Brumbies win in wet Auckland
Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor
Cape Town - The Brumbies have returned to winning ways, beating the Blues in their Super Rugby clash at a drenched Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.Click HERE for the full match commentary, line-ups and scorers
The Brumbies, who lost their previous two matches against the Crusaders and Waratahs, won 20-13 after leading 14-0 at half-time.
The Brumbies scored a try through scrumhalf Nic White, while centre Christian Lealiifano was on target with five penalties.
The Blues replied with a try by centre Rene Ranger and a conversion and penalty by flyhalf Chris Noakes. Replacement Baden Kerr was also on target with a penalty.
The Brumbies picked up four points for their victory and extended their lead atop the Australian Conference
, and moved to second in the Overall standings
The Blues picked up a point for losing by seven or fewer points, but stayed third and sixth in the New Zealand Conference
and the Overall log
In next weekend's Round 16
action, the Brumbies host the Hurricanes in Canberra (Friday, May 31 at 11:40), while the Blues travel to Dunedin to play the Highlanders (Saturday, June 1 at 09:35).
15 Charles Piutau, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Rene Ranger, 13 Francis Saili, 11 George Moala, 10 Chris Noakes, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Peter Saili, 7 Luke Braid, 6 Brendon O'Connor, 5 Ali Williams (captain), 4 Culum Retallick, 3 Angus Ta'avao, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tim Perry
Substitutes: 16 James Parsons, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Anthony Boric, 19 Kane Barrett, 20 Jamison Gibson-Park, 21 Baden Kerr, 22 Jackson WillisonBrumbies:
15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Joseph Tomane, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen (captain), 7 Colby Faingaa, 6 Peter Kimlin, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Scott Fardy, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Scott Sio
Substitutes: 16 Siliva Siliva, 17 Ruan Smith, 18 Jordan Smiler, 19 Fotu Auelua, 20 Ian Prior, 21 Robbie Coleman, 22 Clyde Rathbone