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Reds v Brumbies - Live
Full Time: Reds 19 - 19 Brumbies
80 Both sides throwing everything but the kitchen sink at one another. Mogg in possession and decides to have a go. He's wrapped up though, and the Reds win a turnover! So now it's the hosts with one last throw of the dice, but Cooper knocks on! Oh dear! The ref blows for full-time, and the games ends in a draw. Perhaps that's a fair result as both teams gave it their all in what was a highly entertaining spectacle. Thanks for joining us!
76 CONVERSION, REDS. Crucial conversion from Cooper... it's over and we are locked up at 19-19!
75 TRY, REDS. Finally, the Reds push their way over the Brumbies line and it looks like Liam Gill has scored. He doesn't look convinced though. But the TMO is called in to make the massive call... try!
72 After several scrum resets, the ref awards yet another penalty. The Brumbies need to be careful of conceding a penalty try here... quick-tap taken by Genia and after a few phases the Reds are held up. So 5m scrum to the Reds.
69 YELLOW CARD, SIO (BRUMBIES). Another penalty to the Reds as Scott Sio is given a YELLOW-CARD for repeated infringements at the line-out. Brumbies down to 14 men with 10 minutes reamining...
65 This game is still anyone's for the taking folks! The Reds are camped on the Brumbies line, and one feels it's only a matter of time before the visitors' defence cracks. The referee has issued several warnings to Mowen's troops - one more, and someone's seeing yellow.
62 Davies threatens again out wide, but again just can't break through the final tackle - credit to the Brumbies defence which has been rock-solid. What's this? Davies is being replaced? Odd decision that as Dom Shipperley comes on.
58 PENALTY, BRUMBIES. The hosts need to watch their discipline after a stray hand in the ruck once again allows Lealiifano another shot at goal and it's in off the post. The Brumbies extend their lead... 12-19!
55 Horwill steals one off the Brumbies throw - taps down to Genia, who finds Lance and the full-back launches a huge torpedo kick. What a touch-finder!
52 Davies on the run again for the Reds - he's having another blinder! Pat McCabe manages to grab hold and haul him down though. Genia takes Davies' pop pass, and races along the touchline but some good defence from Tevita Kuridani sees the nippy halfback taken into touch.
50 PENALTY, BRUMBIES. The Reds concede a soft penalty and Lealiifano slots over an easy three points from bang in front. 12-16!
48 Cooper can't add the extras from far out. But the Reds now trail by one point! 12-13!
47 TRY, REDS. This time the Reds won't need the TMO to decide as Davies slides over in the corner for his third try for Queensland this season. So the Reds strike first after the break!
44 Faingaa was judged to have put his knee into touch, so no try. Blow for the Brumbies though as Toomua makes his way off the pitch.
43 Great hands by Tapuai to Davies and the winger bounces off an attempted tackle from Toomua who stays down. Now the ball is shifted to Anthony Faingaa who makes a dash for the corner - he dives... and looks to have scored! We're going upstairs!
41 Welcome back! The Brumbies get the second half started as they look to build on their first-half lead ...
Half Time: Reds 7 - 13 Brumbies
40 Mowen points to the poles, and throws the ball to Mogg. The full-back lines up the shot from 48m out, strikes it well but the ball falls inches short. Genia bangs it into touch, and the ref blows for half-time. Phew! What a game thus far... stick around for the second forty folks.
38 The action now returns back inside Reds territory as this ding dong battle heats up. Some pushing and shoving between Eddie Quirk and Sam Carter ends in a penalty to the Brumbies.
35 Now Jono Lance busts up the middle and finds himself in space. He looks for support, but can't find any so kicks ahead. Davies comes racing out of nowhere and chases hard for the ball, but the pigskin rolls into touch 10m from the Brumbies line.
32 The game is being played at a furious pace. The Brumbies are awarded a penalty - with Lealiifano off, Nic White takes over the kicking duties but pushes his attempt wide.
30 Cooper sets up an attacking line-out, but James Hanson over-throws and its George Smith who snatches it out of the air. The crowd's cheers turn to jeers, and Toomua bangs the ball into the safety of touch.
28 YELLOW CARD, LEALIIFANO. Oh dear, it's the Brumbies points scoring machine that is given his marching orders for slowing down the ball. So the Brumbies down to 14 men...
27 The Reds make their way inside the Brumbies' danger zone. The ref awards them a free kick, and the Reds opt for a scrum which then turns into a penalty after the Brumbies front row were pinged for early engagement. Genia takes a quick tap and fires a pass out wide to Anthony Faingaa, but he gets wrapped up. The Brumbies could be in trouble though after the ref saw something he didn't like...
24 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES. Lealiifano converts his own try. And the visitors go back in front ... 7-13!
23 TRY, BRUMBIES. Again, it's that man Mogg who breaks the advantage line. Nic White gets the ball out quickly and shifts it to the right - the Brumbies have plenty of number out wide. Lealiifano throws a dummy and goes over for a super try!
21 Now Mogg breaks out for the Brumbies! He drops ball to boot and gives chase. Digby Ioane is back to cover for the Reds, but he has no choice but to run it out, which sets up an attacking line-out for the visitors inside Queensland's 22.
18 The TMO correctly rules out a try, as Davies failed to ground the ball after a try-saving tackle by Joe Tomane and Jesse Mogg.
17 All the momentum is with the Reds at the moment as Horwill bashes it up. Cooper is shouting for the ball. Genia finally shuts him up, and gets the pass to the playmaker, who changes direction and links up with Rod Davies. The winger ducks under a tackle and dives towards the corner flag. Try? We're going upstairs...
14 CONVERSION, REDS. Cooper adds the extras from far out, and the Reds take the lead. 7-6!
13 TRY, REDS. Now the Reds give their home crowd something to cheer about as they make their way up towards the Brumbies tryline - the forwards maul it up, before number eight Jake Schatz peels off the back and powers over for a well-worked try!
10 PENALTY, BRUMBIES. The Reds guilty of hands in the ruck, which allows Lealiifano another shot at goal to increase his team's lead to six if he can find his target again... he does! 0-6!
7 Ben Tapuai now with ball in hand. He's dragged down, but manages to offload to the supporting James Horwill who knocks the ball on slightly. So the Brumbies will have the put-in at the scrum just outside their 22.
4 PENALTY, BRUMBIES. Lealiifano raises the flags - first blood to the Brumbies. 0-3!
3 Will Genia puts James Slipper through a gap, but the prop is hauled down by Ben Mowen. Now the Brumbies force a turnover. Christian Lealiifano stabs a kick through ahead, but the ref blows his whistle - penalty to the visitors after the Reds were pinged for offsides.
1 And we're under way! Quade Cooper kicks off, and the Brumbies forwards take it in safely. Matt Toomua clears his lines, and sets up a line-out on half-way.
Team News: The Brumbies, who have a two-point lead over the Reds in the standings, welcome back Fotu Auelua and Tevita Kuridrani. Auelua comes into the back row at number eight, with Ben Mowen moving to blindside and Jordan Smiler dropping to the bench. With Andrew Smith sidelined with a hamstring injury, Kuridrani takes over at outside centre. Clyde Rathbone will provide cover from the bench.
Team News: The Reds have recalled fit-again winger Digby Ioane for Saturday's visit of the Brumbies. The Australia international comes into the side for the benched Dom Shipperley, with Rod Davies retaining his place after he double against the Chiefs. The only other change among the replacements sees Saia Faingaa provide cover at hooker.
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