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Live rugby: Brumbies v Reds

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Nathan Gilson

Full-time: Thanks for joining us for our live blog. That result gives the Reds a chance of overhauling the Brumbies in the race for what looks like the only Australian Conference finals spot. But the one point loss means the Brumbies keep a five point lead over the Reds.

A tough contest, dominated by the forwards and in the end it came down to a brilliant piece of work from Luke Morahan in the third minute. Pity the rest of the match didn't live up to his fine effort.

In what could be a big blow for the Wallabies in June, Reds captain James Horwill went off in the second half with what looked to be a hamstring strain. Reds 13-12

80th min: Holmes shaves the post! Only a few centimetres in it surely as the Brumbies go down 13-12 in a brutal game. Not much running rugby but an absorbing contest.

79th min: The Brumbies are picking and driving and win a penalty 40 metres out. Holmes is lining it up for the win!

77th min: The Brumbies are camped on their line, a second scrum just five metres within a minute. But the ball comes out the side of the scrum and Nic White gives the Brumbies 70 metes with a massive kick. All set for a huge finish.

74th min: Mogg puts it out on the full to give the Reds possession just 25 out from the Brumbies line a costly mistake.

72nd min: Reds get within 10 metres of the Brumbies line but drop the ball. It's as close as anyone's been to the tryline in the second half.

68th min: The Brumbies built more than 10 phases in the Reds half, but Michael Hooper gets caught alone with the ball and gets pinged for holding on. A real chance for the Brumbies wasted.

65th min: No such troubles for the Brumbies lineout that time as Nic White kicks out of trouble and the Reds give away a silly penalty as Queanbeyan product Saia Faingaa has a word to the ref.

60th min: Little bit of comedy in the lineout from the Brumbies. Scott Fardy failed to hear his captain Ben Mowen's call and the two players turned straight into each other. Both players are now bleeding from the resulting head clash.

58th min: Jesse Mogg is producing some absolutely massive kicks from his own half. His boot is keeping the Reds pinned down and producing some excellent field position.

56th min: Clanger! Reds winger Digby Ioane drops a kick from Nic White on the halfway line to give the Brumbies some good field position.

54th min: Holmes pots a penalty from 40 metres and it's back to one point again. I get the feeling something's gotta give in the next 10 minutes. Reds 13-12

51th min: Harris kicks another penalty, he's not too bad of the tee this fella. He's kicked something like his last 15 straight. Reds 13-9

48th min: Horwill has ice on his hamstring, so not a knee injury after all. Still, he could be in doubt for the Wallabies Tests in June.

46th min: The Brumbies are building some good pressure early in the second half. Zack Holmes gets another penalty chance and slots it. Reds 10-9 but the Brumbies look good after half-time.

43rd min: Wallabies and Reds captain James Horwill is in trouble. He's limping from the ground after what looked like a nasty knee injury. He looks devastated.

Half-time: A pretty dour first half after an opening with plenty of feeling. A real arm wrestle so far. A bit of push and shove and then a moment of magic from Reds fullback Luke Morahan. getting the ball just outside his 22 he burst through the brumbies line and then chipped and chased from 40 metres out. Reminiscent of Jesse Mogg earlier in the season. More of that please... Hopefully from the blokes in white.

39th min: Reds goalkicker Mike Harris ends the half with a penalty. Reds 10-6

36th min: Zack Holmes kicks another penalty after the Reds infringe in the breakdown. The Brumbies would be pretty happy with the scoreline. Reds 7-6

31th min: Fans of forcings back are having an absolute ball at Canberra Stadium tonight. It's a kickathon!

30th min: For the first time the Brumbies get through some phases but get beaten out at the breakdown on the Reds 22. Better signs though after forgetting what the ball looked like in the first 15 minutes.

28th min: Zack Holmes gets the Brumbies on the board with a penalty goal. Reds 7-3

26th min: Take a bow Quade Cooper, 25 metres from his own line he's put it out on the full... just 30 metres out from his own line. If ever there was a hot and cold footballer, it's QC.

