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Brumbies v Reds - Live
Brumbies 17 Reds 27
80 The Brumbies attack close to the Reds' try-line but Mowen holds on to the ball too long on the ground and Genia boots the resulting penalty into touch. It's the final act of the half and the Reds clinch a deserved victory. They weathered the storm when the Brumbies launched a gallant fightback in the second half but in the end Feauai-Sautia's try secured them the win.
79 CONVERSION, REDS, COOPER! 17-27. Cooper adds the extras to secure the win for the visitors!
78 TRY, REDS, FEAUAI-SAUTIA! 17-25. Hoffman is penalised and Cooper kicks for touch. The ball is not out but Mogg knocks on and Chris Feauai-Sautia reacts quickest to the loose ball and gets an easy run-in over the try-line! What a bizarre try!
76 Ruan Smith is pinned for illegal scrummaging and the Reds put the resulting penalty out on the Brumbies' 10-metre line.
73 Mogg gets a chance to draw his side level, after Saia Fainga'a plays the ball with his hands on the ground. Mogg's effort is a poor one, hoever, and is well wide of the target!
71 The Brumbies string together some phases with their forwards but they lose possession when Leon Power knocks on after taking a big hit from Liam Gill!
68 Kuridrani, Hoffman and Tomane, combine brilliantly on the blindside inside the Reds' 22! They are called back, however, as Tomane puts a foot into touch.
66 White launches a kick which pins Toua inside his 22. Toua has little angle to work with and puts the ball out about seven metres outside his 22. That kick was white's final act of this clash as he is replaced by Conrad Hoffman.
64 The Brumbies are back on the attack, close to the Reds' 22 and take the ball through four phases before Kuridrani knocks on after a great tackle from Tapuai.
61 The Brumbies attack close to the Reds' try-line and Scott Sio makes a dash over the whitewash. After checking with the TMO, the referee rules that he was held up by Rob Simmons.
60 The Reds forwards go off their feet at a ruck, midway between the halfway line and the Reds' 22. White puts the resulting penalty into touch on the visitors' five-metre line.
56 TRY, BRUMBIES, MOGG1 17-20. The Brumbies attack from a scrum deep inside the Reds' 22. White breaks from the set-piece and Kuridrani sets off on a dummy run which allows Mogg to run on to White's offload. He cuts the Reds' defence to shreds and crosses over in the right-hand corner!
54 YELLOW CARD, REDS, HOLMES! Greg Holmes will spend the next 10 minutes in the sin bin after playing White off-the-ball at a ruck.
53 Ed Quirk is penalised for illegal play at a maul. Mogg kicks for touch and puts the ball out deep inside the Reds' 22.
51 PENALTY, REDS, COOPER! 12-20. Cooper cancels out Mogg's effort after Kuridrani is blown up for being offside.
49 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, MOGG! 12-17. The Reds are pinged for illegal scrummaging and Mogg steps up to add another three-pointer.
46 After a long period of aimless kicking, by both sides, Genia gathers the ball, just outside his 22, and passes to Toua. The full-back offloads to Dom Shipperley, who knocks on. That's the mistake the Brumbies were waiting for.
43 The Reds attack inside their 22 and Quade Cooper throws another one of his trademark long passes and this time it's Ben Tapuai who gathers close to the touchline. He's tackled by Speight but gets a grubber kick through which goes into touch close to the halfway line.
41 Cooper gets the second half underway. His kick is collected by Mogg, who goes to ground inside his 22.
Brumbies 9 - 17 Reds
40 Genia is caught inside his 22 but still manages to boot the ball ahead. It rolls into touch just inside the Brumbies' half and the siren sounds to indicate half-time. The players head into the sheds with Reds the happier of the two sides. The Brumbies have committed far too many errors, especially at the breakdown, and it's something they'll have to fix quickly if they want win this match. The Reds have soaked up the early pressure and made the home side pay whenever the chance arose.
38 There's a change in the Brumbies back-line when Pat McCabe is forced off the field with blood streaming from his face. He is replaced by Tevita Kuridrani.
37 Pocock does brilliantly when he gets in low after Genia goes to ground. The Reds number nine is soon pinged for holding onto the ball and White puts the penalty out five metres inside his half.
34 PENALTY, REDS, COOPER! 9-17. Cooper restores the visitors' eight-point lead after the Brumbies are penalised for another ruck infringement.
