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- 5th May 2013
- KO 07:05
- Ground: Canberra Stadium
Brumbies v Crusaders - Live
BRUMBIES 23-30 CRUSADERS
80 That's it. The Crusaders win! That's a vital result that takes the Crusaders to one point behind the sixth-placed Cheetahs. The Brumbies' bonus point takes them one clear at the top. Thanks for joining us, cheers!
PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO.23-30. That saves the bonus point for the Brumbies.
78 The Brumbies come again, building up through a number of phases until the ball is turned over under the sticks! We'll come back for a penalty against Jordan Taufua for a no-arm tackle.
CONVERSION, TOOMUA. 20-30. The Brumbies waste no time as Toomua converts with a drop kick from in front.
TRY, BRUMBIES, MOWEN. 18-30. The Brumbies won't lie down! At last a gap opens in the Crusaders defence as Toomua draws two and puts Mowen through.
CONVERSION, CARTER. 13-30. Mr. 100 percent does it again. Game over, surely?
TRY, CRUSADERS, DAGG!! 13-28!! Unreal! The Brumbies build through 10 phases and are looking good inside the Crusaders 22 until Kimlin spills it forward. The Crusaders counter through Dagg. Robbie Fruean is up in support and the two combine to run the ball 85m to score!
70 Whoa! A HUGE scrum from the Brumbies marches the Crusaders pack backwards. Joubert blows for the penalty and Lealiifano can find touch inside the Crusaders half.
68 The Crusaders are such a professional side. They seldom make the wrong decisions. The men in red are keeping it tight, slowly rumbling forward and running down the clock.
66 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO. 13-23! Oh it's till on! The first points of the second half for the Brumbies as Lealiifano slots it from right in front. It should have been a penalty to the Crusaders because Ellis had the ball slapped out of his hands. A lifeline for the hosts?
PENALTY, CRUSADERS, CARTER. 10-23! Is that the killer blow? Carter spots a gap to open up the Brumbies defence and makes a great offload. The Brumbies are off their feet at the ruck and Craig Joubert punishes them.
62 Christian Lealiifano MISSES a penalty attempt at goal. That's a costly mistake as it would have brought the Brumbies within seven points - striking distance of the Crusaders.
60 Moore loses another line-out due to strong work from the Crusaders jumpers so it will be a put-in for the Kiwis on around the halfway line. This is worrying for the Brumbies as they are not threatening.
CARTER PENALTY! 10-20! Smith is penalised for offside so the lead is now up to ten points in Canberra.
55 Brumbies ball on their own ten-metre but they are making a few mistakes here and ultimately cough it up, with Fruean now attacking on the right. Big chance here to extend their lead from ten metres out.
53 Pat McCabe is also now on for Kuridrani as the Crusaders get a relieving penalty in their own 22.
CARTER CONVERSION! 10-17! A lovely strike from the touchline. Brumbies send on Scott Sio for Palmer.
GUILDFORD TRY! 10-15! And they make it count. Lovely hands from Crotty and Romano sees the wing race over in the left corner. They soaked up the Brumbies' attack and then landed the counter punch well.
49 Incredible defence once more from the Crusaders as they steal the ball twice in quick succession. So now the New Zealanders have it on the Brumbies ten-metre, with phases being racked up on the left.
47 They edge ever closer as Tomane runs hard down the left touchline. Now Lealiifano and Smith join the attack as the Brumbies set up fifteen metres out. Encouraging start to the half from the home side.
45 Moore is having a bad time of it at the line-out as now an ugly one goes in. Luckily for him Ellis knocks-on at the tail so it will be a Brumbies scrummage 45 metres from the Crusaders whitewash.
