Super Rugby

Brumbies beat Reds in Canberra




The Brumbies have played the Reds 32 times in Super rugby since 1996 and the Brumbies have won 23 matches, lost 8 times and drawn one.

The Brumbies 23 wins out of 32 matches gives them a record of winning 72% of their matches against the Reds regardless of venue.

  • The Reds have won three of their last four Super Rugby games against the Brumbies after having lost their previous five games in succession against the team from the Australian capital.
  • The Brumbies have won their last five Super Rugby games in a row; the last time they won more successive games within a single season was a six-game streak to close the 2007 campaign.
  • The Reds have won only two of their last nine Australian derbies in Super Rugby and have lost their last three such fixtures on the bounce.
  • The Reds have enjoyed an average of 17 minutes and 31 seconds of time in possession per game in Super Rugby 2019, more than any other team in the competition.
  • Tevita Kuridrani (Brumbies) is the only player to have scored more than five tries (7) and made more than five try assists (6) in Super Rugby 2019.

Match detail

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The Brumbies kick off and the match is underway.

4.00: Penalty to the Reds for offside. The Reds choose to take the line out and kick for touch.

5.00: The Reds win the line out and drive the Brumbies back to their 5m line. The Brumbies defend but concede a penalty.

6.00: The Reds set up a line out. They win the line out and go through six phases of attack and when they get almost to the far side they go over and score. TRY! Bryce Hegarty is the try scorer.

8.00: Hegarty takes the conversion kick from out wide and he nails it. Reds lead 0-7.

12.00: The Brumbies win a penalty from the scrum. Front row collapsing. They kick for touch and take the line out.

14.00: The Brumbies win the line out and move the ball from side to side. Christian Leali’ifano gets flattened in a shoulder charge tackle by Taniela Tupou. The ball goes down the line and is intercepted by the Reds who run in a try. However, as Lealiifano is down the replay is shown on the big screen and the try is disallowed and Tupou is yellow carded for a high tackle. The Brumbies have a penalty instead of a try being scored against them. Lealiifano gets back up and carries on.

16.00: The Brumbies fail to find touch with the kick. The Reds kick it back and out.

17.00: The Brumbies win the line out and burst through the middle of the field. The Brumbies get to the tryline after 8 phases. They go wide and Andy Muirhead slips in front of the line but then darts back in and scores. TRY! The slip helped him as it wrongfooted a couple of defenders.

19.00: Lealiifano takes the conversion kick but misses to the left.

24.00: The Brumbies go through 6 phases on the attack but remain in their half. The Reds turn the ball over and they boot it into touch inside the Brumbies half but not as deep as their 22.

25.00: Taniela Tupou comes back on for the Reds.

27.00: The Reds go through 6 phases but make little ground. They get the advantage and kick for touch. The Reds are called back for the penalty and Hegarty kicks the ball to the corner.

28.00: The Reds win the line out but then lose the ball forward in front of the posts.

31.00: Penalty to the Reds. They will kick for posts. Hegarty slots it.

34.00: The Brumbies get a scrum in front of the Reds posts. It collapses and has to be reset.

36.00: The Brumbies win the scrum by keeping the ball in the scrum which becomes a maul as they drive towards the posts. Lachlan McCaffrey gets the ball at the base of the posts and scores. TRY! 

37.00: Lealiifano adds the conversion. The Brumbies lead 12-10.

38.00: The match is paused as Samu Kerevi and Lukhan Salakaia-Loto go down after running into each other. The game resumes and Salakaia-Loto goes off and Scott Higginbotham comes on.

40.00: The siren sounds for half time. The Brumbies have the ball and drive for the corner. The ball slows as they get to the line and a PENALTY TRY is awarded to the Brumbies. Higginbotham is yellow carded. No conversion is needed.

The half time score was Brumbies 19 Reds 10

The Reds kick off with 14 men and the match is underway.

The Reds win a penalty after Rory Arnold went offside. The Reds kick for touch.

