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Brumbies v Sharks - Live
80 Brumbies 16 Sharks 9
80 McLeod throws a pass to Deysel, who knocks on and McCabe gathers before booting the ball into touch. It was a dour game as there was plenty of kicking from both sides but, in the end, Carter's try proved decisive. The win means the Brumbies move above the Sharks at the top of the table.
80 The Sharks have one last throw at the dice from a line-out, inside the Brumbies' 22, but Bismarck du Plessis fails to find his jumper! Toomua gathers and puts the ball out on his 10-metre line.
78 Tevita Kuridrani is penalised for straying offside on defence. Steyn kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the Brumbies' five-metre line.
75 Mvovo is in the clear down the left-hand touchline! He's soon inside the Brumbies' 22 and chips ahead but White saves the day when he gathers the bouncing ball and sails into touch, at the corner flag.
73 PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN. 16-9. Steyn narrows the gap to seven points after Mowen is penalised for tackling McLeod without the ball.
70 Charl McLeod is penalised for playing White without the ball at the back of a scrum. White kicks for touch and puts the ball out on his 10-metre line.
67 The Sharks are on the attack inside the Brumbies' 22 after a blistering run from SP Marais! He offloads to Mvovo, who goes to ground. The ball is recycled and Dale Chadwick then hits it up but knocks on!
64 CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 16-6. Lealiifano gives the hosts a 10-point lead as he slots the easy place-kick.
63 TRY, BRUMBIES, CARTER! 14-6. Sam Carter runs onto a pass from White inside the Sharks' 22 and goes through a big hole in the visitors' defence before crashing over!
62 White is on the back-foot at a ruck but does well to gather under great pressure. The ball pops out to Pat McCabe, who sets off on a blistering run down the right-hand touchline! He is eventually tackled inside the Sharks' 22 by Reinach.
59 The Sharks infringe at a ruck and Lealiifano looks to extend his side lead from the kicking tee again. His effort has struck the post again! Ndungane gathers behind his try-line and dots down.
56 White launches a bomb and Ndungane knocks on after gathering under pressure from Coleman. Not much happening on attack as bot sides are putting the ball in the air at every opportunity!
53 Lealiifano takes a shot at goal, after Jannie du Plessis is pinged for illegal scrummaging, but his kick strikes an upright and the Sharks gain a reprieve!
51 Jesse Mogg launches an up-and-under but Reinach is equal to the task and gathers in mid-air, outside his 22, despite great pressure from the hosts' full-back.
48 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO. 9-6. Lealiifano restores the hosts' three-point lead after Bismarck du Plessis is penalised for a ruck infringement.
45 PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN! 6-6. Steyn gets the half's first points, from the kicking tee, after Sam Carter is pinged for slowing the ball down cynically at a ruck close to his try-line.
43 Steyn throws a long pass to Mvovo, who is soon inside the Brumbies' 22 where he is tackled into touch by Scott Fardy.
41 Toomua gets the second half underway! His kick is gathered by Ryan Kankowski who sets up a maul just outside his 22.
40 Brumbies 6 Sharks 3
40 The Sharks front row are penalised for illegal scrummaging. Lealiifano lines a ahot at goal but his effort is to the left of the uprights. Referee Glen Jackson blows his whistle to bring the half to a close, shortly afterwards. It's pouring down with rain at the moment and bot sides have done plenty of tactical kicking so far. Hopefully there will be better weather after the break and a more attacking game.
39 White launches a bomb and Lwazi Mvovo goes up to gather but knocks on just outside his 22.
37 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 6-3. Lealiifano puts the hosts back in front after S'bura Sithole is blown up for holding onto the ball on the ground.
34 Carter is penalised again, this time for entering a ruck from the side 10 metres inside the Sharks' half. Steyn kicks for touch but his efort is over-cooked and rolls over the Brumbies' dead-ball line!
31 Steyn misses with another shot at goal after Sam Carter fails to roll away at a ruck.
28 Reinach holds onto the ball inside the Brumbies' 22 and is penalised. White puts the ball out five metres from the visitors' 10-metre line.
25 Jannie du Plessis is pinged for a shoulder charge at a ruck. White kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the Sharks' 10-metre line.
23 Bismarck du Plessis is pinged for entering a ruck from the wrong side. White kicks for touch but the ball doesn't go out and Steyn gathers. He boots the ball upfield.
20 Nic White takes a shot at goal, from the halfway line, after Jannie du Plessis is penalised for not releasing Lealiifano on the ground. His effort has the distance but is to the left of the uprights.
18 The Sharks do well to take the ball through several phases, from inside their 22, and they are soon inside the Brumbies' 22. They lose possession, however, when Jean Deysel knocks on.
16 PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN! 3-3. It's third time lucky for Steyn, from the kicking tee, after Moore is pinged for playing the ball from an offside position.
14 Steyn gets a chance to make up for his earlier miss but, once again, his effort is wide of the mark! This after Sam Carter is penalised for obstruction.
12 Steyn has just missed with a penalty attempt. This after Stephen Moore was pinged for holding Cobus Reinach down, off the ball.
11 Stephan Lewies takes the ball into contact but is driven backwards after taking a big hit from Scott Sio.
8 Steyn kicks ahead on the ground but Toomua does well to field the ball 10 metres outside his 22. The ball comes back to Robbie Coleman who kicks ahead and Ndungane gathers just outside his 22 before setting off on the attack.
5 Matt Toomua spots a gap, behind the Sharks defence, and launches akick which rolls teasingly inside the visitors' 22. Odwa Ndungane gathers, in front of his try-line, and kicks for touch putting the ball out on the edge of his 22.
2 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 3-0. The Sharks forwards go off their feet at a ruck and Christian Lealiifano gets the game's first points via the kicking tee.
1 And we're off! Frans Steyn gets us underway with a deep kick which Joe Tomane gathers. He sets off on a mazy run and beats about eight defenders and is eventually hauled in just inside the Sharks' half by Keegan Daniel. What a start!
Former Brumbies boss Jake White has made three changes to his Sharks starting XV. In the backs, Charl McLeod rotates to the bench, having played almost every minute of the last five matches and is repalced by Cobus Reinach . In the midfield Paul Jordaan replaces Heimar Williams at inside centre, accommodating S'bura Sithole outside him. Up front, Keegan Daniel comes in for the injured Marcell Coetzee at openside flank.
The Brumbies have named wrecking ball Fotu Auelua at blindside flank for this hugely-anticipated clash. Auelua is the sole change to the XV that lost to the Crusaders last week, with Jordan Smiler the man moving to the bench as Jack Whetton drops out of the matchday 23.
Hello and welcome to the GIO Stadium in Canberra for this Super Rugby clash between our hosts, the Brumbies, and the Sharks. We'll be right back with team news!
Updates to appear here at 19:25 local (10:25 BST, 09:25 GMT)
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