Super Rugby

Reds beat Brumbies in Brisbane




The Reds have played the Brumbies 31 times in Super rugby since 1996 and they have won 7 matches, drawn one and lost 23 matches.

That record gives the Reds a record of winning 23% of their match against the Brumbies – regardless of the venue.

  • Each of the last five Super Rugby games between the Reds and Brumbies have been won by the home team on the day, with the ACT side picking up a 45-21 win in their most recent encounter.
  • The Reds have won three of their last four Super Rugby games when hosting Australian opposition, more than they had won in their 13 such fixtures prior.
  • The Brumbies will be looking to win consecutive Australian derbies in Super Rugby for the first time since winning 10 on the bounce from June 2015 to April 2017.
  • The Reds have scored two tries after stealing a lineout this Super Rugby campaign, the other teams combined have scored just three in this fashion.
  • Brumbies’ duo Rory Arnold (23) and Sam Carter (21) have won more lineouts on their own throw than any otherplayers in Super Rugby 2019.

Match detail

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The Reds kick off and the match is underway.

1.00: The Reds chase the ball and put the Brumbies under pressure but go offside so they concede a penalty. The Brumbies kick for touch and take the line out.

3.00: The Brumbies go through 18 phases on attack but the Reds defend and defend. 20 phases. 27 phases and it ends with the ball going into touch.

5.00: The Reds win the line out and after a quick recycle they kick for touch.

6.00: The Brumbies win the line out and attack the Reds in their 22. The Brumbies bash away at the Reds defence again and again. The Brumbies get a penalty advantage and when their attacks come to nothing they get the penalty.

7.00: The Brumbies take the line out option but the ball is lost forward. Reds ball.

9.00: There is a break in play for an injury to a Brumbies player. The game will resume with a line out.

10.00: The Reds win the line out and work the ball into the Brumbies half. The Brumbies concede a penalty so the Reds kick for touch and set up a line out on the 5m line.

11.00: The Reds win the line out, kick across the field to Filipo Daugunu who jumps high for the ball, grabs it and loses it before he can ground it. We go back for a penalty to the Reds.

The Reds take the line out which they win. They work the ball to the middle of the field and 5m out. Scott Higginbotham snipes from the ruck, twists and turns through three tackles and gets the ball on the line. TRY! 

12.00: Bryce Hegarty slots the conversion.

16.00: Both teams choose to kick the ball rather than run it so the ball is booted back across the field several times.

20.00: A Reds scrum has to be reset several times. This gives the players a rest in the heat each time they have to reform. When it does complete the Reds kick to the Brumbies who boot it back and into touch.

Water break.

22.00: The Reds line out goes to ground. The Reds scramble and regain control and kick the ball out on the opposite side.

25.00: The Brumbies win a scrum but then on the second phase they lose the ball forward. The Reds get to the ball and kick well downfield but don’t find touch. The Brumbies put the ball into touch inside their half.

27.00: The Reds win the line out but when they get the ball to the opposite side they concede a penalty. The Brumbies kick for touch but fail to find it so the Reds run it back at them.

30.00: Penalty to the Reds. Hegarty slots the penalty.

31.00: The Reds work the ball into the Brumbies 22. They start to go through the phases and flirt with the tryline.

33.00: Taniela Toupo goes for the tryline but loses the ball.

39.00: The Reds pick away at the Brumbies in the middle of the field. They go through the phases. Kerevi excites the crowd with a burst but he passes to Tupou who loses the ball.

40.00: The siren sounds so there will be a scrum before half time.

41.00: The scrum collapses. The Brumbies are awarded a free kick from the scrum so they kick for touch to end the half.

The half time score was Reds 10 Brumbies 0

The Brumbies kick off and the second half is underway.

41.00: The Brumbies get the perfect start as they work the ball to the Reds 22. They go wide to Henry Speight who crashes over taking Tate McDermott with him over the line. TRY!

42.00: Christian Lealiifano takes the conversion kick and nails it.

46.00: The Reds get the ball deep in their half and Kerevi runs the ball down the sideline beating one Brumbies defender and then it suddenly opens up for the Reds and he offloads to Chris Feauai-Sautia who runs away to score for the Reds. TRY!

48.00: Hegarty adds the conversion.

49.00: Out of nothing again the Reds score. The Brumbies lose the ball forward on attack. The Reds gather the ball and pass to Tate McDermott on the half way line and he races away to score. TRY!

51.00: Hegarty adds the conversion. It’s 33c at Suncorp.

59.00: The game is paused for a water break due to the heat.

61.00: The Reds concede a penalty so the Brumbies take the line out and kick for touch.

63.00: The Brumbies win the line out but then the final pass is forward.

65.00: The Reds try to clear the ball after a line out but the ball is charged down. The ball goes back but the Reds get to it and kick it upfield forcing the Brumbies to attack from deep.

69.00: The Brumbies set up a line out in the Reds 22. The Brumbies win the line out and set up their maul but they get driven back into touch.

70.00: The Reds win the line out and pass the ball down the line but Brumbies replacement Jahrome Brown who has just come on intercepts a pass and drops to the ground and scores. TRY! He has only been on for 20 seconds.

71.00: Lealiifano adds the conversion.

74.00: Filipo Daugunu gets the ball on the wing and beats one to get into space. He passes back inside to Bryce Hegarty who runs in the TRY ! The try was created by Kerevi though.

75.00: Hegarty adds the conversion.

78.00: The Reds win a penalty inside the Brumbies 22. They take the line out and set it up on the 5m line.

79.00: The Reds win the line out and set up the maul. Initially the drive is short but the Reds recycle. The Reds go again and again at the line. They drive over the line and Brandon Paenga-Amosa scores. TRY! Bonus point for the Reds.

80.00: The conversion kick is taken by Hamish Stewart. He misses.

That’s it. The Reds have won.

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The full time score is Reds 36 (10) Brumbies 14 (0)


Tries – S.Higginbotham, C.Feauai-Sautia, T.McDermott, B.Hegarty, B.Paenga-Amosa
Pen -B.Hegarty
Con – B.Hegarty 4
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – H.Speight, J. Brown
Pen –
Con – C.Lealiifano 2
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1:Egon Seconds
Assistant Ref 2: Jaco Peyper
TMO : Ian Smith



15 Hamish Stewart, 14 Filipo Daugunu, 13 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12 Samu Kerevi (c), 11 Sefa Naivalu, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Angus Scott-Young, 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 4 Harry Hockings, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 Feao Fotuaika

Replacements: Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 16 Harry Hooper, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Izack Rodda, 20 Fraser McReight, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Duncan Paia’aua, 23 Isaac Lucas


15 Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Lausii Taliauli, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Lachlan Mccaffrey, 7 Tom Cusack, 6 Pete Samu, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 James Slipper

Replacements: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Tom Ross, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Murray Douglas, 21 Jahrome Brown, 22 Matt Lucas, 23 Jordan Jackson-Hope

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