Today's Brumbies vs Crusaders Super Rugby match is a rematch of the 2000, 2002 and 2004 Super Rugby finals.
We are waiting for the kick off.
George Smith comes out first as he is now the most capped Brumbies player of all time. The crowd go nuts.
0.01: Dan Carter kicks off and we are underway.
1.00: The Crusaders make a strong start as they regain the ball after the restart and attack. The Brumbies eventually turn the ball over and kick it out of their 22.
3.00: The ball stays alive for three minutes as both teams look to attack ans set up an early platform. The Crusaders knock on.
4.00: The Brumbies move early in the scrum so the Crusaders have a free kick, they call for another scrum.
5.00: Penalty to the Crusaders from the scrum inside their half. Carter kicks for touch.
6.00: The Brumbies win the line out on the Crusaders throw. Toomua kicks downfield but the ball doesn't go out. The Crusaders kick the ball back and it goes out just outside the 22.
6.00: The Crusaders are attacking but then Matt Toomua gets an intercept pass from Dan Carter and races through and then off to score the first TRY!
8.00: Christian Lealiifano nails the conversion.
10.00: Penalty to the Brumbies for playing the ball on the ground. Lealiifano will kick for posts. He nails it.
12.00: Penalty to the Crusaders. Offside. Carter will kick for posts.
13.00: Dan Carter takes the penalty kick and nails it. The Crusaders are on the board.
15.00: Penalty to the Crusaders just inside their half. They will kick for touch.
16.00: Crusaders win the line out but it's sloppy. They start driving forward . After 7 phases they get to the 5m line and then it slows.
17.00: 14 phases and the Crusaders continue to drive at the line. They get over but are held up. 5m scrum.
18.00: Crusaders pick and go from the back of the scrum and drive over but again they are held up.
20.00: The Crusaders win the scrum and Andy Ellis runs sideways, he looks like he will pass but goes over on his own and scores. TRY!
22.00: Carter takes the conversion from near the sideline and nails it. The scores are level.
25.00: The Brumbies set up a line out on the Crusaders 22 but the put in is not straight so the Crusaders have a scrum. Matt Toomua goes in with a big tackle knocking the ball back so Andy Ellis has to kick for touch. He lands the ball on the half way line.
29.00: The Crusaders are solid. They win a penalty just inside their half. Crusaders playing more direct in this match. Carter kicks for touch.
30.00: Carter's kick lands just inside the Brumbies 22 but the put in goes long and the Brumbies snatch the ball. The Brumbies then win a penalty and kick for touch.
32.00: Brumbies work the ball into the Crusaders 22. They put some pressure on and the Saders take the ball out. The Brumbies then win a line out on the 5m line and drive for the line. However Ben Alexander loses the ball forward.
33.00: Scrum penalty to the Crusaders. The Brumbies get a talking to about their scrum. The Crusaders clear the ball into touch.
35.00: The Brumbies attack, they get into the Crusaders half and try the grubber, it doesn't work as the Crusaders get the ball and they attack and then go to the air.
36.00: Both teams give the ball some air and then the Brumbies win a penalty near the half way line. Jesse Mogg will take a shot.
37.00: Mogg takes the kick but it's short.
39.00: Crusaders scrum on the half way line. They win the scrum but Fruean is pushed into touch.
40.00: The half time siren sounds and the ball is put into touch. It's half time.
The half time score was Brumbies 10 Crusaders 10
The second half is underway.
The Brumbies make a powerful start. They set up a line out in the Crusaders 22.
41.00: The Brumbies win the line out and attack. They go through the phases and get to the 5m line. The ball slows, - use it or lose it and they can't so the Crusaders have a 5m scrum.
43.00: Carter kicks for touch after a scrum but the ball doesn't make much ground so the Brumbies have a line out in the Crusaders half. The put in is bad and Ellis goes for it but knocks on.
45.00: The Brumbies are much more involved in the match this half. They are on the attack in the Crusaders 22. Lealiifano almost gets through, the Brumbies keep the ball alive and keep banging away.
