Brumbies victorious over Reds in Canberra

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Julian Huxley Brumbies

The high-flying Reds have crashed to defeat in their Australian Super 14 derby against the Brumbies in Canberra on Saturday.

The Brumbies won 32-12 after leading 14-6 at half-time.

The Brumbies scored four tries through lock Mark Chisholm, prop Ben Alexander (2) and scrumhalf Josh Valentine. Flyhalf Matt Giteau added three conversions and two penalties.

Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper kicked four penalties for visitors.

The Brumbies picked up a full-house of five points for their bonus point win and moved into sixth position in the standings on 32 points – only two points adrift of the top four.

The Reds empty Canberra empty-handed and slipped to fourth position on the log.

In next weekend’s Round 13 action, the Brumbies host the Highlanders in Canberra while the Reds travel to Wellington to tackle the Hurricanes.

Teams:

Brumbies:
15. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14. Pat McCabe, 13. Andrew Smith, 12. Tyrone Smith, 11. Brackin Karauria-Henry, 10. Matt Giteau, 9. Josh Valentine, 8. Stephen Hoiles (captain), 7. Colby Faingaa, 6. Rocky Elsom, 5. Mark Chisholm, 4. Mitchell Chapman, 3. Salesi Ma’afu, 2. Stephen Moore, 1. Ben Alexander

Substitutes: 16. Huia Edmonds, 17. Jerry Yanuyanutawa, 18. Ben Hand, 19. Michael Hooper, 20. Patrick Phibbs, 21. Robbie Coleman, 22. Ed Stubbs

Reds:
15. Peter Hynes, 14. Brando Va’aulu, 13. Will Chambers, 12. Anthony Faingaa, 11. Digby Ioane, 10. Quade Cooper, 9. Will Genia (captain), 8. Leroy Houston, 7. Daniel Braid, 6. Scott Higginbotham, 5. Adam Byrnes, 4. Rob Simmons, 3. Jack Kennedy, 2. Saia Faingaa, 1. Ben Daley

Substitutes: 16. Sean Hardman, 17. Greg Holmes, 18. Ezra Taylor, 19. Jake Schatz, 20. Ben Lucas, 21. Ben Tapuai, 22. Luke Morahan

[Story from Garrin Lambley appeared on Sport24.co.za]

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