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  • Vito, Perenara (2), Allen,
    Penalty goals: Taylor,
    Conversions: Taylor,
25 - 37

Brumbies

  • Hooper, Carter, Holmes, Auelua,
    Penalty goals: Holmes (3),
    Conversions: Holmes (4),
  • Super Rugby
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  • 18th May 2012
  • KO 08:35
  • Ground: Westpac Trust Stadium

Hurricanes v Brumbies - Live!

Last updated: 18th May 2012  

Full Timefull-time Hurricanes 25 Brumbies 37

80 The Canes knock on at a line-out and when Nic White gets his hands on the ball he puts it into touch after hearing the sound of the hooter. The Brumbies deserve this win as they fought back well after trailing at the break.

78 The Canes are desperate to get something out of this match and are now camped deep inside the Brumbies' 22. The visitors' defence is organised though and doing well to keep them at bay!

76 The Canes lose control at the scrum but still manage to hang onto possession. Things go wrong again, however, when replacement hooker Motu Matu'u knocks on.

74 Savea does well when he bumps off two defenders inside the Brumbies' 22. The visitors are soon penalised for going offside and the Canes opt to take a scrum.

72 Everything is going wrong for the Hurricanes at a moment. They knock on at their own line-out inside the Brumbies' 22 and at the resulting scrum Toomaga-allen is penalised for illegal scrummaging.

Conversion70 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, HOLMES! 25-37. The pivot converts his own try and the visitors now hold a comfortable lead.

TRY69 TRY, BRUMBIES, HOLMES! 25-35. Holmes steps past three tackles before dotting down under the posts!

66 Barrett wins valuable ground for his team with a 30 metre touch finder which rolls into touch inside the Brumbies' 22.

Conversion63 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, HOLMES! 25-30. Holmes adds the two points to extend his side's lead.

TRY62 TRY, BRUMBIES, HOOPER! 25-28. The Canes lose possession at the scrum and Nic White regains possession before passing to Holmes who is stopped close to the hosts' line. Hooper picks up and goes from the ruck and is over the whitewash!

61 The Brumbies are on the attack deep inside the Canes' 22 after Michael Hooper does well to breach the hosts' defence with an exciting line break. The Brumbies fail to capitalise, however, when they knock on close to the Hurricanes' five-metre line.

58 Savea does well when he puts in a chip kick and regathers! He sets off inside the Brumbies' 22 but knocks on when he's brought to ground in the tackle.

Conversion55 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, HOLMES! 25-23. Josh Holmes narrows the gap to two points from the kicking tee!

TRY54 TRY, BRUMBIES, CARTER! 25-21. Sam Carter latches onto a pass from fellow lock Scott Fardy inside the Canes' 22 before getting in for the try! Fardy deserves plenty of credit as he tore the home side's defence to shreds before offloading to Carter.

51 TRY, HURRICANES, TOOMAGA-ALLEN! 25-16. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen has just come onto the field as a replacement and in his first touch of the ball crash over the try-line from a ruck!

49 Michael Hooper infringes at a ruck and Beauden Barrett steps up to take his first kick of the night. His effort is off target and the Brumbies gain a reprieve.

Penalty47 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, HOLMES! 20-16.The visitors' pivot adds the extras after several Canes are pinned for going off their feet at a ruck.

43 TRY, HURRICANES, PERENARA! 20-13.Julian Savea makes a break and is stopped on the Brumbies' 22. Perenara then makes a sniping break around the fringe of the ruck and beats the cover defence before dotting down!

40 Pisi gets the second half underway! His kick is fumbled by the Brumbies and the home side get the put-in at the resulting scrum.

Half TimeHalf time A half of two halves, with the Brumbies starting strongly before the Hurricanes hit back. It's sure to be an interesting second forty, join us shortly for it.

40 A long exchange of up and unders are executed with mixed success. Hooper rips the ball away in the Hurricanes half ans the Brumbies have time for one late attack. It's knocked on by Moore inside the 22 and the Canes counter attack but lose the ball in a maul. The Brumbies knock it forward on the Canes 10m and with a second left on the clock, the Canes have a scrum. The hosts boot it out from the scrum and that's the end of the first forty.

36 Good work from Shields as he is initially driven back before surging through the tackle. The good work is undone by a rash forward pass from Barrett.

35 Holmes clears from the scrum and Barrett returns the favour, finding touch on the Canes' 10m. The throw in to the line-out by Moore isn't straight and the hosts are handed back possession. The Brumbies front row then coughs up a penalty to complete the mess and the Hurricanes set up a line-out on the Brumbies 10m line.

33 Tusi Pisi clears from deep and Mogg makes a mess of collecting it but Tomane clears eventually but the Canes make some good ground as a result. There is a knock on at the ruck though and the Brumbies have a scrum in midfield just on their side of halfway.

Conversion30 CONVERSION, HURRICANES, TAYLOR. 15-13. Taylor gets the conversion and the hosts are ahead for the first time.

