7/30/2013

Brumbies Rugby finals breakdown


Grand Final games played [5], win rate 40 per cent

Saturday, 31 May, 1997
Runners up
Auckland Blues 23 (Craig Dowd, Michael Jones tries; Adrian Cashmore 2 cons, 3 pens) bt Brumbies 7 (Joe Roff try, con) at Eden Park. Referee: Tappe Henning SA.

Saturday, 27 May, 2000
Runners up
Crusaders 20
(Ron Cribb try; Andrew Mehrtens 5 pens) bt Brumbies 19 (George Smith try; Stirling Mortlock con, 4 pens) at Brumbies [Canberra] Stadium. Referee: Andre Watson SA.

Saturday, 26 May, 2001
Champions
Brumbies 36
(Joe Roff 2, David Giffin tries; Andrew Walker 3 cons, 5 pens) bt Sharks 6 (Butch James 2 pens) at Bruce [Canberra] Stadium. Referee: Paddy O’Brien NZ.

Saturday, 25 May, 2002
Runners up
Crusaders 31
(Marika Vunibaka, Caleb Ralph tries; Mehrtens 2 cons; 3 pens; DG) bt Brumbies 13 (Andrew Walker try, con, 2 pens) at Jade Stadium, Christchurch. Referee: Andre Watson SA.

Saturday, 22 May, 2004
Champions
Brumbies 47
(Mark Gerrard 3, Joe Roff 2, Jeremy Paul, Matt Giteau tries; Joe Roff 6 cons) bt Crusaders 38 (Richie McCaw, Aaron Mauger, Brad Thorn, Chris King, Casey Laulala, Dan Carter tries; Dan Carter 4 cons) at Canberra Stadium. Referee: Andre Watson SA.

Most Grand Final appearances for the Brumbies
Stephen Larkham        5
George Gregan         5
Joe Roff        4
Bill Young         4
Jeremy Paul        4
George Smith         4


Most Grand Final tries for the Brumbies
Joe Roff        5
Mark Gerrard         3
David Giffin        1
George Smith        1
Andrew Walker         1
Jeremy Paul        1
Matt Giteau        1

Most Grand Final Points for the Brumbies
Joe Roff        39

Andrew Walker         34
Mark Gerrard        15
Stirling Mortlock    14
George Smith        5
David Giffin        5
Jeremy Paul         5
Matt Giteau        5

Total Brumbies Grand Final points for and against
+110    -118     TOTAL: -8

Most Grand Final appearances as Captain for the Brumbies
George Gregan        3*
Brett Robinson        2*
Owen Finegan        1
*2000 George Gregan and Brett Robinson Co-Captains

Current Brumbies Rugby players to have played in Grand Finals
George Smith         4
Clyde Rathbone        1
Ian Prior         1*
*2011 Grand Final with Queensland Reds, selected in 22 but did not play

Head to head

•    18 games since 1996 with Saturday’s Super Rugby Final the 19th. 

•    University of Canberra Brumbies [against the Chiefs] 11 wins, six losses and one draw

•    Brumbies have won three of the last five games played in Hamilton

•    Last time either the Chiefs or Brumbies won away from home was 2008 at Canberra Stadium, Chiefs 42-28

•    The only other post-season match between the Brumbies and Chiefs was at Canberra Stadium in 2004, semi-final the Brumbies won 32-17

•    Last time the Brumbies faced the Chiefs was March 16, 2012 at Hamilton. The Chiefs scored a last minute try to secure a 29-22 victory

•    In 2013 the Chiefs have six players in the All Blacks squad compared to the Brumbies 12 in the Wallabies squad. [New Zealand squad is eight men shorter than that of Australia’s with 32 players]