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  • Super Rugby
  • Overall Group
  • 31st May 2014
  • KO 10:40
  • Ground: Canberra Stadium

Brumbies v Rebels - Live

Last updated: 31st May 2014  

Full Time80 Brumbies were just too good tonight! They controlled the game well through White and Toomua and kept their discipline. The Rebels were just not up to standard and times were quite unprofessional in their level of play. The Brumbies campaign is still on track after a good performance tonight which was needed after their dreadful tour to South Africa.

79 Another unsuccessful conversion from the Brumbies who haven't had the best night kicking at goal!

TRY78 TRY! BRUMBIES, POWER, 37-10. Just to wrap things up nicely, replacement Leon Power crashes over for another Brumbies try!

74 Rebels completely mess up possession as Holmes drops the ball after receiving it from the line out and it pops into the Brumbies hand. They surge forward and win a penalty in kicking range! Very unprofessional from the Rebels...

72 TMO has said that he lost it forward when grounding the ball which is extremely harsh. Definitely feel like he got that one down. Unlucky after a great play from the visitors.

71 Hegarty breaks clean through after throwing a dummy! He surges up field and has loads of support! He finds Jack Debreczeni on his outside who finishes brilliantly in the corner! Ref checking with the TMO.

Conversion69 CONVERSION, WOODWARD, 32-10. Easy conversion for the Rebels fullback!

TRY68 TRY! REBELS, HIGGINBOTHAM, 32-8. Finally we get away from the scrum and the Rebels give it horns! They get close to the line before Higginbotham picks and sneaks over!

Yellow Card67 YELLOW CARD, BRUMBIES, ALEXANDER. Another scrum penalty and Ben Alexander has received a yellow card! Surely a penalty try if another one happens.

65 Rebels putting the Brumbies under pressure for a change with a couple of scrum penalties going there way. Brumbies have been issued a warning. The two new props seem to be struggling as Sio and Smith are both off.

62 Hegarty puts a kick to the corner for Kingston but the Brumbies challenge for it but knock it on in the process. Scrum 5m to the Rebels.

60 Rebels win a penalty as the Brumbies infringe at the breakdown. Hegarty puts them in a good position again. They lose the line out but manage to turn it over!

59 Rebels fail again to take advantage as they lose possession easily.

56 Brumbies penalized for holding on and Hegarty puts in a huge punt to get them into the Brumbies 22m for a line out. First decent piece of field position for the Rebels in a long time.

52 Rebels finally have a good passage of attacking play! Woodward makes a strong run up the right wing and does well to stay in field. Hegarty puts in a grubber for Kingston to chase but Speight just gets there first to secure a 22m drop.

46 The Brumbies surge forward again as the Rebels defense is nowhere! White puts a cheeky grubber through for Lealiifano but he just can't get there before Woodward!

Conversion43 CONVERSION, LEALIIFANO, 32-3. Another easy kick for Lealiifano to add the extras.

TRY42 TRY! BRUMBIES, CARTER, 30-3. Try is given to Sam Carter who reaches over. Nick White is surely putting up his hand for the Wallaby number 9 jersey this season.

42 White makes a cracking run up the middle!! He sidesteps a few defenders as well and gets the pass away! The Brumbies keep surging forward and eventually crash over from close! TMO just checking the legality and grounding of the try.

41 Woodward gets us underway in the second half! Rebels make the first mistake as they knock on, hopefully for their sake it's not an ominous sign of things to come in this half.

Half Time40 Well a really one sided match so far! The Brumbies have really upped their game and have played well as a unit to run in four tries already securing a bonus point for their efforts. The Rebels have been below par with a lot of unnecessary errors. The Rebels will need to come out all guns blazing if they want a chance at cracking this Brumbies unit.

40 Rebels desperately trying to get a try before half time! But the Brumbies defense remains solid as they eventually turnover possession and clear to touch after a long period of play. That ends the half!

