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Super Rugby AU Wrap – Close wins for Reds and Brumbies


The Reds and Brumbies stayed unbeaten after they beat the Force and Waratahs respectively in their matches on Friday and Saturday.

It was the third round of the revamp Aussie Super Rugby competition with the Reds and Brumbies leading the pack.

Reds Reds 31 24 Western Force Western Force

As with their match last week against the Waratahs the Force had a great start to the match leading 14-0 after just 14 minutes into the game.

At the end the Reds came out winners 31-24 to remain unbeaten in Super Rugby AU so far.

With two wins and a draw the Reds are sitting pretty nice on the log at the moment but it is still early days.

It was for a change a free-flowing game which saw eight tries being scored in the 80 minutes.

The Force did not disappoint and gave another good performance but again could not maintain the good intensity they showed in the first quarter.

The first points came from McGregor after Marcel Brache set him up. They were soon 14-0 ahead when Ralston sprinted down the the line to extend their lead.

The Reds woke up after that and we saw a great next ten minutes from the host where they got over for three tries.

The first one came from a counter-attack with Paenga-Amosa at the end off it to score their first try of the match.

The second try came from Campbell ending off a great piece off play. The third try came from Tupou which gave them them the lead.

The Force got a lucky try against the run off play when Raiston got an intercept try which he sprinted 80 meters down the field. This send the two teams into the break with the Reds leading 21-19.

With 40 minutes to go and only two points behind the Force was pretty much still in the game but a try from Daugunu scoring the Reds forth try made it that little bit more difficult for them to come back.

The Force got one more try in the second half through Ready but the final nail for the Force was a late drop goal by O’Conner.


Reds: Tries: Brandon Paenga-Amos, Jock Campbell, Filipo Daugunu, Filipo Daugunu Conversions: James O’Connor (4) Drop goal: O’Connor

Force: Tries: Jack McGregor, Byron Ralston (2), Andrew Ready Conversions: Ian Prior (2)

NSW Waratahs NSW Waratahs 23 24 Brumbies Brumbies

It was a try at the end off the match that snatch victory away from the Waratahs on Saturday.

The Brumbies sneaked through to win the game 24-23 to stay unbeaten so far in Super Rugby AU.

The Tahs came back with two penalties to take a slight lead. With Horton finding the space a great kick was gathered by Ramm to score a great try for the Tahs.

The Brumbies came back after they took some better control of the game and got rewarded with Fainga’a getting over for another try.

Valentiti got over just before halftime to reduce the lead to only 20-17 at the break.

The second half did not produce much more excitement until Issak Fines got through a gap for the crucial try with 3 minutes left and Bayley Kuenzle to kick the winning conversion.


Waratahs :Tries: Tom Horton, James Ramm Conversions: Will Harrison (2) Penalties: Harrison (3)

Brumbies: Tries: Thomas Cusack, Folau Fainga’a, Rob Valetini, Issak Fines Conversions: Bayley Kuenzle (2)

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