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Super Rugby | Canberra
09:45 (GMT) | 08-04-2017
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Thanks for joining us for the Super Rugby clash. Catch us back as we build up towards the match between the Sharks and Jaguares at 14:30
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Hawera with the conversion kick and he misses, but that is it!! Well done to the Brumbies!!
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Great hands by the Brumbies' backs ad forwards and they go wide and Chris Alcock goes over for the TRY!!
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Brumbies overthrow the lineout, but got the ball back, but is back inside their half and look to score one more!!
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Penalty to the Brumbies in the Reds half! Hawera finds touch inside the Reds 22.
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Knock on by the Reds and the Brumbies get aa scrum in Reds territory
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Brumbies hoist the ball high and it bounces then Kerevi gathers and is tackled into touch inside his own half and the Brumbies will have a lineout
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Hawera slots the conversion!!
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TRY!! James Dagerville spots a gap and gets the inside ball to go over!!
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Scrum to the Brumbies 5ms out from the Reds line and they get the shove on as referee calls advantage and they get it out and play it direct!!
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Great interplay by the Brumbies forwards and backs sets up Tevita Kuridrani as he goes over the line, but is held up!!
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Brumbies win the lineout and drives forward with ball in hand , but then concede the penalty at the breakdown
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Fardy win the lineout on the Reds 10m line and they get another penalty as the Reds failed to roll away at the breakdown. Hawera finds touch in the Reds 22
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Reds scrum inside the Brumbies half and they will look to narrow the gap, but then lose the ball and concede the breakdown penalty in the process
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Brumbies set the maul and then goes to ground as they go wide and stretch the Reds defence inside the Reds 22, but the Reds got the ball back and then kicks long
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Brumbies look comfortable with ball in hand as they have some good inter-passing between backs and forwards. They hoist it high and there is a fair contest in the air as the Reds get it back, but the Brumbies counter ruck and win the penalty as the Reds played the ball on the ground.
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Powell feeds and Butler gets it out and the Brumbies gets over the advantage line as they edge closer towards the Reds tryline, but then concede te penalty for holding on
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Staniforth runs into the Referee and the Brumbies will have an attacking scrum
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Great kick by Banks and the Reds have a 5m lineout from their own tryline
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Little scuffle breaking out, but it is sorted out quickly as the ball went into touch and the Brumbies have a lineout and win it as Banks is having a run down the touchline and they look to strike again!!
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Another scrum to the Brumbies and they Kick long off the scrum as the ball is Charged down and Speight gets it, but then the ball is passed forward and the Reds get a let off!!
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Hawera adds the extras!!
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Solid scrum by the Brumbies as the ball goes loose and Jarrad Butler dives on it and scores the TRY!!
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Scrum penalty to the Brumbies right in front of the posts!! They opt for another scrum!
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Great break from Toua as he offloads to Powell and he tried to offload to Abel who knocks on nd the Reds survive for now!!
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Referee played advantage as the Brumbies make a good break and called advantage over and then they knock it on!
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Tuttle feeds the scrum and gets it out as the Reds set their attack inside their half!!
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Brumbies hard on the attack again in Reds territory!!
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Hawera slots it!!
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Great breakout by the Brumbies and an inside Flick to Toua sees him go under the sticks for the try!!
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Hawera with the conversion kick and it is over!!
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TRY to Abel!!
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Brumbies set the maul and rumble forward and Robbie Abel goes over for the try but referee will check something
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Hawera starts the second half as Higgenbottom gathers and the Tuttle box kicks, but it is charged down and referee blows a penalty to the Brumbies. They find touch inside the Reds half.

