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Blues beat Brumbies in Canberra

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Article Published: Saturday 14 July 2012|

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The Brumbies and the Blues have not played each other since March 2010, as last year's Super Rugby draw meant they did not meet at all.

Match details

We are waiting for the kick-off.
 
0.00: Michael Hobbs gets proceedings under way as he kicks off for the visiting Blues.
 
2.00: Lachie Munro makes a strong break up the touchline to get the Blues inside the opposition 22 early on. The Brumbies are penalised at the breakdown, directly in front of the uprights, and Piri Weepu will line up a kick at goal.
 
3.00: Weepu misses the penalty.
 
4.00: Ma'a Nonu makes a strong break up the midfield for the Blues. The visitors string together phases inside the Brumbies' 22 but they are unable to hold on to the ball and the Brumbies will feed a 5m defensive scrum.
 
6.00: The Blues are penalised at scrum time and Zack Holmes clears to get the home side out of jail.
 
8.00: The visitors are able to affect a turnover on half way. Peter Saili makes a strong break as the Blues continue to dominate possession and gain valuable metres as the work through phases inside the Brumbies' 22.
 
9.00: The Brumbies are penalised at the breakdown just 5m from their own line. The Blues opt to take it quickly. They are able to drive over the line but the referee rules that the ball is held up.
 
11.00: The visitors are camped on the Brumbies' line. Liaki Moli is able to dot down for the Blues' first try.
 
12.00: Weepu converts the try.
 
14.00: The Blues gain momentum off the back of an attacking lineout on the Brumbies' 22m line. The home side are able to affect a steal, however, and Holmes punts the ball up field.
 
16.00: The Blues opt to go wide and Daniel Braid makes a strong break up the touchline to dot down in the corner for the visitors.
 
17.00: Weepu adds the extras with a successful conversion.
 
19.00: The Blues are penalised inside their own territory. Holmes will line up a kick at goal.
 
20.00: Holmes slots the kick, reducing the deficit.
 
21.00: The Blues are penalised at the breakdown just inside their own half. Jesse Mogg will have a kick at posts.
 
22.00: Mogg's attempt is unsuccessful.
 
23.00: Henry Speight makes a strong break off the back of a Brumbies turnover and dances his way around several Blues defenders to dot down for the home side's first try.
 
24.00: Holmes converts the try.
 
26.00: The Blues are penalised for going off their feet at the breakdown. Holmes will line up a kick at goal from 25m out.
 
27.00: Holmes slots the kick.
 
30.00: Robbie Coleman runs into space to get the Brumbies up inside the opposition 22. He is unable to hold onto the ball, however, and the Blues will feed a defensive scrum.
 
35.00: Ma'a Nonu makes a strong break and off-loads to Braid, just 15m from the try line. Hadleigh Parkes is able to cross over for the Blues' third try.
 
37.00: Weepu converts the try.
 
39.00: The Blues are penalised for holding on inside their own territory. Mogg will line up a kick at goal from 45m out.
 
40.00: Mogg misses the kick.
 
The half time score was Brumbies 13 Blues 21.
 
40.00: Mogg gets the second half under way as he kicks off for the home side.
 
42.00: Nonu is penalised for offside on half way and Mogg will line up a long-range kick at goal for the Brumbies.
 
43.00: Mogg misses the kick.
 
44.00: The Brumbies earn a penalty at the breakdown inside opposition territory. Mogg will line up another kick at goal from 25m out.
 
45.00: Mogg bangs over the kick, reducing the deficit.
 
46.00: Lachie Munro breaks up the centre for the Blues. The visitors are pinged at the breakdown and Weepu will line up a 25m kick at posts.
 
47.00: Weepu's kick sails over.
 
49.00: Piutau puts in a strong run for the Blues, to get the visitors within 10m of the line. The visitors continue to string together phases before the Brumbies are penalised for offside.
 
53.00: The Blues look to gain momentum off the back of a scrum on half way. They string together phases before being tackled into touch.
 
57.00: The Blues are penalised at the breakdown inside their own territory. Holmes will line up a kick at goal from 35m out.
 
59.00: Holmes misses the kick.
 
64.00: The Brumbies look to gain momentum off the back of an attacking scrum, just 10m from the try line. They are unable to hold onto the ball, however, and the visitors will feed a 5m scrum of their own.
 
68.00: The Blues put in a solid counter ruck but concede a penalty on half way and the Brumbies kick for the corner.
 
70.00: The Brumbies gain momentum as they string together phases inside the opposition 22. They work through over ten phases but are unable to hold onto the ball and the visitors will feed a defensive scrum.
 
75.00: The Blues win a lineout against the throw, just 5m from the line. They Brumbies' defence stands firm, however, as the visitors flirt with the try line.
 
77.00: The Brumbies are penalised inside their own 22. Hobbs lines up a kick at goal from 20m out.
 
78.00: Hobbs bangs over the kick.
 
The final score is Brumbies 16 Blues 30.

Scorers

Brumbies
Tries - H. Speight
Pen - Z. Holmes 2, J. Mogg
Con - Z. Holmes
Drop -
Cards -

Blues
Tries - L. Moli, D. Braid, H. Parkes
Pen - P. Weepu 2, M. Hobbs
Con - P. Weepu 3
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials
Referee:
Jonathon White
Assistant Ref 1: Ian Smith
Assistant Ref 2: Julian Pritchard
TMO: Matt Goddard

Teams

Brumbies

1. Ruaidhri Murphy 2. Stephen Moore, 3. Dan Palmer, 4. Scott Fardy, 5. Sam Carter, 6. Peter Kimlin, 7. Michael Hooper, 8. Ben Mowen (c), 9. Nic White, 10. Zack Holmes, 11. Joe Tomane, 12. Pat McCabe, 13. Andrew Smith, 14. Henry Speight, 15. Jesse Mogg.

Replacements: 16. Anthony Hegarty, 17.Scott Sio , 18. Leon Power, 19. Fotu Auelua, 20. Ian Prior, 21. Tevita Kuridrani, 22. Robbie Coleman.

Blues

1. Tony Woodcock, 2. Keven Mealamu (c), 3. Charlie Faumuina, 4. Liaki Moli, 5. Steven Luatua, 6. Chris Lowrey, 7. Daniel Braid, 8. Luke Braid, 9. Piri Weepu, 10. Michael Hobbs, 11. Hadleigh Parkes, 12. Ma'a Nonu, 13. Francis Saili, 14. Lachie Munro, 15. Charles Piutau.

Replacements: 16. Tom McCartney, 17. Tevita Mailau, 18. Andrew Van der Heijden, 19. Peter Saili, 20. Alby Mathewson, 21. Orene Ai'i, 22. Sherwin Stowers.

 
 
 
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