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Super Rugby | Canberra
09:40 (GMT) | 06-05-2016
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The Brumbies get their hands on the ball and look to add one more try to a solid performance before the ball is played down the wing and the move finishes as the ball goes into touch. Well deserved victory for the Brumbies over a Bulls team that has not lost since round one- FULL TIME: BRUMBIES 23-6 BULLS. Please join us for our live coverage of all the Super Rugby games tomorrow, starting off with the Sunwolves taking on the Western Force at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo.
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Bulls with one final opportunity to finish off with a try as they win the penalty in their half. Schoeman sets the attacking line-out inside the Brumbies half.
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Aidan Toua looks to take the forwards on and tries to sell the dummy down the wing but the Bulls will have none of that and a big hit catches Toua unaware as he knocks on in the tackle. Defensive scrum to the Bulls about thirty five meters from their line.
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James Dargaville gets over the advantage line with a powerful surge as he takes a tackler with him. Brumbies attacking the line deep in the Bulls half.
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Schoeman puts one out on the full after some good pressure from the Brumbies aggressive defensive line forces him into the error. line-out to the Brumbies just outside the Bulls 22.
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The Bulls are unable to take advantage of their good attacking opportunity from the line-out as Pocock makes the turnover and Brumbies come away with it.
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Snyman jumps up and steals the Brumbies line-out deep in Brumbies half. If the Bulls manage to score a quick try we might be in for a thrilling final few minutes.
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Basson is unable to deal with a high kick put up by the Brumbies as he knocks on, the ball falls right into the hands of a Brumbies player before he is wrapped up.
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Referee asks for a reset at the scrum as both packs go down. Brumbies come away with the turnover on their line. That was the moment for the Bulls to get themselves back in this game. Brumbies clear their lines.
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David Pocock goes off his feet at the breakdown and the Bulls are awarded the penalty close to the Brumbies five meter line. The Bulls do not have enough time to go for the three points as they trail 23-6 with fourteen minutes left on the clock. Bulls opt for a scrum five meters out.
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Brumbies concede the penalty at the breakdown and Marais puts in a good kick to the corner. Bulls have the attacking line-out five meters out.
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Strauss gets first to the ball and wins the turnover for the Bulls at the breakdown. Brumbies don't release and Bulls win the penalty. Bulls set the attacking line-out inside Brumbies half.
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Power scrum from the Brumbies pack sees them win the Bulls feed against the head. Brumbies look to play quick as they attack the line inside the Bulls 22.
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Cubelli puts one high which Marais claims for the Bulls. Marais puts a kick into touch on the full and play is brought straight back to the Bulls half as the Brumbies have the attacking line-out.
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Bulls overthrow the line-out inside the Brumbies half and the Brumbies manage to clear their lines.
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Christian Lealiifano adds the extra two from the touchline and the Brumbies now lead 23-6.
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Cubelli taps and goes and looks to be over but Cubelli has brought play right to the line. The Brumbies go for the pushover before Cubelli picks up and snipes through for the five pointer.
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Attacking scrum to the Brumbies deep inside the Bulls half after that knock.
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Brumbies looking after the ball as they build patiently and then spread the ball to the wing before the Brumbies run out of numbers on attack and a kick is put through which the Bulls are unable to deal with and end up knocking forward.
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Bulls concede another penalty and Christian Lealiifano finds touch deep inside the Bulls half. Brumbies applying the pressure here. Line-out to the Brumbies inside Bulls half.
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Brumbies can extend the lead by another three as they are awarded the penalty deep in Bulls half. Christian Lealiifano lines one up from the kicking tee but he pulls the penalty wide of the posts and the score remains at 16-6.
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Bulls concede the penalty at the scrum and Christian Lealiifano sets the attacking line-out for the Brumbies inside Bulls half.
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Brumbies attacking well as they build patiently on halfway.
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Christian Lealiifano makes it a seven point move as he strikes the conversion through the uprights. Brumbies lead 16-6 with that conversion.
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Nigel Ah Wong goes straight through the middle of the Bulls defense for the first try of the match after the Brumbies attack the line from the line-out inside the Bulls 22, Kuridrani releases Ah Wong straight through with a flat pass.
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Brummer strikes it well and it's over! Bulls with the first points of the second half courtesy of another Brummer penalty and the score is 9-6 to the Brumbies now.
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Bulls win a penalty inside the Brumbies 22. Strauss points to the poles and Brummer will look to close the gap from right in front.
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Brummer gets the second half going as he kicks to the Brumbies 22. Aidan Toua finds touch just before halfway. Line-out to the Bulls inside the Brumbies half.

