Jake delighted with historic record

Sun, 17 Mar 2013 08:04
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The Brumbies' World Cup-winning former Springbok coach Jake White had plenty to be happy about, most of all a record-breaking win.

The Brumbies' World Cup-winning former Springbok coach Jake White had plenty to be happy about, most of all a record-breaking win over the Sharks in Durban at the weekend.

The Brumbies opened their South African tour with a big 29-10 win over the Sharks in Durban.

It was the Brumbies seventh consecutive win away from home, breaking the Super Rugby record of six which they had shared with the Crusaders.

White said he was pleased with the performance.

"The first half in particular was very pleasing," White said.

"We used our chances and played to our strengths in defence and attack.

"The Sharks are a good side, so to come away from Durban with a bonus point is mission accomplished.

"Obviously there are areas we will work on for next weekend, but overall as a coach you've got to be happy with a result like that.

"Fotu [Auelua] had a big game. He led from the front and worked hard to get us over the advantage line.

"But it's tough to single out guys when the team played so well as a unit."

For the first time in 2013, there was a new predator in the Shark Tank.

The first half was the Brumbies most impressive this season, laying on four tries and a bonus point before the buzzer.

The Brumbies Samoan contingency of Joe Tomane, Fotu Auelua, Christian Lealiifano, Scott Sio and Matt Toomua proved tough to stop.

Auelua was particularly destructive.

Between the five players, the Brumbies had enough go forward to rattle the Sharks and muscle up on a forward pack laden with Springboks.

It was the perfect platform for the Brumbies backs to fire from, with Toomua, Henry Speight, Tomane and Jesse Mogg all crossing before half time.

Mogg and Tomane's tries were the result of some smooth ball shifting, with both players finding the corners to open the bidding.

Pat Lambie managed to keep the Sharks in the game at 12-3, but the revival was short lived as Toomua stumbled over for the Brumbies third. When Speight out-sprinted the Sharks entire backline to score the fourth try of the first half, the Brumbies had their sails full of wind and looked good enough to leave Durban with five points.

The Sharks came out of the sheds a far more committed team, with No.8, Ryan Kankowski, grabbing the first try of the second half from close range.

The locals peppered the Brumbies with some more expansive play, but the rain belting King's Park made it tough for the locals to gain any real momentum.

Lealiifano added a final penalty with 10 minutes to play, suffocating the Sharks hopes for an unlikely come-from-behind victory.

The Brumbies face the Stormers in Cape Town this coming Saturday.

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Wed, 31 May 2017
New Zealand U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
England U20 v Samoa U20 07h00 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v France U20 09h30 Tbilisi
Ireland U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
Blues v Reds 07h35 Auckland
Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
Sun, 04 June 2017
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 12 5 0 7 28
Waratahs 12 4 0 8 19
Force 12 4 0 8 17
Reds 12 3 0 9 16
Rebels 12 1 1 10 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 13 13 0 0 59
Hurricanes 12 10 0 2 48
Highlanders 13 10 0 3 45
Chiefs 12 9 1 2 45
Blues 13 6 1 6 33
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 12 7 0 5 34
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19