29 Apr 2013

Brumbies reclaim top spot

6:02 am on 29 April 2013

A Henry Speight double and a Matt Toomua masterclass sparked the ACT Brumbies to a 41-7 bonus-point win over the Western Force at Canberra Stadium to reclaim the Super Rugby competition lead.

The Force were unable to replicate the giant slaying feats they mustered up against the Crusaders and Reds in weeks past, with the Brumbies asserting dominance from the get go in front of 12,517 spectators.

George Smith was instrumental yet again, forcing several turnovers at the breakdown to put an exclamation mark on a game in which he equalled George Gregan's record of 136 Super Rugby caps for the Brumbies.

Speight bagged his second try of the night to bring up the four-try bonus point two minutes before halftime as the Brumbies took a 29-0 lead to the sheds.

Brumbies coach Jake White rung the changes midway through the second half, the home side scoring two tries to one to complete the rout.