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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 Report Stats
BLU 18 vs CHF 23 Report Stats
Sun, 15 FebTimes shown AEDT
SHA 29 vs CHT 35 Report Stats
BUL 17 vs STO 29 Report Stats
WAR 13 vs FOR 25 Stats
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Round 2
Fri, 20 FebTimes shown AEDT
CHF 19 vs BRU 17 Report Stats
REB 28 vs WAR 38 Report Stats
Sat, 21 FebTimes shown AEDT
BUL 13 vs HUR 17 Report Stats
HIG 20 vs CRU 26 Report Stats
RED 18 vs FOR 6 Report Stats
Sun, 22 FebTimes shown AEDT
STO 27 vs BLU 16 Report Stats
SHA 29 vs LIO 12 Report Stats
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Round 3
Fri, 27 FebTimes shown AEDT
HIG 20 vs RED 13 Report Stats
FOR 13 vs HUR 42 Stats
Sat, 28 FebTimes shown AEDT
CHT 25 vs BLU 24 Report Stats
CHF 40 vs CRU 16 Stats
REB 15 vs BRU 20 Report Stats
Sun, 01 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 43 vs SHA 35 Report Stats
LIO 19 vs STO 22 Report Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 06 MarTimes shown AEDT
CHF 17 vs HIG 20 Report Stats
BRU 27 vs FOR 15 Report Stats
Sat, 07 MarTimes shown AEDT
BLU 10 vs LIO 13 Report Stats
RED 5 vs WAR 23 Report Stats
Sun, 08 MarTimes shown AEDT
CHT 20 vs BUL 39 Report Stats
STO 29 vs SHA 13 Report Stats
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Round 5
Fri, 13 MarTimes shown AEDT
HUR 30 vs BLU 23 Report Stats
FOR 17 vs REB 21 Report Stats
Sat, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
CRU 34 vs LIO 6 Report Stats
HIG 26 vs WAR 19 Report Stats
RED vs BRU 29 Stats
Sun, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
STO 19 vs CHF 28 Report Stats
CHT 10 vs SHA 27 Report Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 20 MarTimes shown AEDT
HIG 13 vs HUR 20 Report Stats
REB 16 vs LIO 20 Report Stats
Sat, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
CRU 57 vs CHT 14 Report Stats
Sun, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 25 vs FOR 24 Report Stats
SHA 12 vs CHF 11 Report Stats
WAR 28 vs BRU 13 Report Stats
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Round 7
Fri, 27 MarTimes shown AEDT
HUR 36 vs REB 12 Report Stats
RED 17 vs LIO 18 Report Stats
Sat, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
CHF 37 vs CHT 27 Report Stats
HIG 39 vs STO 21 Report Stats
WAR 23 vs BLU 11 Report Stats
Sun, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
SHA 15 vs FOR 9 Report Stats
BUL 31 vs CRU 19 Report Stats
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Round 8
Fri, 03 AprTimes shown AEDT
HUR 25 vs STO 20 Report Stats
REB 23 vs RED 15 Report Stats
Sat, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
CHF 23 vs BLU 16 Report Stats
BRU 20 vs CHT 3 Report Stats
Sun, 05 AprTimes shown AEDT
SHA 10 vs CRU 52 Report Stats
LIO 22 vs BUL 18 Report Stats
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Round 9
Fri, 10 AprTimes shown AEST
BLU 16 vs BRU 14 Report Stats
Sat, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
CRU 20 vs HIG 25 Report Stats
WAR 18 vs STO 32 Report Stats
FOR 15 vs CHT 24 Report Stats
Sun, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
LIO 23 vs SHA 21 Report Stats
BUL 43 vs RED 22 Report Stats
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Round 10
Fri, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
CRU 9 vs CHF 26 Report Stats
Sat, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
HUR 24 vs WAR 29 Report Stats
HIG 30 vs BLU 24 Report Stats
BRU 8 vs REB 13 Report Stats
FOR 6 vs STO 13 Report Stats
Sun, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
SHA 10 vs BUL 17 Report Stats
CHT 17 vs RED 18 Report Stats
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Round 11
Fri, 24 AprTimes shown AEST
CHF 35 vs FOR 27 Report Stats
BRU 31 vs HIG 18 Report Stats
Sat, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
CRU 29 vs BLU 15 Report Stats
WAR 18 vs REB 16 Report Stats
