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Super Rugby | Canberra
09:55 (GMT) | 24-04-2015
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Renton feeds the scrum and they play wide to Naholo who finds some space down the touchline shrugging of defenders but he had put a foot in touch and that brings the game to FULL-TIME.
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After the line-out the Highlanders earn a scrum in midfield with no time left on the clock.
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Arnold collects the line-out and the Brumbies set the maul but give an early release to Lealiifano. Highlanders win a penalty for the Brumbies holding on. Sopoaga cclears for touch.
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Brumbies playing channel 1 repeatedly after the scrum. They now spread the ball wide as Tomane cuts back inside. The Brumbies are making meters and are onto 12 phases, eventually Osbourne is penalised and the Brumbies kick for the corner.
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Sopoaga takes a cheeky 22m as the Highlanders get possession back, but Emery can't hold onto a pass from Sopoaga. Brumbies have a scrum they attack in the highlanders 22m. 6 phases for the Brumbies as they keep it close with the forwards. 10 phases now for the home-side but the Highlanders defence hangs tough as they clear the ball down field. Coleman returns a kick and Naholo begins a counter. Highlanders now up to the Brumbies 10m, but a sloppy pass from Renton gives the Brumbies a scrum.
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Lealiifano can't convert the penalty.
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Highlanders run it out from their own line and Sopoaga makes a half break but is turned over as support is slow to arrive, penalty to the Brumbies. Pocock points to the posts.
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7th phase for the Brumbies but they are awarded a penalty. Lealiifano looks to kick for touch and they set the drive from the line-out, but Moore's throw is not straight. Highlanders have a scrum and earn a penalty, which they take quickly but hand possession straight back to the Brumbies. Brumbies looking dangerous on their 5th phase, but Buckman turns over possession. Play is scrappy and Speight hacks through but can't collect his own kick on the try-line. Scrum Highlanders trapped on their own line.
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Sopoaga clears off the kick-off and Lealiifano replies with a punt that rolls too far and it will be a 22m for the Highlanders. Mogg with the ball inside his 22m, launches a massive left-boot for touch on the 22m. Highlanders win the line-out and sopoaga clears, but only as far as Mogg. Brumbies are on attack in midfield.
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Sopoaga can't add the extras.
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Highlanders win the line-out and kick onto the Brumbies fullbak, Mogg runs it back but Prior makes the penalty turnover for the Highlanders. Sopoaga kicks for touch and the Highlanders win the line-out but its messy. O'Brien blows another penalty as he has been doing all day - for Pocock coming in from the side. Sopoaga makes more ground and the Highlanders are now 5m out as they win the line-out and set the maul, they drive forward emulating the Brumbies as Pryor dots down for the try.
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Moore hits his jumper and Brumbies play quick ball to Lealiifano who takes it to the line. They have fast ball as Pocock bounce Sopoaga and makes yards. Dowsett keeps penetrating the short-side but Mogg passes the ball out.
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Highlanders win the line-out and Sopoaga directs play into the midfield as Manu takes it up in the backline. Tanaka throws a loose pass as the Highlanders lose ground, but they clean up and earn a scrum from a ruck. Manu picks up and takes it forward. Fardy makes a turnover on the ground winning a penalty for holding on. Lealiifano kicks for touch to set a Brumbies line-out.
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Tanaka feeds the scrum and the Brumbies collapse resulting in a penalty for the Highlanders. Sopoaga obviously looks for touch.
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Tanaka clears high after the restart and the Brumbies return with a kick. Highlanders move the ball wide but the pass is thrown into touch for a Brumbies line-out. the line-out is secured and Lealiifano hits Kurindrani flat as he busts over the advantage line. Brumbies looking threatening on attack as they move forward to the Highlanders 22m into their 10th phase. a slight knock on brings play to a stop for a scrum to the Highlanders.
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Sopoaga makes the conversion for the Highlanders.
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Highlanders secure the ball and Tanaka slows things down at the breakdown as he plays pods of forwards. Tanaka plays Treeby short who dives over for the try.
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Brumbies penalised early and Sopoaga looks for territory. Highlanders scure the 6-ball line-out and are on the Brumbies 22m. Tanaka is keeping is short and the Forwards are amking some good yards. Brumbies however are penalised for being off-side. Sopoaga agin kicks for the corner.
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SECOND-HALF: Highlanders flyhalf Sopoaga gets the half underway.

