Brumbies win Brisbane derby
Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor
Cape Town - The Brumbies have strengthened their grip on the Australian Conference with victory over the Reds in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Brisbane on Friday.
The Brumbies won 23-20 after leading 20-10 at half-time.
The Brumbies scored two tries through lock Scott Fardy and wing Joe Tomane. Scrumhalf Nic White was on target with both conversions as well as three penalties.
The Reds replied with tries by flanks Beau Robinson and Ed Quirk. Flyhalf Quade Cooper was successful with both conversions and two penalties.
The Brumbies picked up four points for their victory to extend their lead atop the Australian Conference - and take over from the Sharks at the summit of the Overall standings.
The Reds picked up a single point for losing by seven or fewer points, but remained fourth in the Australian Conference and 11th overall.
In next weekend's Round 10 action, the Brumbies and Reds both have byes.Teams:
15 Ben Lucas, 14 Rod Davies, 13 Ben Tapuai, 12
Anthony Fainga’a, 11 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia,
8 Jake Schatz, 7 Beau Robinson, 6 Eddie Quirk, 5 James Horwill
(captain), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 James Hanson, 1 James
Substitutes: 16 Saia Fainga’a, 17 Albert Anae, 18 Jono
Owen, 19 Ed O'Donoghue, 20 Curtis Browning, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Dave McDuling, 23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi
Jesse Mogg, 14. Joe Tomane, 13. Tevita Kuridrani, 12. Pat McCabe, 11.
Robbie Coleman, 10. Matt Toomua, 9. Nic White, 8. Ben Mowen (captain),
7. Jarrad Butler, 6. Jordan Smiler, 5. Tom Staniforth, 4. Scott Fardy,
3. Ben Alexander, 2. Stephen Moore, 1. Scott Sio
Siliva Siliva, 17. Ruan-Henry Smith, 18. Jean-Pierre Smith, 19. Jack Whetton, 20. Locky McCaffrey, 21. Michael Dowsett, 22.
Andrew Smith, 23. Christian Lealiifano