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Super Rugby, Saturday, 14 July 2012 - Round 18 - Canberra Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
Brumbies
Score
16
Team
Blues
Score
30
Brumbies versus Blues
Players Speight (23min) Tries 1 Tries 3 Players Moli (11min), Braid (16min), Parkes (36min)
Players Holmes 1/1 (100%) Conversions 1 Conversions 3 Players Weepu 3/3 (100%)
Players Holmes 2/3 (66%), Mogg 1/4 (25%) Penalty goals 3 Penalty goals 3 Players Weepu 2/3 (66%), Hobbs 1/1 (100%)
Players Drop goals 0 Drop goals 0 Players

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Match Tracker

Brumbies vs. Blues

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute
  7. 7 minute
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute Blues: Try Liaki Moli
  12. 12 minute Blues: Conversion Piri Weepu
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute Blues: Try Daniel Braid
  17. 17 minute
  18. 18 minute Blues: Conversion Piri Weepu Blues: Substitution Off Daniel Braid Blues: Substitution On Peter Saili
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute Brumbies: Penalty Goal Zack Holmes
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute Brumbies: Try Henry Speight
  24. 24 minute Brumbies: Conversion Zack Holmes
  25. 25 minute
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute
  28. 28 minute Brumbies: Penalty Goal Zack Holmes Brumbies: Substitution Off Joseph Tomane Brumbies: Substitution On Robbie Coleman
  29. 29 minute
  30. 30 minute
  31. 31 minute
  32. 32 minute Blues: Substitution On Daniel Braid Blues: Substitution Off Peter Saili
  33. 33 minute
  34. 34 minute
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute Blues: Try Hadleigh Parkes
  37. 37 minute Blues: Conversion Piri Weepu
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute Brumbies: Substitution Off Dan Palmer Brumbies: Substitution On Scott Sio
  40. HT Half time

Brumbies vs. Blues

Brumbies vs. Blues

  1. 41 minute
  2. 42 minute
  3. 43 minute
  4. 44 minute
  5. 45 minute
  6. 46 minute Brumbies: Penalty Goal Jesse Mogg
  7. 47 minute
  8. 48 minute Blues: Penalty Goal Piri Weepu
  9. 49 minute Blues: Substitution Off Charlie Faumuina Blues: Substitution On Tevita Mailau
  10. 50 minute
  11. 51 minute Blues: Penalty Goal Piri Weepu
  12. 52 minute
  13. 53 minute
  14. 54 minute
  15. 55 minute
  16. 56 minute Brumbies: Substitution Off Sam Carter Brumbies: Substitution On Fotu Auelua
  17. 57 minute
  18. 58 minute
  19. 59 minute
  20. 60 minute
  21. 61 minute Blues: Substitution Off Keven Mealamu Blues: Substitution Off Piri Weepu Blues: Substitution On Tom McCartney Blues: Substitution On Alby Mathewson
  22. 62 minute
  23. 63 minute
  24. 64 minute
  25. 65 minute Blues: Substitution Off Daniel Braid Blues: Substitution On Peter Saili
  26. 66 minute
  27. 67 minute
  28. 68 minute
  29. 69 minute
  30. 70 minute
  31. 71 minute
  32. 72 minute Brumbies: Substitution Off Henry Speight Brumbies: Substitution On Tevita Kuridrani
  33. 73 minute
  34. 74 minute
  35. 75 minute
  36. 76 minute Blues: Substitution Off Steven Luatua Blues: Substitution On Andrew Van der Heijden
  37. 77 minute
  38. 78 minute Blues: Penalty Goal Michael Hobbs
  39. 79 minute Brumbies: Substitution Off Nic White Brumbies: Substitution On Ian Prior Blues: Substitution Off Michael Hobbs Blues: Substitution Off Francis Sali Blues: Substitution On Orene Ai'i Blues: Substitution On Lachie Munro
  40. FT Full time