Half Time

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Brumbies looking to add some more points on the Board to give them some breathing space at the break as they attack the line deep inside the Bulls half. Moore knocks forward and that brings an end to a pulsating forty minutes of rugby which sees the Brumbies go into the break leading 9-3. Nothing to separate these two at the moment. Big defense coming through from both teams. Big second forty coming up shortly-HALFTIME: BRUMBIES 9-3 BULLS
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Basson concedes the penalty in a good attacking position for the Bulls just outside the Brumbies 22. Brumbies take play to the Bulls half as they set the attacking line-out.
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The Brumbies look to be all over the ball carrier as they look to turnover possession but somehow the Bulls manage to come away with it.
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Sio with a crucial turnover at the breakdown as the Brumbies manage to clear their lines inside their 22.
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Serfontein with a good floated pass over the top finds Basson speeding down the wing inside the Bulls half before he gets wrapped up.
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Aidan Toua is having a shocker with his tactical kicking as he fails to find touch from the penalty again and the Bulls come away with it.
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Brumbies win the penalty at scrum time as Marcel van der Merwe loses his bind at the scrum.
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Defensive scrum to the Brumbies as the Bulls throw away possession just outside the Brumbies 22.
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Strauss finds Orie in the line-out before Brummer puts one high for his team to chase. Play taken to the Brumbies 22 now.
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Brumbies win a penalty in the Bulls 22, they are going for broke here as they turn down the three points and opt to put a kick into the corner. Aidan Toua makes a mess of the penalty as he sends the ball over the dead ball line and play is brought back to the Bulls 22 for a scrum.
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Van Zyl gets himself in front of the kicker and the Brumbies can clear their lines with a penalty in their 22 as Bulls are blown up for offside. Brumbies set the line-out just inside the Bulls half.
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Christian Lealiifano sends it sailing through the uprights from right in front and the Brumbies lead by six now.
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Carter loses the ball over the line after the Brumbies pick and go and look to push their way over the line, the referee calls play back for a penalty from right in front. Moore points to the posts and up steps Christian Lealiifano.
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Brumbies awarded the free kick at the scrum and they look to play quick here.
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Marais puts the Bulls under all sorts of pressure as he is unable to take the high ball and spills the ball. Attacking scrum to the Brumbies deep in the Bulls half.
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The flags go up and Christian Lealiifano puts the Brumbies into a three point lead with that kick.
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Strauss infringes at the Breakdown and Christian Lealiifano lines another one up at the uprights from inside the Bulls 22.
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Christian Lealiifano converts the penalty and the score is leveled up at 3-3 now.
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Christian Lealiifano lines one up from far out center field and looks to draw the scores level.
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Referee playing an advantage for the Bulls going offside as they attack the line. Penalty awarded to Brumbies as Marcel van der Merwe does not roll away in the tackle.
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Bulls looking well organised as they keep the Brumbies pinned back in their half.
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Van Zyl varies the play with a good box kick which the Bulls contest well but Serfontein takes the ball into touch and Brumbies have the defensive line-out.
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Brumbies win the turnover and are awarded the scrum deep in the Bulls half but the Brumbies are having a real problem at scrum time as again Sio is penalized and the Bulls gain valuable meters from the penalty as they have an attacking line-out now.
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High fives all around at scrum time for the Bulls after Scott Sio is blown up for a loose bind on the scrum. Brummer sets the line-out for the Bulls close to their 22. Bulls manage to deal with the Brumbies first onslaught in their 22.
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Moore throws to the line-out but Carter is unable to catch the throw and lands up knocking on the Bulls side. Good attacking opportunity wasted and the Bulls have the five meter defensive scrum.
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Brummer gets penalized for entering the breakdown at the side and Christian Lealiifano sets the attacking line-out on the Bulls five meter line.
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Brumbies have the line-out inside the Bulls half as they look to test the Bulls defense.
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Brummer sends it sailing through the uprights and the Bulls will be happy with an early 0-3 lead.
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Penalty to the points in the three points zone after Brumbies get blown up as the front row collapses the scrum. Brummer lines one up from the touchline.
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Early scrum goes the way of the Bulls inside the Brumbies half.
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Christian Lealiifano gets us underway as he puts boot to ball and puts in a hanging kick for his team to run onto, the Bulls manage to deal with the kickoff and have the early possession.
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The teams are on the field. Stay tuned as referee Ben O'Keffe will get us underway shortly.
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The last time these two played the Brumbies came out on top 22-16 in a close fought encounter back in 2015 in Canberra. It would be the Bulls second win in Canberra in their history if they win this one.
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Ben O'Keeffe is our referee. Will Houston and Ed Martin will assist him. Our TMO is Peter Marshall.
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WEATHER: It is a clear evening in Canberra, perfect conditions for all out attacking rugby.
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Hello and welcome to Rugby 365's live commentary of Super Rugby round 11 as the Brumbies host the Bulls at GIO Stadium in Canberra.
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  • 1 Scott Sio
  • 2 Stephen Moore
  • 3 Ben Alexander
  • 4 Rory Arnold
  • 5 Sam Carter
  • 6 Scott Fardy
  • 7 David Pocock
  • 8 Jarrad Butler
  • 9 Tomas Cubelli
  • 10 Christian Lealiifano
  • 11 James Dargaville
  • 12 Robbie Coleman
  • 13 Tevita Kuridrani
  • 14 Nigel Ah Wong
  • 15 Aidan Toua
  • 16 Josh Mann-Rae
  • 17 Allan Alaalatoa
  • 18 Ruan Smith
  • 19 Tom Staniforth
  • 20 Blake Enever
  • 21 Jordan Smiler
  • 22 Joe Powell
  • 23 Lausii Taliaul
  • 1 Trevor Nyakane
  • 2 Adriaan Strauss
  • 3 Marcel van der Merwe
  • 4 Marvin Orie
  • 5 Rudolf Snyman
  • 6 Pieter Labuschagne
  • 7 Arno Botha
  • 8 Hanro Liebenberg
  • 9 Piet van Zyl
  • 10 Francois Brummer
  • 11 Bjorn Basson
  • 12 Jan Serfontein
  • 13 Jesse Kriel
  • 14 Travis Ismaiel
  • 15 SP Marais
  • 16 Bandise Maku
  • 17 Lizo Gqoboka
  • 18 Werner Kruger
  • 19 Jannes Kirsten
  • 20 Roelof Smit
  • 21 Rudi Paige
  • 22 Tian Schoeman
  • 23 Dan Kriel
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Wed, 04 May 2016 22:15

