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Brumbies capitalise on fast start

A flying start earned the Brumbies their first Super 15 win of the season as they saw off Western Force in Perth.

The Brumbies ran in three tries in the opening 22 minutes through Scott Fardy, Jesse Mogg and Robbie Coleman as they went in a half-time 24-0 ahead.

But they failed to find a fourth try, and a bonus point, while the Force fought back late on.

They crossed twice in the dying minutes thanks to Jayden Hayward and Ben McCalman, but had left themselves too much of a mountain to climb.

The Brumbies came flying out of the blocks and left their opponents reeling with a succession of early scores.

Fardy dived over for the first try after nine minutes, with Mogg adding a second after the quarter hour and Coleman getting number three.

Nic White converted all three as the Brumbies led 21-0 after only 24 minutes and added two penalties to extend the lead to 27-0.

The Force finally troubled the scoreboard in the 77th minute as Hayward crashed over, McCalman also scoring after the final hooter.

Sias Ebersohn added the extras on both occasions, but they were no more than consolation points.


From Belfast Telegraph