LIVE

    Brumbies edge plucky Force

    2016-03-11 14:54

    Cape Town - The Brumbies ran out comfortable 31-14 winners against the Western Force in an Australian Super Rugby derby in Perth on Friday.

    The Brumbies had cruised to a 17-0 lead through tries from Stephen Moore and Matt Toomua, but the Force showed some resilience in the second quarter and were rewarded with a try of their own through right wing Luke Morahan.

    The visitors led 17-7 at the break after both sides had spent periods of the first half with only 14 men on the field.

    The Force continued to show fight in the second half, but Joseph Tomane went over the Brumbies in the 55th minute as the Force slipped 17 points behind again.

    A neat grubber from Peter Grant then set up the Force's second try through Ben Tapuai, and they were 24-14 down going into the final 10 minutes.

    But it wasn't to be for the hosts, and substitute Josh Mann-Rea scored in the final seconds to secure the Brumbies win.

    Scorers:

    Force 14 (7)

    Tries: Luke Morahan, Ben Tapuai

    Conversions: Jonno Lance, Peter Grant

    Brumbies 31 (17)

    Tries: Stephen Moore, Matt Toomua, Joseph Tomane, Josh Mann-Rea

    Conversions: Christian Lealiifano (4)

    Penalties: Lealiifano

    Teams:

    Force

    15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Ben Tapuai, 12 Solomoni (Junior) Rasolea), 11 Semisi Masirewa, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Ian Prior, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6 Brynard Stander, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Ross Haylett-Petty, 3 Jermaine Ainsley, 2 Heath Tessmann, 1 Pekahou Cowan

    Substitutes: 16 Nathan Charles, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Guy Millar, 19 Steve Mafi, 20 Angus Cottrell, 21 Alby Mathewson, 22 Peter Grant, 23 Marcel Brache

    Brumbies

    15 Aidan Toua, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Joseph Tomane, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Jarrad Butler, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 Scott Sio.

    Substitutes: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Allan Alaalatoa, 18 Leslie Leulua'iali'i-Makin, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Jordan Smiler, 21 Michael Dowsett, 22 Andrew Smith, 23 Nigel Ah Wong

    Read More On:  brumbies force super rugby rugby

    What To Read Next

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk

    Results

    05 August 2017
    29 July 2017
    22 July 2017
    21 July 2017
    15 July 2017
    14 July 2017
    08 July 2017
    07 July 2017
    01 July 2017
    30 June 2017
    09 June 2017
    03 June 2017
    02 June 2017
    28 May 2017
    27 May 2017
    26 May 2017
    21 May 2017
    20 May 2017
    19 May 2017
    13 May 2017
    12 May 2017
    06 May 2017
    05 May 2017
    30 April 2017
    29 April 2017
    28 April 2017
    22 April 2017
    21 April 2017
    15 April 2017
    14 April 2017
    09 April 2017
    08 April 2017
    07 April 2017
    02 April 2017
    01 April 2017
    31 March 2017
    25 March 2017
    24 March 2017
    18 March 2017
    17 March 2017
    11 March 2017
    10 March 2017
    04 March 2017
    03 March 2017
    02 March 2017
    25 February 2017
    24 February 2017
    23 February 2017

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    The 2017 Super Rugby tournament has reached its quarter-final stage. When all is said and done, who emerges victorious?

    The ultimate Super Rugby quiz!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.