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ACT Brumbies to play NSW Waratahs after beating Chiefs

CHRIS DUTTON The Brumbies advance to Super Rugby grand final qualifier after beating the Waikato Chiefs 32-30 in an eight-try epic.

As it happened

ACT Brumbies v Waikato Chiefs

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: Liam Messam of the Chiefs is tackled during the round 11 Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Chiefs at Canberra Stadium on April 25, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne The ACT Brumbies host the Waikato Chiefs at Canberra Stadium, live from 7.40pm.

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What we learned: ACT Brumbies v Waikato Chiefs

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CHRIS DUTTON If there's any lingering doubt about Henry Speight's Wallabies credentials, it was erased in a superb opening half.

ACT Brumbies to play NSW Waratahs after beating Chiefs

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CHRIS DUTTON The Brumbies advance to Super Rugby grand final qualifier after beating the Waikato Chiefs 32-30 in an eight-try epic.

Emotional Brumbies winger Henry Speight just wanted to do it for his brother Sam

Brumbies winger Henry Speight sits in the sin-bin on Saturday night.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE An emotional Henry Speight almost went from hero to villain with his second-half sin-binning.

Brumbies breakaway David Pocock wary of Waikato Chiefs' finals experience

Injured Brumby David Pocock.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Last week finals experience was the ACT Brumbies' friend, but this week it's their enemy.

Patty Mills tells Brumbies to use "bitter taste" as motivation for Super Rugby redemption

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CHRIS DUTTON Patty Mills implores Brumbies to use "bitter taste" of grand final defeat to spur them to Super Rugby victory.

Brumbies warrior Pat McCabe wants to have big impact in Super Rugby finals debut

Brumbies veteran Pat McCabe can't wait for his first taste of Super Rugby finals.

CHRIS DUTTON Brumbies warrior Pat McCabe is preparing for his first Super Rugby finals match.

Wallaby-in-waiting Henry Speight buoyed by brother's arrival but battles immigration for sibling visas

Sam and Henry Speight share a laugh at Canberra Airport.

CHRIS DUTTON His brother's here but Henry Speight is locked in a battle with immigration to get his other siblings into the country.

Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea ready to turn Super Rugby lifeline into a championship

Josh Mann-Rea is relishing his call-up to the Brumbies' first XV.

CHRIS DUTTON Third-string ACT Brumbies hooker Josh Mann-Rea has built his career on "lifeline opportunities".

Brumbies half Nic White pays tribute to Alex McKinnon in 'Rise for Alex' round

Nic White at Brumbies training on Thursday.

CHRIS DUTTON Nic White will use close mate Alex McKinnon as inspiration during the Super Rugby finals.

Jesse Mogg says being dropped from the ACT Brumbies team was a wake-up call

Jesse Mogg has regained the fullback role after being dropped last month.

CHRIS DUTTON ACT Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg is using his Super Rugby axing to reignite his passion, admitting he took his position in the team for granted after being the first choice No. 15 for more than two years.

Injured Wallabies captain Stephen Moore says ACT Brumbies perfectly placed to win title

Stephen Moore at a Brumbies fan session at the Canberra Centre on Wednesday.

CHRIS DUTTON The statistics are against them but Stephen Moore is adamant the Brumbies can win the Super rugby title.

Ben Alexander says a Super Rugby title, not revenge, is Brumbies' only focus against Chiefs

CHRIS DUTTON The ACT Brumbies have shelved talk of grand final revenge against the Waikato Chiefs, prop Ben Alexander declaring a championship is the only prize capable of easing the pain of last year's heartbreaking defeat.

Laurie Fisher says Brumbies are ''good enough" to win Super Rugby championship

Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher is leaving the club at the end of the current Super Rugby season.

CHRIS DUTTON Departing ACT Brumbies coach says the players "know we're good enough" to win the Super Rugby championship.

ACT Brumbies centre Christian Lealiifano back to his best: Stephen Larkham

Brumbies player Christian Lealiifano lines up a goal during training on Monday.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Practise makes perfect and ACT Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham believes that is why inside-centre Christian Lealiifano's superboot is returning to its match-winning form of last year.

Clyde Rathbone has no time for reflection before Super Rugby final against Waikato Chiefs

Brumbies player Clyde Rathbone watches Brumbies training at UC on Monday.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE ACT Brumbies legend Clyde Rathbone has clearly had an effect on the teammates around him, which that's why they won't be "doing it for Clyde" in his final Super Rugby game on Canberra Stadium on Saturday night.