31 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, MOGG! 9-14. Mogg narrows the gap to five points, with an easy three-pointer in front of the Reds' posts after the visitors are pinged for being offside on defence.
30 The Brumbies attack inside the Reds' 22 and Mogg spots a gap. He glides through it and is over the try-line but Turner does brilliantly to hold him up as he crosses the whitewash!
28 The Brumbies are trying hard to get back into this game. They are on the attack close to the Reds' 22 but Ben Alexander cops a big hit from James Slipper which knocks the wind out of his sails.
26 Another Brumby is pinged for an indiscretion at a ruck. This time it's captain Ben Mowen who is the culprit. Cooper takes another shot at goal but his effort sails to the right of the uprights.
23 CONVERSION, REDS, COOPER! 6-14. Cooper adds another two-pointer to extend the visitors' lead!
22 TRY, REDS, TOUA! 6-12. Aidan Toua joins the line at pace, 10 metres inside his own half, and runs onto another long pass from Cooper! He shrugs off Henry Speight and sells Mogg an outrageous dummy before dotting down! Great effort!
21 Cooper has another shot at goal from 50 metres out after David Pocock is penalised for a ruck infringement. His effort is a good one but falls just short of the cross-bar!
18 CONVERSION, REDS, COOPER! 6-7. Cooper succeeds with a difficult two-pointer from close to the touchline!
17 TRY, REDS, TURNER! 6-5. THe Reds attack deep inside the Brumbies; 22 and Quade Cooper shows his class when he throws a long pass to Lachie Turner who scores in the right-hand corner!
15 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, WHITE! 6-0. White extends the home side's lead. after Rob Simmons is blown up for holding onto the ball on the ground.
13 Will Genia spots a gap and stabs through a grubber kick which rolls into touch inside the Brumbies' 22.
10 Jarrad Butler makes a break inside his half and offloads to Joe Tomane, who is the clear down the touchline! He is eventually brough to ground deep inside the Reds' 22 by Toua and Turner.
9 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, MOGG! 3-0. Mogg makes up for his earlier miss, with a sweetly-struck penalty, after Mike Harris is penalised for a ruck infringement.
6 The Reds are pinged for early engagement at a scrum. White takes the tap penalty and launches a bomb which Toua knocks backwards in mid-air.
4 Jesse Mogg takes the first shot at goal after James Slipper is penalised for a ruck infringement on the Reds' 10-metre line. Mogg's effort has the distance but veers to the left of the uprights.
1 And we're off! Nic White gets us started with a deep kick which Lachie Turner gathers close to his try-line. He offloads to Aidan Toua, who boots the ball upfield.
Former Reds back-row Jarrad Butler will start at number eight on his Brumbies debut. From the side which contested the Super Rugby Final last August there are several changes, most notably captain Ben Mowen moving to blind-side flanker and the inclusion of Pat McCabe at inside-centre. 2013's tight five of Scott Sio, Stephen Moore, Ben Alexander, Scott Fardy and Sam Carter remains intact, while David Pocock returns from injury at open-side flanker with Mowen and Butler filling out the back-row. Nic White has earned first crack at the number nine jersey and will be matched in the halves by his Wallabies partner, Matt Toomua. McCabe and Smith fill the centres, while Joe Tomane, Henry Speight (wings) and Jesse Mogg (full-back) make up the back three. The bench is where the most changes have occurred, with Lionel Cronje (fly-half), Conrad Hoffmann (scrum-half) and Lachlan McCaffrey (back-row) all in line to make their Brumbies debuts. They are joined by regulars Siliva Siliva, Ruan Smith, Ruaidhri Murphy, Leon Power and Tevita Kuridrani.
Reds head coach Richard Graham has named Aidan Toua at full-back jersey, in his first Super Rugby match since Reds v Hurricanes in March last year. The match will also feature former Waratahs flyer Lachie Turner playing his first Super Rugby game for the Reds, after staking his claim with solid performances at wing and full-back in the pre-season. Quade Cooper also lines up at fly-half after overcoming an injury scare earlier this week. The Wallaby pivot injured his neck during a pre-season match last weekend.
Hi and welcome to the Canberra stadium for this Australian Super Rugby derby between our hosts, the Brumbies, and the Blues. Don't go away! We'll return shortly with team news.
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