Canberra - Wing Robbie Coleman scored a try double as the Brumbies downed
the Stormers 25-15 to go back to the top of the Australian Super Rugby Conference on Saturday.AS IT HAPPENED: Brumbies v Stormers
Coleman scored two of the Brumbies
three tries, but it was his second touchdown in the 62nd minute that
gave the home side the edge in a tight match against the South Africans.
With the Brumbies clinging to a 13-10 lead, Coleman chased down a kick ahead by captain and number eight Ben Mowen.
wing Kobus van Wyk appeared to have the kick covered and waited for
it to trickle into touch, but Coleman kept running and somehow twisted
his body and grounded the ball just inside the corner post for a crucial
The Brumbies hung on despite Stormers' substitute back Juan de Jongh crashing over for a 75th minute try to cut the deficit to three
Experienced flyhalf Peter Grant missed a relatively easy conversion three minutes after hitting a post with a penalty attempt.
a frantic last three minutes, Coleman was denied a hat-trick when the
ball rolled out of play as he led the chase and then centre Pat McCabe
was held up.
A penalty try from a scrum on the bell sealed the points for the Brumbies.
Stormers were quicker to settle and Grant posted first points from a
seventh-minute penalty after missing his first attempt three minutes
The Brumbies hit back in the ninth minute when flyhalf Matt Toomua sliced through and set up Coleman for his opening try.
conversion put the Brumbies up 7-3, but the home team struggled to put
together multi-phase moves, missed more tackles and gave away several
From one of the penalties, powerful
Springboks number eight Duane Vermeulen powered his way over from close
range after a drive from the Stormers pack following a lineout.
conversion gave the Stormers a 10-7 advantage before the Brumbies
responded with two of their own to lead 13-10 at the break.
win took the Brumbies above the Waratahs at the top of the
Australian Conference, while the Cape Town-based Stormers are only above
the Cheetahs in the South African Conference after their third
defeat on their Australasian tour.
"It's really tough to play the
Stormers and it's a really nice result on the back of some good form
over the last couple of weeks," Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen said.
knew they were going to play for their season after eyeing off at least
two victories on their tour and they zeroed in on us."
Stormers captain Jean de Villiers said his team paid for a lack of composure near the end of the match.
just the kickers but I thought the whole team made too many mistakes
towards the end and I thought we lost our composure," de Villiers said.
"It doesn't get any easier and we play the Reds next week and we need to change a bit and learn from our mistakes."Scorers:
Tries: Robbie Coleman (2), penalty try
Conversions: Nic White (2)
Penalties: White (2)
Tries: Duane Vermeulen, Juan de Jongh
Conversions: Peter Grant
15. Jesse Mogg, 14. Joe Tomane, 13. Andrew Smith, 12. Pat McCabe, 11. Robbie Coleman, 10. Matt Toomua, 9. Nic White, 8. Ben Mowen (captain), 7. Jarrad Butler, 6. Jordan Smiler, 5. Sam Carter, 4. Scott Fardy, 3. Ben Alexander, 2. Stephen Moore, 1. JP Smith
Substitutes: 16. Siliva Siliva, 17. Ruan Smith, 18. Ruaidhri Murphy, 19. Jack Whetton, 20. Lachlan McCaffrey, 21. Michael Dowsett, 22. Stephan van der Walt, 23. Lionel CronjéStormers
15. Gio Aplon, 14. Kobus van Wyk, 13. Jean de Villiers (captain), 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Sailosi Tagicakibau, 10. Peter Grant, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Schalk Burger, 6. Deon Fourie, 5. Michael Rhodes, 4. Ruan Botha, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1. Steven Kitshoff
Substitutes: 16. Stephan Coetzee, 17. Oliver Kebble, 18. Brok Harris, 19. Siya Kolisi, 20. Nizaam Carr, 21. Louis Schreuder, 22. Demetri Catrakilis, 23. Juan de Jongh