Penalty38 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO, 25-3. The Brumbies centre adds 3 points to the scoreboard just before half time.

37 Rebels are penalized for joining the ruck incorrectly and they'll have a shot at goal. Lealiifano can't miss this one surely...straight out in front inside the 22m.

36 Brumbies turnover and White puts in a monster kick into Rebels 22m Woodward receives a hospital pass to clear and is under all sorts of pressure. They manage to get a kick away through Inman but has not much yardage at all. Just not good enough from the Rebels.

34 Brumbies players in front of the kicker and Rebels get a penalty around the half way. Hegarty finds touch on the 22m. Good attacking chance for the visitors!

31 Lealiifano really not kicking well as another attempt is wide!

TRY30 TRY! BRUMBIES, SIO, 22-3. Great build up and patience from the Canberra outfit. They just kept crashing it up and kept their discipline. Auelua made a strong run to get them close and then Scott Sio finished it off with a strong pick and go.

25 White puts in a great kick to get his team out from the 22m into the Rebels half!

21 The Rebels get a rare chance with ball in hand. They manage to retain the ball but just lack the ability to keep the momentum going and eventually knock the ball on as Mowen rushes up in defense.

18 Rebels make a turnover deep in the Brumbies half but then make an unforced error on the attack! Wasted opportunity for the visitors!

16 LEALIIFANO misses again as he battles with his radar early on!

TRY15 TRY! BRUMBIES, 17-3. White makes a break around the ruck and offloads to Toomua in support who goes over untouched!

Conversion14 CONVERSION, LEALIIFANO, 12-3. No mistake this time from the Brumbies center!

TRY13 TRY! BRUMBIES, MCCABE, 10-3. Rathbone runs onto an inside pass from Toomua and breaks through. Rathbone offloads inside to McCabe who finishes it off! The pass to Rathbone looked forward but Steve Walsh was happy with it. Replay shows it was forward.

11 Brumbies putting the Rebels under all sorts of pressure inside the visitors half as the Rebels battle get out. Scrum to the Brumbies on the 22m.

Penalty7 PENALTY, REBELS, WOODWARD, 5-3. Great strike from Woodward who gets his team on the board! He's now the Rebels all time leading scorer.

5 Big shove at scrum time from the Rebels as they manage to win a penalty! That will do wonders for the Rebels forwards' confidence.

4 Conversion is missed by Lealiifano! Curled and hit the upright!

TRY3 TRY! BRUMBIES, TOOMUA, 5-0. Excellent passage of play from the Brumbies! They carried up strongly with patience. Kuridrani came close with a good run, sucked in all the defenders and then White went wide to Toomua who did incredibly well to finish in the corner!

1 Brumbies get us underway in Canberra! The home side apply a lot of pressure and the Rebels only clear out on the 22m.

0 Brumbies news: McCabe comes in at full-back with Jesse Mogg dropping down to the bench, while Rathbone appears on the left wing in place of Robbie Coleman for his first appearance of the season. The other change sees Ruan Smith win a spot at tighthead prop ahead of Wallaby international Ben Alexander, after impressing off the bench.

0 Rebels news: One of four remaining Foundation Rebels, Weeks returns after a one-week absence from an ankle injury, while Ellison has recovered from a minor knee knock suffered in training last week ahead of the visit of the Waratahs to AAMI Park. Japanese international duo Shota Horie and Male Sau are also back after securing 2015 Rugby World Cup qualification in their homeland, with Sau picked to start and Horie to provide hooker cover for Pat Leafa from the bench. Tom Kingston drops to the bench, providing outside back cover. Flanker Jordy Reid joins the matchday squad as a reserve for the second time this season, replacing Sean McMahon who is away as captain of the Australian Under 20s side at the IRB Junior World Championships in New Zealand.

0 Welcome to our live coverage of the Aussie derby between the Brumbies and Rebels taking place at GIO Stadium in Canberra. Brumbies will be desperate to get their campaign back on track as we head into the "must win games" part of the tournament.

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