Half Time

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Highlanders are penalised at the scrum and Lealiifano decides to kick the ball out bringing the game to HALF-TIME.
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Highlanders receive a penalty from the scrum and they quickly kick for the corner as the clock is ticking. Dixon throws and the Brumbies steal the ball. Dowsett box kicks and the Highlanders play quickly as they spread wide, but Treeby makes an error as he kncoks-on. Brumbies have a scrum.
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Mogg clears from the kick-off and the Highlanders take a quick throw, Osbourne runs direct and makes meters, but the Highlanders knock-on at the ruck. Scrum for the Brumbies.
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Lealiifano raises the flags to extend the lead.
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Brumbies this time opt to swing the ball wide from the line-out as JP Smith takes the ball forward. Manu is penalised for not rolling away. Again, the Brumbies kick for the corner. Fardy collects and they are 1m out from the try-line, keeping it close with the forwards. Highlander are penalised again at the ruck and the Brumbies kick for the corner again and set the maul again from the line-out, Pocock controlling at the base and they march over the line for a hat-trick try for David Pocock.
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Nasi Manu brings the ball to contact on the halfway line but the ever-present Pocock earns a penalty at the breakdown. Lealiifano boots for the corner.
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Lealiifano makes the conversion to extend the lead.
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Pocock scores his second in almost exactly the same fashion as his first with a driving maul over the line.
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Brumbies backline is set up for a move, as Coleman cruises over the advantage line. Brumbies ever-close now as they spread the ball wide. Play is brought back for Buckman off-side. The Brumbies opt for touch to set a line-out in the corner.
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Highlanders playing from deep after the kick-off and Sopoaga clears down field but Mogg returns. Highlanders looking messy with handling errors on their own 22m and they knock-on for an attacking Brumbies scrum centre-field on the Highlanders 22m.
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Dowsett feeds and the Highlanders receive a penalty as the Brumbies collapse. Manu this time opts for 3 points. Sopoaga converts from bang in-front.
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Sopoaga kicks to Mogg off the restart and the Brumbies are attacking in midfield. Scrappy play from the home team sees them loose ground and concede a penalty. Sopoaga opts for touch and the Highlanders have a line-out on the Brumbies 5m line. They win the line-out and are attacking the Brumbies line, stringing phases together but the Brumbies defence holds strong. Sopoaga eventually drops the pass and the Brumbies earn a scrum.
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Sopoaga converts the penalty to put the Highlanders on the board.
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Good pressure from the Highlanders off the restart as Mogg is forced to make a rushed clearance into touch. Highlanders win the line-out on the 22m of the Brumbies and Buckman takes the ball to the line from the centre. Brumbies penalised at the ruck and Manu points to the poles.
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Lealiifano draws the ball from right to left as he always does and converts the kick.
