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As it happened: Brumbies 22-16 Bulls

2015-05-29 13:30
Last Updated at 20:00
29 May 14:06
29 May 13:31

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The Brumbies picked up four points for their victory and moved to the top of the Australian Conference and second into the Overall standings.

The Bulls picked up a point for losing by seven or fewer points and moved to second in the South African Conference and seventh in the Overall log.

In next weekend's Round 17 action, the Brumbies travel to Perth to play the Force (Friday, June 5 at 13:00), while the Bulls visit Melbourne to tackle the Rebels (Saturday, June 6 at 07:30).

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29 May 13:29

Well done to the Brumbies! It was a scrappy, error-prone game. The Bulls are simply making too many mistakes. Too many gaps in midfield, knock-ons out wide, while their scrum remains inconsistent.

29 May 13:26
FULL-TIME: Brumbies 22-16 Bulls
29 May 13:26
80' - The Bulls steal the Brumbies lineout... but then the hosts again win a turnover, before White kicks it out to end a somewhat scrappy game...
29 May 13:25
80' - But Basson gets bundled out on the wing. There is one last time for a lineout though...
29 May 13:24
79' - Oh dear, Nic White fails to find touch and the Bulls have one last chance to counter...
29 May 13:24
79' - Scrum penalty to the Brumbies. They kick to the corner to set up another lineout...
29 May 13:22
78' - The Brumbies have a scrum inside Bulls territory with less than two minutes remaining. Can they hold on for the win?
29 May 13:22
77' - Bulls attacking close to the 22m area, but again the Brumbies turn it over. Great work on the ground from Pocock...
29 May 13:20

75' - The Brumbies set up a lineout on the Bulls 22m line.

But it's a scrappy lineout, and Spies kicks ahead to bring play back into Brumbies territory...

29 May 13:19

74' - An error from the Brumbies as they kick out on the full. It gives the Bulls lineout just inside the Brumbies half...

However, mere moments later, the Brumbies win a penalty on the ground following the Bulls lineout...

29 May 13:18
73' - Bulls sub: Travis Ismaiel on for Rudy Paige. This means Francois Hougaard will move to scrumhalf...
29 May 13:17
73' - Chance gone begging for the Bulls as Jacques-Louis Potgieter is pinged for obstruction, running in front of his own player...
29 May 13:15
71' - The scrum collapses and the Bulls win a penalty. Pollard sets up a lineout just inside the Brumbies' 22m area...
29 May 13:14
70' - The Bulls have a scrum just inside the Brumbies half...
29 May 13:10

67' - CONVERSION by Pollard.

Brumbies 22-16 Bulls

29 May 13:09
67' - Loose forward Lappies Labuschagne barges over after a dominant driving maul from the Bulls.
29 May 13:09
67' - TRY to the Bulls!
29 May 13:08
66' - Another penalty to the Bulls ans now referee Marius van der Westhuizen gives the Brumbies an official warning...
29 May 13:07
65' - But the Bulls find themselves back in the red zone with an attacking lineout five metres out...
29 May 13:04
62' - A big scrum by the Brumbies sees them win a penalty and the opportunity to exit their own 22m area...
29 May 13:02
61' - The Brumbies do well to defend the Bulls driving maul and win a turnover...
29 May 13:01
60' - Kickable penalty to the Bulls but they must now go for tries, as Pollard sets up a lineout inside the Brumbies 22...
29 May 12:59

59' - CONVERSION slotted by Lealiifano.

Brumbies 22-9 Bulls

29 May 12:58
58' - An he rounds off with a spectacular dive as well. Weak defence out wide from the Bulls though...
29 May 12:58
57' - Henry Speight is over in the corner for his second try!
29 May 12:57
57' - TRY to the Brumbies!
29 May 12:56
57'- Attacking chance for the Brumbies inside the red zone now...
29 May 12:55
55' - Referee Marius van der Westhuizen now having a chat with both captains to get their players to calm down...
29 May 12:54
55' - Tempers flaring up here with plenty of off-the-ball niggle...
29 May 12:52
54' - Terrible from the Bulls. They swing it wide, only for Jurgen Visser to kick possession away, allowing the Brumbies to easily dot it down dead and set up a 22m kick-in...
29 May 12:50
52' - Scrum penalty to the Bulls after annihilating the Brumbies on that occasion. It's on halfway and Pollard sets up a lineout close to the Brumbies 22m line...
29 May 12:48
50' - Bulls sub: Jacques du Plessis replaces Deon Stegmann.
29 May 12:47
49' - Bulls sub: Nyakane on for Greyling.
29 May 12:46
48' - Kickable penalty to the Bulls but unfortunately for the men from Pretoria, Pollard's long-range attempt from the corner misses to the left...
29 May 12:44

46' - CONVERSION by Lealiifano.

