LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Super Rugby

Thumb_western-force-logo-80x50 Force

14

Thumb_brumbies-logo-80x50 Brumbies

27
Kick-off local time : Sat, 01 March 2014 - 19h00
Kick-off : Sat, 01 March 2014 - 13h00
Venue : Perth
Referee : Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Match status : Result
  Force Brumbies
Tries Jayden Hayward (77min) and Ben McCalman (80min) Scott Fardy (9min), Jesse Mogg (15min), and Robbie Coleman (23min)
Penalties Nic White (40min) and Nic White (54min)
Conversions Sias Ebersohn (78min) and Sias Ebersohn (80min) Nic White (10min), Nic White (16min), and Nic White (24min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Jesse Mogg (29min)
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

81

Sias Ebersohn adds the CONVERSION as the Force finish with a flurry. However, this game was over as a contest after half-an-hour and the Brumbies simply sat back. That is FULL-TIME here in Perth. Don't forget to join us later when we head to Pretoria for the Bulls versus Lions!

80

Western Force looking for another consolation score. Working their way into the Brumbies 22. Penalty to the Force. Tap-'n-go and Ben McCalman gets the second try for the Force.

78

Sias Ebersohn adds the CONVERSION and the Force are on the board - 7-27

77

TRY - Western Force start a run deep inside their half and the Brumbies fall off a few tackles, with Jayden Hayward getting the five-pointer

76

Scrum free kick to the Force

75

Scrum reset

74

Brumbies work their way into the Force 22 anhd win a scrum feed almost in front of the uprights - Brumbies chasing a four-try bonus point

73

From the line-out the Force go through about three phases and then concede a penalty for holding on in the tackle

72

Brumbies hack the ball downfield, where they are penalised at a tackle/ruck thing just outside the Force 22

70

Nic Cummins oes off on a run and a few passes stick for the Force - till they get to the Brumbies 22, where there's another knock-on

69

Force now have their most productive period - more than five phases without a knock-on. But 5m from the Brumbies line a player dives on a player on the ground and the Brumbies have a penalty to clear their lines

67

Western Force throw a few passes and true to form there's a knock-on just outside the Brumbies 22

66

Brumbies take the ball right, set up a ruck and bring it left where Siliva Siliva knocks on

64

Scrum reset - scrum penalty to the Brumbies - that's true to form

63

Force can't control the line-out throw 5m out - scrum feed to Brumbies

62

Brumbies penalised for offside

61

Brumbies join in the 'fun' - another knock-on ... ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

60

But the Force, true to form, knock the ball on after just a couple of half-hearted charges

59

Miracles do happen - a scrum was completed on the first try

58

Western Force attempted a maul, that is sacked, two phases later they lose the ball and the Brumbies clear the line

56

Game crawling along now three penalties to the Force in quick succession - a card can't be too far off

54

Nic White slots the PENALTY - Brumbies lead 27-0

53

Scrum penalty to the Brumbies

52

Scrum reset - referee losing patience

51

Another strong run from Speight, but as het gets scragged just outside the 22, he offloads to a Force player

50

Brumbies making easy metres and as soon as they get into the Force 22 there is a knock-on

48

Brumbies play a few phases outside the Force 22 and then Godwin tackles Coleman into touch

46

Scrum penalty to the Brumbies

45

Scrum reset

44

Force take the ball through a few phases and near the Brumbies 22 a sloppy pass goes to ground and Wilhelm Steenkamp can't hold on

43

Cummins runs into Speight again and throws a shocker - Brumbies clear their lines

42

Force working their way up to the Brumbies 22 - this looks a lot better than anything they produced in the first half

41

The second half is underway

40

Western Force can't control possession and then concede a penalty for offside on their 22m line. Nic White slots the PENALTY as the Brumbies take a 24-0 lead in the HALF-TIME break. The Brumbies dominated the opening 40 - see you in 10 minutes.

39

The Brumbies win the line-out and a splinter group race over the line. Penalty to the Western Force ... they didn't remain attached to the original maul

38

Nick Cummins runs into Henry Speight and he goes nowhere - Brumbies turn the ball over, kicked ahead and the Force are under pressure - eventually hacked into touch a few metres from the line

37

Long delay as they treat a Western Force player - looks like Hugh McMeniman. He jarred his neck in a tackle and is carried off.