Half Time

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Power scrum by the Brumbies but referee brings them back as the ball came out the same tunnel. Scrum reset and Tuttle feeds as the Reds look to score before half time and they win a penalty at the breakdown!!
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Tuttle lines up the kick at goal and things are level at half time!! See you back for the second half!!
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Brumbies looked to attack from their half, but Toua makes a rare mistake and knocks it on. Scrum Reds on the Brumbies 10m
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Hawera restarts long and the Reds have to attack from deep. The Brumbies defend well as Tuttle hoist it high and Toua kicks it back and the Reds kick it back again and the Brumbies get good territory
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Tuttle looks to level matters and it is away to the right!
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Lineout 24ms out from the Brumbies line to the Reds. They win it back sloppy, but set their attack as they bash it up through the forwards and setting phases as referee calls an advantage for a high tackle to the Reds and blows it up as Moore points to the posts.
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Scrum to the Reds as the ball was lost forward in an aerial contest by the Brumbies
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Great breakout by Tuttle, but all in vain as the ball is stolen and kicked downfield and the Reds have to start all over again!!
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Great kick by Toua to win territory into the Reds half. Reds win the lineout and look to attack from deep!!
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Hawera lines up for the extras and it is over!!
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Hawera kicks for territory 8m out from the Reds line. Smiler wins it and the maul is set and then goes to ground. Toua burst forward and is short as referee plays advantage and Tevita Kuridrani force his way over the line for the TRY!!!!
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Referee deems that there was a clean out at the ruck with the shoulder and rules a penalty only.
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Free kick at the scrum to the reds and Tuttle clears, but the Brumbies take it quickly and Toua toes it through and the Reds are pinned back in their 22, but the Brumbies win the penalty for a high tackle. Referee to check for foul play
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A bad ball from Toua to Speight who had a clear run in to the line cause him to knock it forward and the Reds get out of jail!!
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Great counter ruck after a chip and chase from Smiler and the Brumbies win possession back!! They are 8ms out from the Reds tryline!!
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Great touch finder from McIntyre as he spotted space behind the Brumbies defence line. Brumbies win the lineout and Toua clears, but in his 22 and the Reds have a good attacking lineout, but Fardy Steals it and the Brumbies hold out!!
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Reds lineout on the Brumbies 10m line. Moore throws and the lineout is won as the Reds look to attack!!
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Great run from Speight gives them good meters and another run by Arnold into the Reds 22 as the Brumbies up the tempo on attack, they go left, but then lose the ball into touch 5ms from the line!!
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Penalty to the Brumbies as Talakai collapsed the scrum. Hawera finds touch on the Reds 10m line. Abel throws and Fardy wins as Powell feeds his backs
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Reds back on the attack in the Brumbies half, but they slow it down and the ball fail to emerge from the ruck. Referee says the Reds went forward and they will have a good attacking scrum
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Hawera lines up for the penalty kick and slots it over!!
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Brumbies also kick for touch and they set the maul as referee plays advantage. They go wide and referee brings them back for the penalty
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Brumbies look to strike back immediately and they are in the Reds 22 and get the penalty for offside and will have a chance for points
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Tuttle converts!!
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Tuttle kicks for territory and finds it about 10ms out from the Brumbies tryline. They win the lineout and a good ball from Tuttle and great line ran by Kuridrani sees him go over for the TRY!!
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Penalty to the Reds on the Brumbies 22.
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Brumbies scrum inside their half as Powell feeds and gets it out to Hawera and the to his back and back to him, but Hawera kicks it out on the full lineout to the Reds on the Brumbies 10m line.
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Tuttle lines up the penalty kick, but it's off the post and the ball is grounded in in-goal and take the 22 drop out
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Reds win the scrum and give the ball to Nabuli who gets them over the advantage line and referee blows his whistle for an offside penalty against the Brumbies.
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Reds won the lineout, but the Brumbies knocked the ball on in the tackle. Scrum to the Reds just outside the Brumbies 22
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Nick Briant blows his whistle as Jake McIntyre gets us underway!! Ball is taken by the Brumbies and they run it in their 22. Powell clears just outside his 22.
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Prediction: The Brumbies have won each of their last four games against the Reds, the last time they won more was a 12-game streak from 2000 to 2010. Only one of the last five Australian derbies in Super Rugby has seen the same team lead at both half-time and full-time. The Reds have lost their last 11 games away from home; the last time they won on the road was in Round 16, 2015 against the Force. The Brumbies are the most efficient tacklers of any team in the competition, boasting a tackle success rate of 88 percent for the campaign thus far. Samu Kerevi has beaten 28 defenders, including four last round, which is the most of any player this season. The Reds will give the Brumbies a run for their money, but in the end, the class of the home team will win through and they will triumph by eight points.
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Players to watch: For the Brumbies: Henry Speight have been in fine form and will look to continue to get his side over the advantage line and on the scoreboard For the Reds: Samu Kerevi have been huge for the reds by drawing in numbers and creating space for his outside backs. He have also dotted down a few tries and will look to continue doing so.
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The Reds had some close games they could have won. Their best performance arguably was against the Crusaders where they were in a position to win the match and lost it to a last min penalty. They will want to rectify those soft moments to close out games.
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The Brumbies will look to take advantage of the home ground advantage to gain more log points. They are currently fourth on the log due to the conference system and if it worked on points they would be 10th, so log points will strengthen their playoff hopes.
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Australian teams in general have been very poor in 2017. This match is vital in the Australian conference as the result won’t impact the overall log that much. The Brumbies are on 11 log points and the Reds on eight, a full house points from the Reds could see them be tied with the Brumbies on 11 points and make the Australian conference a bit interesting
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Welcome to the live coverage from Canberra as we look ahead to the Brumbies taking on the Reds!!
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  • 1 Scott Sio
  • 2 Robbie Abel
  • 3 Allan Alaalatoa
  • 4 Rory Arnold
  • 5 Blake Enever
  • 6 Scott Fardy
  • 7 Chris Alcock
  • 8 Jordan Smiler
  • 9 Joe Powell
  • 10 Wharenui Hawera
  • 11 Tom Banks
  • 12 Kyle Godwin
  • 13 Tevita Kuridrani
  • 14 Henry Speight
  • 15 Aidan Toua
  • 17 Nic Mayhew
  • 16 Saia Fainga'a
  • 18 Ben Alexander
  • 19 Tom Staniforth
  • 20 Jarrad Butler
  • 21 Dewet Roos
  • 22 Andrew Smith
  • 23 James Dargaville
  • 1 Sef Faagase
  • 2 Stephen Moore
  • 3 Sam Talakai
  • 4 Rob Simmons
  • 5 Kane Douglas
  • 6 Adam Korczyk
  • 7 George Smith
  • 8 Scott Higginbotham
  • 9 James Tuttle
  • 10 Jake McIntyre
  • 11 Eto Nabuli
  • 12 Duncan Paia'Aua
  • 13 Samu Kerevi
  • 14 Chris Kuridrani
  • 15 Lachlan Maranta
  • 16 Alex Mafi
  • 17 Kirwan Sanday
  • 18 Taniela Tupou
  • 19 Izack Rodda
  • 20 Hendrik Tui
  • 21 Moses Sorovi
  • 22 Hamish Stewart
  • 23 Izala Perese
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Brumbies blow Reds away

