Southern Kings

Brumbies and Southern Kings draw in Canberra



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Having lost 46-30 to the Hurricanes last weekend, Super Rugby doesn’t get any easier for the Southern Kings, who will make their Super Rugby debut in Australia on Friday in Canberra when they face Jake White’s log-leading Brumbies.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off. The Kings have made a late change with George Whitehead coming into the starting line up and Demetri Catrakilis dropping to the bench.
0.01: The Brumbies kick off and we are underway.
2.00: The Brumbies enjoy some early dominance and territory inside the Kings half.
3.00: Penalty to the Brumbies. They will kick for posts.
4.00: Christian Lealiifano takes the kick and slots it. The Brumbies are on the board.
7.00: Penalty to the Brumbies for an infringement at the breakdown. The Brumbies kick for touch.
10.00: There is a break in play as a Brumbies player  Fotu Auelua gets some help from the medics for a blood nose.
12.00: Ben Mowen slips through the Kings defence and gets the ball away for Lealiifano to get a grubber in and Henry Speight gets the ball and scores the first TRY!
13.00: Lealiifano takes the conversion but hooks it.
17.00:The Brumbies stretch the Kings defence with a long pass from Nic White and Joe Tomane slips through in the corner to score the Brumbies second try.
18.00: Lealiifano takes the conversion but misses.. The Brumbies have had 70% possession so far.
21.00: The Kings get some good attacking ball. They get into the Brumbies 25. The Kings keep the momentum going and they drive over the line and score their first TRY! The TMO checks everything and the try is awarded to Schalk Ferreira
22.00: George Whitehead takes the conversion kick and nails it.
26.00: The game is not flowing. The Kings win a penalty from the scrum for not binding so they kick for touch.
29.00:Penalty to the Brumbies 50m out. Nic White takes the kick and nails it.
33.00: The Kings get the ball on attack again after a line out. They drive for the line and Wimpie van der Walt scores the TRY!
33.00: George Whitehead takes the conversion and nails it.
35.00: Brumbies captain Ben Mowen has taken a knock and could be forced to come off. The Brumbies win a penalty. Lealiifano takes the kick and nails it.
38.00: Penalty to the Brumbies. They kick for touch.
39.00: The Brumbies set up a 5m attacking line out. It’s scrappy and the whistle goes. There is a bit of push and shove but that settles and the Kings get a penalty as the siren sounds. They kick the ball out.
The half time score was Brumbies 19 Southern Kings 14
The Kings kick off and we are underway.
41.00: Penalty to the Brumbies just inside their half. Nic White will kick for touch.
42.00: The Brumbies are chasing the bonus point this half. They are running more.
45.00: The Brumbies get the ball into the Kings 25 however the Kings turn the ball over after a fumbled pass. The Kings keep the ball moving all the way down the field and Cornell du Preez scores the TRY! Classy try.
47.00: Whitehead adds the conversion and the Kings lead!
51.00: Penalty to the Brumbies. Lealiifano takes the kick and slots it putting the Brumbies back into the lead.
56.00: Brumbies trying to play the game in the Kings half.
59.00: The Kings have surprised the Brumbies here. They are even winning scrums. The Brumbies are almost rattled.
62.00: The Kings are absorbing whatever the Brumbies are trying to do.
64.00: The Brumbies go through 9 phases but the Kings just suck it all up. The Brumbies are struggling to find their extra gear.
66.00: After several warnings in the first half  Schalk Ferreira is shown a yellow card for repeated infringements at the ruck.
67.00: Nic White will take the penalty kick from just inside the Kings half. It hits the post and bounces out.
69.00: Another penalty for the Brumbies. Lealiifano will take the kick. He nails it.
71.00: Penalty almost in front of the posts for the Kings. Whitehead will kick for posts. Whitehead misses.
75.00: The Brumbies win a long range penalty. Nic White will take the shot. He too misses.
77.00: The Brumbies work the ball into the Kings half. They win a scrum penalty as Grant Kemp pops up in the scrum. Lealiifano gets another shot at the posts. His kick goes in off the posts.
80.00: The siren goes but we have time for a Kings line out.
81.00: Kings win the line out and drive into the Brumbies 22. They have a penalty advantage and catch the Brumbies offside. They will tap and go.
82.00: The Brumbies hang on and win a penalty. But wait the Assistant ref comes in as there might have been some foul play. A shoulder charge from Ben Alexander. Penalty is reversed.  
Another penalty for the Kings. They tap and go again. Cornell du Preez goes over and scores – a bonus point TRY!
83.00: Demetri Catrakilis takes the conversion kick from in front. He nails it. The Kings draw with the Brumbies.
The full time score after is Brumbies 28 (19) Southern Kings 28 (14)


Tries – H.Speight, J Tomane
Pen – C.Lealiifano 5, N.White
Con –
Drop –
Cards –

Southern Kings
Tries – S.Ferreira, W.Van der Walt, C.Du Preez 2 
Pen –
Con – G.Whitehead 3, D. Catrakilis
Drop –
Cards –  S.Ferreira (67th min yellow)

Match Officials
: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 1:Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 2:Andrew Lees
TMO : George Ayoub



1. Ben Alexander,2. Siliva Siliva,3. Dan Palmer,4. Peter Kimlin,5. Etienne Oosthuizen,6. Ben Mowen (c),7. George Smith,8. Fotu Auelua,9. Nic White,10. Christian Lealiifano,11. Joe Tomane,12. Pat McCabe,13. Tevita Kuridrani,14. Henry Speight,15. Robbie Coleman

Replacements : 16. Stephen Moore,17. Scott Sio,18. Sam Carter,19. Colby Faingaa,20. Ian Prior,21. Andrew Smith,22. Zack Holmes

Southern Kings

15. Siviwe Soyizwapi , 11. Ronnie Cooke , 13. Waylon Murray , 12. Andries Strauss (Captain) , 14. Sergeal Petersen , 10. George Whitehead, 9. Nicolas Vergallo , 8. Cornell du Preez, 7. Wimpie van der Walt , 5. Rynier Bernardo , 4. Steven Sykes (Vice Captain) , 6. Devin Oosthuizen, 3. Grant Kemp , 2. Hannes Franklin, 1. Schalk Ferreira

Replacements : 16. Bandise Maku , 17. Kevin Buys , 18. David Bulbring , 19. Jacques Engelbrecht , 20. Shaun Venter , 21. Marcello Sampson , 22. Demetri Catrakilis

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