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- 14th Jul 2012
- KO 06:30
- Ground: Canberra Stadium
Brumbies v Blues - Live
Full time BRUMBIES 16-30 BLUES
80 That's it! Game over. The Blues win! A deserved result for the visitors. This means the Reds could sneak into the play-offs if they can beat the Waratahs and score four tries! We've got a man at that game - don't miss it. Thanks for joining us, cheers!
78 PENALTY, BLUES, HOBBS. 16-30. The Brumbies need a converted try to secure a bonus point and a place in the play-offs. They've got two minutes!
77 Woodcock drives at the line. The Brumbies kill it, not rolling away. penalty! This should end the Brumbies chances of victory!
75 Mogg misjudges the reception of a touch finder from Hobbs that bobbles out right in the corner. Moli knocks the line-out down and the Blues lay siege to the Brumbies line.
73 Mathewson finds touch. Here come the Brumbies after the line-out. They have to score a try. Carter is dispossessed inside the Blues 22 and the visitors can clear.
71 The Brumbies spread it one way and then the next with a patient build up. They've created some space for Speight out wide, but he can't hang onto Fardy's high pass. Scrum to the Blues deep in their own 22.
69 Ma'a Nonu steals it out the ruck! The Blues break out but then give away a penalty for going off their feet on half way. Mogg sets up a line-out on the Blues 22.
67 The Brumbies string the phases together as they build from 30m out. The Blues defensive line doesn't look overly troubled though.
65 The opportunity is lost as the Brumbies knock on 10m short. Hobbs finds touch after the scrum. Dan Braid is off!
63 A neat box kick from White bounces out on the Blues 22. This is a great opportunity for the home side. They're running out of time! Knock on Blues and the Brumbies have a scrum on the Blues 22.
61 The rain is absolutely belting down as we pack down for a scrum near centre field.
Rain! The rain is getting harder. We're in for a wet finish.
59 Braid is penalised for offside as he tries to stop a Brumbies maul but Holmes MISSES the penalty. 16-27 it remains going into the final quarter.
57 It's started to rain! The Blues defend a line-out in their own 22 after a good kick from Holmes. But Weepu's box kick takes play back to halfway.
55 The Blues continue to dominate the possession stats. Weepu has it ripped out his hands out wide though. A bit a kick tennis ends with White kicking it out on the full. Line-out on halfway.
52 PENALTY, BLUES, WEEPU. 16-27. The Brumbies' spot in the play-offs is under serious threat now! The Reds must be living this.
50 Super break from Charles Piutau. This guy is awesome. The Blues lay siege to the Brumbies tryline. Mealamu hammers away but can't get over. Penalty! Weepu should slot this one.
48 PENALTY, BLUES, WEEPU. 16-24. Weepu restores the lead thanks to a great chase from Stowers, who forced the Brumbies to hold on.
46 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, MOGG. 16-21. That's better from Mogg! Nonu had better be careful, he's given away three penalties in a row.
44 It's all Brumbies in the opening stages of the second period. Nonu gives away another penalty, this time for not rolling away. Mogg with have another shot from long range.
42 Mogg has a go at the posts from the halfway line but is way off target.
Second half Here we go for round two! The Brumbies are looking to get on the attack early. Nonu flattens Holmes but he does it from an offside position. Penalty!
Half Time BRUMBIES 13 - 21 BLUES
40 Mogg has a crack at goal from a penalty on halfway with the last play of the half but it's way short. Hobbs thumps it out. That's half time! Great first half from the Blues. We'll be back in 10...
38 CONVERSION, WEEPU. 13-21. The Blues are on fire!
36 TRY, BLUES, PARKS. 13-19. What a try! Every Blues backline player must got his hands on the ball in that move! Awesome work from Nonu and Saili. A poor tackle from Holmes on the outside allows Hadleigh Parkes to get free and score in the corner!
34 Another kicking duel ends in a Brumbies line-out near half way. Neither side willing to play in their own half.
32 Whoa! Coleman breaks and sprints 35m with his first touch of the ball! Unfortunately he loses possession in contact on the Blues 22m line. A bit of kick tennis before Holmes counters and is tackled on half way.
30 Joe Tomane limps off! Robbie Coleman comes on and slots in at full-back, Jesse Mogg moves to the wing.
28 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, HOLMES. 13-14. Woodcock penalised for hands in the ruck. Holmes lands an easy three points.
25 CONVERSION, HOLMES. 10-14. The Brumbies are right back in this!
23 TRY, BRUMBIES, SPEIGHT. 8-14. Parkes drops a high kick and the Brumbies pounce. White sends it straight out to Henry Speight, who steps his way past at least five defenders and bolts to the line!!!
22 Nonu is a mile offside. Penalty! Holmes at a crack from long range but his effort drifts wide.
20 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, HOLMES. 3-14. The Brumbies are on the board. The Blues off their feet after the restart.
18 CONVERSION, WEEPU. 0-14. Great kick from Weepu in the wind, swinging it over from the touchline!
16 TRY, BLUES, D. BRAID. 0-12. Oooooh, it's all going wrong for the Brumbies. Francis Saili counters Holmes' kick, he splits the defence and finds Daniel Braid on his outside and the flank dives into the corner!
15 More pressure coming from the Blues, who maul it up after a line-out on the Brumbies 22. Turnover! Holmes kicks but he hasn't found touch and the Blues can counter!
13 CONVERSION, WEEPU. 0-7. Easy extras for Weepu. The Brumbies have hardly touched the ball yet!
12 TRY, BLUES, MOLI. 0-5. It had to come eventually. Liaki Moli crashes over under the sticks from short range!
10 The Brumbies under huge pressure here. The Blues hammer away 5 metres short. Dan Braid is over! Is it a try? No! Held up. The ref takes them back to a penalty and the Blues opt for a scrum 5 metres out.
8 Three resets and eventually the free kick goes to the Brumbies. The ref was taking an age to call 'engage.' The Blues win it back at the next line-out though. Here come the visitors again!
6 It's been all Blues so far. Nonu busts clear and charges into the Brumbies 22. The Blues pour forward but there's a knock on in the corner. 5m scrum to the Brumbies.
4 It's been a good start from the Blues, who are looking to get the ball wide early. Charles Piutau breaks down the touchline but can't find Stowers on his inside.
2 Weepu MISSES and early penalty attempt. He should of landed that one from in front. The win is quite strong though...
Kick-off Here we go! Michael Hobbs kicks us off. Kimlin takes it in and the Brumbies kick it back. The Blue have the wind behind them , but they choose to run!
Team news Blues prop Charlie Faumuina is back to full fitness and will start. Steven Luatua shifts from flanker to lock, but the Blues haven't quite managed to shake their injury curse with Rene Ranger out due to a groin strain. The left wing position will now be claimed by Hadleigh Parkes.
Team news The Brumbies have been buoyed by the return of wing Joe Tomane and number eight Fotu Auelua. Jesse Mogg moves to full-back and Robbie Coleman to the bench.
Welcome Hello and welcome to Canberra Stadium for our coverage of Saturday's first Super Rugby's clash. It''s a big one: The Brumbies need just one point to secure top spot in the Australian conference and with it, a home play-off. But the Blues have finally found some form, so Jake White's men in in for a tough game!
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