The third date of the Australian Super Rugby began with an entertaining duel between Reds and Force. On Saturday, Waratahs-Brumbies closed the day with an agonizing finale in Sydney.
WARATAHS 23-24 BRUMBIES (Saturday)
The homeowner fails to raise his head and fell back into Super Rugby aussie, this time it was against Brumbies at the end of the match. The game started better for Canberra’s with Cusack’s try, after taking the ball after a reception error by Harrison (5 ‘). Subsequently, Waratahs woke up and crushed his rival during the first half hour of the match to get 20 to 5 up thanks to the foot of his opening and two conquests of Horton and Ramm (24 ‘and 29’). However, before the break, Brumbies rebounded thanks to the work of their forwards to go to break just 20-17 down (Fainga’a 34 ‘and Valetini 39’). During the second stage, the rhythm of the game was completely different and the points were made to wait. After Harrison’s penalty (50 ‘), the final result of the match would be determined by Issak Fines who went through the ingoal of the locals (77′) to equalize the score, while Bayley Kuenzle added the conversion that would decree Brumbies’ agonizing victory .
REDS 31-24 FORCE (Friday)
The visiting team started in an overwhelming way, just as a week before they managed to make differences in the scoreboard: this time they went 14-0 up thanks to the tries of Jack McGregor and Byron Ralston, but the local reacted quickly and in just eight minutes He scored three tries: Brandon Paenga-Amosa (19 ‘), Jock Campbell (23’) and Taniela Tupou (27 ‘). When it looked like the fourth was coming for the Reds, wing Byron Ralston brilliantly intercepted an O’Connor pass and ran virtually the entire court to get closer to the scoreboard and go two: the conversion was blocked. At the start of the complement, Filipo Daugunu supported a new try and the duel became more difficult. Only O’Connor’s drop remained until the end, which put definitive figures to an entertaining encounter.