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Brumbies secure the line-out and set the maul, Pocock controlling the ball at the back of the maul, and the Brumbies drive over for a try in the left corner.
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Dowsett feeds the scrum and the Highlanders are penalised for collapsing. Brumbies with their tails up decide to go for touch.
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Brumbies attack from the restart as Speight finds some space down the touchline. He puts a chip over that falls short of the try-line. Naholo cleans up but is tackled back over the try-line. 5m scrum awarded to the Brumbies.
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Lealiifano opts for posts and he converts to add 3 points.
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Sopoaga puts in an up-and-under but Mogg is terrific under the high-ball. Dowsett puts a box kick in and Sopoaga was indecisive as he is tackled into touch for a Brumbies line-out on the 22m of the Highlanders. Lealiifano plays Smith in midfield and the Highlanders don't release the player at the ruck and are penalised.
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Lealiifano makes easy work of the conversion as he raises the flags.
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Brumbies win the line-out and shift the ball wide to Tomane. They knock on in contact and the Highlanders have a scrum on halfway. Tanaka plays Sopoaga but he spills it and Lealiifano pounces on the ball as he plays Pocock who switches with Speight, and Speight breaks a tackle and runs over the line for a try under the poles.
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Brumbies showing early signs of attacking rugby but are bundled into touch for a Highlanders line-out. They secure the ball as Sopoaga kicks down-field. Jesse Mogg returns with a kick of his own into touch. Highlanders again win the line-out and Buckman collects a chip from Sopoaga and the Highlanders are on the front foot. Treeby eventually tackled into touch as they spread it wide.
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KICK-OFF: Brumbies flyhalf Christian Lealiifano gets the game underway.
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Conditions are clear and dry in Canberra.
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The ACT-based side has won six of the last seven meetings between these sides, but he in-form The Highlanders are aiming for a fourth consecutive victory for the first time since March 2012.
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Welcome to live coverage of Round 11 Super Rugby with the Highlanders taking on the Brumbies in Canberra.
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START LINE UP
  • 15 Jesse Mogg
  • 14 Henry Speight
  • 13 Tevita Kuridrani
  • 12 Robbie Coleman
  • 11 Joe Tomane
  • 10 Christian Lealiifano
  • 9 Michael Dowsett
  • 8 Ita Vaea
  • 7 David Pocock
  • 6 Scott Fardy
  • 5 Blake Enever
  • 4 Jordan Smiler
  • 3 Ruan Smith
  • 2 Stephen Moore
  • 1 Jean-Pierre Smith
RESERVES
  • 23 Nigel Ah Wong
  • 22 Rodney Iona
  • 21 Joe Powell
  • 20 Jarrad Butler
  • 19 Rory Arnold
  • 18 Ben Alexander
  • 17 Allan Alaalatoa
  • 16 Josh Mann-Rea
START LINE UP
  • 15 Trent Renata
  • 14 Waisake Naholo
  • 13 Richard Buckman
  • 12 Shaun Treeby
  • 11 Patrick Osborne
  • 10 Lima Sopoaga
  • 9 Fumiaki Tanaka
  • 8 Nasi Manu
  • 7 James Lentjes
  • 6 Elliot Dixon
  • 5 Joe Wheeler
  • 4 Tom Franklin
  • 3 Pingi Talaapitaga
  • 2 Liam Coltman
  • 1 Kane Hames
RESERVES
  • 23 Jason Emery
  • 22 Josh Renton
  • 21 Dan Pryor
  • 20 Gareth Evans
  • 19 Joe Latta
  • 18 Josh Hohneck
  • 17 Brendon Edmonds
  • 16 Ash Dixon
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Preview: S15 Round 11, Part One