Brumbies 15-9 Bulls

29 May 12:43
45' - Right wing Henry Speight scores next to the posts after breaking straight through the Bulls midfield. It came after a Brumbies scrum had been under some bit of pressure...
  • 80'

    From a line-out, close to the halfway line, White boots the ball into touch when he hears the full-time hooter. The Brumbies are victorious while the Bulls' misery on their Australasian tour continues. That's their third successive loss on their overseas trip while the victory means the Brumbies return to the top of the Australian Conference, albeit momentarily as the Waratahs must still play tomorrow.

  • 80'

    Brumbies 22 Bulls 16

  • 78'

    Jesse Kriel launches a counter-attack, from inside to his 22. After setting up a ruck, the ball goes out wide but it all comes to nothing as Engelbrecht knocks on a pass from Basson close to the halfway line.

  • 76'

    Du Plessis takes the ball into contact close to the halfway mark but is soon blown up for not releasing the ball on the ground. White puts the resulting penalty out on the edge of the visitors' 22.

  • 74'

    Pollard attacks the gainline inside the Brumbies' 22 but after hitting the deck, under a challenge from Lealiifano, he is dipossessed at the ruck by Pocock!

  • 71'

    The Brumbies front row are blown up for illegal scrummaging. Pollard kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the home side's 22-metre line.

  • 68'

    CONVERSION, BULLS, POLLARD. 22-16. Pollard slots the conversion to narrow the gap to six points.

  • 67'

    TRY, BULLS, LABUSCHAGNE! 22-14. The Bulls launch a drive from a line-out on the Brumbies' five-metre line and Lappies Labuschagne is in control at the base of the maul. When he spots the whitewash, he dives over for an easy five-pointer!

  • 65'

    Scott Fardy is penalised for obstruction during a Brumbies attack just outside the Bulls' 22. Pollard puts the resulting penalty out close to the home side's 22.

  • 63'

    The Bulls go on the drive from a line-out inside the Brumbies' 22 but Smiler does well to get to ball and manages to hold on for dear life. When the maul becomes static, it's the Brumbies who get the put-in at the resulting scrum.

  • 60'

    CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 22-9. Lealiifano makes no mistake from the kicking tee to put more daylight between his team and the visitors!

  • 59'

    TRY, BRUMBIES, SPEIGHT! 20-9. After striking through the middle with their forwards, the Brumbies take the ball wide and Speight is in the clear close to the Bulls' tryline. He has little trouble in handing off JJ Engelbrecht before diving over for his second try!

  • 57'

    Jacques du Plessis is penalised for entering a ruck from the side. White kicks for touch and puts the ball out inside the visitors' 22.

  • 55'

    The Bulls attack out wide and Visser joins the line at pace. He kicks ahead for Bjorn Basson to chase but his effort is over-cooked and Tomane dots down behind his try-line.

  • 53'

    There's more problems for the Brumbies at scrum time and their front row are pinged for deliberately wheeling the set-piece. Pollard puts the resulting penalty out on the Brumbies' 22-metre line.

  • 50'

    Pollard opts to take a shot at goal after the Brumbies are penalised for illegal scrummaging but is effort is wide of the mark.

  • 47'

    CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 15-9. Lealiifano adds the extras to extend the home side's lead!

  • 46'

    TRY, BRUMBIES, SPEIGHT! 13-9. Henry Speight runs onto a pass from White at a scrum, close to the halfway mark and slips past two weak tackles from Pollard and Odendaal! The cover defence is too slow to catch hom and he runs for about 45 metres before diving over!

  • 43'

    PENALTY, BULLS, POLLARD. 8-9. Pollard puts the visitors back in front with a sweetly-timed penalty, after Ben Alexander is blown up for illegal scrummaging.

  • 41'

    Pollard gets us underway with a high, hanging kick which Tomane gathers before going to ground just outside his 22.

  • 40'

    The Brumbies attack deep inside the Bulls' 22 and Stephen Moore and Mogg carry with great intent. It all comes to nothing, however as the Bulls win a turnover and Pollard scrambles the ball into touch. From the ensuing line-out, Moore is pinged for a crooked throw-in and that's the final act of the half. As the scoreline suggests, it was a close affair and there's still plenty to play for after the break.

  • 40'

    Brumbies 8 Bulls 6

  • 37'

    The Bulls are on the attack close to the halfway mark and Pollard offloads to Strauss, who is cornered by the defence. He manages to get a pass out to Francois Hougaard, who is shepherded into touch by Tomane.

  • 34'

    The Bulls take the ball through the phases with their forwards and Pollard drops into the pocket and tries to land a drop goal from about 30 metres out! His effort is to the right of the uprights, however.

