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Chiefs v Brumbies - Live
Full Time Chiefs 27 Brumbies 22
80 The Brumbies have one last throw of the dice and attack inside the Chiefs' half but it's all in vain as Mogg knocks on! That's the final act of the game as referee Joubert blows the final whistle shortly afterwards. It was agreat final, which could have gone either way but in the end the Chiefs' great fightback secured them the title for the second year in succession. Spare a though for the Brumbies, who were dominant for large periods but in the end it wasn't enough.
78 The Brumbies are on the attack, outside the Chiefs' 22. They're bashing away at the home side's line but the Chiefs are disciplined on defence. Ben Alexander is eventually penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground and Cruden puts the ball out 10 metres inside the Brumbies' half.
75 The momentum has swung in this game! the Chiefs are dominating while the Brumbies are struggling to get their hands on the ball!
72 PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 27-22. Cruden adds another three-pointer after Fardy is penalised for going off his feet at a ruck.
69 CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 24-22. Cruden holds his nerve and adds the extras, which gives the hosts the lead for the first time in the game!
68 TRY, CHIEFS, ROBINSON! 22-22. Robbie Robinson spots a gap in the Brumbies defence, and takes it. He pins his ears back and dives in for the try which draws his side level!
67 The Brumbies attack with their backs, just outside the Chiefs' 22, but Mogg throws a poor pass to Speight and the big wing knocks on.
64 TRY, CHIEFS, MESSAM! 17-22. The Chiefs get a right-shoulder at a scrum and Liam Messam picks-up-and-goes from the base of the scrum. He bursts through challenges by Mogg and Speight before dotting down!
63 The Chiefs are still on the attack inside the Brumbies' 22! The visitors are defending resiliently until Ben Afeaki has a crack at the line! The visitors gain a reprieve as Jesse Mogg manages to hold him up in the tackle!
61 The Chiefs attack close to the Brumbies' try-line but at the critical moment Sam Cane knocks on!
59 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 12-22. Lealiifano restores the visitors' 10-point lead after Latimer is penalised for side entry at a ruck!
56 The Brumbies are on the attack close to the Chiefs' line and Scott Sio makes a dash for the line! They appeal for the try but after consulting the television match official referee Craig Joubert rules that no try has been scored.
54 Several Brumbies are pinned for straying offside at a ruck. Cruden has another shot at goal but hits the upright!
52 Cruden glides through a gap in the Brumbies' defence! He offloads to Gareth Anscombe but Speight brings him to ground with a desperate tackle.
50 The Chiefs are pinned for an early shove at a scrum, just outside their own 22. The Brumbies opt to take another scrum.
48 PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 12-19. Cruden narrows the gap after White doesn't release Tikoirotuma in the tackle!
46 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 9-19. Lealiifano adds another three-pointer after Kerr-Barlow is pinned for holding onto the ball on the ground.
43 Mogg takes a shot at goal, after Toby Smith is penalised for illegal scrummaging. His effort is on an angle, from about 45 metres out, and although he strikes his effort well it's just wide of the uprights.
40 Nic White gets the second half started with a deep kick which Tawera Kerr-Barlow collects inside his 22. He clears his line with a kick which sails into touch close to the halfway line.
Half Time Chiefs 9 Brumbies 16
40 Clyde Rathbone takes the ball into contact and the hooter goes off to indicate half-time. When the ball emerges from the ruck Mogg boots it into touch. It's been an entertaining opening half and the Brumbies go into the sheds as deserved leaders. They've come to play and although the Chiefs fought back well after trailing early on, they fought back well. A seven-point lead means that it's still anybody's game, however. This sets the stage for what will be a very interesting second half.
40 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 9-16. Lealiifano dusts himself off and converts his own try from up against the touchline!
39 TRY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 9-14. Lealiifano gathers a wayward pass from Kerr-Barlow and sets off on a 40-metre run before dotting down in the corner!
37 White takes a shot a goal, from just inside his half, after Horrell is pinned for holding onto the ball on the ground. The Brumbies scrum-half's effort is well short of the uprights and the Chiefs gain a reprieve.