46.00: The Brumbies go through 16 phases and then the Saders steal the ball and Ellis kicks it out about 12m short of the half way line.
47.00: Brumbies attacking again but the Crusaders steal it again at the breakdown. They kick upfield and start to build their attack in the Brumbies half.
48.00: Flynn gets the Crusaders into the Brumbies 22 for the first time this half. The Crusaders start going through the phases. Suddenly they pop the ball up for Zac Guildford on the wing and he races in for the TRY! Crotty and Romano set that up by sucking in the defenders and slick passing.
49.00: Carter takes the conversion kick and nails it.
52.00: Mogg kicks for territory and sets up a Brumbies line out on the Saders 5m line. The Brumbies concede a penalty though so the Crusaders kick for touch. White is bringing on some of his replacements already.
54.00: The Crusaders are looking very threatening in the Brumbies 22. They get to the 5m line but the ball slows. George Smith goes offside so the Crusaders have a penalty. Carter will kick.
57.00: Dan Carter takes the penalty kick and slots it. Brumbies have to score twice now.
61.00: Penalty to the Brumbies for collapsing the scrum. Lealiifano will kick for posts. Lealiifano misses.
64.00: The Crusaders are awarded a penalty inside the Brumbies half. Dan Carter takes the kick and nail it. That's five from five and 23 unanswered points. Jesse Mogg has been replaced.
66.00: Penalty to the Brumbies - although it should have been the other way. Anyway Lealiifano slots the penalty from in front.
68.00: The match has become more of an arm wrestle and the Brumbies win a penalty from the scrum. They kick for touch.
71.00: The Brumbies go on attack in the Crusaders 22. The Crusaders turn the ball over but Dagg who has not been on for long decides to run the ball and Fruean races away and he passes to Israel Dagg who scores next to the posts. Great try.
72.00: Dan Carter takes the conversion and nails it. The fans are leaving!
74.00: The Brumbies finally get a break through as Ben Mowen gets over the tryline and scores.
75.00:Toomua takes a quick drop goal for the conversion.
78.00: The Brumbies are finishing strongly. The touchie comes in as a player was tackled without the ball. They win a penalty and go for posts. (losing bonus point) Lealiifano takes the kick and slots it.
80.00: The siren sounds. The Crusaders take the ball out and win.
The full time scoren is Brumbies 23 (10) Crusaders 30 (10)
Tries - M.Toomua, B.Mowen
Pen - C.Lealiifano 3
Con - C.Lealiifano, M.Toomua
Tries - A.Ellis, Z Guildford, I Dagg.
Pen - D.Carter 3
Con - D.Carter 3
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1:Andrew Lees
Assistant Ref 2:James Leckie
TMO : Matt Goddard
1. Ben Alexander,2. Stephen Moore,3. Dan Palmer,4. Peter Kimlin,5. Sam Carter,6. Fotu Auelua,7. George Smith,8. Ben Mowen (c),9. Nic White,10. Matt Toomua,11. Joe Tomane,12. Christian Lealiifano,13. Tevita Kuridrani,14. Henry Speight,15. Jesse Mogg,
Replacements :16. Siliva Siliva ,17. Scott Sio,18. Leon Power,19. Colby Faingaa,20. Ian Prior,21. Robbie Coleman,22. Pat McCabe
1. Wyatt Crockett, 2. Corey Flynn ,3. Owen Franks ,4. Luke Romano ,5. Sam Whitelock ,6. George Whitelock (c) ,7. Matt Todd,8. Luke Whitelock,9. Andy Ellis ,10. Dan Carter ,11. Zac Guildford ,12. Ryan Crotty ,13. Robbie Fruean ,14. Tom Marshall ,15. Tom Taylor
Replacements : 16. Ben Funnell ,17. Joe Moody, 18. Dominic Bird ,19. Jordan Taufua, 20. Willi Heinz , 21. Adam Whitelock , 22. Israel Dagg