25th min: It's been penalty after penalty in the opening exchanges. Something both coaches will be none too pleased with. 11 penalties between both sides so far.

11th min: Brumbies finally get their hands on the ball and get two penalties on the trot to get themselves out of their own end. Nic White puts the ball into orbit from the free kick and the Brumbies get their first chance to attack.

9th min: Reds winger Dom Shipperley knocks the ball on over the line in a huge let off for the Brumbies. But the ball comes back for an earlier penalty.

 

8th min: Brumbies win a lineout against the throw but then lose the ball forward in the first phase. They just can't get their hands on the ball at the moment.

 

5th min: Quick throw from a lineout and the Reds go on the attack. It's looking ominous for the Brumbies. Phew! a penalty against the Reds on the Brumbies 22 relieves the pressure.

 

4th min: Mike Harris adds the extras from right in front. Reds 7-0

 

3rd min: Luke Morahan scores an unbelievable try with a huge chip and chase after making a bust in his own half. It goes upstairs but there's no doubt. Reds 5-0

 

1st min: Brumbies winger Henry Speight goes up for a high ball and gets cleaned up. A bit of feeling shows early after members of each team get into a little bit of argy-bargy.

Preamble: The Reds are still trying to find their form of last season, but the new-look Brumbies are looking to ensure themselves a finals spot for the first time in seven seasons. In Australian rugby terms, this is as big as it gets.

Join David Polkinghorne as he braves a maximum temperature of 11 in the capital. There are overcast conditions, and rain is a distinct possibility.

