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Brumbies beat Hurricanes in Canberra

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Article Published: Saturday 9 April 2011|

The Brumbies have played six matches so far this season and won one. Their only win came in Round One against the Chiefs and since that time it has been pretty much a struggle.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off. The match is underway.
2.00: Mixed start from both teams here. Both are desperate for a win.
3.00: The first scrum is won by the Brumbies. They kick but the kick is charged down.
4.00:Continued pressure from the Hurricanes sees another kick charged down and Cruden chases and scores !!TRY.
5.00: Cruden takes the conversion kick and nails it.
10.00: Hurricanes showing plenty of attack but the Brumbies defence is holding them out.
14.00: Hurricanes have a marginal upper hand as the Hurricanes showing more in attack.
15.00: Andre Taylor snipes and breaks through the Brumbies defence, he looks like he can go all the way but is just caught by Speight.
18.00: Giteau enjoys a break but as he gets caught the Hurricanes turn the ball over.
20.00: The Brumnbies show some enterprise in attack but Speight loses the ball as he gets close to the line.
24.00: Matt Giteau is taken high on attack so the Brumbies get a penalty. Giteau takes the shot and slots it. Brumbies are on the board.
26.00: The Brumbies break free and attack but twice they hesitate and they are held out. The Brumbies however keep possession of the ball. We are called back for a penalty.
28.00: Mafi comes off as Giteau slots the penalty.
31.00: The Brumbies are not doing too well with injuries as Pat McCabe replaces Adam Ashley-Cooper who just took a knock on his hip.
32.00: The Hurricanes almost score a try (Nonu) but they are called back as the scrum put in was not straight.
35.00: The Hurricanes are awarded a penalty. Cruden takes the kick and slots it.
37.00: The Brumbies break out and Speight scores the Brumbies first TRY!!.
39.00: Matt Giteau takes the conversion kick and misses it from almost in front.
40.00: The siren sounds for half time.
The half time score was Brumbies 11 Hurricanes 10
The second half is underway.
41.00: Hurricanes get the better start as Schwalger sells a dummy and get the Canes over the gain line. The Brumbies however turn the ball over and kick it out.
45.00: Brumbies scrum has been strong against the Hurricanes. Schwalger stands up in the scrum and concedes a penalty.
47.00: Giteau missed the penalty. Julian Salvi comes off.
49.00: Jason Eaton wins a penalty for the Hurricanes. Daniel Kirkpatrick will kick for posts.
50.00: Kirkpatrick slots the penalty and the Hurricanes lead again.
54.00: Another penalty to the Hurricanes. Kirkpatrick again takes the kick and nails it. Brumbies yet to score this half.
57.00: The Brumbies pile on the pressure in attack but the Hurricanes rush defence disrupts them and concedes a penalty.
58.00:Matt Giteau takes the penalty kick and nails it.
63.00: The Brumbies are awarded a penalty so Matt Giteau takes the kick and nails it to put the Brumbies back into the lead.
66.00: The Brumbies win another penalty. Matt Giteau is getting some attention to his ribs so Matt Toomua takes the kick and he misses.  
72.00: Conrad Smith takes an accidental cheekbone/nose to shoulder knock so he has to come off.
75.00: Giteau attempts a drop goal but misses.
77.00: Brumbies trying to keep the Hurricanes at the far end of the field so that the Hurricanes can't snatch this with a drop goal.
79.00: Brumbies keeping up the pressure in the Hurricanes 25. They look for the drop .......Giteau lines for the drop goal but the siren goes so he kicks it out.
The Brumbies win.
The full time score is Brumbies 17 Hurricanes 16


Tries - H Speight
Pen - M Giteau 4
Con -
Drop -
Cards -

Tries - A Cruden
Pen - A Cruden, D Kirkpatrick 2
Con - A Cruden
Drop -
Cards -
Attendance : 12 233

Match Officials
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia), Andrew Lees (Australia)
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)


Brumbies:1. Ben Alexander , 2. Huia Edmonds , 3. Salesi Ma'afu , 4. Ben Hand , 5. Mark Chisholm , 6. Peter Kimlin , 7. Julian Salvi , 8. Ita Vaea , 9. Josh Valentine , 10. Matt Giteau (c) , 11. Adam Ashley-Cooper , 12. Christian Lealiifano , 13. Andrew Smith , 14. Henry Speight , 15. Matt Toomua

Reserves , 16. Anthony Hegarty , 17. Dan Palmer , 18. Colby Faingaa , 19. Michael Hooper , 20. Pat Phibbs , 21. Tyrone Smith , 22. Franky Fainifo , 24. Pat McCabe , Referee: Craig Joubert

Hurricanes:1. John Schwalger,2. Andrew Hore (c),3. Neemia Tialata,4. Jeremy Thrush,5. Jason Eaton,6. Jack Lam,7. Serge Lilo,8. Victor Vito,9. Tyson Keats,10. Aaron Cruden,11. Hosea Gear,12. Ma'a Nonu,13. Conrad Smith,14. Andre Taylor / Alapati Leiua,15. Cory Jane / Andre Taylor

Reserves:16. Dane Coles,17. Michael Bent,18. James Broadhurst,19. Faifili Levave,20. Chris Eaton,21. Daniel Kirkpatrick,22. Charlie Ngatai

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