Sun, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
LIO 34 vs CHT 29 Report Stats
STO 15 vs BUL 13 Report Stats
RED 19 vs HUR 35 Report Stats
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Round 12
Fri, 01 MayTimes shown AEST
HIG 48 vs SHA 15 Report Stats
BRU 10 vs WAR 13 Report Stats
Sat, 02 MayTimes shown AEST
BLU 41 vs FOR 24 Report Stats
HUR 29 vs CRU 23 Report Stats
REB 16 vs CHF 15 Report Stats
Sun, 03 MayTimes shown AEST
CHT 25 vs STO 17 Report Stats
BUL 35 vs LIO 33 Report Stats
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Round 13
Fri, 08 MayTimes shown AEST
CRU 58 vs RED 17 Report Stats
REB 42 vs BLU 22 Report Stats
Sat, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
HUR 32 vs SHA 24 Report Stats
FOR 18 vs WAR 11 Report Stats
LIO 28 vs HIG 23 Report Stats
Sun, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
STO 25 vs BRU 24 Report Stats
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Round 14
Fri, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
BLU 23 vs BUL 18 Report Stats
RED 46 vs REB 29 Stats
Sat, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
HUR 22 vs CHF 18 Report Stats
WAR 33 vs SHA 18 Report Stats
Sun, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
LIO 20 vs BRU 30 Stats
CHT 24 vs HIG 45 Stats
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Round 15
Fri, 22 MayTimes shown AEST
CHF 34 vs BUL 20 Report Stats
RED 14 vs SHA 21 Report Stats
Sat, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
BLU 5 vs HUR 29 Report Stats
WAR 32 vs CRU 22 Report Stats
FOR 3 vs HIG 23 Report Stats
Sun, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
CHT 17 vs LIO 40 Report Stats
STO 31 vs REB 15 Report Stats
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Round 16
Fri, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
CRU 35 vs HUR 18 Report Stats
BRU 22 vs BUL 16 Report Stats
Sat, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
SHA 25 vs REB 21 Report Stats
HIG 36 vs CHF 9 Report Stats
FOR 10 vs RED 32 Report Stats
Sun, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
STO 42 vs CHT 12 Report Stats
LIO 27 vs WAR 22 Report Stats
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Round 17
Fri, 05 JunTimes shown AEST
HUR 56 vs HIG 20 Report Stats
FOR 20 vs BRU 33 Report Stats
Sat, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
REB 21 vs BUL 20 Report Stats
BLU 11 vs CRU 34 Report Stats
RED 3 vs CHF 24 Report Stats
CHT 33 vs WAR 58 Report Stats
Sun, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
STO 19 vs LIO 19 Report Stats
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Round 18
Fri, 12 JunTimes shown AEST
BLU 7 vs HIG 44 Report Stats
REB 11 vs FOR 13 Report Stats
Sat, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
BRU 24 vs CRU 37 Report Stats
CHF 13 vs HUR 21 Report Stats
WAR 31 vs RED 5 Report Stats
Sun, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
BUL 29 vs CHT 42 Report Stats
SHA 34 vs STO 12 Stats
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Super Rugby Qualifying Finals
Sat, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
HIG 24 vs CHF 14 Report Stats
Sun, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
STO 19 vs BRU 39 Report Stats
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Super Rugby Semi Finals
Sat, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
HUR 29 vs BRU 9 Stats
WAR 17 vs HIG 35 Report Stats
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Super Rugby Grand Final
Sat, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
HUR 14 vs HIG 21 Report Stats
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Super Rugby 2015
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
Hurricanes 16 14 2 0 170 66
Waratahs 16 11 5 0 96 52
Stormers 16 10 5 1 50 45
Highlanders 16 11 5 0 117 53
Brumbies 16 9 7 0 108 47
Lions 16 9 6 1 -22 42
Chiefs 16 10 6 0 73 48
Bulls 16 7 9 0 9 38
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