Photo borrowed from the Brumbies website
What a shame the media can't find it within itself to televise or even provide a live stream of a game like last night's trial. Best we could do was follow it on Twitter!
You can check out the full report on the Brumbies website, ..and to be fair, you can also check out the report from the Forces' website.
But in a nutshell - four seasons in one day - from sun to wind to rain..happily the boys got off to a good start in the sunny period with tries to Matty Toomua and Clyde Rathbone, and went into the half time break with a 20 - 10 lead.
All players were replaced in the second half, and the atrocious weather allowed the Force back into the game, but the Brumbies were able to hang on, despite a last minute long range penalty to the Force, but kicker Kyle Godwin, happily for us, sent the kick wide.
Final score 20 - 18 and no injuries.
Next game -v- the ACT XV at Vikings Park next Friday afternoon. Can't wait!
Brumbies 20 (Matt Toomua, Clyde Rathbone tries; Christian Lealiifano 2/2 conversions, 2/2 penalty goals; Zack Holmes 0/1 penalty goals) defeated Emirates Western Force 18 (Ben McCalman, Junior Rasolea tries; Sias Ebersohn 1/1 conversion, 1/1 penalty goals; Kyle Godwin 0/1 conversions, 1/2 penalty goals)