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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.

Earlier this year in March the Brumbies beat the Force 15-21 in Perth.

Overall the Brumbies have played the Western Force 12 since the Perth franchise
joined Super Rugby in 2006 and they have won 7 matches, lost four matches and
draw once.

That record gives the Brumbies a record of winning 58% of their matches across
all venues against the Force. The average score when the Brumbies play the Force
is Brumbies 22 Western Force 17.

The Brumbies have had home advantage over the Force in five of the 12 matches
and from those five matches the Brumbies have won three times, lost twice.

That gives the Brumbies a record of winning 60% of their home matches against
the Force. The average score when the Brumbies play the Force at home is Brumbies
22 Western Force 18.

The last two matches in Canberra between the teams have been won by the Brumbies
and the Force have not won their since 2011.

In 2014 the Brumbies have played 15 matches and won 9 (60%) of them. At home
in Canberra they have played 7 matches and won 6 or 86%. They have not lost
at home since the opening round.

The Force have also played 15 matches this year and they have won 9 as well.
The Force have played 7 matches away from home and won 3 and lost four which
gives them a record of winning 43% of their away matches.

The Brumbies have been able to bring six injured stars back – Matt Toomua,
Pat McCabe, Tom McVerry, Josh Mann-Rea, Sam Carter and Joe Tomane – for this
match so while they lost in their last outing they will be significantly strong
this week.

The Force have named Back-rower Brynard Stander to make his second start of
the season, replacing the suspended Hugh McMeniman. They have a number of stars
returning through the bench such as Chris Alcock, Alby Mathewson and possibly
Sias Ebersohn.

The final game of the regular season has traditionally provided a stumbling
block for the Brumbies, the Canberra based side has won just once since 2005.
That occasion was in 2007 against the lowly Highlanders, leaving the Brumbies
with a significant challenge to overcome on Friday.

The Brumbies are in sixth place overall due to their points difference over
the Western Force in seventh place. The winner of this match can expect to progress
to the play offs.

The Bookies
have given the Force a 9 point start for this Match
– with an
offer of a FREE $250.00 Bet.
Their returning stars and home
advantage should give the Brumbies the edge in this match. The Brumbies
should win this by 6.

This Match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in
the UK on Sky Sports 3/HD

Average score: Brumbies 22 Western Force 17

Last five results
01 Mar 2014 Brumbies v Force 27-14 Perth
13 Jul 2013 Brumbies v Force 15-21 Perth
27 Apr 2013 Brumbies v Force 41-7 Canberra
30 Jun 2012 Brumbies v Force 28-17 Perth 17:40
24 Feb 2012 Brumbies v Force 19-17 Canberra

Brumbies overall record against the W.Force
Played 12 , Wins 7, Losses 4 , Draws 1

Match No. 115: Brumbies v Force
Date :Friday 11 July
Venue : GIO Stadium Canberra
Kick Off local: 19:40
Referee: 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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