34 Matt Toomua's kick to restart the game is long and the Chiefs get a chance to attack from a scrum on the halfway line.
32 PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 9-9. Cruden draws his side level after White plays the ball from an offside position at a ruck.
30 Stephen Moore is penalised for side entry at a ruck. Cruden kicks for touch and puts the ball out close to the halfway line.
28 Tevita Kuridrani carries strongly but takes a big hit from Tameifuna! The Brumbies centre does well to retain possession but he certainly felt that tackle!
27 PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 6-9. Cruden adds another three-pointer after Sam Carter fails to roll away at a ruck.
25 The Chiefs attack with their forwards, close to the halfway mark. Brodie Retallick, Toby Smith and Liam Messam are all willing ball-carriers but the Brumbies' defence holds firm.
23 PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 3-9. Cruden makes up for his earlier mistake, with a well struck place-kick, after Scott Fardy infringes at a ruck.
21 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 0-9. Lealiifano holds his nerve and extends his side's lead after Tanerau Latimer plays Scott Sio off the ball.
19 Cruden gets a chance to narrow the gap, for the home side, after George Smith and Kimlin are pinned for straying offside. His effort miscues from his boot and the visitors get out of jail!
16 White spots a gap, behind the Chiefs' defence, and kicks for position. His effort is over-cooked and goes directly into touch. Advantage Chiefs.
14 White throws a wayward pass which Matt Toomua fails to gather! The Chiefs smell blood and Cruden tries to boot the loose ball ahead. He fails to connect properly though, and Lealiifano saves the day when he dives onto the ball!
12 The Chiefs are on the attack, close to the Brumbies' try-line, but the visitors gain a reprieve when Craig Clarke enters a ruck from the side. White kicks for touch and puts the ball out 10 metres outside his 22.
10 Lealiifano is pinned for not releasing a tackled player, inside the Chiefs' 22. The hosts catch the Brumbies on the back-foot as they take a quick tap penalty and Andrew Horrell and Gareth Anscombe combine to take them deep into the visitors' half.
8 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 0-6. Lealiifano adds another three-pointer after Asaeli Tikoirotuma is pinned for side entry at a ruck!
6 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 0-3. Christian Lealiifano gets the game's first points, from the kicking tee, after Toby Smith is penalised for a high tackle on Nic White!
4 The Brumbies have the Chiefs scrambling in defence after Peter Kimlin makes a break through the middle of the field! He is brought to ground by Charlie Ngatai but the visitors are soon camped inside the Chiefs' half!
2 Jesse Mogg clears his line but fails to find touch. Lelia Masaga gathers and sets off on an attacking run which drives the crowd wild! He makes little headway as Ben Mowen takes him to ground. Tawera Kerr-Barlow launches a box kick but over-cooks his effort and Mogg dots down behind his try-line.
Kick off And we're off! Aaron Cruden gets us underway with a deep hanging kick which Henry Speight gathers. He sets off on a run but is smashed in the tackle, just outside his 22, by Ben Tameifuna and Hika Elliot!
Past Results These two sides have not met each other yet this season however the Chiefs have won their last two meetings in Hamilton.In the last Super Rugby meeting between these sides, the Chiefs prevailed 29 - 22 in March 2012, thanks to a last gasp try from Jackson Willison.Overall the Brumbies hold the head-to-head advantage over the Chiefs with the New Zealand-based side winning just six of 18 Super Rugby clashes.The New Zealand side lost their only previous play-off game against the Brumbies, 32-17 in Canberra in 2004. The Brumbies went on to claim their second title that season.
Team news For the third consecutive week, Brumbies coach Jake White has named an unchanged matchday 22.
Team news Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has stuck with the side that beat the Crusaders in last week's semi-final. The only worry for the Chiefs is the fitness of winger Lelia Masaga who is carrying an ankle injury and has been given until the last minute to take his place. Robbie Robinson will start if Masaga is not fit.
Welcome Hello and welcome to the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton for our live coverage of this year's Super Rugby Final between our hosts and defending champions, the Chiefs, and the Brumbies. The Chiefs are determined to hold onto their title while the Brumbies are trying to win the tournament for the first time since 2004. Don't go away! We'll return shortly with team news.
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