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Brumbies beat Western Force in Perth

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Article Published: Saturday 1 March 2014|

The Brumbies will be out for revenge on Saturday when they travel to Perth to face the Western Force as the last time the team's met the Perth side won.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Brumbies kick off and we are underway.

1.00: The Brumbies win an early penalty so Nic White takes the shot but misses.

3.00: The Brumbies show early intent as Henry Speight has a run down the wing, he gets the ball away to Tevita Kuridrani but his pass to Matt Toomua goes to ground.

4.00: The Brumbies have clearly come to Perth with the intention of winning this. They are full of attack.

7.00: The Briumbies work the ball into the Force's 22 but then the Force turn it over and kick it upfield. The ball has yet to go into the Brumbies 22.

8.00: The Brumbies string together 8 phases and the Scott Fardy goes over to score the opening TRY!

9.00: Nic White tales the conversion kick and just curls it in.

11.00: The Brumbies win a penalty in their half so they kick for touch. They don't find it so the Force kick it out but the Brumbies still make ground.

14.00: The Brumbies continue to bash away at the Force in their 22. Pat McCabe goes for the corner and passes to Jesse Mogg who scores in the corner. TRY! 15 phases.

15.00: White nails the conversion from the touchline.

17.00: The Force kick for touch and find it. For the first time the Force are in the Brumbies 22. However the Brumbies win the line out and Mogg kicks well upfield again.  

18.00: The Brumbies break down the wing and after a Speight run they almost get away again but the Force tackle Pocock and turn the ball over and kick upfield.

22.00: The Brumbies continue to wear down the Force in their 22 with phase after phase of attack. This time after 10 phases Robbie Coleman scores in the corner. TRY!

24.00: White slots the conversion from the other touchline. Brumbies have had 77% of possession.

27.00: Penalty to the Brumbies in their half. White kicks for touch. Running metres with the ball so far Force 46 Brumbies 389.

28.00: The touchie comes in and there is a double blow of the whistle so we are going to check for foul play. Jesse Mogg is shown a yellow card for a pointless pile driver tackle. The Force kick for touch.

32.00: The Force finally get into the Brumbies 25. They win a line out and try to get the maul rolling but they are stopped. They do however win a penalty so they kick for the corner again.

34.00: The Force get back into the Brumbies 25. Their first line out has to be rethrown so they retry. They go long, it's messy but they hold on to the ball.

35.00: The Force drive for the line but the Brumbies turn the ball over and then they knock on. There is a break in play as a player is down. They call for the stretcher. Hugh McMeniman is carried off and Wilhelm Steenkamp comes on. The game resumes.

38.00: The Force get trapped behind their tryline and they have to kick the ball out. The Brumbies win the line out and form the maul. The maul charges over the line at pace and the Brumbies get the ball down but there is truck and trailer - obstruction so no try. The Force kick for touch.

39.00: The Brumbies win the line out and attack again in the Force's 25. The Force infringe so the Brumbies have a penalty in the Force's 25. They will kick for posts.

40.00: Nic White takes the conversion kick and nails it.

It's half time.

The half time score was Western Force 0 Brumbies 24

The Force kick off and we are underway with the second half.

41.00: The Brumbies have made several changes for this half. One of which is Pat McCabe coming off for Andrew Smith. Pat Dellit is also off.

42.00: Force hold on to the ball and run it into the Brumbies half. The Brumbies turn the ball over and kick deep. Luke Morahan kicks it back.

 44.00: The Brumbies win a penalty and they ask for a scrum. The scrum takes some time to complete. Eventually it does but the Brumbies win a penalty from it. They kick for touch.

48.00: The Brumbies work the ball down to the Force's 22 but the home 7side turn it over and kick it out.

49.00: The Brumbies win the line out and try to run and then kick the ball upfield and chase. The Force get the ball and kick it but the Brumbies are there and take the quick line out. Speight has a run but then the Force win a penalty after they stop the Brumbies attack.

