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Match officials: The referee is Damon Murphy. He will be assisted by Angus Gardner and Jordan Way. The TMO is James Leckie.
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The Blues go into the match without the injured Ioane brothers. Exciting rookie Anton Segner comes on to the blindside flank and Bryce Heem starts at outside centre.
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Blues: 15 Stephen Perofeta, 14 Mark Telea, 13 Bryce Heem, 12 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Finlay Christie, 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Dalton Papalii (c), 6 Tom Robinson, 5 Sam Darry, 4 James Tucker, 3 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 2 Kurt Eklund, 1 Alex Hodgman. Replacements: 16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Karl Tu’inukuafe, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Anton Segner, 21 Sam Nock, 22 Tanielu Tele’a, 23 Zarn Sullivan.
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Dan McKellar has made four changes to his starting side to take on the Blues, with flyhalf Noah Lolesio returning to the starting lineup.
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Brumbies: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Tom Wright, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Andy Muirhead, 10 Noah Lolesio, 9 Nic White, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Luke Reimer, 6 Tom Hooper, 5 Cadeyrn Neville, 4 Darcy Swain, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (c), 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Scott Sio. Replacements: 16 Billy Pollard, 17 James Slipper, 18 Sefo Kautai, 19 Nick Frost, 20 Rory Scott, 21 Ryan Lonergan, 22 Hudson Creighton, 23 Ollie Sapsford.
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In their last game, the Brumbies suffered a 26-37 loss to the Crusaders, while the Blues claimed a 53-26 win over the Reds.
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The Brumbies are in third on the table, while the Blues occupy first place.
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G'Day and welcome to the GIO Stadium in Canberra for our coverage of this Super Rugby Pacific clash between the Brumbies and the Blues.
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Kick-off! We are underway here in Canberra.
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TRY, BRUMBIES, SAMU! 5-0. Darcy Swain steals the lineout and Pete Samu drives over the tryline from close range.
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The Brumbies take the ball into the Blues' 22, but Tom Wright is tackled into touch.
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CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LOLESIO! 7-0. Lolesio adds the extras and the Brumbies have an early lead in Canberra.
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Caleb Clarke goes close to scoring for the Blues, but is held up over the tryline.
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The Blues win a penalty and kick for touch inside the Brumbies' 22.
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The Brumbies knock the ball on from the subsequent lineout and the Blues have the put in to the scrum just outside their own 22.
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The Brumbies win a penalty from a midfield scrum and kick for touch.
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The Blues exit and win a penalty for a high tackle on Caleb Clarke.
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The Blues are forced back behind the halfway line and Beauden Barrett has to kick possession away.
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The Blues win a penalty for offsides. Stephen Perofeta will have a shot at goal.
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PENALTY, BLUES, PEROFETA. 7-3. The Blues get on the scoreboard through Perofeta's penalty.
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Blues flank Dalton Papalii breaks through out wide and offloads to Mark Telea, who is held up over the tryline.
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Nic White's error gives the Blues a scrum five metres from the tryline.
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The Brumbies win a free kick and can exit their 22.
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The Blues win a breakdown penalty near the tryline.
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Roger Tuivasa-Sheck finds space out wide, but the Blues are held up over the tryline for the third time in the first half.
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The Blues win a breakdown penalty just outside the Brumbies 22 and kick for touch.
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The Brumbies are penalised from the subsequent maul and are given a team warning.
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YELLOW CARD, BRUMBIES, FAINGA'A! 7-3: Brumbies hooker Folau Fainga’a is sent to the sin bin for a no-arms tackle. The Blues opt for a five-metre scrum.
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NO TRY! Ekland's try ruled out by the TMO for a knock-on the build-up. The score remains 7-3 to the Brumbies.
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TRY, BLUES, EKLUND! 7-8. The Blues hooker scores to put the visitors into the lead.
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The Blues are awarded another penalty for offsides after a couple of phases of possession. Referee Damon Murphy has another chat with Brumbies captain Allan Alaalatoa.
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The Brumbies force the knock-on from the maul and Nic White clears to the 10-metre line.
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The Blues are back in the Brumbies 22 after Finlay Christie takes a quick-tap from a penalty.
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Yet another penalty to the Blues and they take a quick tap. They go left and Barrett finds Caleb Clarke. The ball is recycled and they change direction. Barrett then tries a clever grubber but it rolls over the dead-ball line.
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YELLOW CARD, BRUMBIES, SWAIN! 7-3: After repeated offences by the Brumbies and after warnings Swain is also sin-binned. 15 plays 13.
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The Blues opt for a scrum right in front and come away with another penalty. The Brumbies are defending well and the Blues are getting desperate. It's another Blues scrum. Can the Brumbies hold out? Folau Fainga’a is back so 15 plays 14.
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The Blues earn yet another scrum penalty. When will this end? The Blues want another scrum. It turns and we will have a reset.
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HALF-TIME: BRUMBIES 7-8 BLUES. The Blues lead by a point at the break in the Australian capital. They have enjoyed the bulk of the possession but the Brumbies defence have been awesome despite two yellow cards. An exciting 40 mins ahead.
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TRY, BLUES, BARRETT! 7-8: Who else? Christie gets it away despite pressure from White. Barrett sees a gap and runs at an angle to SCORE! Finally! Perofeta sends the conversion wide.
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Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
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Nic White kicks high and earns a penalty as two Blues players confuse each other to take the kick and as a result go offside.
