Brumbies v W.Force Super Rugby Preview

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Brumbies and the Western Force the Canberra based Brumbies have won four and lost one.

Overall the Brumbies have played the Western Force 13 times since the Force joined Super Rugby ten years ago. From those 13 matches the Brumbies have won 8 matches and they have lost four matches with one draw.

Those 8 victories over the Force give the Brumbies a record of winning 62% of their matches regardless of the venue.

The average score when the Brumbies play the Western Force regardless of venue is : Brumbies 24 Force 18.

This weekend the match will be played in Canberra which is home for the Brumbies and where the teams have met 6 times.

In those six matches the Brumbies have won four times and lost twice. There have been no draws between the teams in Canberra and these results give the Brumbies a record of winning 67% of their home matches.

The average score when the Brumbies host the Force in Canberra is : Brumbies 26 Force 19.

The last three matches in Canberra have both been won by the Brumbies and the Force have not left the Australia capital as winners since April 2011.

In terms of selection the Force have been able to bring back one of their favourites as Nick Cummins has recovered from an injury and starts on the wing.

Fellow winger Marcel Brache will start on the right hand side, with Luke Morahan starting at fullback.

Chris Alcock will also make his comeback this week after he was sidelined with a leg injury sustained against the Queensland Reds in Brisbane a fortnight ago.

Alcock comes into the starting line-up on the openside flank, allowing the versatile Brynard Stander to shift to the opposite side of the scrum in place of the injured Angus Cottrell (ankle).

The Brumbies have named an unchanged team after they beat the Rebels in Melbourne last weekend. The Brumbies are unbeaten in Australia this year and their only loss in three matches was against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

The Force in comparison have played three matches and lost two. They have had mixed form but in terms of score line over the last two weeks their losses have been getting bigger.

The Brumbies are Australian Conference leaders while the Force are second from bottom in the Conference.

The Bookies have given the Force a 14 point start for this Match – with an offer of a FREE $150 BET. The Brumbies – at home – will be too strong for the Force. The Brumbies should win this by 11.

This Match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in the UK on Sky Sports 3/HD.

Average score: Brumbies 24 Force 18

Last five results
11 Jul 2014 Brumbies v Force 47-25 Canberra
01 Mar 2014 Brumbies v Force 27-14 Perth
13 Jul 2013 Brumbies v Force 15-21 Perth
27 Apr 2013 Brumbies v Force 41-7 Canberra
30 Jun 2012 Brumbies v Force 28-17 Perth

Brumbies overall record against the Force
Played 13 , Wins 8 , Losses 4 , Draws 1

Match No.23: Brumbies v W.Force
Date : Friday 6 March 2015
Venue : GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick Off local: 19:40 local, 21:40 NZDT, 10:40 SAST
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Ref 1:Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 2:Andrew Lees
TMO : Ian Smith



1. Scott Sio , 2. Stephen Moore , 3. Ben Alexander , 4. Rory Arnold , 5. Sam Carter , 6. Scott Fardy, , 7. Jarred Butler , 8. Ita Vaea , 9. Nic White , 10. Matt Toomua , 11. Joe Tomane , 12. Christian Lealiifano , 13. Tevita Kuridrani , 14. Henry Speight , 15. Robbie Coleman.

Replacements: 16. Josh Mann-Rea , 17. JP Smith , 18. Ruan Smith , 19. Jordan Smiler , 20. Blake Enever , 21. Michael Dowsett , 22. James Dargaville , 23. Jesse Mogg

Western Force

1. Pekahou Cowan, 2. Nathan Charles, 3. Tetera Faulkner, 4. Sam Wykes (c), 5. Steve Mafi, 6. Brynard Stander, 7. Chris Alcock, 8. Ben McCalman, 9. Alby Mathewson, 10. Zack Holmes, 11. Nick Cummins, 12. Solomoni Jnr Rasolea, 13. Kyle Godwin, 14. Marcel Brache, 15. Luke Morahan

Replacements : 16. Heath Tessmann, 17. Chris Heiberg, 18. Oliver Hoskins, 19. Wilhelm Steenkamp, 20. Kane Koteka, 21. Ian Prior, 22. Sias Ebersohn, 23. Luke Burton

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