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:00

This week's Round 11 Super Rugby matches will see the Australian Rugby Union and New Zealand Rugby Union join forces.

This week's Round 11 Super Rugby matches will see the Australian Rugby Union and New Zealand Rugby Union join forces.

It is all part of their ANZAC celebrations, as they remember 100 years of service and sacrifice of those who have served Australia and New Zealand during periods of war and peace.

The Australian and New Zealand teams will unite as one, with an ANZAC remembrance that includes The Ode, Last Post, The Silence and The Reveille, and the national anthems of Australia and New Zealand at all matches - a first in the expanded competition's history.

It all starts on Friday when a vastly improved Chiefs team will host the hapless Western Force In Hamilton - a team with title aspirations against a team stuck at the foot of the standings.

Then we hop across the Tasman Sea to Canberra, where the Brumbies host the Highlanders - a game in which both teams have title aspirations.

We look at Friday's matches!

Friday, April 24

Chiefs v Western Force
(Waikato Stadium, Hamilton - Kick-off: 19.35; 15.35 AWST; 07.35 GMT)

This week the headlines in Hamilton were al about Aaron Cruden's unfortunate knee injury - which may well have ended his World Cup dream.

Whether he can make a dramatic comeback for the All Blacks is something that will be debated in the weeks and months to come.

In the meantime Cruden has kept himself busy by schooling rookie flyhalf Marty McKenzie  in the finer arts of pivotal play.

McKenzie, who was named at No.10 for Friday's game, told the media that Cruden has been amazing.

"I caught up with him a couple of times this week, just picking his brain about what things to be doing on the field and what times," McKenzie told Newstalk ZB.

"He's an awesome guy and the team's absolutely gutted for him, but as a team we've got to move on and keep going forward."

With their other captain,  Liam Messam, being rested - due to the agreement that key All Blacks get a proper break - lock Matt Symons takes over the captaincy.

The Western Force will be looking to give veteran prop Pek Cowan something smile about, as he is set to play in his 100th Super Rugby game for the Western Force.

They must break an eight-match losing to make it a special day for the prop forward.

The Force sit last on the table with a dismal one win from eight starts and they'll equal their longest-ever losing run if they fail to come up trumps against the high-flying Chiefs.

Cowan insists spirits remain high in the Force camp, despite the poor on-field results, saying the strong team unity has played a key role in helping avoid any fractures.

"The most important thing is being honest with each other. Just making sure we put our hands up when we feel like we've done something wrong," Cowan told the West Australian.

"It's not necessarily about executing guys for making mistakes. It's about trying to find solutions.

"The moment you start pointing guys out individually in a team sport is when things start to really go wrong.

"We win or lose together. It's pretty simple."

The Force will have two centurions taking to the field on Saturday as Matt Hodgson returns from injury to run out behind Cowan in his milestone match.

Recent results:
2014: Force won 18-15, Perth
2013: Chiefs won 22-21, Pukekohe
2012: Chiefs won 20-12, Perth
2010: Chiefs won 37-19, Perth
2009: Chiefs won 31-13, Hamilton
2008: Force won 22-21, Perth

Prediction: The Chiefs accounted for the highest ever points tally conceded by the Force when they demolished the West Australian-based side 64-36 in April 2007. The last three games between the sides have been settled by single figure margins, though four of the first five meetings saw the Chiefs prevail by 17 or more points. The Chiefs are gunning for four straight victories in a single campaign for the first time since May and June 2013. The Force are one loss away from equalling their worst ever record of nine straight defeats; something which occurred at the beginning of their inaugural campaign in 2006. The Chiefs have the lowest ruck success rate (93 percent heading into Round 11, while the Force rank second in this respect (96 percent). The Chiefs have the best tackling success rate (90 percent) this season, while opponents of the Force have made a higher proportion of their tackles (90 percent) than versus any other team. Even without team leaders Aaron Cruden and Liam Messam, the Chiefs seem to have too much class for the Western Force. However, stranger things have happened and the Perth-based do have  shot at an upset. However, our money is on a comfortable Chiefs win - by 15 points or more.

Teams:

Chiefs: 15 Tom Marshall, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Charlie Ngatai, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Tim Nanai-Williams, 10 Marty McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Johan Bardoul, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Matt Symons (captain), 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Mitchell Graham.
Replacements: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Pauliasi Manu, 18 Ben Tameifuna, 19 Michael Fitzgerald, 20 Liam Squire, 21 Augustine Pulu, 22 Damian McKenzie, 23 Andrew Horrell.

Western Force: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Kyle Godwin, 12 Luke Burton, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Ian Prior, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6  Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Steve Mafi, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pekahou Cowan.
Replacements: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Oliver Hoskins, 19 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 20 Kane Koteka, 21 Ryan Louwrens, 22 Junior Rasolea, 23 Marcel Brache.

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Kane McBride (New Zealand), Mike Lash (New Zealand)
TMO: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Brumbies v Highlanders
(GIO Stadium, Canberra - Kick-off: 19.55; 21.55 NZ time; 09.55 GMT)

The Highlanders will test their depth, but the Brumbies are more concerned about their own discipline.

The ill-discipline that cost them so dearly in their last two matches - losses to the lowly Blues and Rebels - were among they aspects they focused on in the build-up this week.

