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As it happened: Brumbies 23-6 Bulls

2016-05-06 11:15
Last Updated at 04:11
06 May 13:30

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The Brumbies picked up four points for their victory and moved to the top of the Australian Conference and into second spot in the Australasian Group.

The Bulls, who beat the Force in their opening tour match, left empty-handed and failed to pick up a point and remained second in the Africa Conference 1 and third in the South African Group.

In next weekend's Round 12 action the Brumbies travel to Melbourne to face the Rebels (Friday, May 13 at 11:45 SA time), while the Bulls conclude their tour against the Waratahs in Sydney (Saturday, May 14 at 11:45 SA time).

06 May 13:28

Well done to the Brumbies, who simply had too much for the Bulls today.

There were a few questionable calls from the referee, but to be quite frank, the Bulls didn't show much. Their execution was poor, while they also need to take a serious look at their discipline, having conceded 14 penalties.

06 May 13:26
FULL-TIME: Brumbies 23-6 Bulls
06 May 13:26
80'- The touchline wins as the hosts are bundled out to end the game...
06 May 13:25
79'- But the Bulls lose their own lineout and the Brumbies get one last chance to counter...
06 May 13:24
79'- Scrum penalty to the Bulls. It allows Schoeman to set up a lineout inside Brumbies territory...
06 May 13:23
77'- After nine phases of attack, the Brumbies knock it on. Scrum to the Bulls just outside their own 22m area...
06 May 13:20

75'- But Schoeman then opts to kick and promptly boots it out on the full.

It gives the Brumbies a lineout just outside the red zone. One more try will give the home side a try-scoring bonus point.

06 May 13:19
74'- Bulls looking to run from deep as time runs out...
06 May 13:18


Brumbies 8

Bulls 14

06 May 13:17
72'- Bulls sub: Jan Serfontein is replaced by Dan Kriel, the brother of Jesse.
06 May 13:16
71'- Bulls subs: Adriaan Strauss and Marcell van der Merwe off, replaced by Bandise Maku and Werner Kruger.
06 May 13:12
68' - But the Brumbies win another tighthead! What has happened to the Bulls scrum?!
06 May 13:11
67'- The Bulls opt to take a scrum five metres out...
06 May 13:10

67'- Some concern for Bulls skipper Adriaan Strauss, who is down with a sore knee.

But he'll soldier on...

06 May 13:09
66'- The Bulls win a penalty five metres from the Brumbies tryline, as Pocock is pinged at a ruck...
06 May 13:08


Brumbies 6

Bulls 7

06 May 13:07


Brumbies 37

Bulls 107

06 May 13:06
64'- However, some relief for the Bulls as skipper Strauss wins a penalty on the ground...
06 May 13:05
63'- Wow, the Brumbies win a scrum tighthead against the Bulls throw. It's just outside the red zone...
06 May 13:03
61'- Bulls sub: Lizo Gqoboka on for Trevor Nyakane.
06 May 13:02
61'- It also appears that Brummer has failed his concussion test, with Schoeman on permanently.
06 May 13:02
60'- Bulls sub: Rudy Paige on for Piet van Zyl.
06 May 13:00


Brumbies 276m

Bulls 133m

06 May 12:59


Brumbies 5

Bulls 12

06 May 12:58

58'- Lealiifano slots the CONVERSION from the corner.

Brumbies 23-6 Bulls

06 May 12:57
56'- Scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli, the man who started the move with a quick tap, finishes it off when he goes over in the corner.
06 May 12:57
56'- TRY to the Brumbies!
06 May 12:56
56'- Yet another Brumbies penalty, but scrumhalf Cubelli opts for a quick tap...
06 May 12:55
55'- Brumbies on the attack inside the red zone...
06 May 12:52
52'- Penalties stacking up against the Bulls now... this time Lealiifano is asked to find touch and he does just that, amidst a loud cheer from the crowd...
06 May 12:51
51'- It appears that Brummer has gone off for a concussion test...
06 May 12:50
51'- Bulls subs: Jannes Kirsten on for Arno Botha, while Tian Schoeman is also on for Francois Brummer.
06 May 12:49
51'- Let-off for the Bulls as Lealiifano misses the penalty attempt...
06 May 12:49
50'- Another kickable penalty for the hosts and Lealiifano will line up a shot - in the middle of the park, about 35m out...
06 May 12:48
49'- But for a THIRD time,  Aidan Toua fails to find touch with his penalty clearance. Just get someone else to kick it out for crying out loud!
06 May 12:47
48'- Scrum penalty to the Brumbies. I think this referee is guessing...
06 May 12:46
47'- Referee O'Keeffe cops a pass from Tomas Cubelli straight into the face! He then awards the Brumbies a scrum just inside Bulls territory...
06 May 12:44

