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The Brumbies will welcome the Force from Perth to the GIO Stadium in Canberra on Saturday for an Australian derby in Round 3 of the 2017 Super Rugby tournament. The Brumbies are still searching for a first win of the season, and going into Round 3 of the competition, they have only the Rebels below them in the Australian Conference table. Their first outing saw them travel to Christchurch and put up a more than creditable performance, going down to the Crusaders by a mere 13-17. However, last weekend on home territory, despite leading at half-time against the Sharks, the Brumbies went down to a second loss 22-27.
The Canberra based side played six Australian derbies in 2016 and were victorious in all of them. Including a season double over the Force, winning 24-10 in Canberra and 31-14 in Perth. The Force have played two derbies to start the season. After leading the Waratahs in Sydney at half-time in Round 1, they slipped to a 13-19 defeat. However, they bounced back to beat the Reds in Perth last weekend by 26-19. A welcome result in front of their own fans, as they failed to win a home game throughout the entire 2016 season.
Posted: 16th July 2016
The Brumbies who finish their 2016 Super Rugby regular season fixtures on home soil in Canberra on Saturday against the Force, will have the advantage of knowing exactly what they have to do, in order to secure a place in the post-season play-offs. The Brumbies were very fortunate last weekend as far as their play-off hopes were concerned. They fell to a bad defeat in Auckland to the Blues by 15-40, but were grateful to then see their rivals for the Australian Conference title, the Waratahs, lose to the Hurricanes in Sydney.
As they have won one game more than the Waratahs during the season, the Brumbies need to match the Waratahs result against the Blues, which is scheduled for Eden Park in Auckland. With a 100% winning record in Australian derbies this season, including a 31-14 victory over the Force in Perth earlier in 2016, the Brumbies will be clear favourites to claim a home semi-final in the tournament's quarter finals. The Force have managed to register just two wins in 2016, both away from home. The Reds were beaten in Brisbane, and the debutant Sunwolves were downed in Tokyo. The last of those wins coming back in Round 11.
Posted: 6th March 2015
Although they are not one of the four teams in Super Rugby 2015 that can still boast of a 100% winning record after three rounds of competition, the Brumbies have looked one of the most impressive sides, and seem like a good bet to be title contenders come the end of the season. On Friday the Brumbies host the Force in an Australian derby at the GIO Stadium in Canberra, having already seen off two other sides from their own country in the opening two rounds. The Reds were hammered 47-3 in Canberra, while they had a much tighter contest in Melbourne against the Rebels, that they eventually won by 20-15. The only blot on their record so far, was defeat to the Chiefs in New Plymouth, when the were denied victory by a late penalty, that saw the home team sneak home by 19-17. The Force opened their season with a stunning win against the reigning Champions the Waratahs in Sydney. However, since then, they have lost in appalling conditions away to the Reds 6-18, and were then humbled by the Hurricanes in Perth by 13-42.
Having conceded just one try in three games this season, and with an unbeaten record in Canberra that stretches back to Round 2 of the 2014 season, it would be another major shock if the Brumbies don't record a third win of the season.
Posted: 11th July 2014
While the Brumbies scrum half Nic White will be making his 50th appearance for the franchise on Friday when the Western Force visit Canberra Stadium Canberra, there will be little in the way of celebration unless the home side secures the victory that will secure a play-off spot. Last weekend the Brumbies had a bye, and had to sit back and watch the results role in, waiting to see what the effect was on their position, and leaving them to find out was required of them in their last match of the regular season. The Western Force secured a vital victory in Perth against the Reds by 30-20, but cam up short of a vital bonus point, scoring three tries in their win. That win drew them alongside the Brumbies on 40 points, but with an inferior points difference they need to win in Canberra if they are to deny their hosts a wildcard place, while making it into the knockout phase themselves.
The Brumbies, who lost last year's final in Waikato to the Chiefs by 27-22, have appeared in six finals, of which they have won two. Last years final was the first time that they have contested the final since they defeated the Crusaders back in 2004. As against that excellent history, the Force in their relatively short history has never yet made it into the play-offs.
Posted: 24th February 2012
On Friday, February 24th the Brumbies and the Western Force face off in the Super Rugby. The event is hosted in Canberra and is scheduled to start at 19:40 local time, which is 08:40 GMT. The Super Rugby teams are divided up into three conferences as we begin the new season of Super Rugby. First is the Australian Super Rugby Conference, followed by the New Zealand Super Rugby Conference and the South African Super Rugby Conference. The teams get four points for a win and four points for a bye. They get two points if they draw.
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