IN THE SPOTLIGHT. Jan de Koning looks at the Friday matches in Part One of Super Rugby's Round 11.

Friday could mark a significant stage in the tournament, with three teams poised to rise to the top of their respective conference - in one case even to the top of the global standings.

The high-flying Crusaders, who are on a seven-match winning streak, host the Reds - a team that has managed two wins in their last four games, but are still failing to convince.

The Crusaders will do the courteous thing and talk the Reds up, but they are well aware that a bonus-point win - with a margin of 21 points or more - will see them overtake the table-topping Chiefs.

That lead may be short-lived, but given that the Chiefs will face a desperate Highlanders outfit on Saturday, the Crusaders will have all the motivation they need to go for a big win.

In the other Friday game, when the Brumbies host the Bulls in Canberra, both teams have a chance to rise to the top of their respective conferences.

The Brumbies are just two points behind the Rebels, who have a bye, in the Australian conference.

The Bulls are just one point behind the Stormers, who also have a bye, in the Africa One conference.

It is a simple equation for both - win and become the new conference leaders.

We look at the Friday, May 6, matches below!

There is no denying that, alongside the Chiefs, the Crusaders are the form franchise in the competition.

After a loss in Round One, the men from Christchurch have slipped into overdrive - scoring 34 tries and conceding just 15 in sevens matches.

That is an average of five tries per match, with an average match score of 34-19.

It is the kind of form you would expect of a team with seven previous titles and a history of putting teams away.

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder was under no illusion as to the importance of the match.

"We are heading into the second half of the competition now so each game has an increased importance from here on in," Blackadder said.

"We want to make the most of the home ground advantage each time we are home."

However, he remained tactful when asked about the opposition.
"The Reds are a traditional rival of ours, who always lift their game when they play us and we expect nothing less on Friday," Blackadder said.

"There is no doubt that the Reds will be disappointed with their run in the competition so far, but this is when teams are often at their most dangerous so we are taking nothing for granted this week."

At least the Reds were more forthright in their assessment of the "red-hot" Crusaders.

"We all know how good the Crusaders are if you let them play to their strengths, so we have to challenge them with our effort for 80 minutes and by being accurate in all areas," Reds co-coach Matt O'Connor said.

"No one has mentioned what happened last year in Christchurch [a 58-17 win by the Crusaders], because it's how we front up on Friday that matters."

The breakdown battle is looming as a key factor, with Liam Gill primed to influence the tackle area.

"There's some key match-ups and that one's critical," Blackadder said of the breakdown.

"Gill is very good over the bal.

"If we think we can just continue the momentum we had you could easily come second or make it a bloody tough match."

