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- 9th Mar 2013
- KO 08:40
- Ground: Canberra Stadium
Brumbies v Waratahs - Live
80 Full-time in Canberra! The Brumbies left it late to wrap up their third straight win of the season, to stay unbeaten. As for the Waratahs, it's back to the drawing board. Cheers for now!
79 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES. Prior bangs over the conversion from bang in front. 35-6!
78 TRY, BRUMBIES. The Brumbies looking to put the final nail in the coffin and potentially bag a four-try bonus point. Mogg breaks, puts in a kick ahead... and it's regathered by Coleman who dives over under the sticks!
75 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES. Lealiifano adds the extras from far out - he's been in fine form with the boot.
74 TRY, BRUMBIES. Finally, the crowd come alive after wing Henry Speight races for the rorner and dives over for his side's third try of the match.
70 YELLOW CARD, BRUMBIES. All the Brumbies hard work is undone when prop Alexander is given his marchng orders for stamping. So once again, the hosts are down to 14 players, and will remain that way for the remainder of this dire encounter.
65 Changes for the Brumbies now: Rathbone and White are off, on goes Robbie Coleman and Ian Prior. The duo make an impact straight away, with the replacement halfback sniping around the fringes, forcing the Waratahs to defend desperately.
60 We're into the final quarter of the match, and it couldn't have come sooner enough! Mowen comes close to scoring his second try of the match, only for a knock-on to hand over possession.
57 We're into the final quarter of the match, and it couldn't have come sooner enough! Mowen comes close to scoring his second try of the match, only for a knock-on to hand over possession.
57 Surprise, surprise - the Waratahs' tall timber can't take Holmes's throw and the Brumbies win back possession. Nic White puts in a box kick, Clyde Rathbone gives chase. Turner. takes it in, but is tackled into touch.
55 Waratahs win a penalty - Moore playing the ball off his feet. It's in kickable distance for the Waratahs but they opt for touch instead... not the best idea with their poor line-out finsctioning the way it is...
52 Both sides haven't come close to scoring in this half, but that might all change as Mogg is put into space, but is dragged inches from the line.
50 The Waratahs make a replacement: Tom Carter makes way for Lachie Turner.
49 Yawn! Wake me up when this is over - its turning out to be yet another dire Aussie derby.
46 The Brumbies are restored to 15 men, but it's Fotu Auelua who takes to the field in place of Carter.
43 So the Brumbies pounce on another error in the Waratahs' line-out, as Peter Kimlin takes at the back from an overthrow - nothing is going right for the 'Tahs.
Second half Welcome back! So news from the Brumbies change room is that Pocock's injury could rule out for six months. Terrible news for the Brumbies as well as the Wallabies, with the British and Irish Lions tour coming up.
40 That's half-time folks! The Brumbies on top at the break, leaving the 'Tahs plenty to do in the second half. Lets hope the contest comes alive a bit too! See you in a few...
37 YELLOW CARD, BRUMBIES. After three warnings for infringing, the ref reaches for his card and shows lock Sam Carter a yellow card. So the Brumbies down to 14 men!
34 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES. Lealiifano converts his own try. The Brumbies into a commanding lead now with half-time approaching. 21-3!
33 TRY, BRUMBIES. The home side hot on the attack. Running out of room, Mogg grubbers in behind the Waratahs defenders perfectly for Lealiifano who regathers and dives over for a superb try. Wait, we're going upstairs to double check - yes, it's a try!
30 The Waratahs need to score next if they are to have any hope of winning this match. They haven't scored a 1st half try in their previous two games in 2013 though, so they really need to dig deep as the Brumbies forced to defend, but win a turnover thanks to veteran Smith.
26 The conversion attempt from Lealiifano is no good, but Brumbies fans will be happy with their team's 14-3 lead.
25 TRY, BRUMBIES. Toomua is instructed to kick for touch and sets up an attacking line-out for the Brumbies. Stephen Moore finds his target, the Brumbies forwards get the drive on and capotia ben Mowen powers over the try. Simple as that!
23 Deep kick from Jesse Mogg now and opposite number Ben Volavola has to go all the way back to hius tryline to clean up. But he's fumbled the ball backwards, and the Brumbies chasers pile in. The full-back manages to hold on, but for too long and the hosts win another penalty.
19 The Waratahs struggling in the line-outs with Polota-Nau off the field. His replacements, Luke Holmes has failed to throw in straight twice in a row...
16 PENALTY, WARATAHS. Ben Alexander is pinged at scrum-time, which allows McKibbin a chance to put the Waratahs on the scoreboard, and he makes no mistake. 9-3
15 Polota-Nau has also left the pitch. So both sides losing key players.
14 Huge blow as Pocock makes his way off the field. Wallabies coach Robbie Deans looks on from the stands. That's not what he came to see! But the crowd erupts as George Smith takes Pockock's place on the field.
12 Polota-Nau is back on his feet. Kane Douglas taps the ball back for McKibbin who skips out to Tom Carter. In comes Pocock to try steal possession, but Ashley-Cooper tackles him back and the Wallaby skipper looks to be in trouble... oh dear, this doesn't look good for the Brumbies or Australia as the medics get to work.
11 Trouble for the Waratahs now as hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau stays down after taking a kock to the nkeee. The players are waiting if the Wallaby gets up, because someone needs to the the ball in at the line-out!
9 PENALTY, BRUMBIES. Make that three from three! The Waratahs need to watch their ill-discpline as Lealiifano slots over another penalty from bang in front. 9-0!
6 PENALTY, BRUMBIES. Lealiifano makes it two from two, and the hosts race into a 6-o lead - scoring a point a minute!
5 David Pocock charges forward, cheered on by his newly adopted home crowd. It's a full house at Canberra Stadium! Play taking place close to the touchline, and the Waratahs guilty once again of giving away a penalty - this time it's Mitchell Chapman penalised for hands in the ruck.
3 PENALTY, BRUMBIES. The 'Tahs hand their hosts a chance at three points after ASdam Ashley-Cooper is pinged for offsides. Christian Lealiifano lines it up from 35m out, and raises the flags! Brumbies on the board. 3-0
1 So Brumbies pivot Matt Toomua kicks us off! He's gone deep, so the Waratahs have some work to do early on as the Brumbies forwards pile the pressure on Bernard Foley who keeps his cool and clears for touch.
Team news The Waratahs have lost Test number eight Wycliff Palu with an ankle injury but welcome back giant lock Sitaleki Timani. Timani will start in the second row forcing Mitchell Chapman to blindside flanker and skipper Dave Dennis to number eight. Israel Folau shifts to the right wing to accommodate Ben Volavola's inclusion at full-back, with Tom Kingston dropped from the 22.
Team news The Brumbies are boosted by the inclusion of Wallabies legend George Smith who will start on the bench in his first Super Rugby appearance since signing a three-month deal with the Canberra club. Damaging winger Henry Speight also returns from rib bruising forcing Joe Tomane to the bench,
Welcome Hello and welcome to Canberra Stadium where the Brumbies take on Aussie rivals the Waratahs! The Australian conference leaders are yet to taste defeat in 2013 after starting their campaign with comfortable victories over the Reds and Rebels, while the Waratahs have one win from two outings.
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