Brumbies go down to the Force

Brumbies vs Force

This match could not have come at a better time. Last week Force fly half Matt Giteau announced that he would be leaving the Force for the Brumbies.

What should he do this week then ? Should he play at his best and remind them how lucky they are to have signed him for next year or go easy on his next team ? Who knows.

Head to Head: Played 3: Brumbies 2, Force 1

Last three results.
Force won 22-29 in Perth
2007 Brumbies won 14-12 in Canberra
2006 Brumbies won in 25-10 Perth


Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.


The match is underway.


2.00; The Brumbies get an early penalty so Mark Gerrard takes the kick and slots it.


8.00: The Brumbies run the ball down the line but somehow Matt Giteau gets the ball and runs it back to the Brumbies.


11.00; Cameron Shepherd makes a break but is caught. The game is being dominated by some quality kicking.


12.00; The Force charge down a kick from the Brumbies, Richard Brown gets there to secure it and George Smith gets a talking to for an offense.


14.00: Great play by the Force as they work the ball up to the Brumbies line. 6 phases but they lose the ball and the Brumbies clear.


17.00: Valentine puts in a beaty of a kick to find touch as teh Force rack up 58 % possession.


18.00; Shepherd breaks and takes cross with him. They attack and pass to Junior Pelesasa who drops the ball as they go over the line !


22.00: The Force spend about five minutes in the Brumbies 25 and come away with nothing.


25.00: Another penalty to the Brumbies so Mark Gerrard takes the kick and slots it which is not really in line with the way the game has gone.


26.00; It had to come. Cameron Shepherd who has been making the breaks all game gets over for a try after a Giteau/Cross break.


27.00: Matt Giteau takes the kick and misses.


31.00: Another penalty to the Brumbies and Mark Gerrard hooks the kick but the wind pulls it back in and it sails through.


35.00: The Force set up a scrum just outside the Brumbies 25 which gives them the attack but the scrum goes to ground.


38.00: The Force are intent on playing the game in the Brumbies half as they get a free kick and take it quickly by just booting it downfield. The tactic pays off as they win a penalty within kicking range. Matt Giteau take the kick and slots it.


40.00: Half time.


The half time score is Brumbies 9 Force 8


The second half is underway.


44.00: The Force get their dream start as they break and swing the ball out to Cameron Shepherd who dives over for his second try of the night.


45.00: Matt Giteau takes the conversion but misses.


49.00: The Brumbies give away a penalty so Matt Giteau takes the shot but misses.


50.00: Junior Pelesasa makes a break for the Force beating three tackles, he passes to Richard Brown who rolls over in the tackle as he goes over the line. We go upstairs to check the grounding – the tv ref says its OK.  


50.00: Matt Giteau curls the conversion in.


58.00: Mark Gerrar

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