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Stunned in Sydney ... the Waratahs became the Force's first victims of the 2012 Super Rugby season.

Force shock Tahs

Western Force pulled off the upset of the Super Rugby season so far, notching its first win with a gutsy 21-20 triumph over the Waratahs.

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Force upset Waratahs in Sydney

Tthe Western Force celebrate a try against the Waratahs during their Super Rugby match at the Sydney Football Stadium on March 17, 2012.