Recent results:
2015: Crusaders won 58-17, Christchurch
2014: Crusaders won 57-29, Brisbane
2013: Crusaders won 38-9, Christchurch (preliminary play-off)
2012: Crusaders won 15-11, Christchurch
2011: Reds won 18-13, Brisbane (Final)
2011: Reds won 17-16, Brisbane

Prediction:  The Crusaders have won their last eight home matches against the Reds, the last time the Queensland side travelled to Christchurch and won was in 1999. The Crusaders have won their last seven matches in a row following an opening round loss; the last time they won more consecutive games was in 2008 (eight wins). A Round 10 win against the Cheetahs means that the Reds are on the hunt for consecutive Super Rugby victories for the first time since Round 17, 2014. The Crusaders have missed an average of only 14.1 tackles per game so far this season, the equal fewest of any team in the competition and more than six fewer per game than the Reds. The Crusaders have scored 10 tries in the opening quarter of games so far this season, the most of any team in the competition and double the Reds' tally (five). It is not who will win, but rather by how much the Crusaders will win. We think it will be at least 20 points.


Crusaders: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Kieron Fonotia, 12 David Havili, 11 Jone Macilai, 10 Richie Mo'unga, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Mike Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Owen Franks, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Tim Boys, 21 Andy Ellis, 22 Ryan Crotty, 23 Marty McKenzie.

Reds: 15 Karmichael Hunt, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Campbell Magnay, 12 Anthony Fainga'a, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Curtis Browning, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Ben Matwijow, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Andrew Ready, 1 James Slipper (captain).
Replacements: 16 Saia Fainga'a, 17 Sef Fa'agase, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Cadeyrn Neville, 20 Michael Gunn, 21 James Tuttle, 22 Sam Greene, 23 Junior Laloifi.

Referee: Brendon Pickerill
Assistant referees: Jamie Nutbrown, Kane McBride
TMO: Chris Wratt

Two straight losses for the Brumbies make this Round 11 fixture against the Bulls even more important, as they look to overhaul the Rebels at the top of the Australian conference.

At least the Brumbies can look to history for inspiration.

Since the beginning of the Super Rugby competition in 1996 the Brumbies shave won 58 of their 92 matches against South African opposition - a 63 percent win rate.

It barely pips a win rate of 62.9 percent against Australian teams, but is significantly more positive than a 50 percent win rate against teams from New Zealand.

The Bulls, in turn, are riding high on the back of a five-game winning streak.

Undefeated in seven straight games the Bulls are on their longest streak without loss since they won nine consecutive games to propel themselves into the 2013 play-offs.

However, Bulls coach Nollis Marais struck a cautious note, pointing to his team's poor track record in Canberra as a reason why their current momentum will mean very little on Friday.

"It will always be difficult to beat the Brumbies in Canberra," Marais said, adding: "But we are looking forward to the challenge."

He described the Brumbies as a team with good set pieces and are "one of the most structured sides in the competition".

"The Brumbies are one of the powerhouse teams in Australia and will ask different questions to our attack and defence," Marais said of this week's opposition.

Bulls captain, Adriaan Strauss said - despite last week's 42-20 bonus-point win over the Western Force, the team cannot really afford to sit back.

"The Brumbies will be coming at us from the start," the veteran hooker said.

"Canberra can be a difficult place to play, but we have won there before.

"The players are gelling nicely as a team and I am looking forward to a good match where we will try to be competitive in all aspects of play.

"The Brumbies are going to test all aspects of our play, so we need to be ready to front up."

Recent results:
2015: Brumbies won 22-16, Canberra
2014: Bulls won 44-23, Pretoria
2013: Brumbies won 26-23, Pretoria (semifinal)
2013: Brumbies won 23-20, Canberra
2012: Bulls won 36-34, Pretoria
2010: Bulls won 50-32, Pretoria

Prediction: The Brumbies have won three of their last four matches against the Bulls, though the last time they beat the Bulls by more than a converted try was in Round Five, 2003. A brace of matches against New Zealand opposition leaves the Brumbies with a streak of two losses going into this fixture, the last time they lost more than two matches in a row in Super Rugby was in Round 13, 2011. The Bulls have won their last three matches away from home in Super Rugby, a fourth straight away would make it their longest streak in the franchise's history. Christian Lealiifano has kicked 34 goals so far this season, and missed only seven more, the most of any Australia-based player in the competition. Francois Brummer has scored 67 points so far this season, the most of any player who is yet to cross for a try. The Bulls have a very good chance of getting the win, but the smart money will be on the home team - the Brumbies by five points or less.


