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Brumbies beat the Force in Canberra


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The third match on Saturday in the final round of Super Rugby is in Canberra where the heavily tipped Brumbies host the Force.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

In the meantime why not have a look at the match preview.

The Force kick off and the match is underway.


2.00: The Force make a strong start but they concede a penalty. Toomua takes the kick for touch. Brache has taken a knock.

5.00: The Force continue to play the game in the Brumbies half. Brumbies can only defend.

6.00: Ruan Smith has taken a knock for the Brumbies which pauses the match.

9.00: The Force are controlling the ball and playing the match in the Brumbies half. They go through 6 phases constantly testing the Brumbies defence. 8 phases.

14.00: The Force take the ball into touch on the half way line. The Christian Lealiifano gets some help from the doctor which holds up the match.

16.00: The Brumbies work the ball into the Force’s 22. Tomas Cubelli offloads and Matt Toomua slides over the line whilst being double tackled. The TMO will review the try. No conclusive grounding – held up. Scrum.

20.00: Penalty to the Brumbies. Lealiifano takes the shot and scores the first points of the match.

25.00: The Brumbies move the ball through the hands and as they pass the ball they make ground each time and it ends with Matt Toomua scores. TRY! The Original break was by Rory Arnold.

26.00: Lealiifano adds the conversion.

29.00: Penalty to the Force. Ian Prior takes the kick and nails it.

31.00: The Brumbies try to chip the ball ahead but it goes to Ben Tapuai who has an open tryline ahead and he races away to score. TRY!

32.00; Prior adds the conversion and the scores are level.

34.00: The Brumbies drive over the Force’s line again but the TMO confirms that there is no clear grounding. Held up.

35.00 : The Brumbies put the Force’s scrum under pressure and they are awarded a penalty TRY!

38.00: The Force chip the ball ahead and Kyle Godwin chases. The ball bounces well for Godwin and he dives over in the tackle and scores. The TMO checks to see if he was offside. Replays show he was so no try. In front of the kicker. Penalty to the Brumbies.

36.00: Lealiifano adds the conversion.

40.00: The siren sounds for half time. The Brumbies have the ball on attack. They go for the line and Tevita Kuridrani scores under the posts. TRY!

41.00: Lealiifano adds the conversion and its half time.

The half time score was Brumbies 24 Force 10

The Brumbies kick off and the second half is underway.

44.00: The Force put the Brumbies under pressure in their 22 as they go through 16 phases but Jarrad Butler manages to turn the ball over. The Brumbies get the scrum put in.

48.00: The Brumbies knock on as they attack in the Force’s 22.

49.00: The Force win the scrum and they clear the ball into touch.

53.00:The referee is losing patience with the Force’s scrum. The Brumbies have a scrum just outside the Force’s 22.

54.00: The Brumbies win the scrum and run the ball to the 5m line. The Force defend their line and press the Brumbies back out of their 22.

56.00: The Brumbies put in a big shove at the scrum but the Force win the ball and run at the Brumbies.

57.00:  Aidan Toua breaks out from the Brumbies half. He gets isolated so he chips and chases.

59.00: The Force run the ball into the Brumbies half from their 22. They go through 6 phases before the ball goes into touch.

62.00: The Force win the ball from a scrum. The Brumbies charge the ball down and chase. The Brumbie get the ball but the Force press them back over the half way line.

67.00: Ross Haylett-Petty concedes a penalty for offside. The Brumbies kick deep for touch and the line out.

69.00: The Force win the ball from a line out and Ben Tapuai races down the line. He gets trapped and offloads the ball but Dane Haylett-Petty knocks on.

72.00: The Force work the ball into the Brumbies 22. After 8 phases the Brumbies turn the ball over and kick the ball deep downfield.

74.00:Lealiifano has been replaced by the Brumbies – Lausii Taliauli comes on.

75.00: The Brumbies set up a maul but then lose the ball forward.The Force kick the ball upfield for Semisi Masirewa but he is shoved into touch.

77.00: Aidan Toua breaks through the Force’s defence – he passes to James Dargaville who keeps the attack alive and Lausii Taliauli dives on the ball to score. There was however a knock on in the build up.

79.00: The Force put the ball into the scrum and try to run it out of their 22. They move the ball sideways and then concede a penalty as the siren sounds.

80.00: The Brumbies tap and go. The Force win a penalty. They tap it but then the Brumbies turn the ball over.

Thats it – the Brumbies have won.

The full time score is Brumbies 24 (24) Force 10 (10) 


Tries – M.Toomua, Penalty Try, T.Kuridrani
Pen – C.Lealiifano
Con – C.Lealiifano 3
Drop –
Cards –

Tries -B.Tapuai
Pen – I.Prior
Con – I>Prior
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1:Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 2:Ed Martin
TMO : Damien Mitchelmore



Scott Sio , Stephen Moore (c) , Ruan Smith , Rory Arnold , Sam Carter , Scott Fardy , Jarrad Butler , Michael Wells , Tomás Cubelli , Christian Lealiifano (c) , James Dargaville , Matt Toomua , Tevita Kuridrani , Nigel Ah Wong , Aidan Toua

Replacements : Josh Mann-Rea, Allan Alaalatoa, Ben Alexander, Tom Staniforth, Blake Enever, Joe Powell, Andrew Smith, Lausii Taliauli

Western Force

1. Pek Cowan , 2. Harry Scoble , 3. Guy Millar , 4. Ross Haylett-Petty , 5. Rory Walton , 6. Brynard Stander , 7. Chris Alcock , 8. Richard Hardwick , 9. Ian Prior , 10. Jono Lance , 11. Luke Morahan (c) , 12. Kyle Godwin , 13. Ben Tapuai , 14. Marcel Brache , 15. Dane Haylett-Petty

Replacements : 16. Anaru Rangi , 17. Francois van Wyk , 18. Jermaine Ainsley , 19. Matt Philip , 20. Kane Koteka , 21. Ryan Louwrens , 22. Peter Grant , 23. Semisi Masirewa ,


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