Super Rugby

Brumbies beat Hurricanes in Canberra




The Hurricanes have won three of their last four Super Rugby matches against the Brumbies (L1), including a 43-13 win in their most recent meeting (Round 3, 2019).

The Brumbies have lost their last four Super Rugby matches, as many defeats as they logged in their 21 games prior (W17).

  • The Hurricanes have won 11 of their last 13 Super Rugby matches in Australia (L2); however, each of those two defeats has come against the Brumbies.
  • The Hurricanes have averaged 17m 14s in possession per game in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, the most of any team; the Brumbies (13m 46s) are ranked last in this category.
  • Darcy Swain (Brumbies) has won 26 lineouts (incl. 2 steals) in Super Rugby Trans-Tasman this season, over 10 more than any other player in the competition.

Match detail

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1.00: PEEEEP! We are underway at GIO Stadium, Canberra, Australia.

2.00: Rob Valetini and Ngani Laumape both with big early carries in the game, this could be a bruiser.

4.00: A strong run by Julian Savea sets up an attacking lineout after the Canes win the penalty.

6.00: A crazy back-and-forth from broken play by both sides ends with the Hurricanes winning another penalty, Jordie Barrett kicks to the corner.

7.00: Dane Coles cannot find his jumper, the Brumbies clear to their 10m.

8.00: Tom Banks boots a penalty to the opposition’s 22.

9.00: It’s the Brumbies’ turn to lose a lineout in a good attacking situation.

10.00: The game is a little messy, both teams are making mistakes. Banks kicks to the corner, again.

12.00: TRY! Sustained pressure from the Brumbies ends with Ryan Lonergan sneaking over from close range; the hosts have come to play. 5-0

13.00: CONVERSION! Noah Lolesio adds the extras. 7-0

16.00: The Brumbies’ first-time tackling has been superb, the Hurricanes’ big ball carriers are making metres, but not finding any gaps. A 16-phase attack ends with the Canes getting a penalty for offsides.

17.00: TRY! Dane Coles breaks off a 5m lineout and crashes through Ryan Lonergan and Noah Lolesio to score. The two halfbacks had no chance. 7-5

19.00: CONVERSION! Jordie Barrett levels from out wide. 7-7

22.00: We have a cracking ball game in Canberra, the two teams are going all out to win the tight phases as well as the gain-line battle. The hosts win a penalty after Du’Plessis Kirifi is isolated and does not release.

24.00: The pace and intensity is frenetic, so far. Each team is winning turnovers, but losing possession straight after stealing the ball. Hurricanes win a penalty, which allows them to stop the clock and get a breather.

24.00: YELLOW CARD! Du’Plessis Kirifi is on the bench for a high shot to a Brumbies’ attacker. Banks kicks to the corner. Here we go! 7-7

26.00: HELD UP! The Brumbies’ driving maul is stopped, they go through several pick and drives before Barrett holds up Lolesio over the goal line – goal-line drop-out.

28.00: The Canes survive another bruising Brumbies’ onslaught, the home team’s ball carriers are making matres every time.

29.00: Scott Sio is pinged for collapsing allowing Barrett to clear the danger.

31.00: Luke Reimer knocks on giving the Canes a centrefield scrum.

33.00: The Canes win a free-kick before Allan Alaalatoa is pinged for illegal scrumming; Barrett boots the ball to the corner. But the Brumbies survive, winning a penalty after Solomone Kata’s try-saving tackle on Salesi Rayasi.

35.00: Henry Stowers loses the ball in contact gifting the visitors an attacking scrum before the break. Kirifi is back on the field, too.

37.00: PENALTY! Barrett puts the visitors in front. 7-10

40.00: A long, sustained attack comes to nothing for the Hurricanes after Rayasi and James Blackwell’s mix-up in midfield.

The halftime score was Brumbies 7 Hurricanes 10

41.00: PEEEEP! Barrett gets us underway for an enthralling second stanza in Canberra.

42.00: MISS! A rare miss by Barrett, who pulled his penalty wide. 7-10

47.00: The Brumbies have had to withstand a lot of early second-half pressure; another penalty against the visitors gives the hosts a reprieve.

51.00: Bayley Kuenzle’s break comes to nothing after the centre is brought down before the line.

52.00: TRY! Len Ikitau takes Nic White’s inside pass and beats Luke Campbell, Ruben Love, Ardie Savea, and Xavier Numia to put the Brumbies ahead. 12-10

53.00: MISS! The kick is wide. 12-10

57.00; Mac Hansen drops Barrett’s bomb, and gifts the Canes a scrum on the home team’s 10m.

60.00: Superb defending of the driving maul by the Brumbies, who push the Hurricanes into touch.

65.00: The Brumbies pack is starting to take control of the game, they win another scrum penalty to clear their lines. Dare we say it, but it looks like another upset is on the cards.

67.00: Brumbies win a penalty, kick to the 22, but lose their throw. That could be costly.

70.00: The Brumbies botch two good opportunities to win the game.

73.00: NO TRY! Ardie Savea traps Rayasi’s pass but does not lose the ball forward. However, the ref deems the ball is lost forward. 12-10

77.00: Hurricanes win a kickable penalty inside the visitor’s half; this is a monster kick, but Barrett has the legs.

78.00: MISS! Can you believe it, Barrett pulls his kick well wide. 12-10

80.00: another penalty to the Canes after a charge down from the 22 drop-out.

81.00: MISS! Oh, dear! Barrett misses again, that’s the game. Brumbies finally get a win. 12-10


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The final score is Brumbies 12 (7) Hurricanes 10 (10)


Tries – R. Lonergan, Ikitau
Pen –
Con – Lolesio
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – Coles
Pen – J. Barrett
Con – J. Barrett
Drop –
Cards – Kirifi (Yellow, 24′)

Match Officials
Referee: Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 1: Reuben Keane
Assistant Ref 2: James Quinn
TMO: James Leckie



15 Tom Banks, 14 Solomone Kata, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Bayley Kuenzle, 11 Mack Hansen, 10 Noah Lolesio, 9 Ryan Lonergan, 8 Henry Stowers, 7 Luke Reimer, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Nick Frost, 4 Darcy Swain, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (captain), 2 Lachlan Lonergan, 1 Scott Sio

Replacements: 16 Folau Fainga’a, 17 Harry Lloyd, 18 Sefo Kautai, 19 Tom Hooper, 20 Tom Cusack, 21 Nic White, 22 Irae Simone 23 Tom Wright


15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Julian Savea, 13 Billy Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Salesi Rayasi, 10 Ruben Love, 9 Luke Campbell, 8 Ardie Savea (captain), 7 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 6 Devan Flanders, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Xavier Numia

 16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Pouri Rakete-Stones, 18 Alex Fidow, 19 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20 Brayden Iose, 21 Gareth Evans, 22 Cam Roigard, 23 Wes Goosen

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