British & Irish Lions

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Kick-off local time : Tue, 18 June 2013 - 19h30
Kick-off : Tue, 18 June 2013 - 11h30
Venue : Canberra
Referee : Jerome Garces (France)
Match status : Result
  Brumbies B&I Lions
Tries Tevita Kuridrani (6min)
Penalties Jesse Mogg (39min), Jesse Mogg (46min), and Jesse Mogg (55min) Owen Farrell (64min) and Owen Farrell (71min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
Minute Commentary


Remember to join us on Saturday as the French take on the All Blacks in the last Test in New Zealand, The Scots take on the Italians, The Boks face Samoa and the big game of the weekend - the first Test match between the Wallabies and the British and Irish Lions from Brisbane.


FULL-TIME in Canberra and the Brumbies pull off an incredible win in Canberra as they hoof it off the park and they have won 14-12. Tactically, physically and emotionally the Brumbies had it over the Lions. Phenomenal effort from the home side.


The ball pops out of the scrum and the Brumbies take it forward. Mogg puts an absolutely phenomenal banana kick and it rolls out on the Lions 22.


A phenomenal piece of play from Toomua. He gets his hands on the ball and the Lions are pinged for holding on. Mogg kicks it out just short of his 10-metre line. Still under pressure here the Brumbies. Free-kick to the Lions.


The Lions are putting the Brumbies under the cosh here. Pressure on the Brumbies as the Lions have the line-out 14 metres from the Brumbies line. Lions coming home strong.


Huge hoof from Kearney and he puts the Brumbies back in their own 22. The Lions win the PENALTY at the line-out. Farrell will have a shot at goal from about 42 metres out on the angle. Seven metres in from the right-hand touchline. His kick is good and it's 14-12 to the Brumbies.


Both sides are playing for the field position and Toomua kicks in behind the Lions. Ball is out just inside the Lions 22.


The Brumbies seem to be the only side that haven't been flustered by the Lions pressure. They are sticking to their game-plan and win another penalty on their 10-metre line. Mogg kicks it out just passed the Lions 10-metre line.


PENALTY to the Lions. Farrell is on and he is starting to take a bit more control. Farrell will line this up from right in front. He knocks it over and it's 14-9 to the Brumbies. Lions bench really turning the screws now.


The Lions will do better if they just keep it amongst the big men. Really looking dangerous with their maul but when they try to shift it it's a shambles.


The Lions bench is almost all on. The forwards make their presence felt already and win a scrum penalty as they walk all over the Brumbies. This is going to be the difference if Hogg can kick straight. He hits the post again and the Brumbies clear.


Toomua is putting in some great hits this evening. The Lions lucky to get the scrum feed on halfway.


A great PENALTY win from Sean O'Brien. Brumbies holding on at the ruck. Hogg kicks it over and it's 14-6 to the Brumbies.


Another Brumbies PENALTY as Ryan Grant plays one of the Brumbies off the ball. Mogg knocks the kick over from a tough angle. 14-3 to the Brumbies.


Jesse Mogg is really showing his class. Kicking into space well and his kick is pin-point and goes out just short of the Lions 22.


The Lions look pretty lost on attack. The Brumbies have been tackling well but Hogg has been nowhere on attack. The Lions have the scrum on the Brumbies 10-metre line.


A couple of knocks from both sides but the scrum goes to the Lions. Scrum just short of halfway for the Lions.


PENALTY to the Brumbies again. Mogg has a shot from right in front. He knocks it over and the Brumbies lead 11-3.


The Brumbies win another penalty as the Lions hold on to the ball at the breakdown. Mogg with a racking kick that goes out short of the Lions 22.


Wade gets some space on the outside and is scragged high by Kuridrani. Penalty to the Lions and Kearney kicks to the corner. Line-out about seven metres from the Brumbies line.


Another poor throw from Best and it's not straight. Scrum to the Brumbies just short of their 10-metre line.


Hogg gets the second-half going.


The Lions build up patiently and they win a PENALTY and have an opportunity to go into the break with some points on the ball. Brumbies off their feet and have hands on the ball. Hogg, from about 30 metres on the angle. He slots it and the Brumbies lead 8-3 at HALF-TIME.


Another Brumbies PENALTY after the Lions shove their hands in the ruck to pull it back. Mogg has a shot, and he cuts it in beautifully. Brumbies lead 8-0


The Lions are blown-up for holding the ball on at the breakdown. Scott Sio wins the penalty. Prior steps up from the intersection of the 10 and 15-metre lines. Prior misses the kick. Still 5-0.


