Brumbies hand Sunwolves harsh lesson
Cape Town - The Brumbies handed the Sunwolves a harsh lesson in Super Rugby in their clash in Canberra on Saturday.
As it happened: Brumbies v Sunwolves
The Brumbies won 66-5 after leading 28-0 at half-time.
The Brumbies scored 10 tries through flank Scott Fardy, hooker Stephen Moore (2), scrumhalf Michael Dowsett, fullback Aidan Toua, wings Nigel Ah Wong (2) and James Dargaville, and replacements Jordan Jackson-Hope and Lausii Taliauli.
Flyhalf Christian Lealiifano added eight conversions.
The Sunwolves replied with a try by tournament leader, wing Akihito Yamada.
The Brumbies picked up a full-house of five points for their victory and moved to the top of the Australian Conference and into second place in the Australasian Group.
The Sunwolves left empty-handed and remained bottom of Africa Conference 1 and the South African Group.
When action resumes after the mid-year Tests in Round 15, the Brumbies will host the Reds in Canberra (July 1 at 11:45 SA time), while the Sunwolves will welcome the Waratahs to Tokyo (July 2 at 07:15 SA time).
15 Aidan Toua, 14 Nigel Ah Wong, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Robbie Coleman, 11 James Dargaville, 10 Christian Lealiifano (captain), 9 Michael Dowsett, 8 Jarrad Butler, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Ruan Smith, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Scott Sio
Substitutes: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Allan Alaalatoa, 18 Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Jordan Smiler, 21 Joe Powell, 22 Jordan Jackson-Hope, 23 Lausii Taliauli
15 Yasutaka Sasakura, 14 Mifiposeti Paea, 13 Derek Carpenter, 12 Harumichi Tatekawa, 11 Akihito Yamada, 10 Yu Tamura, 9 Yuki Yatomi, 8 Ed Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6 Liaki Moli, 5 Faatiga Lemalu, 4 Hitoshi Ono, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Shota Horie (captain), 1 Keita Inagaki
Substitutes: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Ziun Gu, 18 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 19 Yoshiya Hosoda, 20 Taiyo Ando, 21 Duisuke Inoue, 22 Tusi Pisi, 23 Riaan Viljoen