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The Brumbies mess it up and the Blues feed a scrum five metres from their own line. The Blues clear and kick deep but the Brumbies counter.
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It's 10 patient Brumbies phases, as they make their way inside the Blues' 22.
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Oh dear! After that big build-up the Brumbies spill it in the tackle after 13 phases. The Brumbies are back to 15 men.
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It leads to a Blues scrum penalty and Barrett finds touch near halfway.
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James Tucker clears the line-out before Barrett kicks high but it's too deep and Muirhead takes a MARK!
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Muirhead is put under pressure after another MARK. The Brumbies go forward before the Blues come away with it. After some more up and down kicking Barrett takes it into the tackle.
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The kick forward bounces nicely for Perofeta and he offloads. The Blues appears to have scored but the TMO says NO TRY! There was a knock-on by Christie in the build-up.
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White clears the ball into touch just outside his own 22. The Blues come away with it and go wide before the ball is spilled. Nic White grabs the lose ball and runs 60 metres before he is hauled down by Clarke. The Brumbies earn a high-tackle penalty and go for the corner.
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TRY, BRUMBIES, FAINGA'A! 12-8: It leads to another penalty and Banks finds touch again. The rolling maul gets going and there's too much POWER before Folau Fainga’a SCORES!
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Lolesio fails to convert the try.
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White loses it in the tackle and Barrett leads the counter-attack. They string 8 phases together making it to the 22. The Blues have a penalty at the breakdown. What a run in the build-up by Hoskins Sotutu.
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They go for goal and Perofeta sends it WIDE! WHAT? How did he miss that?
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Perofeta is into a gap and the Blues are lining up on the right. They make their way back to the 22 and Barrett takes it further. After eight phases the Brumbies come away with it following a knock-on.
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After a few resets at the scrum the Brumbies clear it into touch near halfway.
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Great pressure by the Brumbies at a Blues line-out and they come away with it. A nothing-kick from Lonergan, who just came on hands possession back to the Blues.The Brumbies get it back and then spill it. Frantic stuff!
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Hoskins Sotutu clears it at the back of the scum and the Blues make good ground. The Blues earn a penalty and find touch 15 metres out.
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TRY, BLUES, TU'INUKUAFE! 12-13: The set-piece is secured and the Blues move through quick hands to Tuivasa-Sheck. They are initially stopped short before Karl Tu’inukuafe SCORES! Brilliant!
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CONVERSION, BLUES, PEROFETA! 12-15: Perofeta increases the narrow lead.
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The Brumbies go short to Muirhead and he is hauled down by Christie. Perofeta finds Banks with a long kick and he launch the counter-attack.
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The Brumbies clear a kick over halfway but finds Barrett. The Blues now make their way towards the Brumbies' 22.
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After seven phases the Blues secure an offside penalty right in front. They will have a shot at goal.
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PENALTY, BLUES, PEROFETA! 12-18: This time Perofeta sends it down the middle.
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Lolesio restarts with a deep kick. Perofeta finds Banks with a deep kick of his own. The Brumbies make their way to the 22 and after 10 phases the Brumbies have an offside penalty. Banks goes for the corner.
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TRY, BRUMBIES, POLLARD! 17-18: The line-out is secured and the driving maul is too GOOD and as a result Billy Pollard is OVER!
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CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LOLESIO! 19-18: Lolesio put the Brumbies in front with a minute to go.
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FULL-TIME: BRUMBIES 19-21 BLUES. What a game and what great defence from both teams. The Brumbies thought they did enough with a minute to go but then Barrett was there to spoil their party. Thank you for joining us.
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DROP GOAL, BLUES, BARRETT! 19-21: Bryce Heem is into a gap and makes good ground for the Blues. Sotutu takes it further and Romano takes it into contact. The Blues are inside the 22 after eight phases. The referee indicates a penalty advantage and Barrett steps back to sends a DROP through the MIDDLE! HOW ABOUT THAT?
Brumbies
Blues
3
Tries
2
3' Samu Peter
55' Fainga'a Folau
77' Pollard Billy
40' Barrett Beauden
68' Tuinukuafe Karl
2
Conversions
1
4' Lolesio Noah
79' Lolesio Noah
68' Perofeta Stephen
0
Penalties
2
17' Perofeta Stephen
75' Perofeta Stephen
0
Drop Goals
1
80' Barrett Beauden
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
15
Squad
15
Sio Scott
Fainga'a Folau
Alaalatoa Allan
Swain Darcy
Neville Cadeyrn
Hooper Tom
Reimer Luke
Samu Peter
White Nic
Lolesio Noah
Muirhead Andy
Simone Irae
Ikitau Len
Wright Tom
Banks Tom
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Hodgman Alex
Eklund Kurt
Tuungafasi Ofa
Tucker James
Darry Sam
Segner Anton
Papali'i Dalton
Sotutu Hoskins
Christie Finlay
Barrett Beauden
Clarke Caleb
Tuivasa-Sheck Roger
Heem Bryce
Telea Mark
Perofeta Stephen
8
Reserves
8
Slipper James
Lonergan Ryan
Kautai Sosefo
Sapsford Ollie
Frost Nick
Scott Rory
Creighton Hudson
Pollard Billy
17
21
18
23
19
20
22
16
Laulala Nepo
Riccitelli Ricky
Tuinukuafe Karl
Romano Luke
Nock Sam
Tele'a Tanielu
Choat Adrian
Sullivan Zarn