Not straight from the Lions at the line-out. Scrum to the Brumbies just passed halfway.


The Brumbies knock it on trying to exploit the left-hand tram-line. Scrum to the Lions on their own 10-metre line.


Ryan Grant doesn't retreat at the Kearney up-and-under. Penalty to the Brumbies and Mogg is going to have a shot at goal from just over 50-metres out. The kick is wide and the Brumbies still lead 5-0.


A searching box-kick from Ian Prior gives Speight a chance in the air but he knocks it on. The Lions win a penalty as the Brumbies go off their feet at breakdown.


Free-kick to the Lions as the Brumbies go early at the scrum. Lions kick deep and Mogg goes quickly and kicks deep. Hogg returns the kick and the Brumbies have the line-out on the Lions 10-metre line.


Brumbies getting a bit of go-forward and they push into the Lions 22. They knock it on unfortunately. Scrum to the Lions seven metres from their own line.


Penalty to the Brumbies. Some great play on the ground and the Lions are pinged for holding on. Line-out to the Brumbies just short of the Lions 22.


Another penalty to the Lions as the Brumbies collapse a promising maul. Hogg will have a shot at goal this time from the 22 and right-hand 15-metre line. Hogg's shot hits the post and the Brumbies can clear.


Penalty to the Lions on halfway. Hogg kicks to the corner and it goes out about 13 metres short of the Brumbies line.


The Lions first phase is not working too well which means that Wade gets it on the inside but the timing is out. He knocks it on and the Brumbies have the scrum just inside their 22. Free-kick to the Brumbies from the scrum and Mogg kicks it out just short of halfway.


Some very good defending from the Brumbies takes the Lions back 20 metres in two phases. Wade is then taken into touch and the Brumbies have the line-out feel on their own 10-metre line.


The Lions put the Brumbies under immense pressure and win the feed to the scrum.


A slight knock from the Lions just outside the Brumbies 22 means the Brumbies have the feed to the scrum. They are under pressure at the scrum after the first one.


Off the restart Hogg kicks it out on the full. Scrum on the halfway line to the Brumbies. This will be the first test for the Brumbies. Kimlin leaves it behind and the Lions turn it over. Hogg kicks through and it goes out five metres from the Brumbies line.


The Lions have managed to scramble on defence and keep the Brumbies out as they put the Lions under huge pressure. The clearance kick from the Lions doesn't go out and Mogg throws a huge pass and Smith gives it to Kuridrani who shrugs off Wade and Kearney and goes over for the TRY. Prior misses the conversion and the Brumbies lead 5-0.


The Lions shift the ball out wide after Christian Wade hits it up in midfield. It gets to Williams on the wing but he is taken into touch. Good line-out from the Brumbies and Toomua clears.


A bit of kicking early but the Lions will be the happier as they have the line-out just on the Brumbies 22.


The Brumbies get the game going.


With basically their Super Rugby backline the Brumbies are going to have continuity on their side in the backline but it is amongst the forwards that they could battle. The Lions forwards have been incredibly impressive this tour but Jake White is an astute coach and will have found a way around this issue.


Half an hour to go until kick-off in Canberra. This could be the biggest test for the Lions so far with the Brumbies fielding a very strong side for today's clash. The Lions are battered and have a number of new players in their side which could give the Brumbies a sniff.
15 Jesse Mogg
14 Lausii Taliauli
13 Tevita Kuridrani
12 Matt Toomua
11 Joe Tomane
10 Christian Lealiifano
9 Nic White
8 Ita Vaea
7 David Pocock
6 Scott Fardy
5 Blake Enever
4 Rory Arnold
3 Ben Alexander
2 Stephen Moore
1 Scott Sio

23 Robbie Coleman
22 Nigel Ah Wong
21 Michael Dowsett
20 Jarrad Butler
19 Jordan Smiler
18 Ruan Smith
17 Allan Alaalatoa
16 Josh Mann-Rea
B&I Lions
15 Leigh Halfpenny
14 Tommy Bowe
13 Jonathan Davies
12 Jamie Roberts
11 George North
10 Jonathan Sexton
9 Mike Phillips
8 Toby Faletau
7 Sean O'Brien
6 Dan Lydiate
5 Geoff Parling
4 Alun Wyn Jones
3 Adam Jones
2 Richard Hibbard
1 Alex Corbisiero

23 Manu Tuilagi
22 Owen Farrell
21 Conor Murray
20 Justin Tipuric
19 Richie Gray
18 Dan Cole
17 Mako Vunipola
16 Tom Youngs