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Super Rugby 2016

Round 1
Fri, 26 FebTimes shown AEDT
BLU 0vs HIG 0 17:35EP
BRU 0vs HUR 0 19:40GIO Stadium
Sat, 27 FebTimes shown AEDT
CHT 0vs Jagu 0 04:00FSS
Sunw 0vs LIO 0 15:15Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium
CRU 0vs CHF 0 17:35AMI
WAR 0vs RED 0 19:40AS
FOR 0vs REB 0 21:50nib Stadium
Sun, 28 FebTimes shown AEDT
King 0vs SHA 0 00:00NMBS
STO 0vs BUL 0 02:05DHL Newlands
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Round 2
Fri, 04 MarTimes shown AEDT
CRU 0vs BLU 0 17:35AMI
BRU 0vs WAR 0 19:40GIO Stadium
Sat, 05 MarTimes shown AEDT
CHF 0vs LIO 0 15:15FMG Stadium Waikato
HIG 0vs HUR 0 17:35FBS
RED 0vs FOR 0 19:40SS
Sun, 06 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 0vs REB 0 00:00Loftu
CHT 0vs STO 0 02:05FSS
SHA 0vs Jagu 0 04:10GpKP
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Round 3
Fri, 11 MarTimes shown AEDT
BLU 0vs HUR 0 17:35EP
FOR 0vs BRU 0 22:05nib Stadium
Sat, 12 MarTimes shown AEDT
HIG 0vs LIO 0 17:35FBS
REB 0vs RED 0 19:40AAMI
Sunw 0vs CHT 0 21:50Singapore National Stadium
Sun, 13 MarTimes shown AEDT
King 0vs CHF 0 00:00NMBS
STO 0vs SHA 0 02:05DHL Newlands
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Round 4
Fri, 18 MarTimes shown AEDT
HUR 0vs FOR 0 17:35Central Energy Trust Arena
WAR 0vs HIG 0 19:40AS
Sat, 19 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 0vs SHA 0 04:00Loftu
Sunw 0vs REB 0 15:15Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium
CRU 0vs King 0 17:35AMI
RED 0vs BLU 0 19:40SS
Sun, 20 MarTimes shown AEDT
LIO 0vs CHT 0 02:05Emirates Airlines Park
STO 0vs BRU 0 04:10DHL Newlands
Jagu 0vs CHF 0 09:00Estadio Jose Amalfitani
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Round 5
Fri, 25 MarTimes shown AEDT
HUR 0vs King 0 17:35WS
Sat, 26 MarTimes shown AEDT
CHF 0vs FOR 0 17:35FMG Stadium Waikato
REB 0vs HIG 0 19:40AAMI
Sunw 0vs BUL 0 21:50Singapore National Stadium
Sun, 27 MarTimes shown AEDT
CHT 0vs BRU 0 00:00FSS
SHA 0vs CRU 0 02:05GpKP
Jagu 0vs STO 0 09:00Estadio Jose Amalfitani
RED 0vs WAR 0 16:05SS
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Round 6
Fri, 01 AprTimes shown AEDT
HIG 0vs FOR 0 17:35FBS
Sat, 02 AprTimes shown AEDT
LIO 0vs CRU 0 04:00Emirates Airlines Park
BLU 0vs Jagu 0 17:35QBE Stadium
BRU 0vs CHF 0 19:40GIO Stadium
Sun, 03 AprTimes shown AEDT
King 0vs Sunw 0 02:05NMBS
BUL 0vs CHT 0 03:10Loftu
WAR 0vs REB 0 16:05AS
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Round 7
Fri, 08 AprTimes shown AEST
CHF 0vs BLU 0 17:35FMG Stadium Waikato
FOR 0vs CRU 0 21:00nib Stadium
Sat, 09 AprTimes shown AEST
STO 0vs Sunw 0 03:00DHL Newlands
HUR 0vs Jagu 0 17:35WS
RED 0vs HIG 0 19:40SS
Sun, 10 AprTimes shown AEST
SHA 0vs LIO 0 01:05GpKP
King 0vs BUL 0 03:10NMBS
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Round 8
Fri, 15 AprTimes shown AEST
CRU 0vs Jagu 0 17:35AMI
REB 0vs HUR 0 19:40AAMI
Sat, 16 AprTimes shown AEST
CHT 0vs Sunw 0 03:00FSS
BLU 0vs SHA 0 17:35EP
WAR 0vs BRU 0 19:40AS
Sun, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
BUL 0vs RED 0 01:05Loftu
LIO 0vs STO 0 03:10Emirates Airlines Park
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Round 9
Fri, 22 AprTimes shown AEST
HIG 0vs SHA 0 17:35FBS
REB 0vs CHT 0 19:40AAMI
Sat, 23 AprTimes shown AEST
Sunw 0vs Jagu 0 15:15Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium
HUR 0vs CHF 0 17:35WS
FOR 0vs WAR 0 19:40nib Stadium
STO 0vs RED 0 23:00DHL Newlands
Sun, 24 AprTimes shown AEST
King 0vs LIO 0 01:05NMBS
BRU 0vs CRU 0 16:05GIO Stadium
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Round 10
Fri, 29 AprTimes shown AEST
CHF 0vs SHA 0 17:35Yarro
FOR 0vs BUL 0 21:05nib Stadium
Sat, 30 AprTimes shown AEST
HIG 0vs BRU 0 15:15Rugby Park
BLU 0vs REB 0 17:35EP
RED 0vs CHT 0 19:40SS
Sun, 01 MayTimes shown AEST
LIO 0vs HUR 0 01:05Emirates Airlines Park
STO 0vs WAR 0 03:10DHL Newlands
Jagu 0vs King 0 07:00Estadio Jose Amalfitani
