The ACT Brumbies won their third Super Rugby Australian Conference Championship after beating the Melbourne Rebels at Bruce Stadium on Saturday night.
Returning to Australia after big wins in South Africa and Argentina, the Brumbies were too good for the struggling Rebels, leading 18-3 at halftime and winning 32-3, scoring four tries to nil.
The bonus point win put the Brumbies (six wins, seven losses, 33 points) fourteen points ahead of NSW (four wins, nine losses, 19 points) – who lost 46-31 to the Chiefs Saturday night – with two games left. Any faint hopes the Western Force had vanished after losing to the Hurricanes in Perth Saturday night.
The timing is perfect, as the Super Rugby comp is going on a one-month break for International commitments, with the Wallabies playing Tests against Fiji, Scotland and Italy.
The Brumbies’ big test will come in their final round match against the Chiefs in Waikato on Saturday July 15th as they will likely host a New Zealand team in the Bruce Stadium quarter final.