45'- CONVERSION slotted by Lealiifano.

Brumbies 16-6 Bulls

06 May 12:43
44'- Right wing Nigel Ah Wong cuts into the backline and splits the Bulls defence to score next to the posts.
06 May 12:42
44'- TRY to the Brumbies!
06 May 12:42
43'- The Brumbies get a lineout just outside the red zone after another pretty average clearance from SP Marais...
06 May 12:41

42'- Brummer slots an easy PENALTY attempt.

Brumbies 9-6 Bulls

  • 81'

    BRUMBIES 23-6 BULLS. The Brumbies win the Bulls lineout and hold onto the ball until the hooter goes, the Brumbies put it out to end this. The Brumbies will be deilghted with the win.

  • 80'

    The Bulls set up a lineout 12 metres inside the Brumbies half.

  • 79'

    The scrum has to be reset.

  • 79'

    Scrum time penalty to the Bulls.

  • 78'

    Lost forward by the Brumbies and the Bulls have a scrum on their own 22.

  • 77'

    The Brumbies attack through nine phases.

  • 76'

    Dargaville gets into the Bulls 22 as the Brumbies hunt a bonus point.

  • 74'

    Basson takes a mark and then takes it quickly, he finds touch 15 metres from halfway.

  • 73'

    Lealiifano finds touch about 10 metres from halfway.

  • 72'

    Schoeman finds touch on the Brumbies 22. Brumbies lineout.

  • 72'

    Pocock gets a great steal and the Brumbies have a penalty on their own 22.

  • 71'

    Marais runs Lealiifano's kick out of his own 22.

  • 70'

    The Bulls penalised for losing their feet, bit of a tough call. Brumbies clear to halfway.

  • 69'

    Tighthead! The Brumbies Powell runs up towards the 22.

  • 68'

    The Bulls set a scrum five out.

  • 68'

    Scrum has to be reset.

  • 67'

    Pocock off his feet at the ruck five out and the Bulls have a penalty. Strauss is down injured so we will have to wait to see what the Bulls do with the penalty.

  • 66'

    Mann-Rea plays the halfback when the ball wasn't out and the Bulls set up a lineout five out.

  • 65'

    Strauss gets over the ball and wins a penalty, the Bulls clear towards halfway.

  • 64'

    Turned over by the Brumbies at the scrum and the Bulls have to tackle again.

  • 63'

    Toua knocks on as the Brumbies look to make it towards the Bulls 22. Bulls scrum 30 metres out.

  • 62'

    Kriel runs out of playing surface and the Brumbies have a lineout just inside their own half.

  • 62'

    Marais kicks straight into touch and the Brumbies have a lineout 10 metres inside the Bulls half.

  • 61'

    The Bulls kick ahead but Kriel can't prevent the ball being cleared to about 35 metres out. Lineout to the Bulls.

  • 60'

    The Bulls finally enter the Brumbies 22.

  • 59'

    Bulls lineout just outside the Brumbies 22.

  • 58'

    CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 23-6: Good kick from wide out to add two.

  • 57'

    TRY, BRUMBIES, CUBELLI! 21-6: Cubelli snipes short-side and goes straight over.

  • 56'

    The Brumbies maintain possession in the Bulls 22. Cubelli takes a tap penalty and the Brumbies are just short.

  • 55'

    Basson knocks on trying to effect a steal, scrum to the Brumbies on the Bulls 22.

  • 54'

    The Brumbies are knocked back into their own half before they kick back.

