Brumbies put Sunwolves to the sword

Nigel Ah Wong scored a try for the Brumbies

The Brumbies moved to the top of the Australian Super Rugby Conference after beating Japan’s Sunwolves 66-5 at GIO Stadium in Canberra.

The Brumbies outscored the Sunwolves by ten tries to one in the first ever match between the two sides.

Brumbies captain Stephen Moore, fullback Aidan Toua and wing Nigel Ah Wong all scored two tries each.

Canberra’s Brumbies are now level on 34 points with the Waratahs but they move ahead of the Sydney side due to one extra victory and have a better points differential.

The result moves the Brumbies up from 11th place to third in the overall conference as a result of them becoming Australian Conference leaders. The Waratahs drop from third down to ninth place and out of the qualification for the play offs.

The Sunwolves loss is their second largest defeat since they joined Super Rugby this season as they were beaten 92-17 by the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein during the 8th round.

The Brumbies return to Super Rugby after the June Internationals on July 1 with a home match in Canberra against the Reds, while the Sunwolves host the Waratahs in Tokyo.

More to follow.

Final Score Brumbies 66 (28) Sunwolves 5 (0) 


Tries – S.Fardy, S.Moore 2, M.Dowsett, N.Ah Wong 2, A.Toua 2,  J.Jackson-Hope, J.Dargaville
Pen –
Con – C.Lealiifano 8
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – A.Yamada
Pen –
Con –
Drop –
Cards – H. Ono (39th min yellow)

Match Officials
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant Ref 1:Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 2:Rohan Hoffmann
TMO : Ian Smith



1. Scott Sio , 2. Stephen Moore (c) , 3. Ruan Smith , 4. Rory Arnold , 5. Sam Carter , 6. Scott Fardy , 7. David Pocock , 8. Jarrad Butler , 9. Michael Dowsett , 10. Christian Lealiifano (c) , 11. James Dargaville , 12. Robbie Coleman , 13. Tevita Kuridrani , 14. Nigel Ah Wong , 15. Aidan Toua

Replacements 16. Josh Mann-Rea, 17. Allan Alaalatoa, 18. Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin, 19. Tom Staniforth, 20. Jordan Smiler, 21. Joe Powell, 22. Jordan Jackson-Hope, 23. Lausii Taliauli


15.Yasutaka Asahara, 14. Mifiposeti Paea , 13 Derek Carpenter, 12 Harumichi Tatekawa , 11. Akihito Yamada, 10.Yu Tamura, 9. Yuki Yatomi , 8 Ed Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6. Liaki Moli, 5. Fa’ Atiga Lemalu, 4.Hitoshi Ono , 3. Takuma Asahara,2. Shota Horie (c), 1 Keita Inagaki

Replacements: 16.Takeshi Kizu, 17.Ziun Gu , 18. Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 19.Yoshiya Hosoda , 20 Taiyo Ando, 21.Daisuke Inoue, 22.Tusi Pisi , 23.Riaan Viljoen

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