ACT Brumbies set to land $150K windfall from grand final rematch against Waikato Chiefs

Man with a plan: Laurie Fisher.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Laurie Fisher has a simple plan to help bag a $150,000 windfall from Saturday's grand final rematch.

Brumbies' Larkham sees silver lining in injury toll: depth

The Brumbies have battled their way into another finals series, despite injuries to key players such as David Pocock.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE  ACT Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham says the team's heavy injury toll has had a silver lining.

Rugby

Chiefs kill off Blues to secure Super Rugby finals berth

Tormentor in Chief: Liam Squire breaks clear of the Blues defence at Eden Park.

Liam Napier The champs are alive, and in the process, the Chiefs have killed off the Hurricanes' and Blues' faint Super Rugby playoff hopes.

Rugby

Chiefs revive Super Rugby hopes with win over Hurricanes

Back on track: Ben Tameifuna carts the ball up for the Chiefs towards Hurricanes forward Ardie Savea at Waikato Stadium.

The Chiefs snapped a three-match losing streak to keep their Super Rugby hopes alive with a hard-fought 24-16 win over the Hurricanes at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Friday.

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Rugby

Highlanders down Chiefs in Dunedin thriller

Fumiaki Tanaka

The Highlanders have further loosened the Chiefs' hold on the Super Rugby title with a 29-25 win in a hard-fought contest that produced a nail-biting ending in Dunedin.

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NSW Waratahs eye home final after downing Chiefs

On the burst: Israel Folau makes a bust during the Waratahs' 33-17 win over the Chiefs in New Zealand.

GEORGINA ROBINSON It was never a question of whether the Waratahs could do it but whether, at the foot of a snow-capped Mt Taranaki, they could do it for 80 frigid minutes.

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Rugby

Tim Nanai-Williams harbours All Blacks dream

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 21:  Aaron Cruden (L) and Tim Nanai-Williams (R) celebrate after the round two Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Chiefs at AMI Stadium on February 21, 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

Chiefs utility Tim Nanai-Williams has given himself another 12 months to turn his All Blacks dream into reality.

Rugby

Chiefs slip from top six with humiliating loss to Hurricanes

On the way up: Hurricanes players celebrate a try against the Chiefs.

Toby Robson Super Rugby's defending champions, the Chiefs, suddenly have some work to do after toppling out of the top six with a 45-8 loss to the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday night.

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Chiefs cement top spot with win over Blues

Ma'a Nonu of the Blues passes as Bundee Aki of the Chiefs looks on.

The Chiefs marked their first home match in New Plymouth with a 32-20 Super Rugby victory over the Blues that cements their position at the top of the New Zealand conference.

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Rugby

Connacht sign Mils Muliaina

Mils Muliaina during the 2011 World Cup.

Connacht signed World Cup winning All Black Mils Muliaina on Monday in a major coup for the Irish province, who have been struggling in the shadow of its Heineken Cup challenging domestic rivals.

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Rugby

Chiefs beat Lions 38-8 to lead Super Rugby table

Back from injury: Lions players move in to tackle Charlie Ngatai.

Defending Super Rugby champions the Chiefs rediscovered their winning mojo with a six-try 38-8 victory over the Lions on Saturday in Hamilton.

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Chiefs make nine changes for Lions clash

On the bench: Mahonri Schwalger.

Defending Super Rugby champions the Chiefs have made nine changes to their starting line-up in a bid to reverse their form slump against the Lions in Hamilton on Saturday.

Chiefs still in the title hunt, says Liam Messam

Chiefs skipper Liam Messam.

Chiefs co-captain Liam Messam is warning rivals not to write off their chances of retaining the Super Rugby title just yet.

Super Rugby 2014

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CRU 21 vs BLU 13 Report Stats
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Super Rugby - 2014 Ladder
Overall standings
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Waratahs 16 12 4 0 209 58
Crusaders 16 11 5 0 123 51
Sharks 16 11 5 0 113 50
Brumbies 16 10 6 0 34 45
Chiefs 16 8 6 2 6 44
Highlanders 16 8 8 0 -41 42
Hurricanes 16 8 8 0 65 41
Force 16 9 7 0 -50 40
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