Rugby Union - Brumbies 10-try avalanche on Sunwolves

Sunwolves' Yuki Yatomi (R) is tackled by ACT Brumbies' Stephen Moore (L) during the Super Rugby match between Australia's ACT Brumbies and Japan's Sunwolves in Canberra on May 28, 2016. (AFP Photo/MARK GRAHAM)

- The ACT Brumbies piled on 10 tries in a 66-5 bonus-point rout of Japan's Super Rugby newcomers the Sunwolves to take over at the top of the Australian conference. The Brumbies were never under any threat and went on with the job in the second half against the Japanese visitors after leading 28-0 at half-time on a chilly Canberra evening. Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore and winger Nigel Ah Wong each scored two tries as coach Stephen Larkham emptied the Brumbies replacements bench to rest his key players in the second half. The two-time winners now go into the four-week international Test season recess equal on points with the Waratahs, but ahead on the ladder with eight wins to their rivals' seven. It was the most points the Brumbies have scored since 2004, when they thrashed South Africa's Golden Lions 68-28.

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