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Brumbies v Bulls - Live
BRUMBIES 23-20 BULLS
80 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 23-20: IT'S OVER! The Brumbies win in dramatic fashion as Lealiifano slots the long-range penalty, a fine strike and it condemns the Bulls to another loss on tour. Late drama in Canberra.
80 Penalty to the Brumbies! Pierre Spies is furious as the Bulls concede a penalty after the hooter. 40 metres out, Lealiifano to take it...
78 TRY, BULLS, ENGLEBRECHT! 20-20: A breakaway score! Kruger steals the ball in the tackle, wide pass to Englebrecht who shows some raw pace down the left-hand touchline. Tracked by Speight who stops him from running under the posts. Steyn brilliantly converts. Game on!
76 Coleman slices the ball into touch and the Bulls have a promising lineout position 35 metres out. Brumbies penalty after the Bulls infringe at the breakdown, Coleman to clear.
74 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 20-13: Three more for the centre and the Brumbies will feel a touch more confident now after that kick
72 Lofted pass from White to Speight is ruled forward by the referee, scrum to the Bulls who need to bring on an extra man with Mellett in the bin. Another scrum penalty to the Brumbies who can gather more breathing space with a shot at goal.
69 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 17-13: A crucial three points for the Brumbies as we near the final ten minutes.
66 Bulls lineout in the Brumbies half, the hosts clear and then a painful kick from Kirchner hands the Brumbies a promising lineout of their own.
63 YELLOW CARD, BULLS, MELLETT! Enough is enough, Morne Mellett has had a horrible afternoon and heads to the sin-bin.
61 George Smith comes through the breakdown illegally, the Bulls clear into the Brumbies half. Not straight though from Ralepelle.
58 Lost forward by Tomane chasing the high ball, scrum to the visitors.
55 Brumbies scrum inside their own half, another fine shove and the win the penalty to clear.
53 PENALTY, BULLS, STEYN! 14-13: Steyn adds another three as the Brumbies is cut down to just a point.
50 Smart hands from the Brumbies on attack, Toomua pulling the strings as Kimlin charges into the 22. Lots of momentum but it's a penalty at the breakdown against the hosts.
48 TRY, BULLS, VISSER! 14-10: Bulls show plenty of attacking intent early on, playing with more width and a better tempo too. Brumbies go offside, Kirchner in space down the right with Mapoe. Ralepelle carries into the 22, wide to Jurgen Visser on the left, try! Well earned score from the visitors who are back in it.
45 Inside ball from Steyn and is Mapoe over? He's lost it! TMO spots the error, good tackle from Speight to dislodge it at the crucial moment. No try and the Brumbies can clear.
42 Another penalty to the Bulls at the breakdown, Steyn again using the boot to create field position. Taken by Kruger and here comes the maul, Brumbies penalised for interfering with Vermaak and the Bulls opt for the lineout.
40 Second half underway in Canberra, penalty to the Bulls and Steyn kicks into touch inside the Brumbies half.
BRUMBIES 14-3 BULLS
40 TRY, BRUMBIES, COLEMAN! 14-3: Good drive from the replacement prop Scott Sio. Coleman takes the inside pass from Toomua, reaches out and scores! First try of the match to the hosts, crowd on their feet. Great time to score. Lealiifano hits the upright and that will be half-time, Brumbies worthy of their lead.
39 Good hands from Oosthuizen down the left touchline keeps the Brumbies on the attack, the hosts into the Bulls 22 as the hooter goes. Forwards carrying well, trying to make a gap in that Bulls defence.
38 George Smith stealing the ball off the deck and Nic White kicks ahead into the Bulls 22. Visitors lineout is solid and Steyn will clear.
35 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 9-3: In it sneaks by the left upright and the Brumbies stretch their lead to six. The pack working hard for the lead so far.
32 Potgeiter goes offside and the Brumbies have a penalty, White thumping the ball into the corner. Rolling maul in the 22, advantage to the Brumbies, ball is lost but back for the penalty. Final warning to Pierre Spies from the referee.
30 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 6-3: The centre strokes the ball over and the Brumbies take the lead.
28 Turned over by the Brumbies near the left touchline, the hosts on top of the scrum as they win another penalty. Lining up a shot.
25 Brumbies surge forward but the ball is turned over, Bulls wrapping up Peter Kimlin and forcing the scrum.
23 Nic White taking another shot at goal, but this time it has the line but not the length. Stays all square.
21 PENALTY, BULLS, STEYN! 3-3: The Bulls respond after Stephen Moore is penalised at the breakdown. Steyn popping it over to level the scores.
18 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 3-0: Bulls infringe and the Brumbies will have a shot at goal, Christian Lealiifano sending the ball through to give the hosts the lead.
16 Good shove from the Brumbies who get another scrum penalty and go long. The kick misses touch, but Kirchner rashly slices the ball out and the Brumbies have a promising lineout here.
14 Bulls have the lineout outside the Brumbies 22, but the ball goes forward. Scrum to the hosts. Sluggish start to this one.
12 Nic White has the legs on the kick but it's just wide, so we stay scoreless.
10 George Smith knocks on as he goes to tackle Jano Vermaak, Bulls scrum near halfway. Won by the Brumbies who have a scrum of their own, and now they win the penalty after Morne Mallett goes down.
8 Steyn's shot at goal drifts wide to the left. Brumbies dropout, long kick from Kirchner swirls in the air and the Bulls regather possession and attack, testing the hosts defence. Penalty Brumbies, good work from Oosthuizen and Speight on the deck.
5 Ralepelle throws in, Bulls trying to set up a maul in the Brumbies half. They win the penalty and Steyn will go for goal here.
3 Kirchner clears from his 22 just up to halfway. Loose lineout and George Smith mops it up for the Brumbies, White grubbering in behind as the Bulls run from deep. Serfontein loses the ball in the tackle but it goes backwards, penalty Bulls.
Kick off We are up an running in Brisbane, Kirchner with an early fumble under the high ball as the Brumbies take the scrum.
Weather A crisp night in Canberra as both sides run out onto the field.
Team news Centre Jan Serfontein will make a first Super Rugby start when he takes the field for the Bulls' last tour match against the Brumbies in Canberra. J├┐┬¼rgen Visser will start at left wing in place of Bjorn Basson, who has an ankle injury, while Morn├┐┬Ę Steyn is back as pivot after Louis Fouch├┐┬Ę got a start last week. Up front, Grant Hattingh (broken thumb) is replaced by Juandr├┐┬Ę Kruger, while Wilhelm Steenkamp, who flew to Australia earlier in the week as a replacement, will play off the bench.
Team news South African lock Etienne Oosthuizen will make his Brumbies debut against the Bulls on Saturday at Canberra Stadium. Oosthuizen is one of four personnel changes to the Brumbies starting side, with Ben Alexander returning to tight head prop for Scott Sio, Scott Fardy at lock for Sam Carter and Nic White to scrumhalf for Ian Prior.
Welcome Hello and welcome to Canberra Stadium for today's clash between the high-flying Brumbies against the touring Bulls side.
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