  • 52'

    The crowd ironically cheers as Lealiifano finds touch with a penalty.

  • 51'

    Lealiifano misses his kick for goal after the Bulls are penalised for not rolling away.

  • 50'

    The Brumbies rumble it back into the Bulls half.

  • 49'

    Scrum time penalty, Lealiifano misses touch!

  • 48'

    The referee cops one in the ear, the Brumbies had possession so they have a scrum feed.

  • 47'

    The Brumbies turn it over 35 metres from their own line and counter.

  • 46'

    CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 16-6: Lealiifano adds two from the tee.

  • 45'

    TRY, BRUMBIES, AH WONG! 14-6: Great angle from Ah Wong who bursts through and has the pace to get to the line.

  • 43'

    PENALTY, BULLS, BRUMMER! 9-6: The Brumbies offside twice and Brummer gets the Bulls on the board early in the second half.

  • 41'

    Cubelli rumbles up towards the Bulls 22 as the hooter blows.

  • 41'

    BRUMBIES 9-3 BULLS. Moore knocks on and the half ends.

  • 41'

    Brummer kicks off for the Bulls and the second half is alive!

  • 41'

    Strong attack from the Bulls and they have an advantage.

  • 39'

    The Brumbies enter the Bulls half and it touches a Bulls player before going into touch just about 15 metres inside the Bulls half.

  • 38'

    A great Bulls attack ends as Basson plays it on the ground and the Brumbies kick to touch. Basson wasn't tackled so the call is puzzling.

  • 37'

    Bulls lineout on halfway after the Brumbies kick to touch.

  • 36'

    Lost in contact and the Brumbies have it back in their own 22.

  • 35'

    The Bulls bring it up to halfway.

  • 33'

    van der Merwe loses his bind and is penalised but Toua fails to find touch! The Bulls can run it back.

  • 32'

    The scrum goes down and has to be reset.

  • 31'

    The Bulls knock on and the Brumbies have a scrum, they win a free kick and reset the scrum.

  • 30'

    High ball from Brummer taken by Toua after an aerial duel with Ismaiel. The Brumbies build from the back.

  • 28'

    Scrum time penalty to the Bulls.

  • 27'

    Toua kicks a penalty kick dead and the Bulls take a scrum just outside their own 22.

  • 25'

    Van Zyl in front of the kicker and the Brumbies use the Penalty to clear to halfway.

  • 24'

    Great tackle by Orie on Cubelli but the Brumbies hold on to it in their own 22.

  • 23'

    PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 9-3: The Brumbies lose it over the line but the referee was playing advantage and Moore has opted to take the shot at goal. Lealiifano adds three from the tee.

  • 21'

    Cubelli takes a quick tap free kick after the Bulls push early.

  • 21'

    The Brumbies are just five metres from the Bulls line.

  • 20'

    Marais knocks on gathering the high ball, Brumbies scrum just outside the Bulls 22.

  • 19'

    Butler takes the restart well for the Brumbies.

  • 18'

    PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 6-3: Lealiifano gives the Brumbies the Lead after Strauss failed to support his weight at the breakdown.

  • 17'

    Butler blasts through Snyman and The Brumbies rumble over the Bulls 10 metre line.

  • 16'

    PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 3-3: Lealiifano has a shot at goal after a penalty at the breakdown and he nails a long kick!

  • 13'

    The Brumbies spread it wide but an attempted kick hits a Bulls player and goes out just inside the Brumbies half.

  • 12'

    Serfontein loses it into touch and the Brumbies have a lineout 10 metres inside their own half.

  • 11'

    The Brumbies defense drives the Bulls back into their own half but they still have the ball.

  • 10'

    Scrum time penalty to the Bulls again! The Bulls will feed a lineout just inside the Brumbies half.

  • 9'

    The Brumbies hold up the Bulls maul and win the turnover. Scrum to the Brumbies just outside the BUlls 22.

  • 8'

    The scrum has to be reset.

  • 8'

    Scrum time penalty to the Bulls, they clear up towards halfway.

  • 7'

    Knocked on at the lineout by the Brumbies, important scrum for the Bulls.

