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  • Higginbotham (2),
    Penalty goals: Lane (2),
    Conversions: Lane (2),
20 - 13

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  • Tomane,
    Penalty goals: Lealifano (2),
    Conversions: Lealifano,
  • Super Rugby
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  • 6th Apr 2012
  • KO 10:40
  • Ground: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Reds v Brumbies - Live

Last updated: 6th April 2012  

Full Timefull-time Reds 20 Brumbies 13

Penalty80 PENALTY, REDS, LANE! 20-13. Lane punishes a Brumbies infringement close to their own try-line to seal the win for his team. The final whistle goes and the Reds celebrate their first win in four matches. It wasn't pretty but in the end they deserved this win.

78 Replacement back Nick Frisby launches a high kick and collects it just outside the Brumbies' 22. What a take!

75 The Brumbies are chasing the game and Michael Hooper takes the ball into contact inside the Reds' half. He is met with a big hit by Higginbotham who also manages to hold him up off the ground and the Reds are awarded the put-in at the scrum.

72 Liam Gill returns from his spell in the sin bin. He's time off proved costly for the home side as the Brumbies scored 10 points during this period.

Conversion69 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 17-13. Lealiifano makes no mistake with the place kick and his side are now within touching distance of the Reds.

TRY68 TRY, BRUMBIES, TOMANE! 17-11. Joe Tomane goes on a barnstorming run inside the Reds 22. He bumps off three defenders before dotting down.

67 The Reds put huge pressure on the Brumbies at a scrum and White throws a weak pass out to Leallifano who gets the ball on the back foot. He tries to offloa to Tevita Kuridrani but his pass is forward.

64 The Brumbies do well to win a turnover inside their own 22 and Nic White relieves pressure with a clearance kick which goes into touch about 25 metres out.

Penalty62 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 17-6. The Brumbies pivot adds the extras to narrow the gap.

Yellow Card61 YELLOW CARD, REDS, GILL! Liam Gill receives his marching orders after kicking the ball through to his side from the wrong side of a ruck.

59 Pat McCabe breaks through the Reds' defence just outside the hosts' 22 and when the cover defence tackles him he manages to free his arms and get his pass away to Henry Speight. The big wing is bundled into touch close to the try-line.

Penalty56 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 17-3. Lealiifano opens the scoring for the visitors after a Reds player fails to roll away at a ruck.

54 Lealiifano has a chance to score his side's first points when the Reds infringe at a ruck but he pushes his penalty attempt past the upright!

Penalty51 PENALTY, REDS, LANE! 17-0. Sam Lane succeeds with the three-pointer which means the Brumbies must now score twice if they want to take the lead.

50 Ben Daley and Dan Palmer are trading blows and soon players from both sides join in. There were some real haymakers landed there but remarkably no one is yellow carded.

48 The Reds gain a reprieve when the Brumbies' front-row are penalised for an early engagement at an attacking scrum on the home side's 22 metre line.

45 Will Genia drops back to collect a ball inside his 22 and does well when he puts it out midway between the Brumbies' 22 and the halfway mark.

42 The Brumbies make a crucial error when Jesse Mogg puts the ball directly into touch after taking a pass from Joe Tomane who carried it back into the 22.

40 Christian Lealiifano gets the second half started. The Brumbies regather the kick and are immediately on the attack.

40 That is that for the first period as the Reds go in 14-0 up. A decent half of Super Rugby, with the Brumbies having it all to do in the second-half. Stay with us.

39 A few pick-and-drives from the Reds leads to Hanson being held up.

38 Back come the Reds though as they maul on the visiting 22. Wide they go through the hands to Davies, who cuts in-field and sets up another breakdown. A third score here and the Reds could put themselves in a strong position at the interval. Five-metre line-out.

35 The Brumbies must be wondering how they are 14 points down as the two scores have come in the blink of an eye, with half-time fast approaching. Well they almost got one back there as Kimlin made another bust before his passed to Speight was called forward.

32 Oh dear, mistake from Morahan as he fails to pick up a ball in his own 22, which leads to a Brumbies line-out about 18 metres out. They could do with something here.

Conversion30 LANE CONVERSION! 14-0! Easy enough for the pivot!

TRY29 HIGGINBOTHAM TRY! 12-0! So we have our first score in the game and the next isn't too far in coming. Next it is Lane who grubbers through and then Davies collects before handing inside to the supporting number eight. Right place, right time from Higginbotham.

Conversion26 LANE CONVERSION! 7-0! Great kick from the touchline!

TRY25 HIGGINBOTHAM TRY! 5-0! After a TMO call, the Reds are in wide on the left touchline. He looked in touch did the big number eight but it has been awarded.

24 Two misses from two from fly-half Lane as he overcompensates from the tee and pushes this one outside the left of the post. 24 minutes played then in Brisbane.

21 Anything you can do I can do better. White has just sent a superb kick into the Reds red zone from a penalty. This is a decent chance for the Brumbies here as they set up a driving maul...but it comes to naught as Power goes off his feet at a resulting breakdown.

19 Frustration and unfamiliarity on show for the Reds as they get in the way of each other in back-play. That is soon forgotten though as Luke Morahan has sent a decent touch-finder to about 40 metres out from the Brumbies line. This game badly needs a score.

16 Still pretty stagnant rugby as Alexander loses possession in contact so we will have a Reds scrum inside their own 22. Expect this to be sent downtown by Lane. It is.

13 Moore loses a line-out on the Reds 22 before a passage of scrappy play ends up with White set to put in on the home ten-metre. Still 0-0 at Suncorp Stadium.

11 First shot at goal for Lane then...he's hooked that one to the right.

9 End-to-end stuff as Kimlin makes a break up to the home 22 but then force a pass that is intercepted. That leads to a Reds counter as they now set up camp on their opposition's 22...penalty advantage being played but they are backing themselves for the seven here.

6 Almost some space for the Reds to exploit there as Genia, Hanson and Higginbotham combine with short passes on halfway. However, the number eight couldn't hold the hooker's pass so it's a scrum to the Brumbies, with White waiting to put in at the moment.

4 Now it's the Brumbies turn to enjoy some possession as Jesse Mogg races down the right wing, chips like last week, but puts too much on this one as it rolls dead. That run showed the full-back's pace and that the Reds can't give the former league man any space.

2 Little headway made by the Reds as they work through the phases against what is a strong Brumbies defence. We're stuck on halfway but it's been all Reds thus far.

Kick-off Here we go then. Lane kicks us off and Ben Alexander tidies possession before White boxes back up to halfway. Reds ball as they look to start well.

Team news The Brumbies have a new-look half-back combination as Nic White and Christian Lealiifano will start at scrum-half and fly-half respectively after Matt Toomua sustained a season-ending injury last week. Pat McCabe shifts to inside centre while Joseph Tomane will start on the wing. Ita Vaea starts ahead of youngster Michael Hooper in the number seven jersey.

Team news Sam Lane, son of former Wallabies centre Tim Lane, will become the fourth new fly-half for the Reds this season as he makes his Super Rugby debut. There are three other changes made by coach Ewen McKenzie as outside centre Aidan Toua will make his run-on debut, while lock Rob Simmons and flanker Beau Robinson return to the starting pack.

Welcome Hello and welcome to Suncorp Stadium where the home side will be looking to pick up the pieces of their season and make a dash for the top of the Aussie conference. The Brumbies currently top the standings in Australia, so there is plenty to play for here.

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