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Round 11
Fri, 06 MayTimes shown AEST
CRU 0vs RED 0 17:35AMI
BRU 0vs BUL 0 19:40GIO Stadium
Sat, 07 MayTimes shown AEST
Sunw 0vs FOR 0 15:15Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium
CHF 0vs HIG 0 17:35FMG Stadium Waikato
WAR 0vs CHT 0 19:40AS
SHA 0vs HUR 0 23:00GpKP
Sun, 08 MayTimes shown AEST
King 0vs BLU 0 01:05NMBS
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Round 12
Fri, 13 MayTimes shown AEST
HIG 0vs CRU 0 17:35FBS
REB 0vs BRU 0 19:40AAMI
Sat, 14 MayTimes shown AEST
HUR 0vs RED 0 17:35WS
WAR 0vs BUL 0 19:40AS
Sunw 0vs STO 0 21:45Singapore National Stadium
Sun, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
CHT 0vs King 0 01:05FSS
LIO 0vs BLU 0 03:10Emirates Airlines Park
Jagu 0vs SHA 0 07:00Estadio Jose Amalfitani
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Round 13
Fri, 20 MayTimes shown AEST
CRU 0vs WAR 0 17:35AMI
Sat, 21 MayTimes shown AEST
RED 0vs Sunw 0 15:05SS
CHF 0vs REB 0 17:35FMG Stadium Waikato
FOR 0vs BLU 0 19:40nib Stadium
LIO 0vs Jagu 0 23:00Emirates Airlines Park
Sun, 22 MayTimes shown AEST
SHA 0vs King 0 01:05GpKP
BUL 0vs STO 0 03:10Loftu
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Round 14
Fri, 27 MayTimes shown AEST
HUR 0vs HIG 0 17:35WS
WAR 0vs CHF 0 19:40AS
Sat, 28 MayTimes shown AEST
King 0vs Jagu 0 03:00NMBS
BLU 0vs CRU 0 17:35EP
BRU 0vs Sunw 0 19:40GIO Stadium
STO 0vs CHT 0 23:00DHL Newlands
Sun, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
BUL 0vs LIO 0 01:05Loftu
REB 0vs FOR 0 16:05AAMI
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Round 15
Fri, 01 JulTimes shown AEST
CHF 0vs CRU 0 17:35ANZ National Stadium, Suva
BRU 0vs RED 0 19:40GIO Stadium
Sat, 02 JulTimes shown AEST
Sunw 0vs WAR 0 15:15Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium
HUR 0vs BLU 0 17:35WS
REB 0vs STO 0 19:40AAMI
CHT 0vs FOR 0 23:00FSS
Sun, 03 JulTimes shown AEST
LIO 0vs SHA 0 01:05Emirates Airlines Park
King 0vs HIG 0 03:10NMBS
Jagu 0vs BUL 0 07:00Estadio Jose Amalfitani
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Round 16
Fri, 08 JulTimes shown AEST
BLU 0vs BRU 0 17:35EP
RED 0vs CHF 0 19:40SS
Sat, 09 JulTimes shown AEST
LIO 0vs King 0 03:00Emirates Airlines Park
CRU 0vs REB 0 17:35AMI
WAR 0vs HUR 0 19:40AS
FOR 0vs STO 0 21:45nib Stadium
Sun, 10 JulTimes shown AEST
BUL 0vs Sunw 0 01:05Loftu
SHA 0vs CHT 0 03:10GpKP
Jagu 0vs HIG 0 07:00Estadio Jose Amalfitani
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Round 17
Fri, 15 JulTimes shown AEST
BLU 0vs WAR 0 17:35EP
RED 0vs REB 0 19:40SS
Sat, 16 JulTimes shown AEST
SHA 0vs Sunw 0 03:00GpKP
CRU 0vs HUR 0 15:15AMI
HIG 0vs CHF 0 17:35FBS
BRU 0vs FOR 0 19:40GIO Stadium
Sun, 17 JulTimes shown AEST
STO 0vs King 0 01:05DHL Newlands
CHT 0vs BUL 0 03:10FSS
Jagu 0vs LIO 0 07:00Estadio Jose Amalfitani
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Round 18
Fri, 22 JulTimes shown AEST
TBC 0vs TBC 0 09:00
TBC 0vs TBC 0 09:00
Sat, 23 JulTimes shown AEST
TBC 0vs TBC 0 09:00
TBC 0vs TBC 0 09:00
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Super Rugby Semi Finals
Fri, 29 JulTimes shown AEST
TBC 0vs TBC 0 09:00
Sat, 30 JulTimes shown AEST
TBC 0vs TBC 0 09:00
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Super Rugby Grand Final
Sat, 06 AugTimes shown AEST
TBC 0vs TBC 0 09:00
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Super Rugby 2016
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
Blues 0 0 0 0 0 0
Waratahs 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Super Rugby 2016
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
Brumbies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chiefs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0 0
Force 0 0 0 0 0 0
Highlanders 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hurricanes 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rebels 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reds 0 0 0 0 0 0
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