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Join us in 20 minutes for the kick off of this massive Super Rugby AU clash.
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The Reds have won all six of their matches thus far, including a 40-38 win in Canberra earlier this season. Victory over the Brumbies here will secure them top spot and a home final.
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BRUMBIES: Tom Banks, Andy Muirhead, Len Ikitau, Irae Simone, Tom Wright, Noah Lolesio, Nic White, Pete Samu, Tom Cusack, Rob Valetini, Cadeyrn Neville, Darcy Swain, Allan Alaalatoa (c), Folau Fainga'a, James Slipper Reserves: Lachlan Lonergan, Scott Sio, Sefo Kautai, Nick Frost, James Tucker, Ryan Lonergan, Bayley Kuenzle, Mack Hansen
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REDS: Bryce Hegarty, Jordan Petaia, Hunter Paisami, Hamish Stewart, Jock Campbell, James O'Connor (c), Tate McDermott, Harry Wilson, Fraser McReight, Angus Scott-Young, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Ryan Smith, Taniela Tupou, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Feao Fotuaika Reserves: Alex Mafi, Richie Asiata, Zane Nonggorr, Seru Uru, Liam Wright, Kalani Thomas, Josh Flook, Filipo Daugunu
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby AU fixture between the unbeaten Reds and the Brumbies at the Suncorp Stadium.
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KICK OFF! 0-0. We are underway for this clash of the titans. Who will come out on top tonight? Brumbies must win if they hope to host the final.
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Brumbies are putting on some early pressure but Reds defence is standing strong. The visitors eventually get the penalty inside the Reds territory. They opt for touch.
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Brumbies win another penalty and put it out. Can their maul do the trick?
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Lolesio misses the conversion to the left. Very tough kick against the right-hand touchline but he has a 91% kicking percentage this season.
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TRY! BRUMBIES! FAINGA'A! 0-5. Folau Fainga'a scores from the back of the maul, as he has done on so many occasions.
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Brumbies are looking really good with ball in hand. Samu down the touchline has space but a decent tackle puts him into touch on the Reds 22. The hosts are struggling to get any possession.
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Reds have an opportunity with a lineout on the Brumbies 22.
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TRY! BRUMBIES! BANKS! 0-10. O'Connor looks for space out wide but his pass is picked off by Banks who runs 60 meters to score.
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CONVERSION! LOLESIO! 0-12. Lolesio nails this from left-hand touch. Brilliant kick as the Brumbies take a 12 point lead.
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Reds getting some momentum now and they grow into the game. Thus far they have struggled to deal with the Brums physicality especially at the breakdown.
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PENALTY! REDS! O'CONNOR! 3-12. The Reds are on the board and will now look to start asserting some dominance.
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The Reds exits have been poor thus far and it is keeping them under pressure inside their own half.
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Wright should be over for a third Brumbies try but the pass is poor and Reds recover to make the tackle.
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The Reds win a scrum penalty and can clear their half. The lineout will be on the Brumbies 10m line.
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Brumbies on a warning now. Reds have a penalty on the Brumbies 22. Three points on offer.
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PENALTY! REDS! O'CONNOR! 6-12. Another three added as the Reds close the gap to six points.
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Brumbies starting to make silly errors. Forward pass on halfway will give the Reds another good attacking platform.
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Reds think they have scored but Hegarty knocked the ball forward in the tackle before scoring. Good call by the TMO.
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Errors from the Brumbies continue. A no arms tackle by Fainga'a gives the Reds a penalty on their own 5m line.
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HALF TIME! 6-15. Brumbies started very well but the Reds have come back into it. Brumbies defence has been very good though but as expected, this has been a titanic battle. Join us in a few minutes for the second half.
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PENALTY! BRUMBIES! WHITE! 6-15. Massive 55m penalty by White to close out the half.
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KICK OFF! 6-15. The second stanza is underway at Suncorp Stadium. The Reds are nine points behind, can they turn it around?
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Reds looking good with the ball but Brumbies defence holds firm again. Obstruction hands Brumbies a penalty.
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This time it is the Reds who defend well through 10+ phases around their 22. They win a turnover penalty as a result.
