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Live rugby: Brumbies v Reds


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.

Super Rugby 2015

Round 1
Fri, 13 FebTimes shown AEDT
CRU 10 vs REB 20 Report Stats
BRU 47 vs RED 3 Stats
Sat, 14 FebTimes shown AEDT
LIO 8 vs HUR 22 Stats
BLU 18 vs CHF 23 Report Stats
Sun, 15 FebTimes shown AEDT
SHA 29 vs CHT 35 Stats
BUL 17 vs STO 29 Stats
WAR 13 vs FOR 25 Stats
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Round 2
Fri, 20 FebTimes shown AEDT
CHF 19 vs BRU 17 Stats
REB 28 vs WAR 38 Stats
Sat, 21 FebTimes shown AEDT
BUL 13 vs HUR 17 Stats
HIG 20 vs CRU 26 Stats
RED 18 vs FOR 6 Stats
Sun, 22 FebTimes shown AEDT
STO 27 vs BLU 16 Stats
SHA 29 vs LIO 12 Stats
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Round 3
Fri, 27 FebTimes shown AEDT
HIG 20 vs RED 13 Stats
FOR 13 vs HUR 42 Stats
Sat, 28 FebTimes shown AEDT
CHT 25 vs BLU 24 Stats
CHF 40 vs CRU 16 Stats
REB 15 vs BRU 20 Stats
Sun, 01 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 43 vs SHA 35 Stats
LIO 19 vs STO 22 Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 06 MarTimes shown AEDT
CHF vs HIG 17:35WS
BRU vs FOR 19:40GIO Stadium
Sat, 07 MarTimes shown AEDT
BLU vs LIO 17:35QBE Stadium
RED vs WAR 19:40SS
Sun, 08 MarTimes shown AEDT
CHT vs BUL 02:05FSS
STO vs SHA 04:10DHL Newlands
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Round 5
Fri, 13 MarTimes shown AEDT
HUR vs BLU 17:35FMG Stadium
FOR vs REB 22:00nib Stadium
Sat, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
CRU vs LIO 14:30AMI
HIG vs WAR 17:35FBS
RED vs BRU 19:40SS
Sun, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
STO vs CHF 00:00DHL Newlands
CHT vs SHA 02:05FSS
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Round 6
Fri, 20 MarTimes shown AEDT
HIG vs HUR 17:35FBS
REB vs LIO 19:40AAMI
Sat, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
CRU vs CHT 17:35AMI
Sun, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL vs FOR 02:05Loftus Versfeld
SHA vs CHF 04:10Growthpoint Kings Park
WAR vs BRU 16:05AS
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Round 7
Fri, 27 MarTimes shown AEDT
HUR vs REB 17:35WS
RED vs LIO 20:00SS
Sat, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
CHF vs CHT 14:30WS
HIG vs STO 17:35FBS
WAR vs BLU 19:40AS
Sun, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
SHA vs FOR 02:05Growthpoint Kings Park
BUL vs CRU 04:10Loftus Versfeld
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Round 8
Fri, 03 AprTimes shown AEDT
HUR vs STO 18:35WS
REB vs RED 20:40AAMI
Sat, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
CHF vs BLU 18:35WS
BRU vs CHT 20:40GIO Stadium
Sun, 05 AprTimes shown AEDT
SHA vs CRU 01:00Growthpoint Kings Park
LIO vs BUL 02:05Emirates Airlines Park
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Round 9
Fri, 10 AprTimes shown AEST
BLU vs BRU 18:35EP
Sat, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
CRU vs HIG 18:35AMI
WAR vs STO 20:40AS
FOR vs CHT 22:45nib Stadium
Sun, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
BUL vs RED 00:00Loftus Versfeld
LIO vs SHA 02:05Emirates Airlines Park
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Round 10
Fri, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
CRU vs CHF 18:35AMI
Sat, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
HUR vs WAR 15:30WS
HIG vs BLU 18:35FBS
BRU vs REB 20:40GIO Stadium
FOR vs STO 22:45nib Stadium
Sun, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
SHA vs BUL 02:05Growthpoint Kings Park
CHT vs RED 04:10FSS
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Round 11
Fri, 24 AprTimes shown AEST
CHF vs FOR 18:35WS
BRU vs HIG 20:40GIO Stadium
Sat, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
