Super Rugby

Chiefs beat Brumbies in Canberra




The second Super Rugby match on Saturday in Round 6 could well be the match of the weekend as the Brumbies host the Chiefs in Canberra.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

In the meantime here is the match preview. 

The Brumbies kick off and the match is underway.

1.00: The Chiefs knock on after the kick off and the Brumbies have the advantage. The Brumbies play on but then the ball goes dead. Brumbies scrum.

2.00: The Brumbies win the scrum but the Brumbies join the ruck incorrectly and the Chiefs have a penalty.

3.00: The Brumbies go through 4 phases and get into the Chiefs 22 following a break from Scott Fardy. The attack ends as the Brumbies have a penalty.

6.00: Christian Lealiifano takes the kick and nails it.

9.00: Another penalty to the Brumbies. Lealiifano slots it and extends the lead.

12.00: The Brumbies win a penalty from the scrum. Toomua kicks to the corner for the line out.

15.00: The Chiefs turn the ball over and run at the Brumbies who are quickly stretched and Charlie Ngatai passes out to Toni Pulu who scores in the corner. TRY!

16.00: Damien McKenzie misses the conversion.

18.00: Penalty to the Brumbies afetr a steal by David Pocock. Lealiifano takes the kick he misses. Ita Vaea has come off for the Brumbies. Jordan Smiler is on.

19.00: The Brumbies attack and Joe Tomane crashes through a tackle and the Brumbies look dangerous outwide but the ball is knocked forward and then into touch.

22.00: The Chiefs win the scrum and kick upfield. The ball goes straight to the Brumbies who run it back into the Chiefs 22. Sam Cane however wins a penalty for the Chiefs. They kick for touch.

24.00: The Chiefs win the line out but kick the ball away. The Brumbies run and then use the kick, Damien McKenzie gets the ball and attacks but the Brumbies turn the ball over and Aidan Toua slices the ball into touch.

25.00: Brumbies have a line out 5m from their line. They win the ball but its scrappy. Eventually the clear the ball but fail to find touch. The Chiefs run it back but concede a penalty for hand in the ruck.

26.00: Toomua kicks for touch but doesnt find it. The Chiefs kick it so the Brumbies kick it back. The Chiefs run it this time and Brad Weber slices through the Brumbies and passes to Aaron Cruden but he gets isolated and the Brumbies turn the ball over.

28.00: The Brumbies kick for touch but they dont find it and they counter attack and after 12 sets of hand James Lowe scores. TRY!

29.00: McKenzie slots the conversion.

31.00: Penalty to the Brumbies. Player leaving his feet. They kick for touch. The Brumbies win the line out and Tomas Cubelli races through the Chiefs. The Brumbies get the ball to the Chiefs 5m line and start going through the phases.

32.00: Pocock passes the ball out to no one as the Chiefs scramble in defence. The ball went forward before that so the Chiefs have a scrum.

33.00: Chiefs win the scrum but they are slow to clear the ball and Aaron Cruden gets trapped and loses the ball forward. Brumbies 5m scrum.

35.00: The Brumbies go through four phases on attack and Scott Sio gets the ball 4m out and crashes over to score. TRY!

36.00:Lealiifano adds the conversion. The Brumbies lead.

38.00: Penalty to the Chiefs. McKenzie takes the shot at the posts and nails it. Chiefs lead again.

39.00: The Chiefs attack with the ball and Charlie Ngatai makes huge ground. The Chiefs get the ball into the Brumbies 22 and Aaron Cruden sends a wide ball out to Tom Sanders who runs in the TRY untouched. Oh wait, we go back for the TMO to review. The try is good.

40.00: Damien McKenzie’s conversion is missed.

Its half time.

The half time score was Brumbies 13 Chiefs 20

The Chiefs kick off and the second half is underway.

40.00: The Brumbies knock the ball into touch after the kick off so the Chiefs have the ball back for a line out.

41.00: Penalty to the Chiefs after they win the line out. McKenzie lines up the posts.

42.00: McKenzie nails the penalty and extends the lead.

