Brumbies beat Chiefs in Canberra


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The Brumbies and the Chiefs have already met once this year in Super Rugby and the Brumbies won the match with an 18 margin.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

Nic White kicks off and we are underway.

Early penalty to the Chiefs for tackling a player without the ball. They kick for touch, don’t find it but the Brumbies kick the ball out and the Chiefs have good field position.

1.00: The Chiefs win the line out and attack until the Brumbies go off their feet. Penalty in front to the Chiefs.

3.00: Cruden takes the kick and nails it. The Chiefs lead.

4.00: The Brumbies have the ball on attack in the Chiefs 22. Speight almost gets through and gets to 5m out. He is caught but the Brumbies recycle and change sides.

5.00: Penalty to the Brumbies. Not rolling away. Tim Nanai-Williams is yellow carded. The Brumbies kick for touch and the line out.

6.00: The Brumbies win the line out and use the maul. They suck the Chiefs in and Nic White snipes off the maul and scores. TRY!

7.00: Lealiifano slots the conversion and the crowd are very vocal. Big support for the home side.

9.00: The Brumbies go wide from a Chiefs kick, White passes to Jesse Mogg who uses his pace to get around the Chiefs, he passes to Robbie Coleman to shows as much pace and scores taking two Chiefs over with him. TRY!

10.00: Lealiffano slots the conversion.

11.00: The Brumbies steal the ball at the breakdown and attack. They look very dangerous but a poor pass goes in and they knock on.  

14.00: The Chiefs win the scrum and James Lowe kicks the ball well upfield.

15.00: The Brumbies get the ball again and start carving through the Chiefs. They get into the Chiefs 22 and the ball slows.

16.00: The Brumbies keep the ball alive through 8 phases but they knock on. Nanai-Williams comes back on. That’s 14 points scored while he was off. The game is held up as Sam Carter gets some bandaging. Chiefs have missed 12 tackles so far.

17.00: The Chiefs win the scrum and Lowe kicks for touch again.

20.00: The Brumbies go on the attack again in the Chiefs 22. Mowen shoves off three defenders and then they get the ball wide out to Jesse Mogg who slips over in the corner. TRY!

21.00: Lealiffano takes the conversion from almost the touchline but misses. The Chiefs are really struggling to get any ball.

24.00: The Chiefs finally get some attacking ball and they start working it up the middle of the field but then it slows and they give away a penalty for not releasing. The Brumbies kick for touch and the line out.

27.00: The Brumbies win the line out and go through 15 phases and then they win a penalty. Lealiffano will kick for posts.

29.00: Lealiifano slots the penalty.

30.00: The Chiefs get the ball after a line out to the Brumbies 5m line. They look dangerous and go wide but the Brumbies are ready for them and slow them right down.  The Chiefs grind forward slowly and win a penalty for leaving the feet.

32.00: The Chiefs try to attack on the 5m line but Cruden chips the ball to the wing and the Brumbies get to the ball first and make the mark. The Brumbies clear.

34.00: The Chiefs get the ball and grind it forward to the Brumbies line again. They use the forwards on the line and then send the ball put to Bundee Aki who crashes over for the Chiefs first TRY!

36.00: Cruden slots the conversion which cuts the gap to 12. Most of the play in the last 10 minutes has been the Chiefs.

38.00: The Brumbies win a line out in the Chiefs 22. They move the ball wide out to Mogg and then Speight but they are stopped and the Chiefs turn the ball over and kick it upfield into touch.

39.00: The Brumbies win the line out and attack again in the Chiefs 22. They go from side to side. The siren sounds and the Brumbies play on.

40.00: Scott Sio makes ground by bashing through the Chiefs and is stopped short. The Brumbies go wide but knock on.

It’s half time. The Chiefs missed 28 tackles in the first half.

The half time score was Brumbies 22 Chiefs 10

40.01:Aaron Cruden kicks off and we are underway.

41.00: The ball goes into touch after the kick off and then the Chiefs win a penalty for interference at the line out.

42.00: Cruden takes the shot at the posts and nails it.

43.00: The Brumbies work the ball into the Chiefs half and then win a penalty in front of the posts. Lealiifano slots the penalty and takes the gap back to 12.

47.00: The Chiefs are really coming back into this. They break the Brumbies line and Speight kills the ball and is yellow carded. The Chiefs choose a scrum.

48.00: The Chiefs win the scrum and Kerr-Barlow gets about 1m out. He recycles and Leon Power is taken out in front of Craig Joubert and Kerr Barlow slips into the gap and scores. TRY. Brumbies are not happy.