54.00: The Force push twice on the scrum and concede a penalty. Brumbies will kick for posts. White slots the penalty for the first points this half.

55.00 Penalty to the Force. They kick for touch but don't make much ground.

57.00: The Force get the ball to the Brumbies 5m line but then the Brumbies turn the ball over and they kick it out. We are hearing that Pat McCabe left nib Stadium on a stretcher and has been taken to hospital wearing a neck brace. McCabe has broken his neck twice in the last two years. Hugh McMeniman has also been taken to hospital.

59.00: The Brumbies have a scrum just outside their 22. They win the scrum and attack but then lose the ball forward.

61.00: The Force get their most exciting break as Mathewson passes to Ben McCalman - that's their first line break - but he is caught. The Force work a penalty and they set up a 5m line out which the Brumbies defend.

64.00: Penalty from a scrum for the Brumbies in their 22. Brumbies kick for touch.

65.00: Nic White has cramp so the game is paused. He carries on.

68.00: The Force get close to scoring as they attack but then at the breakdown players leave their feet so the Force concede a penalty.

70.00: The Force's passes are starting to stick a little more now. They show some attack and make half the field but the Brumbies thwart the attack. David Pocock leave the field with a medic. Looks OK though.

72.00: The Force are doing most of the playing in this now. The Brumbies appear to be happy to defend and have forgotten they haven't got the fourth try yet.

73.00: Penalty to the Brumbies, they kick for touch and set up a line out in the Force's 22.

74.00: The Brumbies set up a scrum in the Force's 22. It has to be re-set.

76.00: The Force get the breakout they are looking for after Henry Speight put a foot into touch. They run almost the length of the field and Jayden Hayward gets the Force on the board. TRY!! 

78.00: Sias Ebersohn adds the conversion.

80.00: The siren sounds as the Force steal the ball and attack.

81.00: The Force go through 9, 10 phases and get closer and sclose to the line. Godwin loses the ball but we go back for a penalty and McCalman goes over for the second TRY!!

82.00: Sias Ebersohn adds the conversion.

That's it. The Brumbies win.

The full time score is Western Force 14 (0) Brumbies 27 (24)


Western Force
Tries - J. Hayward, B.McCalman
Pen -
Con - S.Ebersohn 2
Drop -
Cards -

Tries - S.Fardy, J.Mogg, R.Coleman
Pen - N.White 2
Con - N.White 3
Drop -
Cards - J.Mogg (28th min yellow)

Match Officials
: Nick Briant
Assistant Ref 1:Ian Smith
Assistant Ref 2:Ed Martin
TMO:George Ayoub


Western Force

1. Tetera Faulkner,2. Nathan Charles,3. Kieran Longbottom,4. Sam Wykes ,5. Hugh McMeniman,6. Chris Alcock,7. Matt Hodgson (c),8. Ben McCalman,9. Alby Mathewson,10. Zack Holmes,11. Nick Cummins,12. Kyle Godwin,13. Junior Rasolea,14. Patrick Dellit ,15. Luke Morahan

Replacements : 16. Heath Tessmann,17. Pek Cowan,18. Ollie Hoskins,19. Wilhelm Steenkamp,20. Angus Cottrell,21. Ian Prior,22. Sias Ebersohn,23. Jayden Hayward


1. Scott Sio , 2. Stephan Moore , 3. Ben Alexander , 4. Scott Fardy , 5. Sam Carter , 6. Ben Mowen (c) , 7. David Pocock , 8. Jarrad Butler , 9. Nic White , 10. Matt Toomua , 11. Robbie Coleman , 12. Pat McCabe , 13. Tevita Kuridrani , 14. Henry Speight , 15. Jesse Mogg

Replacements :16. Siliva Siliva , 17. Ruan Smith , 18. Ruaidhri Murphy , 19. Leon Power , 20. Lachlan McCafrrey , 21. Conrad Hoffmann , 22. Andrew Smith , 23. Lionel Cronje

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