LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Super Rugby

Thumb_brumbies-logo-80x50 Brumbies

17

Thumb_reds-logo-80x50 Reds

27
Kick-off local time : Sat, 22 February 2014 - 19h40
Kick-off : Sat, 22 February 2014 - 10h40
Venue : Canberra
Referee : James Leckie (Australia)
Match status : Result
  Brumbies Reds
Tries Jesse Mogg (55min) Lachie Turner (17min)
Penalties Jesse Mogg (9min), Nic White (14min), Jesse Mogg (31min), and Jesse Mogg (48min)
Conversions
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Greg Holmes (53min)
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

The Brumbies win a penalty as they now look to grab a bonus point. They kick into touch but are penalised shortly afterwards - it sums up their game. Cooper knocks it into touch and that it FULL TIME! The visitors were more clinical than the home side and it shows on the scoreboard and they earn a deserved victory. The Reds took their opportunities to score three tries while the Brumbies dominated possession in the second half but could only manage one five-pointer, amid countless handling errors and poor finishing. It is an impressive away performance under a new coach from the Reds, who were guided superbly by the play-making skills of Quade Cooper and held out defensively under huge pressure in the closing stages. Join us later for more Super Rugby LIVE COVERAGE as the Sharks host the Hurricanes in Durban!

79

Cooper adds the easy CONVERSION

78

Brumbies reserve scrumhalf Conrad Hoffman is now penalised for being offside. Cooper doesn't find touch but Mogg fumbles and then is way too casual in trying to pick it up. He fumbles once more and Chris Feauai-Sautia follows through to pick it up and run around to score the TRY! Incredible mistake from Mogg!

77

The home side are starting to get desperate and rush their play and it shows as they knock on near the halfway line, playing into the hands of the Reds who want to wind down the clock

76

The scrum has to be re-set as the tension builds in Canberra. The Reds win a penalty as the Brumbies' front row loses their bind

74

Cooper kicks long from the 22 restart. The Brumbies kick it back and Jake Schatz fumbles the gather in his 22! Chance for the Brumbies as they have a scrum

72

The Brumbies win a penalty for a hand in the ruck as Saia Fainga'a infringes. Mogg lines up the kick at goal but hooks his attempt and misses!

70

The men from Canberra go again but their charge is halted when Leon Power loses the ball in a big Liam GIll tackle

69

The Brumbies almost steal the Reds line-out but they knock it on. Genia clears to the 22

68

White now kicks down towards the Reds' try line and Toua returns the favour but only finds touch on the 22. The Brumbies maul it up before sending it wide where Toomua drops it onto the boot and Toua cleans up. Cooper clears but it's not out. The home side attack once more and Joe Tomane is forced into touch just meters from the line on the left hand side

65

Toomua launches a great kick to the Reds back into their 22 once more. Playing the percentages now are the home side as they wait for the visitors to make mistakes

64

The Reds clear their lines but the Brumbies have another line-out in the 22. They build the phases but Kuridrani loses the ball in a Cooper tackle and the Reds boot it down field

63

Carter catches it and the Brumbies maul it up but Horwill comes through the middle of the maul according to the referee, and the Reds win the scrum after the maul collapses

62

The launch their attack off the line out and pick and go as they surge towards the line. Sio dives for the line and thinks he's scored but we will have to consult the TMO. Rob Simmons has done well and held up Sio, but there was a penalty advantage for the Brumbies for offsides. Another 5m line-out

60

The Brumbies chase through at pace, putting pressure on Turner who is forced to hold on. White kicks for touch, and finds it 5 m out

57

It's becoming a trend now. The Brumbies score and then give away a penalty from the kick-off. Cooper lines up his shot at goal but this time he misses it

55

The Brumbies call for a scrum. They use an 8-9 move off the back of the scrum, then White feeds the ball to Jesse Mogg who runs onto it at pace, beats Tapuai and dives over for the TRY! Mogg misses the conversion

53

The home side attack in the Reds' 22 and earn another penalty. Time for a YELLOW CARD. Greg Holmes gets it for being offside

52

The Brumbies maul it up 20m from their line-out and milk a penalty for the Reds joining the maul from the wrong side. Referee James Leckie warns the Reds skipper Horwill that any more negative penalties will lead a sin binning

50

Straight from the kick-off the Brumbies give away a penalty again. Tevita Kuridrani is pinged for being in front of the kicker. Cooper takes the chance gleefully and adds the PENALTY and another three points to his tally

48

The Brumbies will a penalty. Genia tackled White too early at the scrum. Mogg kicks over the PENALTY from in front

47

The Refs overthrow a line-out and Pocock dives onto the ball to secure it. The Brumbies kick it away again. A lot of kicking going on and the Reds are happy to kick it back until Toua eventually decided to move the ball through the hands and Dom Shipperley knocks on just outside his 22

45

The Reds get a bit of fortune and the assistant referee seems to miss Tapuai's boot on the line as he clears. The away side win the ball back and put the phases together as they make ground into the Brumbies' half

42

The Reds win an early turnover but Cooper knocks on in a big tackle from Toomua and the Brumbies clear it down field. 22m line-out to the Reds

41

Cooper gets the second half underway!

40

WIll Genia chips the ball into touch and that it HALF-TIME! The Reds lead by two-tries-to-nil as, inspired by Quade Cooper, they struck twice within five minutes to enforce themselves onto the game after they trailed 0-6 early on. The Brumbies will need to devise some ways to beat the sturdy-looking Reds' defence if they are to make any impression in the second forty minutes.