  • 6'

    Toua knocks a penalty out five out from the Bulls line. Positive play from the Brumbies.

  • 5'

    Moore drives into the Bulls 22. The Brumbies hold onto it through the phases.

  • 4'

    PENALTY, BULLS, BRUMMER! 0-3: Scrum time penalty and Brummer will have shot at goal. Great kick by Brummer and the Bulls lead.

  • 2'

    First scrum of the match has to be reset.

  • 1'

    Lealiifano kicks off and we are off in Canberra.

  • 1'

    The Brumbies turn it over but they knock on and the Bulls have a scrum 10 metres inside the Brumbies half.

  • 0'

    Greetings rugby fans and welcome to our coverage of the Super Rugby clash between the Brumbies and the Bulls from GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

  • 0'

    Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham has made five changes to his starting XV. Tomás Cubelli and Christian Lealiifano remain the half-back pairing while the versatile Robbie Coleman gets his first start at inside centre after Matt Toomua ? who was initially named to start ? was ruled out with a knee injury while James Dargaville gets promoted from the bench into the left wing position. Flankers David Pocock and Scott Fardy start alongside number eight Jarrad Butler in the back row. Rory Arnold replaces Tom Staniforth in the second row while Wallaby captain Stephen Moore returns from injury to pack down alongside Ben Alexander and Scott Sio in a new-look front row.

  • 0'

    Bulls head coach Nollis Marais named an unchanged team after last weekend's triumph over the Western Force in Perth. There is one change on the bench, with Dan Kriel getting his first run on tour and Dries Swanepoel dropping out of matchday squad. Jason Jenkins has not recovered from his niggle and was not considered, but Bjorn Basson overcame an ankle sprain and is fit to face the Australians, the Springbok hooker captains the side.

  • 0'

    The Brumbies are in the midst of a mini slump in recent weeks. After beating the Waratahs 26-20 in their Australian derby in Sydney in Round Eight, they suffered a heavy 40-14 defeat against the Crusaders in Canberra, and came off second best against the Highlanders in Invercargill last weekend, going down 23-10.

  • 0'

    The Bulls head into this encounter brimming with confidence after winning six and drawing one of their last seven fixtures. They kicked off their Australian tour in style with an impressive 42-20 victory over the Western Force last week. Prior to that, they had a bye in Round Nine which were preceded by impressive performances during convincing triumphs over the Kings and Reds.

  • 0'

    The Bulls have won only one of the last five contests against the Brumbies, History favours the hosts.

Jump to

Brumbies Bulls
  • 2 Tries 0
    • 44' Nigel Ah Wong
    • 56' Tomas Cubelli
  • 2 Conversions 0
    • 45' Christian Lealiifano
    • 57' Christian Lealiifano
  • 3 Penalties 2
    • 15' Christian Lealiifano
    • 17' Christian Lealiifano
    • 22' Christian Lealiifano
    • 3' Francois Brummer
    • 42' Francois Brummer
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Scott Sio
  • Stephen Moore
  • Ben Alexander
  • Rory Arnold
  • Sam Carter
  • Scott Fardy
  • David Pocock
  • Jarrad Butler
  • Tomas Cubelli
  • Christian Lealiifano
  • James Dargaville
  • Robbie Coleman
  • Tevita Kuridrani
  • Nigel Ah Wong
  • Aidan Toua
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Adriaan Strauss
  • Marcel Van der Merwe
  • RG Snyman
  • Marvin Orie
  • Pieter Labuschagne
  • Arno Botha
  • Hanro Liebenberg
  • Piet van Zyl
  • Francois Brummer
  • Bjorn Basson
  • Jan Serfontein
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Travis Ismaiel
  • SP Marais
  • Josh Mann-Rea
  • Allan Alaalatoa
  • Ruan Smith
  • Thomas Staniforth
  • Blake Enever
  • Jordan Smiler
  • Joe Powell
  • Lausii Taliauli
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Bandise Maku
  • Lizo Gqoboka
  • Werner Kruger
  • Jannes Kirsten
  • Roelof Smit
  • Rudy Paige
  • Tiaan Schoeman
  • Dan Kriel

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