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- 5th Apr 2013
- KO 09:40
- Ground: Canberra Stadium
Brumbies v Kings - Live
Brumbies 28 Kings 28
80 CONVERSION, KINGS, CATRAKILIS! 28-28. The replacement levels it in a dramatic finish. We have a draw.
79 TRY, KINGS, DU PREEZ! 28-26. So much has happened in the final minute! The Kings have been camped on the Brumbies line and just when the hosts thought they'd survived, referee Peyper blew for Alexander taking out a player off the ball. Back came the Kings and it was Du Preez going over in the end. Wow.
78 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 28-21. This time the hosts get three points after the Brumbies dominate the Kings at scrum time. The fly-half's effort went over off the post which is fitting - if they win - to how they have narrowly managed to get past this spirited Kings outfit. One minute left in Canberra.
76 The Kings enter a ruck from the side so it's a chance for White to make Whitehead pay for his miss. The scrum-half lines it up from long range...but pushes that one to the right so it remains 25-21.
74 But Whitehead has missed what is classed in some circles as being a sitter. How costly will that be.
72 The Kings are coming back with interest though through replacement Jacques Engelbrecht, who bumps off Speight before a penalty advantage is played. That offence is eventually blown so Whitehead steps up.
70 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 25-21. Scrum penalty goes against the Kings so it's a chance for the fly-half now from wide on his left side to add three points to the tally. No mistake from the pivot.
68 White lines a kick up from distance...it's going, it's going, but it hits the post. The Brumbies eventually get the ball back though due to a Kings knock-on so the visitors are not clear yet
67 YELLOW, KINGS, FERREIRA! The prop is sent to the bin for clearly not rolling away from the tackle.
66 Replacement hooker Stephen Moore has just grubbered into touch which is the clearest sign yet that the Brumbies are struggling to penetrate this South African defence. Jake White looks an anxious coach.
65 Oosthuizen is replaced by Sam Carter for the final quarter as the Brumbies come again, with Smith taking it up 35 metres out. Can the Kings keep this defence up that's served them so well in 2013?
62 The visiting forwards save the day though and hold up the attacking player to create a Kings scrum.
61 Soyizwapi now makes the mistake and that is even worse than Whitehead's as the full-back sends the ball out on the full from his own ten-metre. Here come the Brumbies again then with a driving maul.
59 Whitehead will get an earful from his forwards as they have just won a scrum against the head, only to look up and see their fly-half has kicked the ball out on the full. A Brumbies scrum on halfway then.
57 The Brumbies have the territory but have not had a good spell of possession for a bit. Remember this is only a one-point ball game so the longer it stays like that, the more frustrated they may become.
54 A bit of kick tennis has just taken place as Soyizwapi and Coleman exchange offerings. That finally ends with Coleman putting the ball into touch on halfway...before the Brumbies steal Maku's throw.
52 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 22-21. Great strike from the touchline so the hosts are back in front.
50 Great work from Kimlin as he charges down Vergallo's attempted clearance in his own 22. That results in the scrum-half being penalised for holding on after regathering so it's a wide shot for Lealiifano.
48 CONVERSION, KINGS, WHITEHEAD! 19-21. So, the Kings are ahead. Would you believe it.
47 TRY, KINGS, DU PREEZ! 19-19. Hang on a second, the Kings have broken clear with Petersen racing downfield and that results in a nice inside ball finding his number eight for the levelling try.
46 They will get another chance though as Whitehead slices his clearance into touch. Brumbies ball just five metres out right now as their power runners get them going forward. A score may be coming here.
45 Smith carries on two occasions on the 22 as the Brumbies look for their third try of the night. It won't come here though as Alexander spills a ball forward, which will no doubt frustrate the prop.
43 The Brumbies pinch possession from that line-out and use Auelua up the middle and after a few phases the penalty comes for the Kings offending. Will White go for uprights? No, he looks to the corner.
41 Welcome back to the action from Canberra Stadium. Whitehead gets us back underway as he kicks down to Mowen on the 22. The Brumbies clear well though through Lealiifano, who takes them up to halfway.
Brumbies 19 Kings 14
40 The Kings are awarded a penalty when the Brumbies forwards are blow up for going off their feet at a ruck. Whitehead puts the ball into touch and that's the final act of the half as referee Jaco Peyper halts proceedings with a shrill blast of his whistle. The Brumbies have gone off the boil, after an impressive start, but the Kings deserve credit for the way they've fought back. It sets the scene for an interesting second half.
