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  • Faingaa, Holmes, Sio, Speight, Rathbone (2),
    Penalty goals: Mogg,
    Conversions: Prior (3),
39 - 17

Melbourne Rebels

  • Alo-Emile, English,
    Penalty goals: Woodward,
    Conversions: Woodward (2),
  • Super Rugby
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  • 7th Jun 2013
  • KO 10:40
  • Ground: Canberra Stadium

Brumbies v Rebels - Live

Last updated: 7th June 2013  

Full Time80 BRUMBIES 39-17 REBELS

80 Knocked on by the Rebels and that is that. Heavy win for the Brumbies, an excellent second half performance from the Australian Conference leaders who finish up with six tries. The Rebels kept at it in the opening 40 but were just blown away by the Brumbies cohesiveness after the break. A good night for Jake White's men.

78 Rebels make a hash at the back of the scrum, touched down by Burgess so the Brumbies get the five metre scrum. Prior's pass dribbles across the deck before being scooped up by Coleman, but the next pass is forward to Holmes. Rebels scrum as time runs out.

77 Mitchell carried off with what looks like a serious injury. Brumbies scrum swivels but the ball is then knocked on. Rebels with the put-in five metres from their own line.

75 Brumbies over the try line but the ball looks to be held up. Scrum five to the hosts as they hunt for try number seven.

73 Holmes breaks and tries to grubber through the defence, Mitchell getting back to secure the ball before Fuglistaller is bundled into touch. Brumbies lineout in the 22.

71 Brumbies spreading the ball but they go off their feet at the breakdown, Rebels winning the penalty. Brumbies pinned back in their half and trying to attack, but the ball is knocked on by the Rebels.

TRY69 TRY, REBELS, ALO-EMILE! 39-17: Rebels pack driving close to the Brumbies line. Are they over? Yes they are! Try for one of the big men, Alo-Emile going low to get the score by the posts.

66 At last some field position for the Rebels, a lineout in the Brumbies half. Barely touched the ball since the break and the lineout is loose but they keep possession. Penalty advantage, Hilgendorf into the corner for the lineout.

TRY63 TRY, BRUMBIES, HOLMES! 39-10: There comes try number six! Zack Holmes darts over for his third Super Rugby try, straightening and brushing through two front-rowers to find the line. Turning into a rout.

59 Toomua boots the ball into the corner as the Brumbies hunt a sixth try. Excellent third quarter from the hosts.

TRY56 TRY, BRUMBIES, FAINGAA! 32-10: Toomua will never hit a more perfect grubber, as it rolls out into touch a metre from the post. Rebels win the lineout and Luke Burgess clears up to halfway. Mogg glides through a gap on the counter and Faingaa glides through a huge gap of his own! Step inside and that's the try! Sliding over in the tackle.

TRY53 TRY, BRUMBIES, SPEIGHT! 25-10: That's the bonus point! Kimlin sucks in two tacklers then flings the ball out to Speight, who bamboozles the Rebels defenders and slides through Woodward and Stirzaker to score in the corner. Prior converts.

51 Brumbies lineout taken by Fardy inside the Rebels 22 - a rampaging start from the hosts. Faingaa scampering down the blindside but he's bundled into touch. Hilgendorf charged down by Sio but the ball goes dead, Rebels 22.

TRY48 TRY, BRUMBIES, RATHBONE! 18-10: The former Wallaby could not be denied for long! Brumbies bristling from conceding that try and they throw down the gauntlet. Up to the five metre line and a nice wide pass from Toomua finds Rathbone who runs around nearer to the posts. Prior misses the conversion.

46 McCabe causing real problems for the Rebels, heads for the corner but is tackled and offloads to nobody so the Rebels can clear. Poor coverage at the restart from the Rebels. Brumbies lineout outside the 22.

TRY44 TRY, REBELS, ENGLISH! 13-10: Brumbies sprinting out of the blocks at the start of the second surging into the Rebels 22, but a loose pass is hacked on by Woodward who races upfield. Tackled by Neville but he gets the offload to English who scores under the posts! End to end stuff, 95 metre try!

Penalty43 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, MOGG! 13-3: Instant long-range strike from Mogg finds it's way over the posts as the Brumbies open up a crucial ten-point gap on the scoreboard.

40 Hilgendorf starts off the second half in Canberra.

Half TimeHalf Time BRUMBIES 10-3 REBELS

40 Hooter sounds as Rathbone attacks looking for a second try, but he's bundled into touch and that's the interval. Bright start from the Brumbies but the Rebels have been competitive, just unable to find that clinical edge that the opposition have shown. Brumbies in front and, just about, in control.

