Without their Wallabies it was always going to be a big ask for the Rebels to match the Australian conference leaders, but Jake White’s men were far superior in every aspect of the game on Friday and showed what a bunch of no-names can do if they are structured and coached well.
The Brumbies played inevitable rugby from start to finish and once they had scored twice in the first 10 minutes the final result was never in doubt.
Brumbies – Tries: Scott Sio, Clyde Rathbone (2), Henry Speight, Colby Faingaa, Zack Holmes. Conversion: Ian Prior (3). Penalty: Jesse Mogg.
Rebels– Try: Tom English, Paul Alo-Emile. Conversions: Jason Woodward(2). Penalty: Woodward.