Super Rugby moves to Australia in the second Super Rugby match on Saturday as the Brumbies host the Sharks in Canberra.
These teams have played each other 19 times since 1998 and the Brumbies have won 10 matches and lost 9. This gives the Brumbies an overall record of winning 53% of their matches against the Sharks.
- Three of the last four games between these teams has seen the away side on the day emerge victorious, including a 27-22 win to the Sharks in their last meeting.
- The Brumbies haven’t won a home game against a team from outside Australia since Round 14, 2016 (v Sunwolves), losing six such games since.
- The Sharks have left with competition points from all but one of their last seven games in Australia, picking up four wins and two losing bonus points in that time.
- The Sharks have made 18 clean breaks per game this season, more than any other side in the competition; only two players have made more clean breaks than Makazole Mapimpi (8) this season, who has played just twice.
- Only Damian de Allende (55) has made more carries this season than the Brumbies’ Isi Naisarani (48).
We are waiting for the kick off.
The Brumbies kick off and the match is underway.
1.00: Penalty to the Brumbies after a powerful drive from Rory Arnold. Lealiifano kicks for touch.
3.00: The Brumbies win the line out but there is a knock on.
4.00: Scrum penalty to the Brumbies. Lealiifano chooses to have a shot at the posts. It’s just inside their half.
6.00: Wharenui Hawera takes the shot. 52m out and he nails it.
10.00: The Brumbies have the advantage and press the Sharks back in their 22. When nothing cones of their attacks they are called back for a penalty – joining the ruck incorrectly. Brumbies kick for touch.
11.00: The Brumbies win the line out but get pushed across the field and into touch.
12.00: The Sharks go long with the line out and it is not straight. Brumbies scrum.
15.00: The Brumbies have a scrum in front of the posts but Scott Sio infringes and the Sharks are awarded a penalty. The Sharks kick for touch.
16:00: Tyler Paul comes as a blood replacement. The Brumbies win a line out and drive the ball to the posts where they suck the defenders in. The Brumbies go wide to Lausii Taliauli who scores in the corner untouched. TRY!
18.00: Hawera adds the conversion.
22.00; The Brumbies attack and Joe Powell sells a dummy which fools the Sharks, he runs and then chips the ball but it goes into touch.
24.00: The Brumbies continue to keep the Sharks pinned deep in their half but this time the Sharks win a scrum penalty (Sio again). They kick for touch and find it just inside their half.
28.00: Penalty to the Sharks in the Brumbies 22.
29.00: Robert du Preez takes the shot and nails it.
33.00: The Sharks are getting a lot more into the game and controlling the ball more.
35.00: The Sharks go through six phases and win a penalty. Lachlan McCaffrey is yellow carded and the Sharks kick for touch and the line out.
38.00: Scrum put in to the Brumbies.
39.00: The Brumbies win a penalty from the scrum. They kick for touch.
40.00: The Brumbies are still a man down. The Brumbies win the line out and run the ball. The Sharks get the ball and chip it upfield but the Brumbies get back and kick the ball into touch.
It’s half time. Christian Lealiifano limps off with the medics.
The half time score was Brumbies 10 Sharks 3
The Sharks kick off and the second half is underway.
41.00: The Brumbies win a scrum and attack down the wing.
42.00: The Sharks defend and drive the Brumbies into touch
43.00: The Sharks win the line out and spread the ball wide out to Makazole Mapimpi who chips the ball ahead and chases. The Brumbies just get to the ball before him.
46.00: Joe Powell breaks from the back of the scrum. The Brumbies use the inside pass and get the ball to Henry Speight who gets to the line and scores. Andre Esterhuizen is injured in the build up and has to leave the field.
48.00: Hawera misses the conversion.
51.00: The Sharks drive the Brumbies back to their trryline. The Sharks win a penalty for joining the ruck incorrectly. The Sharks take the lineout.
52.00; The Sharks win the line out and try to drive the line out. The Brumbies push them out but Allan Alaalatoa goes up the side and is yellow carded for his offence.
53.00: The Sharks take the line out option again. The Sharks win the line out and drive over the line but are held up. 5m scrum.
55.00: The Sharks continue to bash away at the trtyline and Thomas du Toit goes over for the Sharks, TRY!
57.00: Du Preez adds the conversion.
58.00: Scott Sio has been replaced.
59.00: Rory Arnold comes off for the Brumbies.
60.00: Penalty to the Brumbies as the Sharks front row collapses in the scrum.
61.00: Hawera lines up the posts for the kick. He nails it.
62.00: Penalty to the Brumbies as the Sharks are ahead of the kicker in the restart. The Brumbies are back to 15 players.
63.00: Scrum penalty to the Brumbies – front row collapsing. Hawera will have a kick.
65.00: Hawera strikes it well and nails the kick.
68.00: Curwin Bosch has a run down the wing but just clips the line and is in touch. There is a bit of push and shove and a penalty is awarded to the Brumbies against Marius Louw for coming in after and pushing from behind.
71.00: Hawera takes the kick and he nails it again.
75.00: The Brumbies win a line out and worrk the ball into the Sharks 22 where they concede a penalty.
76.00: The Sharks win a line out and spin the ball out to Curwin Bosch who races down the wing and scores. TRY!
77.00: Du Preez adds the conversion. Th Sharks could sneak a draw.
80.00: The Brumbies defend as the siren sounds and they win a penalty.
81.00: Lealiifano kicks the ball into touch and the Brumbies have won.
The full time score is Brumbies 24 (10) Sharks 17 (3)
Tries – L.Taliauli, H.Speight
Pen – W.Hawera 4
Con – W.Hawera
Cards – L.McCaffrey (35th min yellow), A. Alaalatoa (52nd min yellow)
Tries – T.du Toit, C.Bosch
Pen – R.du Preez
Con – R.du Preez 2
Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant Ref 1:Will Houston
Assistant Ref 2:James Leckie
TMO :Ian Smith
15 Andrew Muirhead, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Christian Lealiifano (captain), 11 Lausii Taliauli, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Tom Cusack, 6 Lachlan McCaffrey, 5 Blake Enever, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Faingaa, 1 Scott Sio
Replacements : 16 Connal McInerney, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin, 19 Richie Arnold, 20 Lolo Fakaosilea, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 James Dargaville, 23 Tom Banks
15. Curwin Bosch, 14. Kobus van Wyk, 13. Lukhanyo Am, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. Makazole Mapimpi, 10. Robert du Preez, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Tera Mtembu, 7. Jacques Vermeulen, 6. Wian Vosloo, 5. Stephan Lewies, 4. Ruan Botha (c), 3. Thomas du Toit, 2. Akker van der Merwe, 1. Tendai Mtawarira, ,
Replacements: 16. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17. Juan Schoeman, 18. John-Hubert Meyer, 19. Tyler Paul, 20. Jean-Luc du Preez, 21. Cameron Wright, 22. Marius Louw, 23. Lwazi Mvovo