Brumbies: 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Nigel Ah Wong, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Robbie Coleman, 11 James Dargaville, 10 Christian Lealiifano (co-captain), 9 Tomás Cubelli, 8 Jarrad Butler, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore (co-captain), 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Allan Alaalatoa, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Blake Enever, 21 Jordan Smiler, 22 Joe Powell, 23 Lausii Taliauli.

Bulls: 15 Sarel Marais, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Arno Botha, 6 Pieter Labuschagne, 5 Rudolf Snyman, 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Roelof Smit, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Dan Kriel.

Referee: Ben O'Keeffe
Assistant referees: Will Houston, Ed Martin
TMO: Peter Marshall

Compiled by Jan de Koning

* Statistical information provided by Opta Sports

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Brumbies back on the winning track

Fri, 06 May 2016 11:32

REPORT: The Brumbies returned to their winning ways with a 23-6 victory over the Bulls in Canberra on Friday, to reclaim first place in the Australian conference.

Outscoring the Bulls by two tries to none, the Brumbies used pressure and speed on defence to outplay the visitors from South Africa.

As Brumbies captain Stephen Moore said: "It was important that we won, after a couple of losses."

The Brumbies had lost three of their last four matches - including the last two against the Chiefs and Crusaders - but Friday's win sees them overtake the Rebels (who have a bye) at the top of the Aussie conference.

For the Bulls it was a lost opportunity to go to the top of the Africa conference.

After a dour first half, which the home side shaded 9-3, the Brumbies dominated the second 40 minutes - with tries to fullback Nigel Ah Wong and Argentine scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli.

"It's good to get home and have a win," .

"I thought our breakdown was pretty good. We had good line speed and we put pressure on them.

"We had a lot of ball in the first half and we probably could have done a lot better," he added.

"But we knew that sort of pressure would tell in the second half."

The Brumbies had most of the running against the Bulls, who were heavily penalised by New Zealand referee Ben O'Keeffe and appeared to tire in the latter stages of the second half.

The visiting Bulls started the better of the two teams with a dominant forward pack allowing Francois Brummer to convert a scrum penalty to open the scoring in just the third minute.

But three penalties to Christian Leali'ifano in seven minutes put the Brumbies in charge at the break.

Brummer kicked his second penalty three minutes after the restart to get his team back to 6-9.

However, the Brumbies forced a line-out from the kick-off and Ah Wong crossed from a simple backline move.

The Brumbies gradually took full control and they were rewarded for their dominance when the impressive Cubelli burrowed his way over in the corner with just under 15 minutes of the game remaining.

Leali'ifano converted from the sideline to seal a convincing win.

Bulls captain Adrian Strauss said his side had made far too many errors.

"We made a lot of mistakes, a lot of decisions that we didn't execute well enough," he said.

"That's what happens when you play a quality side and they put you under that much pressure on your ball and their ball.

"We handed the ball to them quite easily, we couldn't build any phases and they capitalised on that."

Man of the match: The Bulls loose trio of Hanro Liebenberg, Arno Botha and Pieter Labuschagne worked very hard for little reward, while Marcel van der Merwe produced an impressive scrum performance. David Pocock, in a very different role to what we have become accustomed, was very effective an constant in his cleanouts at ruck time and then made a couple of crucial steal in the final quarter. Jarrad Butler carried strongly and Scott Fardy was also busy. Christian Lealiifano was not flawless, but a vital cog. Scrumhalf Tomás Cubelli is becoming an ever-increasingly important member of the Brumbies squad and he wins our award.

The scorers:

For the Brumbies:
Ah Wong, Cubelli
Cons: Lealiifano 2
Pens: Lealiifano 3

For the Bulls:
Brummer 2


Brumbies: 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Nigel Ah Wong, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Robbie Coleman, 11 James Dargaville, 10 Christian Lealiifano (co-captain), 9 Tomás Cubelli, 8 Jarrad Butler, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore (co-captain), 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Allan Alaalatoa, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Blake Enever, 21 Jordan Smiler, 22 Joe Powell, 23 Lausii Taliauli.

Bulls: 15 Sarel Marais, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Arno Botha, 6 Pieter Labuschagne, 5 Rudolf Snyman, 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Roelof Smit, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Dan Kriel.

Referee: Ben O'Keeffe
Assistant referees: Will Houston, Ed Martin
TMO: Peter Marshall

Nigel Ah Wong (44min) and Tomas Cubelli (56min)
Christian Lealiifano (45min) and Christian Lealiifano (57min)
Christian Lealiifano (15min), Christian Lealiifano (17min), and Christian Lealiifano (22min)
Francois Brummer (3min) and Francois Brummer (43min)
VENUE Canberra
REFEREE Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)