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Brumbies on top in Aussie derby against Waratahs


The Brumbies won a game of so much errors against the Waratahs on Saturday when they beat them 28-12.

We normally do not see the world being set alight when two Aussie teams take each other on these days but it has been a match-up between the two strongest Aussie teams in the competition.

Both teams made early handling errors and not much ground on attack.

The Waratahs could put some pressure on the Brumbies in their half and forced a few penalties through some good drives from the lineouts.

The Brumbies got handed a yellow card after the third drive was collapsed and scored their first try through Robertson.

That gave them an early 7-0 lead after 10 min.

The Brumbies seemed to struggle to get any flow into their game early on and handling errors stop the little changes they did get as well.

The skill level was not great from both teams and they made some ordinary mistakes on attack and too much handling errors from teams at this level.

The quality of play from both teams was disappointing as they kept on making silly errors and not really making any impact on attack.

The Brumbies did hit back after 26 minutes with a try of their own but the worrying stat at that stage was 32 handling errors in 26 minutes.

The game was going nowhere fast as neither team could get any control over the ball or in the match.

The teams went into the break with the scores level at 7 all.

Second half kept the trend of the first with both teams keep on making handling errors and not making much ground on attack.

We finally saw a try from the Brumbies in the 60 min as they took the lead 14-7. A third try came moments later when Speight kicked a ball through and collect it to score the Brumbies third try of the match.

It almost sparked the two teams with the Waratahs also getting over for a try through Gordon. This made the lead to the Brumbies only 21-12 after 64 minutes.

Poor defense from Tahs gave the Brumbies another try with Speight going over for his second making the lead 28-12 after 74 min.

At the end the Brumbies got the win but with 76 handling errors it actually tells you the story of the quality that was display in this game.

The scorers:

For Waratahs:
 Robertson, Gordon
Cons: Robinson

For Brumbies:
 Kuridrani, Abel,Speight 2
Cons: Hawera 4

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