Super Rugby AU finally kicked off this past weekend with the Reds taking on the Waratahs in Brisbane while the Brumbies hosted the Rebels in Canberra.
The Reds pulled off a rare victory over their Sydney rivals, outscoring them by four tries to two.
The Brumbies looked in great form as they despatched the Rebels 31-23, the former taing their place at the top of the table on points difference.
Round 2 sees the Rebels taking on the Reds in Melbourne while the Force will commence their first game of the season against the Waratahs in Sydney.
The Brumbies, who enjoy a break in Round 2, look to be the team to beat in the competition, if the first round is anything to go by.
Top Stats Performers From Round 1:
Top point scorer: Will Harrison (Waratahs) - 16
Top tacklers: Michael Hooper & Angus Bell (both Waratahs) - 15
Turnovers won: Fraser McReight (Reds) - 4
Defenders beaten: Mark Hansen (Brumbies) - 9
Carries: Jack Maddocks (Waratahs) & Dane Haylett-Petty (Rebels) - 16
Metres gained: Jack Maddocks - 139