Second half onslaught sees Brumbies overpower Waratahs in Canberra

The Brumbies produced a stunning second-half blitz to beat the Waratahs 38-11 at a rain-soaked GIO Stadium in Canberra.

Ryan Lonergan’s controversial opening try blended with Andy Muirhead’s effort allowed the house side to enter the interval with a slender 12-11 lead. The Tahs saved themselves contained within the rivals by way of Jack Dempsey’s attempt to 2 Will Harrison penalties.

Nonetheless the Brumbies took full administration contained inside the second interval and secured the win by way of two tries apiece from Tom Wright and Pete Samu.

The win strikes them as shortly as additional to the summit of the Enormous Rugby AU desk, two parts away from Reds with a sport in hand, whereas the Tahs keep in third after a fourth defeat contained inside the rivals.

Dan McKellar’s males suffered their first loss in an Australian derby since March 2019 by succumbing to the Rebels closing journey and have been furthermore going by the use of a much-improved Waratahs side, who had secured successive victories over the Reds and Western Stress.

The Tahs initially pressurised the opposition breakdown and had the higher of each territory and possession, nonetheless they have been unable to earnings. Their lineout malfunctioned and, with their very first assault, the hosts opened the scoring.

In actuality, the corporate have been unlucky. Not directly the try was awarded by the officers irrespective of Lonergan being clearly in entrance of Bayley Kuenzle when the flyhalf stabbed the ball by way of. 

Though Harrison lowered the arrears from the tee, the Brumbies have been starting to get your arms on their rhythm they usually prolonged their lead with a second try. This one was not unsure as Kuenzle noticed Muirhead in house and his cross-field kick was collected and achieved by among the many many greatest wing.

To the Tahs’ credit score rating ranking rating ranking, they might have folded nonetheless they saved their composure and, after Harrison was as shortly as as shortly as extra worthwhile with a penalty, they scored their first try. Tom Horton was the instigator as his unimaginable off-load opened the world for Dempsey to dash down the left and get entangled with down.

It saved the Sydneysiders contained within the rivals nonetheless they shortly acquired a blow initially of the second interval when the Brumbies went over for the third time as Irae Simone’s good piece of experience despatched Samu clear. The quantity eight nonetheless had tons of to do nonetheless he did it expertly to present them some respiration house.

Nic White then purchased right correct proper right here onto the sphere to mark his Brumbies return after 5 years overseas and was instantly influential, discovering Wright with a bullet cross and efficiently confirming the win.

The hosts had the momentum they usually have been aided by various Waratahs errors. One fully completely totally different misplaced lineout allowed the lads from the capital to be taught from a disorganised defence, with Simone breaking by way of and giving Wright his second.

Samu then achieved his brace with one fully completely totally different unimaginable end, along with to the ache for the Tahs, who’ve been handed a heavy defeat.



Tries: Ryan Lonergan, Andrew Muirhead, Pete Samu (2), Tom Wright (2)

Conversions: Lonergan (2), Bayley Kuenzle (2)


Tries: Jack Dempsey


Penalties: Will Harrison (2)



15 Tom Banks, 14 Andy Muirhead, 13 Solomone Kata, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Tom Wright, 10 Bayley Kuenzle, 9 Ryan Lonergan, eight Pete Samu, 7 Will Miller, 6 Lachlan McCaffrey, 5 Cadeyrn Neville, four Murray Douglas, three Allan Alaalatoa (captain), 2 Connal McInerney, 1 James Slipper

Substitutes: 16 Lachlan Lonergan, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Tom Ross, 19 Darcy Swain, 20 Rob Valetini, 21 Tom Cusack, 22 Nic White, 23 Len IkitauWaratahs

15 Jack Maddocks, 14 James Ramm, 13 Joey Walton, 12 Karmichael Hunt, 11 Alex Newsome, 10 Will Harrison, 9 Jake Gordon, eight Jack Dempsey, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Lachlan Swinton, 5 Rob Simmons (captain), four Ned Hanigan, three Harry Johnson-Holmes, 2 Tom Horton, 1 Tom Robertson.

Substitutes: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Tetera Faulkner, 18 Angus Bell, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Hugh Sinclair, 21 Mitch Transient, 22 Ben Donaldson, 23 Lalakai Foketi

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