Waratahs v Brumbies - Live

Last updated: 7th July 2012  

Full Timefull-time Waratahs 15 Brumbies 19

80 The Brumbies are camped just outside the Waratahs' 22. They are running the clock down with their forwards until the ball comes out to White who hoofs the ball into touch. That's the final act of the match and the visitors consolidate their spot at the top the Australian conference with this result. It wasn't pretty but they'll take it. The Waratahs can only contemplate what could have been. They came back strongly to take the lead but failed to kick on and were punished for a lapse in concentration. Their season is coming to a close and they will have to go back to the drawing board and try to improve next year.

77 The Brumbies are on the attack inside the Waratahs' 22 but they lose possession when their forwards are penalised for going off their feet at a ruck.

75 The Waratahs try to attack from inside their 22 but make little progress when Barnes floats a long pass into touch.

73 Mogg goes over the try-line but is called back by the referee after the official was taken out accidentally by Timani in the build-up. A scrum is awarded to the Waratahs.

71 Brendan McKibbin, who is on for Hart, takes a shot at goal from 49 metres out after Peter Kimlin is pinned for a high tackle. McKibbin's effort is a good one but goes just wide of the posts.

69 Sitaleki Timani takes the ball into contact inside the Brumbies' 22 but knocks on.

67 Barnes does well to put his team on the attack when he puts a penalty kick into touch deep inside the Brumbies' 22. This after Ita Vaea fails to release a tackled player on the ground.

Penalty65 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, MOGG! 15-19. Mogg extends his side's lead after Chris Alcock is penalised for a ruck infringement.

Conversion63 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, HOLMES! 15-16. Holmes holds his nerve and and adds the extras to put his team in the lead again!

TRY62 TRY, BRUMBIES, SPEIGHT! 15-14. The Brumbies show great patience to take the ball through seven phases inside the Waratahs' 22 before taking the ball wide to their right wing who beats Ashley-Cooper before dotting down!

Conversion58 CONVERSION, WARATAHS, BARNES! 15-9. Barnes dusts himself off to add the extra two points!

TRY57 TRY, WARATAHS, BARNES! 13-9. Barnes latches onto a flat pass from Grayson Hart and swivels his way over the try-line before scoring next to the upright!

55 Zack Holmes gets a chance to extend his side's lead after Adam Ashley-Cooper is punished for a high tackle on Henry Speight. The fly-half's effort is off target, however, and the Waratahs gain a reprieve.

52 The Brumbies make their first substitution, replacing Dan Palmer with Ruaidhri Murphy in the front-row.

Penalty50 PENALTY, WARATAHS, BARNES! 8-9. Barnes adds the extras after the Brumbies are pinned for slowing the ball down at a ruck.

47 The Waratahs try to attack out wide but Barnes' pass to Lachlan Turner is a poor one which sails over the wing's head into touch inside the Brumbies' 22!

45 Kane Douglas goes on a run down the touchline and is brought to ground five metres from the Brumbies' try-line! This is a great attacking position for the home side.

43 The Waratahs string 10 phases together and are soon inside the Brumbies' 22. Scott Fardy does well when he wins a turnover and Nic White clears his line with a kick upfield.

40 Jesse Mogg gets the second 40 underway! His kick is gathered by his own forwards and the Brumbies are immediately on the attack.

Half TimeHalf-time Waratahs 5 Brumbies 9

Penalty40 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, HOLMES! 5-9. Zack Homes adds another three points to his side's tally after Rob Horne is penalised for playing the ball on the ground. The hooter sounds to signal half-time and what a dour game it's been. Both sides are trying hard to attack but are making too many errors, especially at ruck time. Hopefully we'll see better entertainment when they come out for the second half.

37 Mogg takes a shot at goal from 49 metres out after the Waratahs' forwards infringe at a ruck. His effort has the distance but not the direction.

35 The Brumbies front-row are penalised for deliberately wheeling the scrum. Barnes puts the ball into touch just short of the halfway mark.

33 The Brumbies launch an attack just outside the Waratahs' 22. The ball comes out to Pat McCabe who puts a grubber kick through for Mogg to chase. The wing gets to the ball but knocks on.

TRY31 TRY, WARATAHS, POLOTA-NAU! 5-6. The hosts are awarded a penalty close to the Brumbies ' try-line and opt to run it. When Tatafu Polota-Nau spots a gap he burrows his way over from close quarters!

28 The Waratahs call for a scrum on the Brumbies' five-metre line after the visitors go offside close to their try-line.

26 Ben Alexander is penalised for illegall scrummaging and Barnes puts the resulting penalty into touch inside the Brumbies' 22.

Penalty24 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, MOGG! 0-6. Mogg adds another three points for the visitors after Polota-Nau is pinned for going off his feet at a ruck.

20 Wycliff Palu tries to intercept a long pass from Nic White. He fails to hang on, however, and Andrew Smith is first to pounce on the loose ball.

17 The Waratahs string u couple of phases together inside the Brumbies' half and Robinson and Tatafu Polota-Nau are both prominent. It all comes to nothing though when Foley knocks on.

15 Ben Mowen takes the ball into contact but is tackled into touch on the halfway mark by Bernard Foley.

Penalty13 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, HOLMES! 0-3. Zack Holmes gets the first points of the match after Benn Robinson is penalised for being offside at a ruck.

10 Dennis breaks free from a tackle and sets off on a run but he is hauled in from behind by Henry Speight close to the halfway line.

8 Dave Dennis takes the ball into contact on the Brumbies' 22-metre line but is driven back in the tackle by Dan Palmer.

5 Robbie Coleman puts in a clearance kick which goes into touch just inside the Waratahs' half where Barnes takes a quick throw-in.

3 The Waratahs take the ball through 12 phases and are soon camped on the edge of the Brumbies' 22 until Drew Mitchell makes a burst and tries to offload but his pass is knocked back by a Brumbies player.

Kick-off Berrick Barnes gets us underway! His kick is gathered by the Brumbies forwards who set up a ruck. The ball comes out to Zack Holmes who kicks upfield.

Team News Brumbies head coach Jake White has named an unchanged matchday 22 for this fixture.

Team News Waratahs prop Sekope Kepu has been ruled out due to injury after being named in the original line-up. His absence means Paddy Ryan will earn his first start of the year, with another Sydney University prop, Jeremy Tilse, coming onto the 'Tahs' bench. Scrum-half Grayson Hart will make his Waratahs debut as a replacement for Sarel Pretorius as part of a revamped Wararahs back-line. In other changes, Bernard Foley has switched from full-back to fly-half with incumbent Wallabies pivot Berrick Barnes shifting from that position to inside centre. Versatile Adam Ashley-Cooper moves from inside centre to full-back, while fellow Wallaby Lachie Turner returns from injury to replace Tom Kingston on the wing. There are also two other changes to the pack that started the Waratahs' last match against the Hurricanes. Dean Mumm replaces Sitaleki Timani in the second row and Chris Alcock comes in for Jono Jenkins at openside flanker. Wallabies prop Benn Robinson will lead the side and makes his 100th appearance for the 'Tahs.

Welcome Hello and welcome to the ANZ Stadium in Sydney for this Super Rugby derby between our hosts, the Waratahs and the Brumbies. It's a big match for the visitors, who want to consolidate their position at the top of the Australian conference table. The Waratahs are out of the running for a play-off spot but will have to put in a good performance in front of their home supporters. We'll be back soon with team news.

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