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Brumbies v Reds - Live
80 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES. We have a new kicker stepping up to convert Mogg's try from bang in front as Coleman sends the ball between the sticks. That's the final nail in the Reds' coffin, as the Brumbies celebrate a well-earned opening round victory!
79 TRY, BRUMBIES. The Reds looking for a consolation score, but they won't get it as Mogg intercepts Cooper's pass and races in for his second try of the match!
78 Moore makes his way off the pitch - he's had an average game for his standards. So Siliva Siliva will get two minutes of game-time under his belt.
75 PENALTY, BRUMBIES. The hosts have a chance to seal the deal with five minutes of the match remaining, after their Australian rivals give away another penalty. This it's White who gets thrown the kicking tee... over it goes! That could very well be game, set and match folks. 17-6!
72 Mogg stabs a grubber kick through, gives chase but trips. Cooper gathers inside his 22, and runs it back. He feeds Frisby who took the pass at pace, but is hit hard in the tackle and gets stopped in his tracks - the Brumbies defence has been rock-solid.
70 Another change for the Brumbies - Pocock makes way for Colby Faingaa.
69 Mogg is let off the hook though, as the Reds have been penalised for offsides. So the full-back will look to extend his team's eight-point lead with a penalty from 17m out. Dear, oh dear - he's made a big mess of that as the ball sails wide!
67 Big run down the touchline from Peter Kimlin. The ball is shifted to the left, where the Brumbies have an overlap, but Mogg can't the pass! Oh dear, that was a certain try...
64 The Brumbies making a change in their backs - it's Rathbone off, and on comes Robbie Coleman. The former Wallabies winger leaves the field to a standing ovation.
63 Nic White goes on the short side and links up with henry Speight who pops the ball back inside to Ben Mowen. Now it's David Pocock who takes the ball up five more metres, before he hits the deck. Matt Toomua decides to drop ball to boot and kicks for territory, but Digby Ioane has it covered.
60 So the Reds need to be the next to score if they are to have any hope of winning this tight affair. They haven't entered the Brumbies' 22 once after the break, so need to click into a higher gear.
58 PENALTY, BRUMBIES. Mogg is instructed by his skipper to have another go at goal. And once again, the flags go up! Why wasn't this guy kicking from the start? 14-6!
55 Jake Schatz breaks off the back of the scrum but gets wrapped up. The Brumbies forwards try to force the turnover, and win a penalty instead - Schatz pinged for not releasing.
53 It's been a scrappy affair, with both sides guilty of several handling errors as Moore puts down another one after taking contact. So we'll have another scrum... lets hope this game opens up a wee bit before the crowd falls asleep!
50 PENALTY, BRUMBIES. So who's going to take the kick? It's Mogg. And the full-back makes no mistake! 11-6!
49 The resulting scrum from White's knock-on ends with a penalty to the Brumbies - the Reds front-row engaged too early.
46 Now the Brumbies build some momentum. But after six phases, White knocks on at the base of the ruck.
44 The Reds are up to the task though, and Adam Wallace-Harrison steals the ball in the air - good work by the lock. Ben Tapuai is at pivot, and clears. Not much distance on that kick, so the Reds aren't out of the woods yet.
42 The Brumbies look to pile on the early pressure after Mogg puts his forwards into a good attacking position 8m out from the Reds' line thanks to a magnificent touch finder.
Second half Welcome back folks! The two teams have made their way back to the field for the start of the second half...
40 The half-time hooter sounds, but White will line up one more shot at goal before the two teams head into the sheds. It's 51m out and into the breeze and.... no good! So it's the Brumbies that go into the break 8-6 up! See you in a few!
35 PENALTY, BRUMBIES. James Slipper guilty of a high shot. Nick White takes over the goal-kicking and slots over his first attempt from 40 metres out! Brumbies back in front! 8-6
32 Rathbone did well to get past one, but gets sandwiched in a tackle - CRUNCH! Welcome back to Super Rugby, Clyde!
30 The two packs get ready scrum down on half-way, however Ben Alexander gives away another penalty for early engagement. Cooper can't find touch and Rathbone begins a counter-attack!
27 Oh dear, Lucas is heading to the blood bin after a head clash with his own team-mate. Ouch, that looks nasty! Frisbee coming on in his place for his first run of 2013.
23 PENALTY, REDS. Now it's Peter Kimlin who gets pinged for hands in the ruck. It's in Harris' range, and the Wallaby utility back makes no mistake! Reds back in front! 5-6
21 Now the Brumbies have the line-out throw 15m out from the Reds line. Great chance here for the home side to add another five pointer... but Moore misses his man, and it's Rob Simmons who tidies up.
18 The ping pong battle has begun in this one with both sides looking to get the territory advantage. An error from Ben Lucas though as he pushes this one dead in goal, scrum back his own side of halfway.
15 Now the Reds are pinged at the breakdown. Lealiifano lines up his first penalty shot of the match, but can't find his target...
11 Tricky conversion for Lealiifano, who pushes his attempt wide. 5-3
9 TRY, BRUMBIES. Now scrum-half Nick White puts in the grubber for Moggto chase. It's a kind bounce, and the full-back picks it up and dots down in the right-hand corner! Oh, the crowd enjoyed that! Brumbies on the board and in the lead with conversion to follow...
9 It's been all Reds in the opening exchanges. Brumbies coach Jake White must be fuming as watches his side kick all the possesion they've had away...
7 Gosh, the hosts cough up another penalty - Stephen Moore the guilty party on this occasion. And Harris will have another go at posts! Once again though, the flags stay down.
5 The Brumbies give away another penalty, which allowes Harris to once again step up to the tee from 52 metres out. This time though he doesn't have the legs as Jesse Mogg takes it in and punts the ball into touch
2 PENALTY, REDS. Michael Harris is having a shot from about 48 metres out. The Reds full-back has struck it superbly and the Reds strike first! 0-3!
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1 We ready to go in Canberra as the Reds kick-off!
Team news The Brumbies have made just one change to their team as Henry Speight starts on the wing.
Team news Reds boss Ewen McKenzie has rewarded the strong pre-season form of centre Aidan Toua with a starting berth. Prop James Slipper will captain the Reds as part of a starting front-row which includes Greg Holmes at loosehead prop and Saia Faingaa at hooker.
Welcome Hello and welcome to Canberra for this opening round Super Rugby hit-out between the Brumbies and the Reds as both sides look to get their 2013 campaign off to a winning start. Last year at the end of the season the Brumbies slipped at the final hurdle and the Reds managed to sneak into the play offs taking what was expected to be the Brumbies place. That, as well as the two losses last year will have hurt the Brumbies and they will be looking for redemption.
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