Against the Blues in Auckland in Round Nine the Brumbies conceded the first five penalties of the match. Against the Rebels a week later the Brumbies conceded seven penalties to two in the opening half.

Brumbies flank Scott Fardy admitted most of the blame could be laid in front of their own door.

"Over the past two games we've started very slowly," Fardy said in an interview on the Brumbies' website.

"We've been slow into our rhythm and we've just got to address that and be better."

Ahead of their clash with the Highlanders on Friday, Brumbies playmaker Christian Lealiifano said that his side needed to clean up its discipline and adapt to the differences in the style and interpretation of the match officials if the team was going to get back into its winning habits.

"I think we're a side that goes pretty hard at the breakdown," Lealiifano said in the same interview.

"Refs are going to be different all the time and interpret differently.  We've just got to adjust and adapt quickly to that.

"We always talk about discipline and not giving away easy points.  Lima Sopoaga is kicking really well so we've just got to be disciplined to not give away as many penalties."

With the Brumbies missing a number of its first choice players, particularly in the backline, Lealiifano said that the side remained confident in the players around them expected to fill the void.  

"I've got plenty of confidence in the other guys who have come in and around the group to step up and do their jobs as well," he said.

The Highlanders left their All Blacks at home this week.

Under an agreement between All Black selectors and Super rugby coaches, leading All Blacks are expected to miss two games of the Super Rugby season so they can be reasonably fresh when the World Cup rolls around in September.

The Highlanders' three All Blacks - fullback Ben Smith, scrumhalf Aaron Smith and centre Malakai Fekitoa - have started every game of the season so far.

Recent results:
2013: Brumbies won 30-19, Dunedin
2012: Brumbies won 33-26, Canberra
2011: Highlanders won 26-20, Invercargill
2010: Brumbies won 31-3, Canberra
2009: Brumbies won 33-31, Dunedin
2008: Brumbies won 22-20, Canberra

Prediction:  The Brumbies' 70-26 defeat of the Highlanders in May 1996 still stands as the New Zealand side's record defeat. The ACT-based side has won six of the last seven meetings between these sides. The Brumbies have lost two in a row, with those matches producing just 51 points combined. They have not lost three in a row since May 2011. The Landers are aiming for a fourth consecutive victory for the first time since March 2012. The Brumbies rank first (91 percent) and the Highlanders third (89 percent) for line-out success rate. The Brumbies' opponents gain fewer metres per game (341) than against any other side, while the Highlanders have conceded the most per game (499). This is really a tough match to call. Both teams have enormous potential - yes even without their All Blacks the Highlanders remain a force. The Brumbies looked lost at sea in recent weeks, but our due a good game. Perhaps this is that match. We will go with homeground advantage and say the Brumbies will sneak a late winner - by five points.

Teams:

Brumbies: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Robbie Coleman, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Michael Dowsett, 8 Ita Vaea, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Blake Enever, 4 Jordan Smiler, 3 Ruan Smith, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 JP Smith.
Replacements: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Allan Alaalatoa, 18 Ben Alexander, 19 Rory Arnold, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21 Joe Powell, 22 Rod Iona, 23 Nigel Ah Wong.

Highlanders: 15 Trent Renata, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Richard Buckman, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Nasi Manu (captain), 7 James Lentjes, 6 Elliot Dixon, 5 Joe Wheeler, 4 Tom Franklin, 3 Pingi Tala'apitaga, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Kane Hames.
Replacements: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Brendon Edmonds, 18 Josh Hohneck, 19 Joe Latta, 20 Gareth Evans, 21 Dan Pryor, 22 Josh Renton, 23 Jason Emery.

Referee: Matt O'Brien (Australia)
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees (Australia), Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)
TMO: Peter Marshall (Australia)

Compiled by Jan de Koning
@King365ed
@rugby365com


Statistical information provided by Opta Sports]

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Pocock hat-trick seals Brumbies win

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:47

REPORT: The Brumbies produced a commanding first-half performance to run out 31-18 winners over the Highlanders on Friday.

