Brumbies start 2020 with a close win


The Brumbies kicked off their 2020 Super Rugby campaign with a close 27-24 win over the Reds in Canberra on Friday 31 January.

Tom Banks breaks through the Reds defence in the Brumbies’ win on Friday 31 January.

The Reds led 17-7 at the break with former Brumby favourite Henry Speight scoring the Reds’ first try of the night, and becoming the first player to score a five-pointer against every Super Rugby side.

However, the Brumbies came out firing in the second period with tries to Tom Wright, Folau Fainga’a and Tom Banks, while debutant Noah Lolesio’s boot proved key to the result.

The Brumbies’ next match is against the Melbourne Rebels at GIO Stadium, Canberra on Friday 7 February 7.15pm.

In other news, the Brumbies’ naming rights sponsor Plus500 have pledged to donate $500 from every try and $500 from every conversion scored by the team during the 2020 Super Rugby season to bushfire relief.

The club has also announced they will take a Super Rugby fixture to UNSW Canberra Oval (Manuka) for the first time since 1996. The Oval will host the Stormers in the Round 15 clash on Saturday 9 May, 7.15pm kick-off. The match will be a celebration of the Brumbies’ 25th anniversary, with past legends to feature in a curtain-raiser before the game and other events planned throughout the week.

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