39 Siviwe Soyizwapi holds onto the ball on the ground and from the ensuing penalty, White puts the ball out just inside the Kings' 22!
37 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 19-14. Lealiifano makes no mistake from the kicking tee after Whitehead is penalised for a ruck infringement!
34 CONVERSION, KINGS, WHITEHEAD! 16-14. Whitehead adds the extras and the visitors have narrowed the gap to two points!
33 TRY, KINGS, VAN DER WALT! 16-12. Wimpie van der Walt gets in for the Kings' second try, when the Kings launch a drive from a line-out close to the Brumbies' try-line!
31 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, WHITE! 16-7. Nic White extends the hosts' lead when he lands a monster penalty from 50 metres out!
29 Fotu Auelua builds up a head of steam and shrugs off two defenders as he takes his side over the advantage line!
27 The Brumbies are camped just outside the Kings' 22! They take the ball through 10 phases but turn over possession when Robbie Coleman throws a forward pass to Tevita Kuridrani.
25 Sergeal Petersen gets a pass from Vergallo, close to the touchline. He kicks ahead but his effort goes directly into touch.
23 CONVERSION, KINGS, WHITEHEAD! 13-7. George Whitehead adds the two-pointer to narrow the gap!
22 TRY, KINGS, FERREIRA! 13-5. Schalk Ferreira goes on a bullocking run, from close quarters, and scores with two defenders on his back!
20 It's one-way traffic at the moment. The Brumbies have had more than 70 percent of the possession while the Kings are left to defend continuously. The men from Port Elizabeth venture into the Brumbies' 22 for the first time when George Whitehead puts the ball into touch after the Brumbies infringe at a ruck.
17 TRY, BRUMBIES, TOMANE! 13-0. Joe Tomane runs onto a long pass from Nic White, which skips four players, and gets in for the home side's second try!
15 Nicolas Vergallo tries to take a gap, from a line-out, but is penalised when he runs into one of his forwards.
12 TRY, BRUMBIES, SPEIGHT! 8-0. Lealiifano's grubber kick to Speight works on the second attempt and the big wing gets a simple run-in as the the kick catches the Kings defenders flat-footed!
10 Lealiifano puts a grubber kick through for Henry Speight to chase but the touchline is the winner as the ball rolls out close to the Kings' try-line.
7 The Kings are awarded a penalty but have it reversed when Hannes Franklin throws a swinging arm at one of his opponents.
6 Andries Strauss puts his side under pressure when he knocks on a relatively simple pass from George Whitehead.
4 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 3-0. Christian Lealiifano opens the scoring after the Kings are pinned for being offside.
3 The Brumbies forwards take ball into contact but make little headway as they are met by a wall of defenders!
Kick-off Nic White gets the game underway! His Kings fail to gather and the Brumbies are immediately on the attack until Pat McCabe throws a loose pass into touch!
Team news The Kings have made several changes to their starting line-up for this clash. Former Springbok centre Waylon Murray comes in for the injured Hadleigh Parkes, who broke his arm against the Hurricanes last weekend. As a result, Ronnie Cooke shifts to the wing and Murray partners captain Andries Strauss in the Kings midfield. Scrum-half Nicolas Vergallo is also promoted from the bench and starts in place of injured Shaun Venter. There are two changes to the front row as hooker Bandise Maku rotates with Hannes Franklin and prop Grant Kemp gets the nod, with Kevin Buys moving to the bench. Two other changes in the pack sees Cornel du Preez back at number eight in place of Jacques Engelbrecht and Rynier Bernado partners vice-captain Steven Sykes in the second row.
Team news Wallaby back Pat McCabe returns to the Brumbies' line-up at inside centre after a five-month lay-off. Now fully fit, after recovering from a broken neck, McCabe will fill the number 12 jersey outside Christian Lealiifano who has been named at fly-half. With Lealiifano at 10, Matt Toomua is out of the 22-man squad. In the forwards, Siliva Siliva has been handed his first starting spot at hooker with champion rake Stephen Moore to start from the bench. Returning to the starting XV from the bench is Fotu Auelua at number eight, with captain Ben Mowen moving to blindside flanker and Peter Kimlin to lock.
Welcome Hello and welcome to the Canberra Stadium for this Super Rugby hit out between the table-topping Brumbies and tournament newbies, the Kings! We'll return soon with team news.
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