Our referee is Angus Gardner. He will be assisted by Amy Perrett and Reuben Keane. The TMO is James Leckie.
Team Rebels: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty (c), 14 Andrew Kellaway, 13 Reece Hodge, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Ryan Louwrens, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Richard Hardwick, 6 Josh Kemeny, 5 Michael Stolberg, 4 Matt Philip, 3 Pone Fa’amausili, 2 Jordan Uelese, 1 Matt Gibbon. Replacements: 16 Efitusi Maafu, 17 Cameron Orr, 18 Jermaine Ainsley, 19 Trevor Hosea, 20 Esei Haangana, 21 Rob Leota, 22 Frank Lomani, 23 Andrew Deegan.
Team Brumbies: 15 Mack Hansen, 14 Andy Muirhead, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Tom Wright, 10 Noah Lolesio, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Tom Cusack, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Murray Douglas, 4 Darcy Swain, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (c), 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 James Slipper. Replacements: 16 Connal McInerney, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Tom Ross, 19 Lachlan McCaffrey, 20 Will Miller, 21 Issak Fines, 22 Bayley Kuenzle, 23 Len Ikitau.
The opening game of this competition between the Reds and the Waratahs was quite exciting and the Reds came out on top by 32-26.
Welcome to GIO Stadium for our live coverage of this Super Rugby AU clash between the Brumbies and the Rebels.
Kick-off! We are underway here in Canberra.
TRY, BRUMBIES, MUIRHEAD! 5-0: The Brumbies secure the first penalty at the breakdown and they set up an attacking line-out. They secure another penalty and after securing the line-out, Muirhead runs at an angle to SCORE!
CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LOLESIO! 7-0: Noah Lolesio slots the first kick.
The Rebels take a quick tap following a free-kick after a scrum and they gain an extra 10. They then earn a penalty at the breakdown and will have a shot at goal.
PENALTY, REBELS, TO'OMUA! 7-3: Matt To'omua slots a good kick.
The Brumbies secure a messy line-out ball, but the Rebels turn it over. It has been a scrappy start.
After a few resets at the scrum the Rebels come away with a penalty. Hardwick takes it away but again it is turned over.
Matt To'omua hooks his kick after yet another penalty against the Brumbies. When will these teams get going?
Yet another scrum penalty against the Brumbies and the Rebels take a quick tap. They almost mess it up and the roles are reversed when the Rebels are penalised at the breakdown.
The Brumbies have now conceded four scrum penalties. A great advert for Australian rugby, NOT!
PENALTY, REBELS, TO'OMUA! 7-6: Matt To'omua slots a good kick after the Brumbies are penalised for repeated offences.
TRY, BRUMBIES, POWELL! 12-6: The Rebels concede a penalty after a player is off his feet at the breakdown and the Brumbies set up an attacking line-out. Swain comes away with it and the Brumbies drive forward, before Powell steps over to SCORE! The conversion is missed.
The 1500 people who have been allowed in to watch this game live, are still waiting to get value for their money!
Hardwick and the Rebels make their way into the Brumbies half only to concede a penalty at the breakdown. Same old, same old.
TRY, BRUMBIES, FAAINGAA! 17-6: The Brumbies feed a line-out in the Rebels 22 after an offside penalty. They come away with it and Simone breaks into a gap. He offloads to Faingaa, to score! Finally!
CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LOLESIO! 19-6: Lolesio extends the lead with a good kick.
HALF-TIME: BRUMBIES 19-6 REBELS. Despite the Brumbies scoring three tries it has not been the best advertisement for Super Rugby AU compared to the great game yesterday. Please join us in a short while for the second half.
Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
The Rebels will need a good start to the half to stay in the game. An early offside penalty for the Rebels and they find a good touch.
TRY, BRUMBIES, WRIGHT! 24-6: A lovely break by Lolesio after securing the ball. He offloads to Wright on his outside and he scores in the corner. Much better! The conversion on the other hand is pushed wide!
A good penalty after some pressure to the Brumbies and they set up an attacking line-out. Cusack comes away with it and they drive forward. Great work by the Rebels to turn it over on their line.
The Rebels are penalised again and this time for not rolling away. They set up another line-out, but spill the ball in the tackle after securing the set-piece.
Sio is penalised deep inside Rebels territory and Hodge tries a long kick for touch, but misses. That has been the story for the Rebels.
TRY, REBELS, UELESE! 24-11: The Rebels are rewarded for some good attacking and secure a penalty in a good position. They secure the subsequent line-out and drive forward. Great work as they eventually go over and Uelese comes away with a try.
CONVERSION, REBELS, TO'OMUA! 24-13: To'omua slots a beauty!
Powell tries a box-kick, but the Brumbies are offside and concede a penalty. The Rebels set up a line-out.
TRY, REBELS, HAYLETT-PETTY! 24-18: They secure the line-out and charge forward. They then go wide and after six phases Dane Haylett-Petty scores an easy try.
CONVERSION, REBELS, TO'OMUA! 24-20: To'omua slots another beauty!
Muirhead breaks into Rebels territory, only for Powell to lose it forward.
PENALTY, REBELS, TO'OMUA! 24-23: After a few resets at the scrum the Rebels are awarded a penalty and they go for goal. To'omua makes no mistake!
The Rebels go over the top and the Brumbies secure a penalty. They make their way into Rebels territory for the first time in a long while. They feed a line-out inside the 22 and go wide and to the left, before conceding a penalty. Well done Maafu!
TRY, BRUMBIES, MILLER! 29-23: The Brumbies feed a lineout five metres out after a rare scrum penalty. They drive forward with force and Will Miller scores the winning try!
CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LOLESIO! 31-23: Lolesio nails the conversion. Great kick!
FULL-TIME: BRUMBIES 31-23 REBELS. A well deserved Brumbies victory and well done for holding on in the end. Thank you for joining us.