The second Australian derby, and bound to be another dour affair as we saw yesterday morning, sees the Brumbies taking on the Rebels. The Brumbies are the top Australian team, and the Rebels are hot off a victory over the Blues last weekend, so it should be an interesting match in terms of who comes out victorious.

The Brumbies will tour to South Africa after this match, and will want to pick up valuable points before taking on the Bulls and Lions away from home. The match against the Rebels would have been targeted from the beginning of the season as a five pointer for Jake White’s men, but it might not be a sure thing.

The Rebels have been a much improved team this year, and will only improve as their new stars in James O’Connor and Kurtley Beale settle in their roles. A victory over the Brumbies today will only further compact the Aussie conference.

Brumbies: 1. Ruaidhri Murphy,2. Stephen Moore,3. Dan Palmer,4. Scott Fardy,5. Sam Carter,6. Ben Mowen,7. Michael Hooper,8. Fotu Auelua,9. Nic White,10. Christian Lealiifano,11. Joe Tomane,12. Pat McCabe,13. Tevita Kuridrani, 14. Henry Speight,15. Jesse Mogg

Replacements:16. Anthony Hegartym,17. Ben Alexander,18. Peter Kimlin,19. Ita Vaea,20. Ian Prior,21. Robbie Coleman,22. Andrew Smith

Rebels: 1. Nic Henderson, 2. Ged Robinson, 3. Rodney Blake, 4. Al Campbell, 5. Hugh Pyle (vc), 6. Luke Jones, 7. Jarrod Saffy, 8. Gareth Delve (c), 9. Nick Phipps, 10. Danny Cipriani, 11. Mark Gerrard, 12. James O’Connor, 13. Mitch Inman, 14. Lachlan Mitchell, 15. Kurtley Beale.

Replacements: 16. Luke Holmes, 17. Eddie Aholelei, 18. Michael Lipman, 19. Tim Davidson, 20. Richard Kingi, 21. Julian Huxley, 22. Lloyd Johansson.

Referee: Craig Joubert

Assistant Ref 1:James Leckie

Assistant Ref 2:Damien Mitchelmore

TMO:Steve Leszczynski

Go Brumbies…

Go Rebels

@BR (Comment 2) : @Just a Fan (Comment 1) :

BRUMBIES 6 vs REBELS 0 after 10 min. Both Penalty’s converted by Christian Lealiifano for BRUMBIES

BRUMBIES 13 vs REBELS 3 after 18 min. Try scored by Pat McCabe for BRUMBIES and converted

BRUMBIES 13 vs REBELS 6 after 21 min. Penalty converted by James O’Connor for REBELS

BRUMBIES 18 vs REBELS 6 after 24 min. Try scored by Michael Hooper for BRUMBIES

Rebels going to get a HUGE hiding today.

BRUMBIES 23 vs REBELS 6 after 27 min. Try scored by Scott Fardy for BRUMBIES

Got Brumbies by 3. So far I’m 3 from 3 with 3 margin points. I sure I’ll be 4 from 4 after this game as well as save on LMS

BRUMBIES 30 vs REBELS 6 after 37 min. Try scored by Ben Mowen for BRUMBIES

@JarsonX (Comment 10) : good going bru, I’m half dead

Well my sons team College u15 are thrashing Pretoria boys high 39-0 half time

still the same score

50 min

Brumbies score

37 – 6

67 min

What a rubbish second half.

BRUMBIES 37 (30) vs REBELS (6) Full Time

Rebels are shite away from home

@JarsonX (Comment 10) :

My MPs were out by ONE point on Sharks and Waratahs wins (haven’t looked but could be in with a closest pick BP share in either of those), 5 points on Saders win and out by 19 on the Brumbies win.

4 from 4 with 3MPs and I’m GREEN on LMS. Good weekend for me. SO FAR I have Chiefs and Bulls for the remaining fixtures.

One LMS picks for the Rebels. Bombardier has been blown away.

Five pick for the Brumbies.

175 Entered

11 Alive with a lifeline

30 Alive with no lifeline

134 Eliminated.

@KSA Shark © (Comment 19) : Nice, got Cheetahs and Bulls