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- 7th Mar 2014
- KO 06:35
- Ground: TBA
Hurricanes v Brumbies - Live
80 Hurricanes 21 Brumbies 29
80 Motu Matu'u is pinged for a crooked throw at a line-out just inside the Brumbies' half. That's the final act of this match and the visitors are deserved winners. They dominated proceedings in the second half while the hosts' faded away badly. What makes the result sweeter is that the Brumbies also managed to secure a try-scoring bonus point.
79 TRY, HURRICANES, THOMPSON! 21-29. Blade Thompson gets in at the corner after Smith and Jack Lam does well to draw in a couple of defenders in the build-up.
78 Butler gathers a ball at the back of a line-out inside the Brumbies' 22 and offloads to Cronje, who boots it upfield.
75 Barrett launches a counter attack and is hauled in inside the Brumbies' 22! The 'Canes take the ball through a couple of phases but Ardie Savea is then pinged for holding onto the ball on the ground.
73 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, WHITE! 16-29. White nails the conversion from up against the touchline to extend his side's lead to 13 points!
72 TRY, BRUMBIES, MCAFFREY! 16-27. Lachlan McCaffrey rounds off a brilliant move in the corner. McCabe, who must be a strong contender for man of the match, Coleman and Fardy are all involved in the build-up.
70 The Canes launch an attack from a scrum just inside their half but they make little headway as Smith is brought to ground by a solid hit from McCabe!
67 Moore is pinged for not releasing the ball on the ground and Barrett puts the resulting penalty into touch on his 10-metre line.
64 The Brumbies attack inside the 'Canes' 22 and are soon close to the hosts' try-line! Ben Mowen spots a gap but loses the ball as he goes over the line!
61 The 'Canes attack midway between the halfway line and the Brumbies' 22. It all comes to nothing, however, when Julian Savea tries to offload to Marshall but his pass is a poor one and goes directly into touch.
59 The Brumbies are under pressure when Jane kicks a loose ball upfield. Lionel Cronje drops back and gathers inside his 22 and White brings relief with a kick which sails into touch on the halfway mark.
57 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 16-22. Barrett adds a two-pointer for the hosts after Stephen Moore plays the ball on the ground at a ruck.
55 Marshall sets off on a mazy run and beats a couple of defenders. He is soon inside the Brumbies' half but is brought to ground by McCabe.
52 The Brumbies attack inside the Hurricanes' 22 and Toomua stabs through a grubber kick which Marshall gathers in front of his try-line. He has little room to move and is brought to ground by Coleman.
50 The Hurricanes are pinged for an early shove at a scrum just inside the Brumbies' half. It's a tap penalty and the visitors opt to take another scrum.
48 The Brumbies continue with their dominance and are taking the ball through several phases with their forwards. They are soon close to the 'Canes' 22 but White knocks on at a ruck.
45 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, WHITE! 13-22. White adds the two-pointer which gives the visitors a nine-point lead.
44 TRY, HURRICANES, KURIDRANI! 13-18. Tevita Kuridrani runs onto a long pass from White, close to the 'Canes' try-line and ghosts past two defenders before dotting down!
43 The Brumbies attack close to the 'Canes' try-line and Scott Fardy makes a dash for the line. After checking with the TMO, referee Craig Joubert rules that he was held up, however.
41 White gets the second half underway with a deep hanging kick which Speight does well to knock back to the Brumbies' side.
Hurricanes 13 Brumbies 15
40 TRY, BRUMBIES, COLEMAN! 13-15. The Brumbies have the 'Canes at sixes and sevens and after hammering away at their hosts' try-line with their forwards Matt Toomua throws a long pass to Coleman who dives in at the corner! White misses the conversion and the hooter sounds to indicate half-time. The visitors have their tails up and go in with a slender lead. They certainly deserve it as they struck back well after the 'Canes dominated earlier.
37 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, WHITE! White adds the extras which closes the gap to three points!
36 TRY, BRUMBIES, MOGG! Jesse Mogg runs onto a pass from White, off a scrum on the 'Canes' five-metre line, and sells the defence a dummy before crossing over!
34 CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! Barrett adds the extras to extend the home side's lead!
33 TRY, HURRICANES, PERENARA! The Hurricanes launch an attack and Adam Hill, Julian Savea, Smith and Jane are all involved in the build-up until Perenara pounces on the final pass and barges over the line!
31 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, WHITE! 6-3. White gets the Brumbies first points after John Schwalger is penalised for a ruck infringement.
28 Thrush knocks the ball from White's grasp at a ruck inside the Hurricanes' 22. The visitors are awarded a penalty and kick for touch. From there they kick for touch and go on the drive but despite going over the line, the ball is held up under a pile of bodies.
25 The Brumbies are on the attack close to the Hurricanes' try-line after a devastating break from Pat McCabe! He is hauled in by Marshall but the ball is spun wide to Nick White who knocks on after a tackle from Jane.
23 Thompson runs onto a long pass from Barrett but knocks on after a solid hit from Scot Sio!
23 Thompson runs onto a long pass from Barrett but knocks on after a solid hit from Scot Sio!
20 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 6-0. Barrett extends his side's with a well-taken penalty after Scott Fardy is blown up for straying offside at a ruck.
18 The Hurricanes attack from a scrum on the Brumbies' five-metre line. They lose possession, however, when Perenara throws a shocking long pass to Vaega, who knocks on!
15 The Brumbies take the ball through the phases and are soon camped on the edge of the hosts' 22. Tevita Kurindrani does well to bump off Blade Thompson but is eventually brought to ground by Cory Jane.
12 James Marshall gathers a long pass from Barrett but is knocked backwards after taking a big hit from Henry Speight!
11 Perenara pops a short pass to Conrad Smith, close to the Brumbies' 22 but the veteran centre knocks on.
8 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 3-0. Barrett gets the game's first points, from the kicking tee, after Ben Mowen is pinged for a ruck infringement.
7 The Hurricanes take the ball through several phases, just outside the Brumbies' 22 and debutant Vaega is a prominent ball carrier.
4 The Hurricanes put huge pressure on the Brumbies at a scrum! It was the visitors' put-in but the ball comes out on the 'Canes' side and TJ Perenara gets the ball out to his fellow backs.
1 Beauden Barrett gets the game underway! His kick is gathered by Robbie Coleman, who is stopped in his tracks by Jeremy Trush five metres outside the Brumbies' 22.
There's a late change for the Hurricanes. Hayden Parkes has withdrawn with injury and his place is taken by Cardiff Vaega.
Andrew Smith will start at inside centre for the Brumbies as a replacement for Wallaby Pat McCabe, who drops down to the bench. In other changes, Jarrad Butler shifts from number eight to openside flanker as a replacement for the injured David Pocock, while captain Ben Mowen moves to number eight and Scott Fardy from lock to blindside flanker. Fardy's switch means Leon Power will partner Sam Carter in the second row.
Hurricanes boss Mark Hammett has made two changes to his side for this fixture. Amongst the forwards, Adam Hill comes into the run-on side on the blindside flank for Faifili Levave who has been ruled out through injury while, in the back-line, James Marshall replaces Marty Banks at full-back.
Good day and welcome to Westpac Stadium in Wellington for our live coverage of this Super Rugby clash between our hosts, the Hurricanes, and the Brumbies. Don't go away! We'll return shortly with team news.
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