Brumbies blow Reds away

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 09:33
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SUPER RUGBY REPORT: The Brumbies extended their lead at the top of the Australian Conference with a 43-10 bonus-point win over the Reds in Canberra on Saturday.

The Brumbies notched up 33 unanswered points in the second half after being held 10-10 by the Reds at half-time.

Stephen Larkham's team scored six tries to one with flyhalf Wharenui Hawera chipping in with 13 points from five conversions and a penalty.

It was the Brumbies' 10th consecutive Australian derby win, while the dismal Reds slumped to their sixth straight defeat this season.

The Brumbies broke away shortly after the resumption with a try to hooker Robbie Abel off the back of a rolling maul quickly followed up by a runaway try from fullback Aidan Toua.

It got worse for the struggling Reds with No.8 Jarrad Butler scoring off another rolling maul, and replacement James Dargaville and flank Chris Alcock adding further tries in the final minutes.

The Brumbies have opened up an eight-point lead over the Waratahs in the Australian conference with the Reds a further two points away.

"I am very happy with the second half, it is probably one of the best halves of rugby I've been involved with at this team," Brumbies skipper Scott Fardy said.

It was an abject showing from the Reds which skipper Stephen Moore described as "embarrassing".

"Ten-all at half-time, I don't know what to say, it was embarrassing," Moore said.

"I thought we did some good stuff in the first half, but we restarted poorly conceding two quick tries in the second half, that got us on the back foot and we probably didn't show enough fight."

The Brumbies have now won their last five games against the Reds, who have lost their last 12 games away from home.

The home side's victory came at a price, with centre Kyle Godwin (broken hand) and loose forward Jordan Smiler (hamstring) not finishing the game.

The Brumbies face the Rebels in Melbourne next week in another Australian derby, while the Reds host South Africa's Southern Kings in Brisbane.

Man of the match: Brumbies scrumhalf Joe Powell produced some great play on attack and gets the award. Special mention must also be given to Rory Arnold, Scott Fardy and Chris Alcock

The scorers:

For Brumbies: 
Tries: Kuridrani, Abel, Toua, Butler, Dargaville, Alcock
Cons: Hawera 5
Pen: Hawera

For Reds: 
Try: Kuridrani
Con: Tuttle
Pen: Tuttle

Teams:

Brumbies: 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Tom Banks, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Smiler, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Scott Fardy (captain), 5 Blake Enever, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Robbie Abel, 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Saia Fainga'a, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Ben Alexander, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21 De Wet Roos, 22 Andrew Smith, 23 James Dargaville.

Reds: 15 Lachlan Maranta, 14 Chris Kuridrani, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Duncan Paia'aua, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 James Tuttle, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 George Smith, 6 Adam Korczyk, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 Sef Fa'agase.
Replacements: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Kirwan Sanday, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Izack Rodda, 20 Hendrik Tui, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Hamish Stewart, 23 Izaia Perese.

Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Paul Williams (New Zealand), James Leckie (Australia)
TMO: Ian Smith (Australia)

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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