Brumbies beat the Western Force in Canberra


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Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Brumbies and the Western Force the Canberra based Brumbies have won four and lost once.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Force kick off and we are underway.

2.00: The Force enjoy 16 phases on attack and get to 5m out but the Brumbies defend and push them backwards.

3.00: The Brumbies turn the ball over and take it over the half way line and they win a penalty. Nic White will kick for posts.

4.00: White takes the kick but misses.

6.00: The Brumbies attack the Force in the corner and Matt Toomua slips through and scores. TRY!

7.00: Christian Lealiifano takes the conversion but it curls in too far and misses.

10.00: The Force get the ball down into the Brumbies half and they win a penalty.

12.00: Jayden Hayward takes the kick and misses.

14.00: Another penalty to the Brumbies so Lealiifano takes the kick and this one he nails.

17.00: The Force win a penalty back (Steve Walsh is the referee) so Hayward takes the shot and gets the Force on the board.

21.00: Penalty to the Force in front of the posts but outside of the Brumbies 22. Hayward takes the kick and nails it.

23.00: Yet another penalty. This one is to the Brumbies so Lealiifano takes the kick and nails it.

25.00:Sam Carter gets into space for the Brumbies. He is caught and the Brumbies keep the ball alive. They go through a couple of phases and Toomua slips inside Nick Cummins and scores. TRY!

26.00: Lealiifano misses the conversion.

30.00:The Force try to attack the Brumbies but they have to kick for touch as the Brumbies defence is stifling.

31.00: The Brumbies line out is not straight so the Force have a scrum.

34.00: The Brumbies have the ball in the Force’s half after a chargedown. They go wide and stretch the Force’s defence and Rathbone sets up Mogg who scores. TRY!

36.00: Lealiffano misses the conversion again.

39.00: The Brumbies pin the Force back in their half with territory kicks. Toomua sets up a line out but the siren sounds for half time.

It is half time.

The half time score was Brumbies 21 W.Force 6

The Brumbies kick off and we are underway with the second half. Alby Mathewson is on for the Force.

41.00: The Brumbies get the ball into the Force’s 22. They go through 13 phases and get to 4m out.

42.00: The Brumbies go through 16 phases and the ball is turned over and kicked out.

43.00: The Brumbies win their line out and they spin the ball to the other side at pace and Henry Speight crashes over in the corners for the BONUS point TRY!

44.00: Lealiifano just gets the conversion over.

49.00: Joe Tomane comes on for Clyde Rathbone.

52.00: The Force are awarded two quick tap penalties and they work the ball up to the 5m line.

53.00: The Force go through phase after phase on attack at short range. They get an advantage for offside but they continue to attack. The Force drive over the line and Pek Cowan scores. TRY! The Brumbies also lose Jarrad Butler to the sin bin.

54.00: Hayward adds the conversion.

55.00: The Brumbies go on the attack after the restart and Speight makes some ground on the wing. He is caught and Matt Toomua is there and he races down the wing and scores his hat trick TRY!

56.00: Lealiifano slots the conversion. The Brumbies are still a man down.

62.00: The Force make a break (Dane Haylett-Petty) with a chip and kick. The ball bounces between players and Chris Tuatara-Morrison chases and scores. We go back to check with the TMO and the TRY is awarded.

63.00: Hayward misses the conversion. Sias Ebersohn comes on for Hayward.

68.00: The Force make a mix up out wide and Joe Tomane gets the ball and races for the line and scores. TRY!

69.00:Lealiifano adds the conversion making it the Brumbies highest score this season.

72.00: The Force stretch the Brumbies outwide and Zack Holmes slips over to score the third Force TRY!

73.00: Ebersohn slots the conversion. 

75.00: Henry Speight makes a break and almost gets away for his second but is caught.

77.00: The Brumbies are putting the pressure on. They win a line out and drive over the line and Tom McVerry scores. TRY!

78.00: Lealiifano misses the conversion.

80.00: The Force get the ball to the line and they continue to drive. They go over and get held up. No Try.

That’s it. The Brumbies win.

The full time score is Brumbies 47 (21) W.Force 25 (6)


Tries – M.Toomua 3, J.Mogg, H.Speight, J.Tomane, T.McVerry
Pen – C.Lealiifano 2
Con – C.Lealiifano 3
Drop –
Cards – J. Butler (53rd min yellow)

Tries – P.Cowan, C.Tuatara-Morrison,Z.Holmes
Pen – J.Hayward 2
Con – J.Hayward, S.Ebersohn
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Steve Walsh
Assistant Ref 1: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 2: Andrew Lees
TMO:Steve Leszczynski



1. Scott Sio , 2. Josh Mann-Rea , 3. Ben Alexander , 4. Sam Carter , 5. Leon Power , 6. Scott Fardy , 7. Jarrad Butler , 8. Ben Mowen (c) , 9. Nic White , 10. Matt Toomua , 11. Clyde Rathbone , 12. Christian Lealiifano , 13. Tevita Kuridrani , 14. Henry Speight , 15. Jesse Mogg

Replacements : 16. Ruaidhri Murphy , 17. Ruan Smith , 18. JP Smith , 19. Fotu Auelua , 20. Tom McVerry , 21. Michael Dowsett , 22. Joe Tomane , 23. Pat McCabe

Western Force

1. Pek Cowan,2. Nathan Charles,3. Kieran Longbottom,4. Sam Wykes,5. Wilhelm Steenkamp ,6. Brynard Stander,7. Matt Hodgson (c),8. Ben McCalman,9. Ian Prior,10. Zack Holmes,11. Nick Cummins ,12. Chris Tuatara-Morrison,13. Solomoni Rasolea,14. Dane Haylett-Petty,15. Jayden Hayward

Replacements : 16. Heath Tessmann,17. Tetera Faulkner ,18. Oliver Hoskins,19. Adam Coleman,20. Chris Alcock,21. Alby Mathewson,22. Luke Burton,23. Dillyn Leyds/Sias Ebersohn

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