36

The Force bash for a few phases and Stephen Moore dives on the ball, but it is ruled there was a knock on

35

Another tackle penalty against the Brumbies - Stephen Moore the culprit this time

34

David Pocock wins a turnover 10m out - Speight clears the line

33

Another tackle penalty against the Brumbies - the visitors are gifting opportunities to the Force

32

Tackle penalty against Brumbies - that was silly, the Force wasn't threatening at all

31

Force attack is very pedestrian - easy to read and defend against

30

Western Force must make the next 10 minutes count - they have not looked threatening at all so far

29

YELLOW CARD - Jesse Mogg will spend 10 minutes in the bin after a dangerous lifting of an opponent at a ruck

28

Tackle penalty to the Brumbies near their 10m line

27

Poor pass and the Brumbies win a turnover

26

The Western Force finally put a few phases together - a Brumbies hand gets in the way, knock-on, scrum feed to Force just outside the Brumbies 22

24

Nic White slots another CONVERSION - 21-0

23

TRY - Robbie Coleman gets try number three, but his started way back in the Brumbies 22 and saw the visitors continuing to run hard and straight till the defence evaporated

22

Force made to make plenty of tackles, as the Brumbies continue to run hard at them - just 10m out now

20

Now the Brumbies concede a penalty on their own 10m line - plenty of movement in this game, but also far too many errors

19

Brumbies return the favour - a kock-on near the Force 22

18

The Western Force look to build some pressure, but turn over the ball inside the Brumbies half

16

Nic White adds the CONVERSION - 14-0

15

TRY - The Brumbies take the ball through 15 phases, dismantle the Force defence and Jesse Mogg strolls over in the right corner

14

Brumbies going back to their phase-play game, with big runners attacking the advantage line

13

Big counter-ruck by the Brumbies - penalty against Force for playing the ball on the ground

12

Brumbies win a penalty near halfway, but Toomua doesn't find touch and then the Force steal at the line-out

10

Nic White adds the CONVERSION and the Brumbies lead 7-0

9

TRY - Brumbies now taking it through the phases and working their way into the phases and get into the 22, where Scott Fardy charges over from close range

7

Nick Cummins tackles Jesse Mogg into touch on the 22 - this game taking a while to get going

6

Scrum free kick to the Brumbies

5

Scrum reset ... oh, yes, it is two Aussie teams again

4

Again the Brumbies spill the ball on attack - this time just outside the 22

3

Some ordinary kicking by both sides early on. Henry Speight gets past Nick Cummins, but the final pass doesn't go to hand ... just metres from the line

2

Nic White pushes his first kick away to the right

1

Strong start for the Brumbies, who win an early penalty

0

Matt Toomua gets us underway!

-3

Teams getting ready to take to the field

-5

The sun is beginning to set behind the stands and the shadows are lengthening - but the condition are still good for rugby. It is currently 29 degrees

-10

The Force missed more than 30 tackles last week, the Brumbies were undone by unforced errors - both teams would have worked on that this week

-15

Will the South African Force be a big influence today? Both teams have a number of South Africans on their respective benches

-20

It seems the big talking point is still the departure of Jake White from the Brumbies

-25

Clear skies and a very warm 32°C - no chance of rain

-30

Welcome to Perth where we are awaiting the game between the Western Force and the Brumbies - the second of our back-to-back Aussie derbies
Force
Players
15 Jayden Hayward
14 Dane Haylett-Petty
13 Junior Rasolea
12 Chris Tuatara-Morrison
11 Nick Cummins
10 Zack Holmes
9 Ian Prior
8 Ben McCalman
7 Matt Hodgson
6 Brynard Stander
5 Wilhelm Steenkamp
4 Sam Wykes
3 Kieran Longbottom
2 Nathan Charles
1 Pek Cowan

Substitutes
25 Sias Ebersohn
23 Luke Burton
22 Justin Turner
21 Alby Mathewson
20 Chris Alcock
19 Adam Coleman
18 Ollie Hoskins
17 Tetera Faulkner
16 Heath Tessmann
Brumbies
Players
15 Jesse Mogg
14 Henry Speight
13 Tevita Kuridrani
12 Christian Lealiifano
11 Robbie Coleman
10 Matt Toomua
9 Nic White
8 Ben Mowen
7 Jarrad Butler
6 Scott Fardy
5 Leon Power
4 Sam Carter
3 Ben Alexander
2 Josh Mann-Rea
1 Scott Sio

Substitutes
23 Pat McCabe
22 Joe Tomane
21 Michael Dowsett
20 Tom McVerry
19 Fotu Auelua
18 Allan Alaalatoa
17 Ruan Smith
16 Ruaidhri Murphy