Brumbies vs. Blues

Statistics

Match Statistics
BrumbiesBlues

1 Ruaidhri Murphy

1 Tony Woodcock

2 Stephen Moore

2 Keven Mealamu

Substitution Off
1

3 Dan Palmer

Substitution Off
1

3 Charlie Faumuina

Substitution Off
1

4 Scott Fardy

4 Liaki Moli

Try
1

5 Sam Carter

Substitution Off
1

5 Steven Luatua

Substitution Off
1

6 Peter Kimlin

6 Chris Lowrey

7 Michael Hooper

7 Daniel Braid

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

8 Ben Mowen

8 Luke Braid

9 Nic White

Substitution Off
1

9 Piri Weepu

Conversion
3
Penalty Goal
2
Substitution Off
1

10 Zack Holmes

Conversion
1
Penalty Goal
2

10 Michael Hobbs

Penalty Goal
1
Substitution Off
1

11 Joseph Tomane

Substitution Off
1

11 Hadleigh Parkes

Try
1

12 Pat McCabe

12 Ma'a Nonu

13 Andrew Smith

13 Francis Sali

Substitution Off
1

14 Henry Speight

Try
1
Substitution Off
1

14 Sherwin Stowers

15 Jesse Mogg

Penalty Goal
1

15 Charles Piutau

Match Statistics
Brumbies Reserves Blues Reserves

Anthony Hegarty

Tom McCartney

Substitution On
1

Scott Sio

Substitution On
1

Tevita Mailau

Substitution On
1

Leon Power

Andrew Van der Heijden

Substitution On
1

Fotu Auelua

Substitution On
1

Peter Saili

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Ian Prior

Substitution On
1

Alby Mathewson

Substitution On
1

Robbie Coleman

Substitution On
1

Orene Ai'i

Substitution On
1

Tevita Kuridrani

Substitution On
1

Lachie Munro

Substitution On
1

Brumbies vs Blues

  • Possession

    Brumbies 48%
    48% 52%
    Blues 52%
  • Rucks/mauls

    Brumbies 66
    40% 60%
    Blues 97
  • Line breaks

    Brumbies 4
    29% 71%
    Blues 10
  • Offloads

    Brumbies 4
    25% 75%
    Blues 12
  • Scrum wins

    Brumbies 2
    25% 75%
    Blues 6
  • Scrums won against head

    Brumbies 0
    50% 50%
    Blues 0
  • Lineout wins

    Brumbies 13
    62% 38%
    Blues 8
  • Lineouts won against throw

    Brumbies 2
    50% 50%
    Blues 2
  • Runs

    Brumbies 77
    42% 58%
    Blues 107
  • Run metres

    Brumbies 468m
    38% 62%
    Blues 749m
  • Kicks

    Brumbies 20
    45% 55%
    Blues 24
  • Kick metres

    Brumbies 747m
    47% 53%
    Blues 845m
  • Tackles made

    Brumbies 170
    60% 40%
    Blues 115
  • Tackles missed

    Brumbies 51
    77% 23%
    Blues 15
  • Turnovers

    Brumbies 15
    54% 46%
    Blues 13
  • Penalties conceded

    Brumbies 7
    39% 61%
    Blues 11
  • |
    Brumbies statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS MTRS TACK MI.TA OFLD KICKS TRY.A LI.BR RUCK T.O
    Ruaidhri Murphy LHP 80 2 2 13 3 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Stephen Moore HOOK 80 6 15 14 2 0 0 0 0 6 1
    Dan Palmer THP 38 0 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Scott Fardy LCK1 80 6 22 20 5 0 0 0 0 7 1
    Sam Carter LCK2 56 1 0 9 3 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Peter Kimlin BSFL 80 6 23 11 4 0 0 0 1 6 1
    Michael Hooper OSFL 80 7 38 21 5 0 0 0 0 8 1
    Ben Mowen NUM8 80 7 24 19 3 2 0 0 0 6 0
    Nic White HB 78 3 8 13 4 0 8 0 0 3 0
    Zack Holmes FIV8 80 5 50 1 4 0 4 0 0 5 0
    Joseph Tomane LWNG 27 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Pat McCabe ICEN 80 5 26 8 2 0 0 0 0 5 1
    Andrew Smith OCEN 80 3 31 9 2 1 1 0 1 3 0
    Henry Speight RWNG 71 3 46 6 4 0 0 0 1 1 2
    Jesse Mogg FBCK 80 3 27 3 6 0 4 0 0 1 3
    Anthony Hegarty RHKR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Scott Sio RPRP 43 3 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Leon Power RLCK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Fotu Auelua RFL 25 3 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Ian Prior RHB 2 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Robbie Coleman RBCK 54 6 92 3 1 1 3 0 1 5 1
    Tevita Kuridrani RES1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Blues statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS MTRS TACK MI.TA OFLD KICKS TRY.A LI.BR RUCK T.O
    Tony Woodcock LHP 80 12 30 13 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
    Keven Mealamu HOOK 60 3 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 1
    Charlie Faumuina THP 48 9 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
    Liaki Moli LCK1 80 6 25 6 3 1 0 0 1 4 1
    Steven Luatua LCK2 75 3 14 8 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Chris Lowrey BSFL 80 5 21 14 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
    Daniel Braid OSFL 52 6 41 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
    Luke Braid NUM8 80 8 17 12 1 0 0 0 0 8 0
    Piri Weepu HB 60 4 11 0 2 3 4 0 0 2 2
    Michael Hobbs FIV8 78 2 8 10 1 0 4 0 0 2 0
    Hadleigh Parkes LWNG 80 9 77 3 1 0 3 0 1 8 2
    Ma'a Nonu ICEN 80 6 47 11 0 1 1 0 1 5 0
    Francis Sali OCEN 78 8 100 4 2 1 1 1 1 6 0
    Sherwin Stowers RWNG 80 7 143 2 0 2 1 0 2 6 0
    Charles Piutau FBCK 80 9 152 2 1 3 7 0 4 4 0
    Tom McCartney RHKR 20 3 13 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Tevita Mailau RPRP 32 3 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
    Andrew Van der Heijden RLCK 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Peter Saili RFL 29 1 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Alby Mathewson RHB 20 2 8 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 1
    Orene Ai'i RBCK 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
    Lachie Munro RES1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name Michael Hooper 21
    Offloads
    Player name Piri Weepu 3
    Kicks
    Player name Nic White 8
    Runs
    Player name Tony Woodcock 12
    Metres
    Player name Charles Piutau 152
    Line Breaks
    Player name Charles Piutau 4

