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  • Mowen, McCabe, Hooper, Fardy (2),
    Penalty goals: Lealifano (2),
    Conversions: Lealifano (3),
37 - 6

Melbourne Rebels

  • Penalty goals: Cipriani, O'Connor,
  • Super Rugby
  • Overall Group
  • 14th Apr 2012
  • KO 10:40
  • Ground: Canberra Stadium

Brumbies v Melbourne Rebels - Live

Last updated: 14th April 2012  

Full Timefull-time Brumbies 37 Rebels 6

80 The Rebels get close to the Brumbies' try-line but Luke Holmes throws a shocking pass to Hugh Pyle which the lock knocks on. From the resulting scrum the ball comes out to Lealiifano and puts the ball into the stands to bring proceedings to a close. The Brumbies are deserved winners. It was a clinical first half performance that set up this victory for Jake White's charges. One gets the impression that after wracking up that huge lead they were content to sit back and merely absorb the pressure which their opponents tried to put on them. It was a shocking display by the Rebels and despite all their efforts they have little to show for it at the end. They have a lot of homework to do before their next match as everything they tried came to nothing.

78 The brumbies are awarded a penalty deep inside their 22 when Rebels replacement prop Eddie Aholelei infringes at a scrum.

75 Julian Huxley attacks from inside his 22 and when he's brought to ground, Ita Vaea is pinned for not rolling away after making the tackle.

73 The Rebels are on the attack inside the Brumbies' half but soon concede another penalty when Beale infringes at a ruck. Lealiifano puts the ball into touch close to the Rebels' 22 metre line.

Conversion68 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 37-6. Lealiifano adds the extra two points which gives side an unassailable lead!

TRY67 TRY, BRUMBIES, FARDY! 35-6. Scott Fardy gets his second try of the match after breaking through three half-hearted Rebels tackles close to the try-line.

63 Joe Tomane shows his class when he puts in a chip kick inside the Rebels' 22 and regathers close to the try-line. Kurtley Beale does well, however, to tackle him into touch.

61 The Rebels are on the attack deep inside the Brumbies' 22. However, the home side get out of jail when Michael Lipman is penalised for diving into a ruck.

58 Just about everything the Rebels are trying is not working. They are constantly tackled behind the advantage line and make little headway. Eventually it all comes to nothing when Mark Gerrard knocks on.

54 The Rebels do well to take the ball through several phases inside the Brumbies' half but soon concede a turnover and White relieves pressure for his side with a clearance kick upfield.

51 Rebels prop Nic Henderson is pinned for dropping his bind at a scrum inside the Brumbies' 22. Lealiifano puts the ball into touch midway between the halfway mark and his 22.

49 The Rebels are trying hard to get back into this match by running the ball from all areas of the field. They eventually get a penalty when Auelua is pinned for being offside. Cipriani puts the ball into touch inside the Brumbies' 22.

46 After doing well to get into the Rebels' 22, the Brumbies are penalised when Stephen Moore holds onto the ball on the ground.

44 The Brumbies gain a reprieve when Rodney Blake is blown up for an indiscretion at a scrum.

42 The Brumbies are penalised for an infringement at a scrum and the Rebels put the ball into touch deep inside their opponents' 22.

40 Cipriani gets the second half started with a deep hanging kick. The Brumbies fumble the ball and the Rebels can put the ball in at a scrum.

Half TimeHalf-time Brumbies 30 Rebels 6

40 James O'Connor comes close to scoring his team's first try when he takes a gap close to the Brumbies' try-line. He tries to pass to Lachlan Mitchell but Mowen comes in between them! O'Connor should have held onto the ball as he could have scored himself. The Rebels strike back with another attack close to the Brumbies' try-line but the hosts defend resiliently and the referee soon blows his whistle to signal half-time. It's been one-way traffic, with the home side dominant. They certainly deserve their lead.

Conversion38 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 30-6. Lealiifano adds another easy two points.

