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Brumbies beat the Force in Canberra

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Article Published: Friday 24 February 2012|

The Australian leg of the 2012 Super Rugby season kicks off in Canberra between the Force and the Brumbies who finished in 12th and 13th place last season.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
The match is underway.
1.00: Early penalty for the Force. Stannard takes the shot and nails it. The Force lead.
3.00: The Brumbies win a penalty straight back and Nic White takes the kick and he too nails it. The scores are level.
6.00: Another penalty for the Brumbies so Nic White takes the kick and nails it from well out. Brumbies lead.
8.00: Another penalty. This time for the Force. Stannard bangs it over  and the scores are level.
11.00: Yet another penalty. Nic White takes another shot and nails this one too. Three from three.
17.00: The Force catch 7 and 1 offside so Stannard gets another kick at the posts. This one he misses.
19.00: Yet another penalty. Nic White takes it from well out again but this time he too misses.
23.00: Slow match this one as the teams test each other with short close range runs.
25.00: Penalty to the Brumbies in their half. White kicks for touch.
29.00: Penalty to the Force. Stannard takes the kick and slots it from 37m out. It's 9 all.
30.00: Nathan Sharpe concedes a penalty so the Brumbies get a shot at goal. Bryce Lawrence is seriously enforcing the rules here. White takes the kick and misses. Thats three from five.
31.00: The Force have spent 6 seconds so far in the Brumbies 25. The Brumbies have spent 23 seconds in the Force's 25. It's all being played in the middle.
34.00: Penalty to the Force. Stannard nails it and the Force lead.
39.00: The Brumbies try to add some points at the death of the first half and attack down the wing but a foot goes into touch.
40.00: The siren sounds as the line out is thrown. It's a mess so we have a scrum. The scrum is a mess too so that is it. Half time.
The half time score was Brumbies 9 Force 12
The second half is underway.
42.00: Brumbies showing a lot more intent this half as Ben Mowen snipes for the line. He is just caught in time.
44.00: The Brumbies win a scrum and then Jesse Mogg darts for the line and scores.  TRY!
45.00: White's conversion from in front of the posts goes wide.
50.00: Brumbies starting to open up the Force's defence now. Toomua sends a ball wide and Robbie Coleman scores in the corner. TRY!
51.00: Nic White takes the conversion from the corner flag but misses.
55.00: The Force keep the ball moving and going through the phases and eventually the Brumbies break and Stannard scores the Force's first TRY.
56.00:Stannard takes the conversion but misses.
60.00: The Force have a run down the wing but they are just pushed into touch. We have a break in play as one of the Brumbies is injured.
61.00: Penalty to the Force. Stannard takes the kick but it hits the post and bounces out.
68.00: Brumbies move the ball wide. Toomua showing some good vision with wide balls. The ball goes to ground in the following move and the Brumbies earn a penalty.
69.00: Matt Toomua takes the kick and he also hits the post. Its a mess after the ball bounces and the Force get a penalty and clear.
72.00: Penalty to the Brumbies. Nic White misses.
74.00: The Brumbies are gaining some momentum. They build up the attack but then Pocock steals the ball and the Force run the ball out of their 25.
77.00: The Force are in the Brumbies half putting some pressure on perhaps hoping for a penalty.  Robbie Coleman limps off.
79.00: The Force are edging forward trying to work a penalty.
80.00: The Brumbies knock on but the Assistant ref sees it and we just have time for a Brumbies scrum.
81.00: Brumbies win the scrum and boot the ball out. Thats it. Brumbies win.
The full time score is Brumbies 19 Force 17


Tries - J Mogg, R. Coleman.
Pen -  N White 3
Con -
Drop -
Cards -

Tries - J Stannard
Pen - J Stannard 4
Con -
Drop -
Cards -

Referee: Bryce Lawrence
AR1: Andrew Lees
AR2 : James Leckie
TMO : Matt Goddard



1. Ben Alexander,2. Stephen Moore,3. Dan Palmer,4. Leon Power,5. Sam Carter,6. Peter Kimlin,7. Ita Vaea,8. Ben Mowen (c),9. Nic White,10. Matt Toomua,11. Jesse Mogg,12. Christian Lealiifano,13. Andrew Smith,14. Henry Speight,15. Robbie Coleman

Replacements:16. Anthony Hegarty,17. Ruaidhri Murphy,18. Scott Fardy ,19. Michael Hooper ,20. Ian Prior,21. Zack Holmes,22. Joe Tomane

Western Force

1. Pek Cowan,2. Nathan Charles,3. Salesi Ma'afu,4. Toby Lynn,5. Nathan Sharpe,6. Matt Hodgson,7. David Pocock (Captain),8. Ben McCalman,9. Brett Sheehan,10. James Stannard,11. Napolioni Nalaga,12. Rory Sidey,13. Winston Stanley,14. Nick Cummins,15. Alfie Mafi

Reserves:16. Elvis Taione,17. Kieran Longbottom,18. Phoenix Battye,19. Angus Cottrell,20. Justin Turner,21. Ben Seymour,22. Sam Wara

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