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Brumbies beat Force in Perth

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Article Published: Saturday 30 June 2012|

When the Brumbies played the Force earlier this season in Canberra the Brumbies held on for a two point victory over the men from Perth.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
0.01 The Brumbies kick off and we are underway.
2.00: The Brumbies get the perfect start. They pile on the pressure as Robbie Coleman comes close to scing but is cut short. The Brumbies get the ball back and Jessie Mogg dashes for the line and scores the first TRY!
3.00: Zack Holmes takes the conversion but misses.
6.00: Brumbies playing the game in the Force's half and they look determined to win this match.
9.00: Brumbies win a line out and set up a maul. They clear the ball out to the backs and Coleman ducks and dives his way towards the line but is helf out again. The Brumbies recycle and keep going forward, Moore comes close too but there is a knock on so we go back for a 5m scrum.
10.00: The Brumbies win the scrum and have a go for the line. They are stopped and they they recycle and prop Ben Alexander bashes over to score the second TRY!
12.00: Zack Holmes takes the conversion kick and nails it. Brumbies have had 90 % territory and 80% possession.
16.00: The Brumbies continue to attack the Force but they don't release on attack so the Force get a penalty and kick for touch.
19.00: The Force start to gain some momentum and string together 8 phases but then they pass the ball to the Brumbies!
24.00: The Brumbies win a scrum and start to attack, They go through 11 phases in the Force's 25 but then they concede a penalty. The Force kick for touch.
27.00: Penalty to the Brumbies. Homes takes the kick but misses.
29.00: The Brumbies break again and Zack Holmes sets up Henry Speight who dives over for the Brumbies third try untouched.
30.00: Zack Holmes again misses the conversion.
34.00: The Force are trying to work their way into the match. They try to kick their way through but it doesn't work as the Brumbies charge down the kick. They go through the phases but the Brumbies turn the ball over.
37.00: Henry Speight comes close to scoring again but is short. The Brumbies keep the ball alive and this time Zack Holmes darts through a tackle and scores the BONUS point TRY.
38.00: Holmes misses the conversion again. That's 11 points missed in kicks.
40.00: The siren goes but the Force choose to play on after a penalty. Eventually the Brumbies turn the ball over and run it out. It's half time.
The half time score is Force 0 Brumbies 22
The second half is underway.
42.00: The Force win a penalty but take the quick tap. After several minutes in the Brumbies 25 they spread the ball wide and Nick Cummins scores in the corner.  TRY!
44.00: Ben Seymour takes the conversion kick but misses.
48.00; The Force are playing like a new team in this half. They use the maul and have much more in attack.
50.00: The Force get the ball about 70m out and go through several phases starting with Lachlan McCaffrey. They get the ball to Nick Cummins who scores again in the corner.  
51.00: Ben Syemour takes the conversion but it shaves across the front of the posts and misses.
55.00: The Brumbies win a penalty so Zack Holmes takes the kick and for the first time he nails a penalty.
58.00: Brumbies gaining momentum. Holmes sees a gap and gets the Brumbies into the Force's 25. The Force defend.
60.00: The Brumbies are on attack and they get to the 5m line but they concede a penalty. The Force clear.
65.00: The Force string together 12 phases on attack. It's the third time they have got over 7 phases in the match but then the ball is turned over. However we are called back as there was obstruction.
68.00: The Force drive over the line and Toby Lynn scores but it kicks off behind the line. David Harvey converts the try.
69.00: Possession stats have swung in favour of the Force.
72.00: Penalty to the Brumbies. Holmes takes the shot and nails it.  
75.00: The Force try and kick for touch but they can't find it. The Force have lifted for a final push here. They do however get pushed out on the side - Cummins could have gone for a hat trick.
76.00: The Force have a scrum 6m out but they fail to bind so the put in is given to the Brumbies who then win a penalty and clear the ball away.
78.00: The Force are trying to run everything at the Brumbies but this time the ball goes forward.
80.00: The siren goes for full time but we have time for a scrum. The scrum is a mess. That's it. Brumbies win.
The full time score is Force 17 (0) Brumbies 28 (22)

Tries - N Cummins 2, Toby Lynn
Pen -
Con - D Harvey
Drop -
Cards -

Tries - J Mogg, B Alexander, H Speight, Z Holmes.
Pen - Z Holmes 2
Con - Z Holmes
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials
: Ian Smith
Assistant Ref 1: James Leckie
Assistant Ref 2:Ed Martin
TMO : George Ayoub


Western Force

1. Pek Cowan,2. Nathan Charles,3. Salesi Ma'afu,4. Toby Lynn,5. Nathan Sharpe,6. Richard Brown ,7. David Pocock (c),8. Matt Hodgson,9. Josh Holmes,10. Ben Seymour,11. Napolioni Nalaga,12. Rory Sidey,13. Will Tupou,14. Nick Cummins,15. Alfie Mafi

Replacements : 16. Elvis Taione,17. Tetera Faulkner,18. Salesi Manu,19. Phoenix Battye,20. Lachlan McCaffrey,21. Brett Sheehan ,22. David Harvey


1. Ben Alexander , 2. Stephen Moore , 3. Dan Palmer , 4. Scott Fardy , 5. Sam Carter , 6. Peter Kimlin , 7. Michael Hooper , 8. Ben Mowen (c) , 9. Nic White , 10. Zack Holmes , 11. Jesse Mogg , 12. Pat McCabe , 13. Andrew Smith , 14. Henry Speight , 15. Robbie Coleman

Replacements , 16. Anthony Hegaty , 17. Ruaidhri Murphy , 18. Leon Power , 19. Ita Vaea , 20. Ian Prior , 21. Tevita Kuridrani , 22. Cam Crawford

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