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  • Penalty goals: Holmes (4),
12 - 13

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  • Morahan,
    Penalty goals: Harris (2),
    Conversions: Harris,
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  • 26th May 2012
  • KO 10:40
  • Ground: Canberra Stadium

Brumbies v Reds - Live

Last updated: 26th May 2012  

Full Timefull-time Brumbies 12 Reds 13

80 Holmes has a chance to win the game for his side after Saia Faingaa is pinned for a ruck infringement. His kick is wide of the upright, however, and the hooter sounds immediately after the kick. The Reds players celebrate while the shocked Brumbies can't believe Holmes missed his shot at goal. It was a close game but this result means that the Reds are still in with an outside chance of catching the Brumbies at the top of the Australian conference table!

77 Holmes tries to get his team out of danger with a clearance kick behind his try-line but his effort is charged down by Cooper. The ball goes over the dead-ball line so the Reds can attack off the scrum.

76 The Reds attack off a scrum close to the home side's try-line but lose possession at a crucial stage when Jake Schatz knocks on after trying to break away at a ruck.

72 Reds' replacement lock Adam Wallace-Harrison knocks on at a ruck close to the Brumbies' try-line.

68 The Brumbies string 11 phases together inside the Reds' 22 but lose possession again when Hooper fails to release the ball on the ground.

65 The Brumbies are on the attack on the edge of the Reds' 22 but lose possession at a ruck and Genia does well when he puts in a kick which rolls into touch inside the Brumbies' 22.

62 The Reds try to launch an attack off the base of a scrum inside the Brumbies' half. They are called back, however, when Cooper throws a forward pass to Morahan.

59 Scott Fardy is penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground in the Reds' 22.

56 Nic White launches a high ball and Digby Ioane positions himself perfectly underneath it...but knocks on! Scrum to the Brumbies close to the halfway mark.

Penalty54 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, HOLMES! 12-13. Holmes adds the extras after Liam Gill fails to roll away at a ruck.

Penalty51 PENALTY, REDS, HARRIS!9-13. Harris cancels out Holmes' effort and restores his side's four-point lead.

Penalty47 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, HOLMES! 9-10. Zack Holmes narrows the gap to one point with the first points of the second half.

43 There's some concern as Horwill is forced off the field with a leg injury. He picked up the knock after beingt cleared out at a ruck by Michael Hooper.

40 Zack Holmes gets the second half started. The ball is collected by Rob Simmons who immediately sets up a ruck and when it comes out Quade Cooper puts it into touch.

Half TimeHalf-time Brumbies 6 Reds 10

40 Genia puts the ball into touch fro ma ruck and the referee blows his whistle to signal half-time. The Reds have had most of the possession and made the early running but the Brumbies have held their own and will happy to still be within touching distance at the break. Both sides will have to up the ante in the second half if they want to walk off with the spoils.

Penalty40 PENALTY, REDS, HARRIS! 6-10. Harris adds another three points to his side's lead after Michael Hooper is penalised for playing the ball with his hands at a ruck.

Penalty36 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, HOLMES! 6-7. Holmes narrows the gap to a single point after Liam Gill is penalised for entering a ruck from the side.

33 Holmes puts his team on the attack with a kick upfield which rolls into touch close to the Reds' try-line.

31 The Brumbies take the ball through 10 phases and are soon on the edge of the Reds' 22. They soon lose possession, however, when Bea robinson does well to win a turnover at a breakdown.

Penalty28 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, HOLMES. 3-7. Zack Holmes gets his side's first points after the Reds are penalised for being offside.

25 Horwill is penalised again when he holds onto the ball at a ruck inside the Brumbies' 22.

23 The Reds are on the attack inside the Brumbies' 22 but James Horwill is soon penalised for playing a man on the ground.

19 Cooper launches a high kick and the Brumbies' backs have difficulty dealing with it. Speight allows the ball to bounce and Ioane gathers but is bundled into touch close to the Brumbies' 22 metre line.

16 The Reds are on the attack but Greg Holmes is soon pinned when he goes off his feet at a ruck.

15 This time the Brumbies scrum capitulates and their tighthead prop Dan Palmer is penalised for illegal scrummaging.

13 The Brumbies are on the attack inside the Reds' 22 but the hosts regain possession after great counter-rucking from their forwards.

11 Reds prop James Slipper is pinned for an indiscretion at a scrum inside the Brumbies' 22.

8 The Brumbies are put under pressure when Sam Carter knocks a ball on at a line-out inside his own 22.

Conversion4 CONVERSION, REDS, HARRIS! 0-7. Mike Harris adds the extras to extend his side's lead!

TRY3 TRY, REDS, MORAHAN! 0-5.Luke Morahan scores a sensational try when he breaks past the Brumbies defence from deep inside his half before putting a kick ahead and beating the three opponents to the ball behind the Brumbies' try-line.

2 The Brumbies are awarded a penalty inside their 22 when Digby Ioane tackles Henry Speight in the air.

Kick-off Quade Cooper gets us underway! His kick is gathered by Zack Holmes who puts it into touch close to the halfway mark.

Team News The Reds have made only two changes to the side that beat the Lions in Brisbane last week. Luke Morahan return to full-back and Beau Robinson is back on the side of the scrum.

Team News Brumbies coach Jake White has made two changes to his starting XV with Peter Kimlin starting on the blindside flank and captain Ben Mowen reverting to number eight at the expense of Fotu Aueluathe, who is rested after sustaining a head knock in last week's win over the Hurricanes. The only other change sees Nic White being preferred to Ian Prior at scrum-half.

Welcome Hello and welcome to the Canberra Stadium for this Australian derby between the hosts, the Brumbies and the tournament's defending champions, the Reds. We'll be back shortly with team news!

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