45.00: Penalty to the Brumbies for not rolling away. They kick for touch and take the line out.

47.00: The Brumbies win the line out and set up the maul and Rory Arnold is driven over the line. TRY! 

48.00: Lealiifano adds the conversion.

49.00: The Reds go on the attack but the Brumbies intercept the pass and Tom Wright races away to the line and scores. TRY! 

50.00: Lealiifano takes the conversion kick and nails it. Brumbies lead 33-10.

53.00: The Reds go through 5 phases and have the advantage. They pass the ball back to Matt McGahan who goes for the drop goal and nails it. That might not have been the intention.

57.00: The Brumbies win a line out 11m inside their half. They move the ball wide and kick deep. The Reds get back and kick the ball back to the Brumbies who also return it.

58.00: After a short kicking contest the ball goes into touch and the Brumbies get the line out. The Reds win it and then kick it away to the Brumbies.

62.00: The Brumbies scrum collapses inside the Reds half. The Reds get the ball out and Jock Campbell gets away in the middle of the field and passes to Duncan Paia’aua who races in to score. TRY!

64.00: Hegarty adds the conversion.

67.00: The Reds are awarded a penalty inside the Brumbies 22. Hegarty kicks for touch to set up a line out.

68.00: The Brumbies come away with the ball at the line out and Tom Banks kicks the ball well upfield.

71.00: The Brumbies win a line out and use the maul. They drive for the line but it breaks up. Murray Douglas gets up and dives for the line and scores. TRY!

72.00: The conversion kick is taken by Ryan Lonergan who slots it. 40-20.

75.00: The Reds work the ball into the Brumbies 22. They go through 5 phases but get slowed and stop making ground.

76.00: The Reds passing lets them down and the ball is kicked away and out of the Brumbies 22. They do however retain possession. 12 phases. 13 and the Brumbies turn the ball over but concede a penalty in doing so. Tackler not releasing. Reds kick for touch.

77.00: The Reds win the line out and work the ball to the 5m line where Liam Wright crashes through tackles and scores. TRY!

78.00: Hegarty slots the conversion.

79.00: The Brumbies take the ball upfield and into the Reds 22. The Reds go through 8 phases and then the Brumbies turn the ball over and Tom Carter kicks it into touch to end the match.

The Brumbies have won,.

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The full-time score is Brumbies 40(19) Reds 27(10)


Tries – A.Muirhead, L.McCaffrey, Penalty try, R.Arnold, T.Wright, M.Douglas
Pen –
Con – C.Lealiifano 3, P.Try, R. Lonergan
Drop –
Cards –

Tries -B.Hegarty, D.Paia’aua, L.Wright
Pen – B.Hegarty,
Con – B.Hegarty 3
Drop -M.McGahan
Cards – T.Tupou (14th min yellow), S.Higginbotham (41st min yellow)

Match Officials
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 2: Graham Cooper
TMO: James Leckie



15 Tom Banks, 14 Andy Muirhead, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Tom Wright, 10 Christian Leali’ifano (c), 9 Joe Powell, 8 Lachlan McCaffrey, 7 Jahrome Brown, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Scott Sio

Replacements:16 Connal McInerney, 17 James Slipper, 18 Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin, 19 Murray Douglas, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Ryan Lonergan, 22 Jordan Jackson-Hope, 23 Len Ikitau


1. JP Smith, Alex Mafi, 3. Taniela Tupou, 4. Izack Rodda, 5. Harry Hockings, 6. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 7. Liam Wright, 8. Angus Scott-Young, 9. Scott Malolua, 10. Matt McGahan, 11. Filipo Daugunu, 12. Samu Kerevi (c), 13. Chris Feauai-Sautia, 14. Jock Campbell,15. Bryce Hegarty

Replacements: 16. Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 17. Ruan Smith, 18. Gav Luka,19. Caleb Timu, 20. Scott Higginbotham, 21. Moses Sorovi, 22. Duncan Paia’aua, 23. Sefa Naivalu

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