45.00:Penalty to the Chiefs. The Brumbies get spoken to about the penalties. McKenzie adds the penalty.

48.00: The Brumbies knock on and hand a scrum to the Chiefs.

50.00: The Chiefs win a free kick at the scrum and run the ball. Charlie Ngatai chips the ball ahead but it goes into touch.

52.00: Scott Sio (Brumbies try scorer) comes off. The Brumbies win a penalty from the scrum straight after changing the front row. They kick for touch.

The Brumbies win the line out and Scott Fardy goes over to score. TRY!

54.00: Lealiifano slots the conversion.

55.00: The Chiefs steal the ball and Hika Elliot charges into the Brumbies 22. The Brumbies concede a penalty so McKenzie will kick for posts.

57.00:McKenzie takes the kick and nails it to extend the lead.

59.00: The TMO is called on for a dangerous tackle on Robbie Coleman by Toni Pulu. It’s a penalty only and where the ball landed from Coleman’s kick. Moore says they will kick for posts.

60.00: Lealiifano slots the penalty and cuts the gap to 6.

64.00: The Chiefs have a scrum just outside the Brumbies 5m line. Initially it has to be reset.

64.00: The Chiefs win the scrum and Cruden cross kicks to the wing and James Lowe is in the perfect position to take the ball and scores. TRY!

65.00: McKenzie adds the conversion.

66.00: The Chiefs expose the Brumbies on defence. They move the ball down the line, James Lowe chip kicks and they chase. The Chiefs gather the ball and race down the wing and McKenzie pops the pass out to Brad Weber who scores. TRY!

68.00: McKenzie just misses the conversion.

69.00: The TMO is called in to review so potential foul play. Nothing comes of it so we play on.

72.00: The Brumbies work the ball into the Chiefs 22 but the Chiefs turn the ball over and kick it into touch.

73.00: Penalty to the Chiefs for holding on.  They kick for touch and find it on the half way line.

74.00: The Chiefs are in total control. They win a penalty from the maul.

75.00: Cruden finds touch 5m out. The Chiefs use the maul but it goes to ground.

76.00: The Chiefs win the ball from a Brumbies scrum. They power over the line but get held up.

78.00: The Chiefs win the scrum. They use the pick and go and then they go wide and McKenzie scores. It’s his seventh TRY this season !

McKenzie slots the conversion and the siren sounds. Thats it the Chiefs have won.

The full time score is Brumbies 23 (13) Chiefs 48 (20)


Tries -S. Sio, S.Fardy
Pen – C.Lealiifano 3
Con – C.Lealiifano 2
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – T. Pulu, J.Lowe 2, T. Sanders, B.Weber, McKenzie
Pen – D.McKenzie 4
Con – D.McKenzie 3
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1:William Houston
Assistant Ref 2:James Leckie
TMO : Ian Smith



Scott Sio, Stephen Moore (c), Ben Alexander, Rory Arnold, Sam Carter, Scott Fardy, David Pocock, Ita Vaea, Tomás Cubelli , Christian Lealiifano (c), Robbie Coleman, Matt Toomua, Tevita Kuridrani, Joe Tomane, Aidan Toua

Replacements : Josh Mann-Rea, Allan Alaalatoa, Leslie Leulua’iali’i-Makin, Tom Staniforth, Jordan Smiler, Joe Powell, James Dargaville, Nigel Ah Wong.


1. Mitchell Graham , 2. Hika Elliot, 3. Siate Tokolahi, 4. Michael Allardice, 5. Taleni Seu, 6. Tom Sanders , 7. Sam Cane (cc), 8. Michael Leitch , 9. Brad Weber , 10. Aaron Cruden (cc), 11. James Lowe, 12. Charlie Ngatai , 13. Anton Lienert-Brown, 14. Toni Pulu , 15. Damian McKenzie

Replacements : 16. Rhys Marshall , 17. Atu Moli, 18. Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, 19. James Tucker, 20. Maama Vaipulu , 21. Kayne Hammington , 22. Seta Tamanivalu , 23. Shaun Stevenson


Recommended for you

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.