Brumbies start season with win against Chiefs

The Brumbies got their 2007 season off to a good start with a professional win against the Chiefs. Sosene Anesi of the Chiefs had an excellent game although he was on the losing side.

The Brumbies enjoyed the bulk of the posession and territory but a deciding factor was the penalty count of 13 to 7 against the Chiefs.

Final Score Chiefs 15 Brumbies 21

More to follow.


Tries:Sosene Anesi (2), Lelia Masaga.

Tries: Stirling Mortlock, Clyde Rathbone.
Conversion: Mortlock.
Penalty: Mortlock, Julian Huxley(2)


Chiefs: 15 Dwayne Sweeney, 14 Sosene Anesi, 13 Niva Ta’auso, 12 Tane Tu’ipulotu, 11 Anthony Tahana, 10 Stephen Donald, 9 Jamie Nutbrown, 8 Liam Messam, 7 Marty Holah, 6 Steven Bates, 5 Kristian Ormsby, 4 Jono Gibbes (captain), 3 Nathan White, 2 Tom Willis, 1 Simms Davison
Replacements: 16 Aled de Malmanche, 17 Ben Castle, 18 Toby Lynn, 19 Tanerau Latimer, 20 Brendon Leonard, 21 Tasesa Lavea, 22 Lelia Masaga

Brumbies: 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14 Clyde Rathbone, 13 Stirling Mortlock (captain), 12 Gene Fairbanks, 11 Mark Gerrard, 10 Julian Huxley, 9 George Gregan, 8 Stephen Hoiles, 7 George Smith, 6 Julian Salvi, 5 Mark Chisholm, 4 Alister Campbell, 3 Guy Shepherdson, 2 Jeremy Paul, 1 Nic Henderson.
Replacements: 16 Saia Faingaa, 17 Salesi Ma’afu, 18 Adam Wallace-Harrison, 19 Jone Tawake, 20 Richard Stanford, 21 Tim Wright, 22 Matt Carraro.

Referee: Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Touch judges: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa), Gary Wise (New Zealand)
Television match official: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

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