Brumbies march on

This tournament is about depth, and with James O’Connor, Kurtley Beale, Scott Higginbotham, Gareth Delve and Nick Phipps either injured or replaced, the Rebels came unstuck.

As such, the Brumbies turned a one-point half-time deficit into a comfortable lead while keeping the Rebels scoreless in the second half, giving reason for the high hopes that have been attached to their campaign this season.

Along with their dominant forward play, the Brumbies backs were in exhilarating form, with two Jesse Mogg runs in the first half, one in which he outsprinted O’Connor to score the game’s first try and the other when he set up the Brumbies’ second, particularly memorable try. Further tries from Mogg, Clyde Rathbone, Ben Mowen and Robbie Coleman meant it was a full house for Jake White’s boys.

Scorers:

BRUMBIES: Tries – Robbie Coleman, Jesse Mogg, Ben Mowen, Clyde Rathbone. Con – Christian Lealiifano (2). Pen – Christian Lealiifano (2)

REBELS: Tries – Scott Higginbotham. Con – James O’Connor. Pen – James O’Connor (2)

Referee: James Leckie.

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