TRY30 TRY, HURRICANES, VITO. 13-13. A great set moves sees Vito over the line! Vito picks up off the back and there is a double cut with Bateman handing it back to Vito who races over. Lovely stuff.

28 Prior clears from a scrum just outside the 22. Some aerial ping-pong ensues before the dangerous 'Canes backs attack with Conrad Smith prominent for the first time. The forwards then get involved and Jason Eaton is tackled into touch just short of the line. Michael Hooper is the man who makes the great tackle to make sure he doesn't go over the line and he takes a big head knock but somehow continues. The Brumbies lose the line-out and the Canes have a line-out on the 5m line.

26 A knock on from the Hurricanes brings a halt to the plat. Fotu Auelua is receiving some attention after a clash of heads. He's not looking to happy but is OK to continue.

24 Again a clearing kick isn't taken cleanly but the Brumbies mop it up. An up and under from Prior is charged down as he looks to kick from the base (not the first time that's happened) and leads to a bit of a mess and the visitors knock it on. Big blow for the 'Canes as Jane limps off the field and is replaced by Barrett.

Penalty23 PENALTY, HURRICANES, TAYLOR, 8-13. The Brumbies are penalised for going off their feet at the ruck and Taylor has a chance to hit back straight away and he does just that.

Penalty21 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, HOLMES 13-5. The penalty count is mounting against the Hurricanes as Ben May is penalised for hands in the ruck and Holmes has a shot at goal from 10 out from the left-hand upright and about 35 back. No mistake from the number ten as he makes the Hurricanes pay.

19 Perenara clears from the restart and while the work from the kick is poor with neither side taking it cleanly, Shields is pinged at the breakdown for hands in the ruck. Mogg goes for the kick from over 50 out and he hits the posts although I think it may have been short too.

TRY17 TRY, HURRICANES, PERENARA 5-10. Great work from the forwards to build a dangerous maul from the line-out. They're brought down just short and the scrum-half attacks from the base and dives over. Taylor - who is kicking in the absence of Barrett - can't add the extras from out wide.

15 A neat little line-out move brings Jane into the fray. The 'Canes bash it up with Coles carrying well and Mogg is penalised fro a deliberate knock down. Hurricanes line-out 5m from the line on the far side.

14 The ball is lost and Perenara clears. Having seen Taylor run earlier, Mogg shows that he's just as dangerous as his opposite number as he burst through the chasing players. The ball is turned though and the hosts have a penalty on halfway which Pisi puts out on the Brumbies 22.

12 The Brumbies clear from the restart and Thrush has some space to go on a run, taking the ball out of his 22 in bombarding fashion. The 'Canes work it up to the Brumbies 10m line before they're penalised for off-side after a knock on. Brumbies line-out 10 out from the 'Canes 22.

Conversion10 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, HOLMES. 10-0. Holmes adds the extras.

TRY9 TRY, BRUMBIES, AUELUA. 8-0. Lovely work from the Burmbies forwards as they work the ball up with some strong running and Fotu Auelua manages to scoot over under the posts under heavy pressure

8 Shields bashes it up from the line-out but the ball is ripped off him and the Brumbies attack. A great break from Joe Tomane as he turns on the gas and pulls out some great footwork to take it up to the 'Canes 10m. It's kicked into the 22 and Jane clears. Brumbies line-out inside the 22.

7 Disappointing from Mogg as the ball is brought back into the 22 from the restart and he boots it straight into touch.

Penalty6 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, HOLMES. 3-0. Holmes makes no mistake and he and the Brumbies are off the mark.

5 The scrum is on the 'Canes 10m line in midfield. We have two resets before the Brumbies eventually get it out the back. They work it through seven phases before Zack Holmes makes a nice little break to within in 10. The hosts are pinged for not rolling away and the Brumbies have a penalty right in front.

2 Perenara fields the kick-off and clears just short of halfway. The up and under is put in and Savea can't take it cleanly, knocking it back and he shovels it to Andre Taylor who immediately attacks! Beating three tackles as he runs it out of the 22 before there is a knock on in the following phase.

Kick-off And we're away.

Nearly there Ben Mowen leads the Brubmies out on to Westpac Stadium as we near kick-off. We've had some ran in the build-up to the game but it's not raining at the moment.

Rusty? The Brumbies are coming off a bye week and can't afford to start slowly, especially against a Hurricanes outfit with a potent back-line.

Battle at 10 Both teams have fly-halves making their first starts this season, with Tusi Pisi filling the big -yet very young - boots of the rested Beauden Barrett for the 'Canes while Zack Holmes gets to impress for the visitors in the wake of the Brumbies injury crisis.

Silencers At the beginning of the season few would have predicted that the Brumbies would be topping the Australian Conference or that the Hurricanes would be mixing it in mid-table but that's how it has worked out. Both teams boost young teams that have really stepped up to the plate and delivered for their respective coaches.

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