39

The Brumbies have a chance to attack but make little progress as the Reds defence is rushing up and applying the pressure. Eventually Matt Toomua throws a forward pass as Mike Harris puts in a huge tackle on him. The TMO checks the legality of the Harris' hit but it is deemed to be fine

38

The Brumbies' line-out continues to malfunction as Moore can't find his jumper. They earn a reprieve though, whem Mike Harris kicks the ball out on the full

37

The Brumbies knock the ball on just after their line-out and the Reds attack once more but Ben Tapuai holds on. David Pocock wins the penalty

36

The Reds are playing well smart rugby at the moment. Cooper now kicks a grubber in behind the Brumbies defence and sets up a line-out in the home side's 22

33

Having just cut the deficit the Brumbies now concede another penalty. Sam Carter doesn't release the tackler and Cooper lines up the kick from the 10 line. He lands the PENALTY with a sweetly-struck kick

31

Mowen takes the line-out ball and the Brumbies maul it close to the line before they send it wide where Jesse Mogg dives over, but is held up by Lachie Turner! Brilliant defence! There was a penalty advantage so the Brumbies will have another chance. Mogg kicks the PENALTY from in front of the poles

29

The Brumbies finally get their hands on the ball once more as they approach the Reds 22 after a good run from Scott Sio. The visitors' defence holds firm but they eventually give away a penalty for Cooper straying offside. White finds touch 5m out

26

The Brumbies are pinged at the breakdown once more and Cooper lines up another penalty shot at goal from 46m out. It's a good strike but the direction is off

23

Cooper adds the CONVERSION and then Nic White puts the restart out on the full once more!

22

TRY - The Reds attack from a line-out inside their own half and they score from a set piece move! Cooper throws a long cut-out pass that put Aidan Toua into a gap as Speight misses him. The fullback shows blistering pace to go all the way to score an incredible try!

20

White puts the restart out on the full and the Brumbies are penalised from the resultant scrum. Cooper has a shot at goal from 50m out but he misses the attempt

18

Cooper's CONVERSION is brilliant from the sideline as it goes in-off the post!

17

The Reds look to strike back launch at attack from a scrum on the Brumbies' 22. The batter away at the defence before they send it wide and Cooper sends out a lovely floated pass out to Turner who goes over in the corner. They check with the TMO and it is confirmed as a TRY!

14

Lachie Turner gathers the ball at the back after a Toomua clearance and runs it back, but is penalised for holding on and a scrap ensues as tensions rise. Nic White line up the shot and converts the PENALTY from 41m

12

The Reds attack in the Brumbies half but lose it when Stephen Moore forces a turnover and Jarrad Butler break out! He finds the flying Joe Tomane down the left hand side but the attack break down. The Brumbies attack again down the right hand side this time, and Speight goes on a brilliant stepping run! The home side are penalised though and Cooper clears

9

The men from Canberra build the phases in the 22 and win a penalty for interference on White. Mogg lines up the straightforward kick and nails the PENALTY

7

The Brumbies clear their lines and the Reds try to launch an attack from their own 22 but Henry Speight rushes up and defendes well and forces Aidan Toua to hold on. The Brumbies kick to the corner

5

A mistake from White, as he kicks it out on the full, gives the Reds a chance to attack. Cooper's pass from the phase after the Reds' line-out is forward though

4

Mowen makes up for his error when he steals the Reds line-out. The Brumbies earn a penalty as James Slipper enters the ruck from the side. Jess Mogg lines up a kick and misses the attempt from about 40m

2

Ben Mowen pulls down Rob Simmons at the line-out at Quade Cooper clears from the penalty

1

An early exchange of kicks ends when Nic White finds touch in the Reds' 22

0

Nic White kicks off and the action is underway!

-2

The teams are on their way onto the field. James Horwill leads the Reds out and Ben Mowen leads the way for the Brumbies

-5

The weather in Canberra looks magnificent today as we approach kick-off. Everything is ready for this huge Australian derby!

-10

The Reds' last victory in Canberra was not long ago - in 2012 when they edged their hosts 13-12

-15

Last season the Brumbies won this fixture 24-6 in Canberra while the 2013 clash between these sides in Brisbane ended in a 19-19 stalemate

-20

The men from Queensland also have a new coach in Richard Graham after their former coach Ewen McKenzie took over at the Wallabies. The 2011 champions will be happy Quade Cooper is available after his head knock he took in a warm-up game

-25

The Brumbies, last year's runners up, have lost Jake White but will be looking to make a good start under new coach Stephen Larkham

-30

Welcome to the Canberra Stadium for the first match which has Australian involvement in Super Rugby for this year!
Brumbies
Players
15 Jesse Mogg
14 Henry Speight
13 Tevita Kuridrani
12 Christian Lealiifano
11 Robbie Coleman
10 Matt Toomua
9 Nic White
8 Ben Mowen
7 Jarrad Butler
6 Scott Fardy
5 Leon Power
4 Sam Carter
3 Ben Alexander
2 Josh Mann-Rea
1 Scott Sio

Substitutes
23 Pat McCabe
22 Joe Tomane
21 Michael Dowsett
20 Tom McVerry
19 Fotu Auelua
18 Allan Alaalatoa
17 Ruan Smith
16 Ruaidhri Murphy
Reds
Players
15 Mike Harris
14 Rod Davies
13 Samu Kerevi
12 Ben Tapuai
11 Lachie Turner
10 Ben Lucas
9 Scott Gale
8 Jake Schatz
7 Beau Robinson
6 Curtis Browning
5 James Horwill
4 Rob Simmons
3 Greg Holmes
2 James Hanson
1 James Slipper

Substitutes
24 Chris Kuridrani
23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi
22 Sam Johnson
21 Liam Gill
20 Dave McDuling
19 Sef Faagase
18 Albert Anae
17 Ben Daley
16 Saia Fainga'a