Force into Super Rugby finals

The Western Force are into the Super Rugby AU finals after downing the ladder leading Queensland Reds.

Things weren't going to plan at 21-7 down late in the first half, but a stunning hat-trick from the Force's English winger Jordan Olowofela lifted the Force to the 30-27 victory.

The win over the Reds was the Force's best and most courageous performance of the season, especially considering they played 30 minutes of the match with 14 men due to three separate yellow cards.

Confidence is now oozing at the Force, and they fancy their chances of beating the Brumbies in next Saturday's semi-final in Canberra, before knocking off the Reds in Queensland in the grand final.

Force coach Tim Sampson believes his side can go all the way.

"You've got to ride the wave. We've proven we can win tight games, and in finals footy, you're going to be in tight contests." Sampson said.

"We have the confidence going into the semi next week in Canberra of grinding out the game, whatever it takes."

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