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This was a live score update – Report to follow.

 

 

Preview

Both of these teams are coming off a loss and both will be looking to improve things and pick up a win. The Brumbies in particular need a win to keep their play off hopes alive as they are in ninth place with just 16 points from 7 matches.



Saturday April 12
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Referee: Jonathon Kaplan (South Africa)
Assistant Referees : Marius Jonker (South Africa), Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
TV Match Official : Ben Skeen (New Zealand)
Reviewer/Perf. Auditor : Alan Riley (New Zealand)
Head-to-Head: Played 14, Blues 9, Brumbies 5
In Auckland/Albany: Played 8, Blues 6, Brumbies 2
Last season: Round 2, February 10 2007: Blues 17-15 Brumbies at Canberra Stadium, Canberra

 

Match detail

 

0.00 : We are waiting for the kick off.

 

13.00: The Brumbies were the first to put some points on the board when Stirling Mortlock slotted a penalty after a Blues infringement.

 

28.00: Sustained pressure from the Brumbies is rewarded with a penalty. Stirling Mortlock has another shot at goal for a penalty but misses.

 

29.00: Referee Kaplan gives Troy Flavell a warning and tells him to “keep your composure”.

 

31.00: The Brumbies finally get a deserved try as Christian Lealiifano dummies and scores the try.

 

32.00: Stirling Mortlock slots the conversion as Isaia Toeava gets some attention on the side line.

 

37.00: Nick Evans gets a chance to put the Blues on the scoreboard and he slots a penalty for the Blues first points.

 

38.00: The Brumbies are dominating play and twice in two minutes they create the overlap but both times the ball goes to ground.

 

40.01: The siren goes for half time.

 

The half time Score was Blues 3 Brumbies 10

 

41.00: The second half is underway.

 

47.00: The Blues give another penalty away so Stirling Mortlock has a shot at goal and slots it extending the lead to 10 points again.

 

50.00: The game is held up a little as Stirling Mortlock gets some attention after a knock.  

 

51.00: David Smith comes on for the Blues as Isaia Toeava goes off.

 

56.00: Nick Evans has a shot at goal after the Brumbies gave away a penalty. The shot was good and the lead was cut to seven again.

 

72.00: The Brumbies lose Mortlock but they get a penalty so Mark Gerrard takes the kick which extends the lead to ten points again.

 

75.00: The Blues get their game together and work the ball from side to side and Rudi Wulf scores the Blues first try.

 

76.00: Nick Evans misses the conversion. Just.

 

79.00: The Blues give away a penalty so Mark Gerrard took the kick but missed – he ensured the ball went out though as the hooter had sounded.

 

Full time.

 

The full time Score is Blues 11 Brumbies 16

 

Report to follow.

 

Scorers

 

Blues 

Tries -Rudi Wulf

Pen – Nick Evans (2)

Con –

 

Brumbies

Tries – Christian Lealiifano

Pen – Stirling Mortlock (2),Mark Gerrard

Con – Stirling Mortlock

 

 

Teams

 

Blues:

15 Isa Nacewa/Ben Atiga, 14 Anthony Tuitavake, 13 Isaia Toeava, 12 Benson Stanley, 11 Rudi Wulf, 10 Nick Evans, 9 Danny Lee, 8 Nick Williams, 7 Daniel Braid, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Troy Flavell (captain), 4 Anthony Boric, 3 John Afoa, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock. Reserves: Tom McCartney, Nick White, Bryn Evans, Justin Collins, Taniela Moa, Ben Atiga/one extra, David Smith.


Brumbies:


1.Nic Henderson,2.Saia Faingaa ,3.Guy Shepherdson ,4.Alister Campbell,5.Mark Chisholm ,6.Mitchell Chapman ,7.George Smith ,8.Julian Salvi ,9.Patrick Phibbs ,10.Christian Lealiifano ,11.Peter Playford ,12.Tyrone Smith ,13.Stirling Mortlock (c) ,14.Adam Ashley-Cooper ,15. Mark Gerrard


Reserves: 16.John Ulugia,17,Salesi Ma’afu ,18.Peter Kimlin ,19.Jone Tawake ,20.Joshua Holmes ,21.Matt Toomua ,22.Francis Fainifo ,23.Ben Alexander.

 

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