky at Jacky.Howe@investec.com.au today.
Winners will be announced in Thursday’s edition of PetroleumNews.Net. See Terms and Conditions below.
Terms and conditions:
The competition closing date for the competition is 12 midnight Perth time on 21 February 2007.
There will be one winner per match per week. The best answer per match will win four tickets.
The winner/s will be notified within 2 business days of the closing date of each draw by a representative of Investec Bank (Australia) Ltd. The name of the winner/s will be published on the Petroleum news website at that time.
The judges' decision is final and correspondence about the competition cannot be entered into. There is no alternative to the prize and it is not transferable.
No purchase is necessary. Entering the competition is deemed to be acceptance of these terms & conditions.
Investec Bank (Australia) Ltd accepts no responsibility for, or liability arising from, participants taking part in the competition.
The winners must be prepared to appear in post-prize draw publicity free of charge.
You may enter each matches competition only once. Only a correct answer will be entered into the draw each week for each game.
Investec Bank (Australia) Ltd’s employees are not eligible to enter the competitions.
Investec Bank (Australia) Ltd reserves the right to reasonably amend these terms and conditions or to vary the prize at any time, if necessary without notice, if in our opinion events or circumstances outside our control require us to do so.
Phone calls may be recorded to confirm your instructions.
The information you supply on this entry form will be utilised and disclosed only to the extent necessary to administer the competition and comply with the law. Investec Bank (Australia) Ltd will not give, sell or disclose this information to third parties. Investec Bank (Australia) Ltd will only use your email address to send you information pertaining to Investec Super 14, and only if you have indicated that you wish to receive such information.
These rules are governed by the laws of Australia.