    Match Details

    Start time:
    3:30pm
    Weather:
    Rain
    Surface:
    Heavy
    Referee:
    Jonathan White
    Touch Judges:
    Ian Smith, Julian Pritchard
    Video Ref:
    Matt Goddard

    Live rugby: Brumbies vs Blues

    Brumbies Blues Rugby Union Match Centre
    Date

    David Polkinghorne

    80: And the fate of the Brumbies lies in the hands of the Waratahs. An awful opening 20 minutes proves costly. Blues win 30-16. The Brumbies now need their arch-rivals, the Waratahs, to help them out against the Queensland Reds. Brumbies huddling in the middle...

    79: Brumbies lineout 30m out. Teaming rain. Season on the line. 100-gamer Moore with the ball...

    77: PENALTY! Weepu converts. Blues 30-16. Prior on for White. Brumbies need a converted try and they have 2 minutes to do it...that would give them a bonus point.

    75: Blues should've scored then but held up by the Brumbies...

    74: Brumbies lose a lineout just 5m out from their own line, Blues attacking now 7m out...

    72: Ball in the hands of prop Steve Moore, playing his 100th Super Rugby game. Brumbies lineout near the 22. Still time for a try that would give the Brumbies a bonus point and a finals berth. But the Blues clear...

    71: Speight drops the ball as the Brumbies spread it wide. 15m from the Blues line. We take a music break...oh, dear, Chris "Blocka" Dutton singing next to me. I preferred it when the PA was broken...

    70: Gee whiz the Brumbies are going to be sore tomorrow, on the end of some big hits from the Blues. Brumbies pressing again as Coleman breaks the line, 10m out. Crowd urging them on...

    67: Brumbies pressing with phase after phase but not making much ground at the moment. Turn over, crowd thought it was offside.

    63: Brumbies get the scrum feed! 22m out as the Blues throw to the lineout was crooked. How good would a driving scrum be right now. But the Brums run it instead, not they look to roll the maul, but it was held up and the Blues get the scrum feed.

    61: Driving rain, thoughts go out to former Brumby Rod Kafer who's sitting on the sideline. Don't worry Rod, it's nice and dry up in the press box..

    60: Smash! Fotu puts on a big hit. Power warming up, the bearded one's game might be coming to an end.

    58: PENALTY! Zack Holmes will try to eat away at this lead. Crowd of 14,111 here today, would've like to see more. And Holmes misses. Mutterings of discontent resound around...Blues 27-16.

    57: Something to cheer about Brumbies' fans: human-wrecking ball Fotu Auelua is on! And it's starting to rain...Brumbies pressing with a rolling maul...

    55: Oh dear, White kicks it out on the full when the Brumbies were on the attack. But more disappointing were the boos from the Brumbies fans right when your team needs your support. Great break by Andrew Smith, Brumbies pressing...lineout 5m from the Blues' line.

    53: A massive 31 missed tackles by the Brumbies so far. Getting absolutely monstered by the big Blues...

    51: PENALTY! Weepu with an absolute sitter. Momentum now with the Blues. Over. Blues 27-16.

    50: Players down everywhere. Blues fullback Charles Piutau and the bearded Fardy both struggle back to their feet as the Blues press the Brumbies' line.

    47: PENALTY! Now it's Weepu's turn. Blues looking dangerous every time they run the ball. The All Black doesn't miss. Blues 24-16.

    44: PENALTY! Mogg again, but this one is OVER! Fourth-time lucky for the outside back. Blues 21-16.

    42: PENALTY! Mogg to chance his arm from halfway, with the breeze at his back this half. But he's shanked it and it remains Blues 21-13.

    40: Ben Mowen lays down the law to his troops in the huddle as the air-raid siren sounds around the stadium. A VERY big 40 minutes ahead of the Brumbies...