38 Brumbies attack in the Rebels half, dinked into the corner by Prior, perhaps not the best option. Rebels secure the lineout ball and then clear through Hilgendorf.

35 ...but the Brumbies goal-line defence is excellent, turning the ball over somehow right on their line and clearing away. Rebels come again though on the attack, wide ball to Mitchell and then Woodward whose chip over the top is terrible. Lineout to the Brumbies.

33 Rebels attacking lineout, must score to get back in the half. Powerful work from the forwards, 10 metres out now...

30 Rebels manage to clear through Woodward as time winds down in the first half. Little to cheer as both teams focus on territory but the Brumbies edging the contest.

27 Big Rebels scrum but the kick is out on the full after the pass came back into the 22. Promising lineout for the Brumbies. Big carries from Kimlin and the pack but Toomua's grubber ricochets back into Brumbies hands, only for the ball to get lost at the breakdown.

25 Brumbies lineout on halfway. Box kick easily taken by Woodward but the Rebels get it back, Kuridrani with a burst but Sio knocks the ball on.

24 Woodward pumps it long into the Brumbies 22. Scrappy lineout but Stirzaker cleans up. Wide pass to Inman who knocks on, McCabe doing the damage as Mogg runs it out from deep.

22 Brumbies maul looks promising but a handling error forces the knock-on. Rebels scrum on top they win a penalty as the Brumbies go off their feet.

Penalty20 PENALTY, REBELS, WOODWARD! 10-3: The visitors are on the board after the opening quarter, Woodward easing the penalty through the posts.

17 Mogg enjoys an encounter with the cameraman after being bundled into touch. Rebels back on the attack, five metres out as the ball goes forward but advantage being played.

15 Brumbies force the error and then produce a powerful scrum. No penalty however but the Brumbies clear their lines, another kicking duel between Mogg and Woodward this time won by the Rebels. Robinson with the lineout, goes long to Jones and the Rebels are on the attack.

13 Faingaa breaks a tackle to run the Brumbies out of their 22. Mogg and Woodward trade kicks, but Mogg's latest attempt goes straight out on the full.

TRY10 TRY, BRUMBIES, RATHBONE! 10-0: Loose lineout from the Rebels and Fardy pounces, Brumbies looking to move the ball across the 22. Wide to Rathbone... is he in the corner? Try! Excellent finish from the veteran in the far left corner. Mogg misses the conversion.

8 White goes off as the Rebels win the penalty and clear up to the 10-metre line. More kicking from the back and Mogg eventually finds touch at the exact same position.

5 Scrum in midfield to the Brumbies after Woodward's restart goes out on the full. Free kick, Brumbies attack right through Kuridrani. Fine nudge from Mogg pins the Rebels back into their 22.

TRY3 TRY, BRUMBIES, SIO! 5-0: Great hands from White keeps the move alive near the right corner and the forwards rumble over! Sio gets up from the bottom of the pile with the ball, the Brumbies take the early lead.

1 Rebels lineout on halfway after both sides try to kick for territory. Brumbies turn the ball over and attack through Speight and the hosts streak away down the right, good hands from Kimlin and Power...

Kick off Matt Toomua gets us underway at Canberra Stadium. Early clearance from Jason Woodward but the Brumbies have an attacking lineout 30 metres out.

Weather A clear night in Canberra as Ged Robinson runs out to win his 50th cap for the Rebels.

Team news Rebels coach Damien Hill had made ten changes to his side which will do battle with the Brumbies. Gareth Delve takes over both the captaincy and the number eight jersey from Higginbotham while Luke Jones and Jordy Reid come in at five and six respectively. Nic Stirzaker takes over from Phipps at scrum-half while Bryce Hegarty will attempt to fill the void left by O'Connor.

Team news Brumbies Head coach Jake White has made eight changes to his 22-man squad - including five to the starting XV. With the absence of five Wallabies players and a shoulder dislocation to Fotu Auelua, the Brumbies have re-jigged the forward pack to include Leon Power at lock, Scott Fardy at blindside flanker and Peter Kimlin at number eight. Also returning to the starting side is Wallaby McCabe at inside centre in place of Christian Lealiifano. Clyde Rathbone slides onto Joe Tomane's wing and the rest of last week's backline remains intact.

Welcome Hello and welcome to Canberra Stadium for Friday's only Super Rugby clash between the Brumbies and the Rebels in an all-Australian affair in the nation's capital.

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