Brumbies Secure Final Spot With Win Over Force

 

The Brumbies scored a convincing win against the Western Force of 31-14.

The Brumbies qualified for the final of the 2020 Super Rugby AU competition with the win against the Force. This win sees the Brumbies at the top of the competition log with 28 points while the second-placed Reds is on 21 points.

The Force were rewarded with a try after just 8 minutes to lead 7-0. The Force at that stage surprisingly dominating the Brumbies who made several mistakes under pressure. With 20 minutes gone of the match, the Brumbies slowly got their hands on more ball and started to threaten the tryline of the Force.

The Brumbies was denied two tries within minutes and eventually got over the line with eight minutes to go in the first half. The Brumbies scored their second try of the match to take the lead 10-7. The Brumbies now in complete control and enjoyed 99% of the possession in the last 10 minutes of the first half.

The Western Force started the same as they did in the first half. However, the Brumbies scored their third try of the match to extend their lead to 17-7 with 30 minutes to go. The Force struck back almost immediately with a converted try of their own. The Brumbies still in the lead with 17-14 and 24 minutes to go. A massive upset not out of the question at that stage.

With 15 minutes to go the Brumbies scored their 4th of the match. The Brumbies 5th try them a 31-14 win with the Force's efforts on the field not accurately reflected on the sore-board.

Scorers:

Western Force: Try: Fergus Lee-Warner, Jono Lance. Conversion: Ian Prior (2).

Brumbies: Tries: Tom Wright, Tom Banks, Will Miller, Len Ikitau, Andy Muirhead. Conversion: Bayley Kuenzle (3).

Brumbies: 1. James Slipper, 2. Connal McInerney, 3. Allan Alaalatoa (c), 4. Murray Douglas, 5. Cadeyrn Neville, 6. Lachlan McCaffrey, 7. Will Miller, 8. Pete Samu, 9. Joe Powell, 10. Bayley Kuenzle, 11. Tom Wright, 12. Irae Simone, 13. Solomone Kata, 14. Andy Muirhead, 15. Tom Banks. Replacements: 16. Folau Fainga'a, 17. Scott Sio, 18. Tom Ross, 19. Darcy Swain, 20. Rob Valetini, 21. Nic White, 22. Reesjan Pasitoa, 23. Len Ikitau.

Western Force: 1. Pek Cowan, 2. Andrew Ready, 3. Kieran Longbottom, 4. Jeremy Thrush, 5. Ollie Adkins, 6. Fergus Lee-Warner, 7. Kane Koteka, 8. Henry Stowers, 9. Ian Prior, 10. Jono Lance, 11. Brad Lacey, 12. Henry Taefu, 13. Kyle Godwin, 14. Michael Brache, 15. Jack McGregor. Replacements: 16. Feleti Kaitu'u, 17. Chris Heiberg, 18. Tom Steminant, 19. Trevin Ferris, 20. Brynard Stander, 21. Nick Frisby, 22. Richard Kahui, 23. Jake Strachan.