    HALF-TIME: Making it worse for Brumbies, Tomane injured, Holmes nursing sore shoulder, Ben Alexander not playing and Dan Palmer is off. Second half just about to start.

    HALF-TIME: Some stats just in ... The Brumbies missed 23 tackles in that half and had just 21 per cent possession. Surely it can't get any worse when they return from the sheds. Finals are on the line. Jake White will be filthy. He wanted the game to be slower, but the Blues are playing a sevens attacking style.

    HALF-TIME: Brumbies coach Jake White wouldn't be happy with some of the tackling in that first half, but would've loved the way his boys fought their way into the contest after a very slow start. And it's time for a mascot race. My money's on Club Lime's boy...nope it was the Carwash man! Jimmy Lime second and Brumby Jack third.

    40: PENALTY! Blues fail to release the ball. Set up for a Mogg long bomb with the hooter sounding...falls well short into the wind. And that's half-time. Blues 21-13.

    38: News gets worse for Brumbies fans as Dan Palmer hobbles off. Scott Sio on in his place. Also Zack Holmes nursing his left shoulder...

    36: TRY! Awful display of tackling by the Brumbies, about six missed tackles, and Hadleigh Parkes dives over against the run of play. Pat McCabe might have to show his fellow backs how to tackle. Weepu's conversion is good. Blues 21-13.

    33: The music is back here at Canberra Stadium! Time to rock out while we pack a scrum and put magic water on a few players.

    32: Coleman to fullback, Mogg to the wing...

    30: Bad news for the Brumbies, Joe Tomane has gone off, presumably his ankle hasn't held up. Robbie Coleman on...and he does so to great effect! Weaving run but there's a knock on. Brumbies really are warming into this game now...

    27: PENALTY! Oh dear, the bearded one, Fardy, looking very groggy and yet to get up. There he goes, takes more than a mere knock to the head to keep our lumberjack down. Holmes smashes it over the black dot and it couldn't get much closer than this. Blues 14-13.

    26: PENALTY! The crowd has lifted, the Brumbies have lifted and now the momentum is all with the home team. White kicks for territory. Steve Moore's lineout near the 22m.

    24: TRY! Henry Speight you legend! The Brumbies' leading try scorer gets over after the Blues spilled a high Nic White kick. Speight had plenty to do and danced like the Fijian drums were beating. Fantastic swan dive that would've warmed the cockles of Stirling Mortlock's heart. Holmes converts. Blues 14-10.

    22: PENALTY! The Brumbies have visibly lifted and Jesse Mogg will have a long-range crack from 40m near the sideline. But it's well wide. Blues 14-3.

    20: PENALTY! Zack Holmes has the chance to get the Brumbies on the board...and it's good! Finally something to cheer about here at Canberra Stadium. Hopefully the boys relax now and get stuck in. Blues 14-3.

    16: TRY! The crowd trying to lift their beloved Brumbies, but the Blues looking too big and strong. The Blues break down the sideline and Dan Braid charges over. The wind blows the ball off Weepu's tee, but he resets and converts from the sideline. Blues 14-0.

    12: TRY! Finally the Brumbies' defence cracks after waves of pressure. Blues lock Liaki Moli burrows over and the conversion is good. Blues 7-0.

    9: PENALTY! Brumbies still yet to get out of their own half as the Blues opt for the scrum just 5m out from the Brumbies line...

    6: Rumoured that John Kirwan has been named Blues coach for next season. Not a bad crowd here at Canberra Stadium as the Brumbies feed a scrum near their own tryline, but they get a relieving penalty...

    4: Fast start by the Auckland Blues, Brumbies under pressure...

    2 min: PENALTY! The bearded one, Scott Fardy, gives away the penalty and Piri Weepu misses! 0-0.

    3.28: And here come the Brumbies! Geez they look fit! Jake White has these boys primed for a massive game in the club's history. Get ready for action...

    3.25pm: The ground announcers have lost sound out here at Canberra Stadium! We've got vision but no sound. Making matters worse, the bar tent looks pretty full as well. And out come the Auckland Blues to a few muffled claps but no theme song. Hopefully this is just a ploy and the Brumbies will run out to a cacophony of sound...

    Warm up: Both teams out doing their warm-up. Brumbies looking very fit...

    Preamble: It's the last game before the finals and plenty is still up for grabs. The Brumbies need one point to ensure a spot at the top of the Australian conference.

    Excitement is building at Canberra Stadium, along with the crowd, as the ACT have just beaten the Police with an after the siren penalty in the curtain raiser. Confirmation that Ben Alexander is out, with Ruaidhri Murphy taking his place in the front row with Scott Sio coming onto the bench. Less than an hour to kick off...