TRY37 TRY, BRUMBIES, MOWEN! 28-6. Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen latches onto a pass fom Pat McCabe and dives in under the posts! That's the Brumbies' fourth try which means they've already secured their bonus point!

34 Fotu Auelua barges over the try-line but his efort is disallowed after the referee checked the grounding of the ball with his TMO, who ruled that Auelua knocked on.

Yellow Card32 YELLOW CARD, REBELS, DELVE! Rebels captain Gareth Delve is sent to the sin bin for a professional foul at a ruck in front of his posts.

31 The Brumbies are on the attack again! After a cross-kick from Lealiifano Kuridrani gathers inside the Rebels' 22. He looks for support but his pass to no one in particular goes into touch.

TRY27 TRY, BRUMBIES, FARDY! 23-6. Scott Fardy gets his first Super Rugby try when he picks up and drives over the Rebels' try-line after Nic White and Lealiifano are stopped just short earlier!

TRY24 TRY, BRUMBIES, HOOPER! 18-6. Michael Hooper is driven over the try-line from a line-out inside the Rebels' 22. Great leg drive from the young flanker but also lame defence from the Rebels. Lealiifano misses the conversion attempt.

Penalty21 PENALTY, REBELS, O'CONNOR! 13-6. James O'Connor narrows the gap after Michael Hooper fails to release a tackled player on the ground.

Conversion19 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 13-3. Lealiifano adds the extras to extend his team's lead!

TRY18 TRY, BRUMBIES, MCCABE! 11-3. Pat McCabe runs onto a pass from White and breaks through a weak tackle from James O'Connor to score under the posts!

17 Beale executes a high tackle on Joe tomane close to the Rebels' 22. Nic White puts the ball into touch deep inside the Rebels' 22 and the Brumbies go on the attack from a line-out.

Penalty15 PENALTY, REBELS, CIPIRIANI! 6-3. Danny Cipriani lands a monster penalty from 53 metres out! This after the Brumbies are penalised for going off their feet at a ruck.

Penalty11 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 6-0. Lealiifanoo adds another three-pointer after the Rebels are pinned for going offside at a ruck close to their try-line.

7 Scott Fardy barges over the try-line from close quarters! The referee checks with the television match official if the ball was grounded but he rules that Fardy was held up.

5 Tevita Kuridrani intercepts a wayward Rebels pass close to the halfway line and sets of on a barnstorming run! He is stopped inside the visitors' 22 and the ball goes wide to Fotu Auelua who puts a foot in touch.

Penalty2 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 3-0. The Brumbies fly-half gets the game's opening points after James O'Connor is penalised for not rolling away after making a tackle.

Kick-off Christian Lealiifano gets us underway! His kick is deep and the Rebels fail to control. The ball is knocked backwards into touch and the Brumbies can throw in at a line-out.

Team News There are four changes to the Melbourne Rebels starting XV. Ged Robinson starts at hooker in the place of the injured Adam Freier, who has a calf problem. Luke Jones switches from lock to blindside flank, with Jarrod Saffy moving to the other side of the scrum, meaning Michael Lipman drops to the bench. Al Campbell comes off the bench to fill the gap in the second-row.

Team News Brumbies coach Jake White has made six changes to his team for this clash. Fotu Auelua set to make his Super Rugby debut at number eight. Auelua's inclusion sees skipper Ben Mowen move to the blindside at the expense of Peter Kimlin. In the second row, Scott Fardy returns to the starting line-up alongside Sam Carter. Outside centre Tevita Kuridrani gets his first start ahead of Andrew Smith. White has also chosen to rest Wallabies prop Ben Alexander, which gives Ruaidri Murphy his second start of the season.

Welcome Hello and welcome to the Canberra Stadium for this Australian derby between the Brumbies and the Rebels. The Brumbies are leading Super Rugby's Australain Conference table while the Rebels are clsoe to the bottom in the standings. But the Melbourne side are on a high after beating the Blues last week.

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