49.00: Cruden adds the conversion.

54.00: The Brumbies are hanging on for life. It’s all attack from the Chiefs. The Chiefs are keeping the ball alive and attacking in the Brumbies 22. The ball goes out but the Chiefs take it quickly and go through the phases and send the ball out wide to Tim Nanai-Williams who races to the line and scores. TRY! The scores are level.

56.00:Cruden misses the conversion but the scores are level. Earlier the Chiefs were 22-3 down.

57.00: The Brumbies win a penalty as Liam Messam does not release. Lealiifano takes the shot but misses.

58.00: Speight is back on for the Brumbies. The Brumbies win another penalty so they kick for the corner. Lealiifano goes down but carries on after some help.

60.00: The Brumbies win the line out and they drive the maul over the line and Jarrad Butler scores. TRY! Brumbies lead again. It’s bonus point try that doesn’t count as BP mean nothing now.

61.00: Lealiifano takes the conversion kick and nails it.

64.00: The Chiefs win a penalty for “swimming up the side of the maul”. They take the line out and get the ball into the Brumbies 22.

65.00: The Chiefs look dangerous as the Brumbies are open out wide and send the ball wide with a long pass but it goes out.

67.00: The Brumbies get the ball up into the Chiefs half. They win a line out and then work the ball to the Chiefs 22m line before the Chiefs turn the ball over and they pass the ball straight out into touch! Jesse Mogg is off and has been replaced for a concussion test period by Pat McCabe.

68.00: The game is held up for an injury break. The game resumes.

70.00: Both teams are playing the game looking for a break. Trying to force anything.

72.00: James Lowe slices through the Brumbies defence and races for the line but just gets caught by White. There is no support and the Brumbies turn the ball over but it goes dead.

75.00: The Chiefs put the Brumbies under huge pressure in their 22. The Chiefs win a penalty in front of the posts and they choose the scrum.

76.00: The Chiefs win the scrum and move the ball quickly out to Gareth Anscombe who has JUST come on and he scores. TRY!

76.00: Cruden misses the conversion!

77.00: Penalty to the Brumbies after the restart. They will kick for posts.

78.00: Lealiifano misses !  

79.00: The Brumbies look to wind the clock down in the Chiefs 22. However McCabe gets into space and is stopped short of the line. The Brumbies go to ground but keep the ball alive.

80.00: The Brumbies send the ball back to Toomua who kicks it into touch.

That’s it the Brumbies win.

The full time score is Brumbies 32 (22) Chiefs 30 (10)


Tries – N.White, R.Coleman, J.Mogg, J.Butler
Pen – C.Lealiifano 3
Con – C.Lealiifano 2
Drop –
Cards – H.Speight (48th min yellow)

Tries – B.Aki, T.Kerr-Barlow, T.Nanai-Williams, G.Anscombe
Pen – A.Cruden 2
Con – A.Cruden 2
Drop –
Cards – T.Nanai-Williams (4th min yellow) 

Match Officials
: Craig Joubert
AR1: Rohan Hoffmann
AR2: James Leckie
TMO: George Ayoub



1. Scott Sio , 2. Josh Mann-Rea , 3. Ben Alexander , 4. Sam Carter , 5. Leon Power , 6. Scott Fardy , 7. Jarrad Butler , 8. Ben Mowen (c) , 9. Nic White , 10. Matt Toomua , 11. Robbie Coleman , 12. Christian Lealiifano , 13. Tevita Kuridrani , 14. Henry Speight , 15. Jesse Mogg

Replacements : 16. Ruaidhri Murphy , 17. Ruan Smith , 18. Allan Alaalatoa , 19. Fotu Auelua , 20. Tom McVerry , 21. Michael Dowsett , 22. Joe Tomane , 23. Pat McCabe


1. Jamie Mackintosh , 2. Mahonri Schwalger , 3. Ben Tameifuna , 4. Mike Fitzgerald , 5. Brodie Retallick , 6. Liam Messam , 7. Tanerau Latimer , 8. Liam Squire , 9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow , 10. Aaron Cruden (c) , 11. James Lowe , 12. Bundee Aki , 13. Tim Nanai-Williams , 14. Asaeli Tikoirotuma , 15. Dwayne Sweeney

Replacements : 16. Nathan Harris , 17. Pauliasi Manu , 18. Nick Barrett , 19. Matt Symons , 20. Tevita Koloamatangi , 21. Augustine Pulu , 22. Gareth Anscombe , 23. Tom Marshall

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