43 But that's great defence from Ellis as he holds up Sam Carter superbly in the tackle. Defensive scrum.
42 Good field position for the Brumbies now as Moore takes it up in centre-field. They're ten metres out.
41 Welcome back to the action in this tied ball game. Mogg gets things going again with a long kick-off.
Half-time: Brumbies 10 Crusaders 10
38 A long-range shot from Mogg falls well short there after the Crusaders had offended at the breakdown.
36 And now Mowen gets penalised at the resulting scrum for going early so it's a simple clearance for Carter and the Crusaders as Jake White looks on. Remember, the Reds drew yesterday so a win here for the Australian side would leave them clear at the top of the conference going into next week's bye.
33 A clever kick from Tevita Kuridrani leads to Taylor running the ball out five metres from his line. Here's a chance for the Brumbies from this attacking line-out then...it's wasted, Alexander fumbles.
31 No score here then for the last ten minutes or so as this time it's G Whitelock winning a penalty at the breakdown. You get the feeling this one is going to be nip and tuck until the end. Great stuff.
29 And now the New Zealanders are attacking on the opposition 22 until Tomane wins a breakdown penalty.
27 That's excellent from Ellis as Carter's pass was knocked down in his 22 but his scrum-half got back to clear his lines very well up to halfway. A couple of mistakes from DC now then, he won't like that...
25 Crusaders have a scrum just outside their 22 before Carter makes an error, putting it out on the full!
CARTER CONVERSION! 10-10! Superb. We are level.
ELLIS TRY! 10-8! Brilliant scrum-half's score. He ran blind off the scrum, holding the defender and ultimately used the momentum to dive over wide on the left. Tough kick coming up for fly-half Carter.
20 Is Romano over after a powerful surge over the line? No, great work from Speight to hold the lock up.
19 The Crusaders are camped on the Brumbies' try-line, picking and going a great deal but are eventually held up. A massive test of the home defence there but they keep their visitors out. Attacking scrum.
16 Brumbies ball on halfway...no, Todd wins a penalty after putting pressure on Kimlin on the ground. Carter will look for touch here and pushes the Crusaders inside the home side's 22. A chance here.
CARTER PENALTY! 10-3! Brumbies are caught offside so up steps the All Black, who makes no mistake.
LEALIIFANO PENALTY! 10-0! The lead grows in Canberra. A nice strike from 40 out and bang in front.
10 Superb defence from Ben Mowen as he wins his side a breakdown penalty. Lealiifano calls for the tee.
LEALIIFANO CONVERSION! 7-0! No mistake from the in-form inside centre. Sucker punch for the Crusaders.
TOOMUA TRY! 5-0! Intercept on the 22 and the fly-half is away! No one can catch him...try Brumbies!
7 That's much better from Taylor now as from a lost line-out he returns the ball into touch on the 22.
6 The Brumbies give away possession though as Palmer enters prematurely so Carter pumps it downfield.
4 Kick-tennis for now at Canberra Stadium as both teams test out their opponents. Brumbies win that one as full-back Taylor's effort goes dead in-goal. We come back then for the Brumbies scrum on halfway.
Kick-Off Carter gets things going and the Crusaders reclaim possession from the kick-off, setting up camp in the Brumbies 22. First test for the Australians, who come through it fine due to Carter's poor pass.
Record Here comes Brumbies flank Smith to a standing ovation. Well deserved as he goes past Gregan's record.
Delay We have a slight delay here as fans continue to enter the stadium under the sunshine. Won't be long.
Team News It will be a special day for George Smith as he will break George Gregan's record as the most capped Brumby when he moves onto 137 appearances. Dan Palmer returns at tighthead. Dan Carter is back at 10 for the Crusaders. Israel Dagg is benched so Tom Taylor wears 15 and Robbie Fruean returns at centre.
Welcome Hello and welcome from Canberra Stadium for the final game of the Super Rugby round. It's the Brumbies against the Crusaders here, with the Australians looking to open up a gap in their conference while the New Zealanders need victory to stay in touch with the Chiefs. Team news is coming up. Stay there.
Updates to appear here at 15:50 local (06:50 BST, 05:50 GMT)
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