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 09:33

SUPER RUGBY REPORT: The Brumbies extended their lead at the top of the Australian Conference with a 43-10 bonus-point win over the Reds in Canberra on Saturday.

The Brumbies notched up 33 unanswered points in the second half after being held 10-10 by the Reds at half-time.

Stephen Larkham's team scored six tries to one with flyhalf Wharenui Hawera chipping in with 13 points from five conversions and a penalty.

It was the Brumbies' 10th consecutive Australian derby win, while the dismal Reds slumped to their sixth straight defeat this season.

The Brumbies broke away shortly after the resumption with a try to hooker Robbie Abel off the back of a rolling maul quickly followed up by a runaway try from fullback Aidan Toua.

It got worse for the struggling Reds with No.8 Jarrad Butler scoring off another rolling maul, and replacement James Dargaville and flank Chris Alcock adding further tries in the final minutes.

The Brumbies have opened up an eight-point lead over the Waratahs in the Australian conference with the Reds a further two points away.

"I am very happy with the second half, it is probably one of the best halves of rugby I've been involved with at this team," Brumbies skipper Scott Fardy said.

It was an abject showing from the Reds which skipper Stephen Moore described as "embarrassing".

"Ten-all at half-time, I don't know what to say, it was embarrassing," Moore said.

"I thought we did some good stuff in the first half, but we restarted poorly conceding two quick tries in the second half, that got us on the back foot and we probably didn't show enough fight."

The Brumbies have now won their last five games against the Reds, who have lost their last 12 games away from home.

The home side's victory came at a price, with centre Kyle Godwin (broken hand) and loose forward Jordan Smiler (hamstring) not finishing the game.

The Brumbies face the Rebels in Melbourne next week in another Australian derby, while the Reds host South Africa's Southern Kings in Brisbane.

Man of the match: Brumbies scrumhalf Joe Powell produced some great play on attack and gets the award. Special mention must also be given to Rory Arnold, Scott Fardy and Chris Alcock

The scorers:

For Brumbies: 
Tries: Kuridrani, Abel, Toua, Butler, Dargaville, Alcock
Cons: Hawera 5
Pen: Hawera

For Reds: 
Try: Kuridrani
Con: Tuttle
Pen: Tuttle


Brumbies: 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Tom Banks, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Smiler, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Scott Fardy (captain), 5 Blake Enever, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Robbie Abel, 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Saia Fainga'a, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Ben Alexander, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Jarrad Butler, 21 De Wet Roos, 22 Andrew Smith, 23 James Dargaville.

Reds: 15 Lachlan Maranta, 14 Chris Kuridrani, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Duncan Paia'aua, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 James Tuttle, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 George Smith, 6 Adam Korczyk, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 Sef Fa'agase.
Replacements: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Kirwan Sanday, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Izack Rodda, 20 Hendrik Tui, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Hamish Stewart, 23 Izaia Perese.

Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Paul Williams (New Zealand), James Leckie (Australia)
TMO: Ian Smith (Australia)


Tevita Kuridrani (26min), Robbie Abel (42min), Aidan Toua (44min), Jarrad Butler (52min), James Dargaville (72min), and Chris Alcock (79min)
Chris Kuridrani (7min)
Wharenui Hawera (28min), Wharenui Hawera (43min), Wharenui Hawera (44min), Wharenui Hawera (53min), and Wharenui Hawera (74min)
James Tuttle (8min)
Wharenui Hawera (12min)
James Tuttle (40min)
VENUE Canberra
REFEREE Nick Briant