The Brumbies produced a commanding first-half performance to run out 31-18 winners over the Highlanders in their Super Rugby Round 11 match in Canberra on Friday.

Racing to a 31-6 lead at half-time, with the bonus point already secured, the Brumbies failed to replicate that form after the break.

Two tries to the Highlanders gave them some hope, but the gap proved too much for the visitors to close.

In the end it was a powerful maul that gifted Pocock, fighting his way back from two knee reconstructions, his hat-trick inside the opening 35 minutes.

Wing Henry Speight opened the scoring in the fifth minute after the Brumbies seized on a loose ball from a Highlanders scrum win to score at the other end of the field.

Christian Lealiifano converted all four tries and landed a penalty goal for a tally of 11 points.

The Brumbies, who lost to the Blues and Rebels at their previous two games, blew the Highlanders away in a clinical first half.

But the Highlanders knuckled down in the second half, outscoring the home side 12 points to nil with tries to Shaun Treeby and Dan Pryor and were pressing at the end for a losing bonus point.

The Highlanders looked disjointed without their three rested All Blacks - fullback Ben Smith, centre Malakai Fekitoa and scrumhalf Aaron Smith.

"We really needed that win after two losses so we're very happy to get the five points," Brumbies skipper Stephen Moore said.

"We would have liked to have kicked on in the second half but we knew they would come back into the game.

"The driving maul really worked well for us, our mauls have been pretty good and we're happy to get the tries off the back of that."

Highlanders skipper Nasi Manu said it was an embarrassing first half for his side.

"We just didn't front up in the forward pack and we weren't in the game in the first half, but we showed what we can do in the second half," Manu said.

"We were more urgent and showed better attitude in the second half but our maul defence let us down."

The Highlanders host South Africa's Sharks next week, while the Brumbies face the Waratahs at home.

Man of the match: Lima Sopoaga had his moments, Nasi Manu worked hard and Joe Wheeler looked impressive till he left the field injured. Stephen Moore was again a workhorse for the Brumbies, Scott Fardy was solid in the line-outs, produced a few turnovers and some strong carries. However, our award goes to hat-trick man David Pocock - not for his armchair rides over the tryline, but rather the all round performance of the Brumbies flank.

The scorers:

For the Brumbies:
Tries:
Speight, Pocock 3
Cons: Lealiifano 4
Pen: Lealiifano

For the Highlanders:
Tries:
Treeby, Pryor
Con: Sopoaga
Pens: Sopoaga 2

Teams:

Brumbies: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Robbie Coleman, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Michael Dowsett, 8 Ita Vaea, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Blake Enever, 4 Jordan Smiler, 3 Ruan Smith, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 JP Smith.
Replacements: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Allan Alaalatoa, 18 Ben Alexander, 19 Rory Arnold, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21 Joe Powell, 22 Rod Iona, 23 Nigel Ah Wong.

Highlanders: 15 Trent Renata, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Richard Buckman, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Nasi Manu (captain), 7 James Lentjes, 6 Elliot Dixon, 5 Joe Wheeler, 4 Tom Franklin, 3 Pingi Tala'apitaga, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Kane Hames.
Replacements: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Brendon Edmonds, 18 Josh Hohneck, 19 Joe Latta, 20 Gareth Evans, 21 Dan Pryor, 22 Josh Renton, 23 Jason Emery.

Referee: Matt O'Brien (Australia)
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees (Australia), Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)
TMO: Peter Marshall (Australia)

Henry Speight (5min), David Pocock (12min), David Pocock (28min), and David Pocock (34min)
TRIES
Shaun Treeby (44min) and Dan Pryor (57min)
Christian Lealiifano (6min), Christian Lealiifano (14min), Christian Lealiifano (29min), and Christian Lealiifano (35min)
CONVERSIONS
Lima Sopoaga (45min)
Christian Lealiifano (9min)
PENALTIES
Lima Sopoaga (17min) and Lima Sopoaga (23min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
 
 
VENUE Canberra
REFEREE Matt O'Brien