CRU vs BLU 18:35AMI
WAR vs REB 20:40ANZ
Sun, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
LIO vs CHT 02:05Emirates Airlines Park
STO vs BUL 04:10DHL Newlands
RED vs HUR 17:05SS
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Round 12
Fri, 01 MayTimes shown AEST
HIG vs SHA 18:35FBS
BRU vs WAR 20:40GIO Stadium
Sat, 02 MayTimes shown AEST
BLU vs FOR 16:30EP
HUR vs CRU 18:35WS
REB vs CHF 20:40AAMI
Sun, 03 MayTimes shown AEST
CHT vs STO 02:05FSS
BUL vs LIO 04:10Loftus Versfeld
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Round 13
Fri, 08 MayTimes shown AEST
CRU vs RED 18:35AMI
REB vs BLU 20:40AAMI
Sat, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
HUR vs SHA 18:35WS
FOR vs WAR 20:40nib Stadium
Sun, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
LIO vs HIG 00:00Emirates Airlines Park
STO vs BRU 02:05DHL Newlands
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Round 14
Fri, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
BLU vs BUL 18:35EP
RED vs REB 20:40SS
Sat, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
HUR vs CHF 18:35WS
WAR vs SHA 20:40AS
Sun, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
LIO vs BRU 02:05Emirates Airlines Park
CHT vs HIG 04:10FSS
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Round 15
Fri, 22 MayTimes shown AEST
CHF vs BUL 18:35Rotorua International Stadium
RED vs SHA 20:40SS
Sat, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
BLU vs HUR 18:35Emirates Airlines Park
WAR vs CRU 20:40ANZ
FOR vs HIG 22:45nib Stadium
Sun, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
CHT vs LIO 02:05FSS
STO vs REB 04:10DHL Newlands
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Round 16
Fri, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
CRU vs HUR 18:35Trafalgar Park
BRU vs BUL 20:40GIO Stadium
Sat, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
SHA vs REB 04:10Growthpoint Kings Park
HIG vs CHF 18:35Rugby Park
FOR vs RED 20:40nib Stadium
Sun, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
STO vs CHT 02:05DHL Newlands
LIO vs WAR 04:10Emirates Airlines Park
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Round 17
Fri, 05 JunTimes shown AEST
HUR vs HIG 18:35McLean Park
FOR vs BRU 22:00nib Stadium
Sat, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
REB vs BUL 16:30AAMI
BLU vs CRU 18:35EP
RED vs CHF 20:40SS
Sun, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
CHT vs WAR 00:00FSS
STO vs LIO 02:05DHL Newlands
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Round 18
Fri, 12 JunTimes shown AEST
BLU vs HIG 18:35EP
REB vs FOR 20:40AAMI
Sat, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
BRU vs CRU 16:30GIO Stadium
CHF vs HUR 18:35Yarrow Stadium
WAR vs RED 20:40AS
Sun, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
BUL vs CHT 02:05Loftus Versfeld
SHA vs STO 04:10Growthpoint Kings Park
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Round 19
Fri, 19 JunTimes shown AEST
7 vs 7 10:00
Sat, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
7 vs 7 10:00
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Round 20
Fri, 26 JunTimes shown AEST
7 vs 7 10:00
Sat, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
7 vs 7 10:00
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Round 21
Sat, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
7 vs 7 10:00
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Super Rugby 2015
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
Brumbies 3 2 1 0 47 10
Hurricanes 3 3 0 0 47 13
Stormers 3 3 0 0 26 12
Cheetahs 2 2 0 0 7 9
Chiefs 3 3 0 0 31 13
Rebels 3 1 2 0 -5 6
Highlanders 2 1 1 0 1 5
Sharks 3 1 2 0 3 6
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