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Reds have a scrum on their own 10m line. No points in the second half yet.
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TRY! REDS! FLOOK! 11-15. What a well worked try that started with a O'Connor cross-kick to Campbell. They recycled and Flook scores in the left-hand corner.
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CONVERSION! O'CONNOR! 13-15. Brilliant conversion from the touchline by O'Connor. Two points in it now.
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Reds again can't exit and Brumbies win a penalty. They opt for touch opposed to the three points.
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TRY! BRUMBIES! WRIGHT! 13-20. Brumbies hit back immediately. They go to the maul and get an advantage. White goes wide and the dummy runners fool the Reds outside defenders which leaves Wright with a clear run to the line.
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CONVERSION! LOLESIO! 13-22. The nine point lead is restored as Lolesio converts from touch again.
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Reds can come back again. They have a penalty on halfway for a high tackle. Lineout is setup on the Brumbies 22. Big chance for the hosts.
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Reds have been messy at set piece but they have another chance here to attack inside the Brumbies half. They need to get it right now.
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Petaia makes a big play. No space so he kicks from his own half and finds touch inside the Brumbies 22. Reds lineout.
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TRY! REDS! PETAIA! 18-22. Reds hit back again. O'Connor puts an up an under in the air and Petaia rises, catches and scores. The Reds just won't go away.
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O'Connor misses the conversion. That is a big miss with the Reds now needing a try to win. Or two penalties but time is running out.
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Reds on fire now. Their tails are up and have a penalty inside the Brumbies half. They are going for the three points.
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PENALTY! REDS! O'CONNOR! 21-22. It is now a one point ball game. The Reds have fought hard to get back into it with the Brumbies starting to fall off the pace.
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Penalty to the Brumbies and they opt for touch. Lineout 10 meters from the Reds line.
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Brilliant defence as the Reds win a penalty on their own line. They can now get up field.
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Daugunu makes a huge tackle on Banks to force a knock-on. Scrum to the Reds inside Brumbies territory.
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Scrum penalty to the Reds. O'Connor can put the Reds in the lead for the first time here. It is not the easiest angle, about 35 meters out.
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PENALTY? REDS! O'CONNOR! 24-22. O'Connor has nailed it and the Reds lead!
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FULL TIME! 24-22. Brumbies lose by two again, much like the first game against the Reds. And it was yet again a game the Brumbies should have won, but found a way to lose it. Reds will host the Brumbies in the final regardless of what happens next weekend.
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The Brumbies go through 18 phases inside the Reds 22 and yet they fail to attempt a drop goal. Eventually they lose the ball and that's the game.
Reds
Brumbies
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Tries
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50' Joshua Flook
65' Petaia Jordan
6' Fainga'a Folau
15' Banks Tom
54' Wright Tom
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Conversions
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51' O'Connor James
16' Lolesio Noah
55' Lolesio Noah
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Penalties
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22' O'Connor James
31' O'Connor James
70' O'Connor James
76' O'Connor James
40' White Nic
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Drop Goals
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Yellow Cards
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Red Cards
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Squad
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Fotuaika Feao
Paenga-Amosa Brandon
Tupou Taniela
Smith Ryan
Salakaia-Loto Lukhan
Scott-Young Angus
McReight Fraser
Wilson Harry
McDermott Tate
O'Connor James
Campbell Jock
Stewart Hamish
Paisami Hunter
Petaia Jordan
Hegarty Bryce
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2
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6
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10
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12
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Slipper James
Fainga'a Folau
Alaalatoa Allan
Swain Darcy
Neville Cadeyrn
Valetini Robert
Cusack Tom
Samu Peter
White Nic
Lolesio Noah
Wright Tom
Simone Irae
Ikitau Len
Muirhead Andy
Banks Tom
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Reserves
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Mafi Alex
Asiata Richie
Nonggorr Zane
Uru Seru
Wright Liam
Thomas Kalani
Joshua Flook
Daugunu Filipo
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Lonergan Lachlan
Sio Scott
Kautai Sosefo
Frost Nick
Tucker James
Lonergan Ryan
Kuenzle Bayley
Hansen Mackenzie