  • 31'

    TRY, BRUMBIES, SMILER! 8-6. The Brumbies attack inside the Bulls' 22 and Pocock, Lealiifano and Coleman all get their hands on the ball. They win valuable ground and after Coleman is stopped deep inside the Bulls' 22, White offloads to Jordan Smiler, who came on as a replacement for the injured Sam Carter about five minutes ago, and he scores in the left-hand corner!

  • 28'

    The Bulls are awarded a penalty after the Brumbies are pinged for illegal scrummaging but Rudi Paige spurns the opportunity for them to kick at goal and takes a tap penalty! He offloads to Odendaal, who goes to ground on the edge of the Brumbies' 22 where David Pocock shows his class as he wins a crucial turnover!

  • 25'

    PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO. 3-6. Lealiifano narrows the gap to three points with a penalty after Arno Botha is pinged for holding onto the ball on the ground.

  • 23'

    PENALTY, BULLS, POLLARD. 0-6. Pollard adds another three-pointer, after White is penalised for obstructive running.

  • 21'

    Pollard launches an up-and-under and Joe Tomane shows great agility as he gathers the high ball close to the halfway line despite the attentions of several chasers!

  • 18'

    The Brumbies attack close to the Bulls' 22 and Tevita Kuridrani takes the ball into contact after running onto a flat pass from Lealiifano. He makes little headway, however, as he gets smashed in the tackle by Burger Odendaal.

  • 16'

    PENALTY, BULLS, POLLARD. 0-3. Pollard punishes Carter's indiscretion to open the scoring from the kicking tee for the visitors.

  • 15'

    The Bulls get another drive going from a drive but Sam Carter is soon penalised for entering the maul from the side.

  • 12'

    Lealiifano gets another chance to open the scoring from the kicking tee, after Grant Hattingh is penalised for not rolling away at a ruck. But, once again his effort is off target.

  • 9'

    Adriaan Strauss is pinged for not rolling away at a ruck. Nic White kicks for touch and puts the ball out inside the Bulls' 22.

  • 7'

    Lealiifano takes a shot at goal, after the Bulls are pinged for illegal scrummaging. His kick is to the right of the uprights, however.

  • 4'

    The Bulls launch a drive from a line-out close to their 10-metre line. They are soon awarded a penalty after the Brumbies try to collapse it illegally but Pollard fails to find touch when he tries to puts the ball out. Jesse Mogg launches a counter-attack and throws a long pass to Robbie Coleman close to the left-hand, before he kicks ahead.

  • 1'

    Christian Lealiifano gets us underway with a deep kick which Jurgen Visser gathers close to his tryline. He boots the ball upfield where Henry Speight gathers before setting off on an attacking run.

  • 0'

    Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has made six changes to his starting XV. There are two changes in the backline to the team that lost to the Chiefs last week as Jurgen Visser starts at full-back ahead of Jesse Kriel, who has been named on the bench for this match. Visser joined the squad on Monday in place of injured Jan Serfontein and with Kriel recovering from a knee contusion, Ludeke opted for the 30 Super Rugby cap full-back to start. This will be a first start for Visser since the opening week in February against the Stormers. Serfontein has been replaced by Burger Odendaal in the midfield. In the pack, there is a return for Adriaan Strauss, who was rested last weekend, with Callie Visagie moving to the bench, as well as a first start on tour for Grant Hattingh, who replaces Victor Matfield at lock. Matfield is rested in accordance with the SARU agreement. Dean Greyling rotates with Trevor Nyakane at loosehead and Arno Botha swaps places with Jacques du Plessis at the side of the scrum in the other change to the pack.

  • 0'

    Good day and welcome to our live coverage of this Super Rugby hit out between the Brumbies and the Bulls from GIO Stadium in Canberra. Don't go away! We'll return shortly with team news.

  • 0'

    The Brumbies welcome Wallaby prop Scott Sio back from a two month stint on the sidelines due to a knee injury. Matt Toomua could not prove his fitness after suffering a left ankle injury in Johannesburg earlier this month and is out for at least one more week. Robbie Coleman returns to the starting side to face the Bulls, bringing Nigel Ah Wong onto the bench in his place. Prop JP Smith will drop out of the matchday 23, providing an opportunity for up-and-comer Allan Alaalatoa to make an impact in the second half. Sio's return leaves the injured list looking short, with just Toomua, Fotu Auelua, Lausii Taliauli and Sean Doyle remaining on the sidelines.

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Brumbies Bulls
  • 3 Tries 1
    • 29' Jordan Smiler
    • 45' Henry Speight
    • 57' Henry Speight
    • 67' Pieter Labuschagne
  • 2 Conversions 1
    • 46' Christian Lealiifano
    • 59' Christian Lealiifano
    • 68' Handre Pollard
  • 1 Penalties 3
    • 24' Christian Lealiifano
    • 16' Handre Pollard
    • 22' Handre Pollard
    • 42' Handre Pollard
  • 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
  • Ita Vaea
  • Nicholas White
  • Christian Lealiifano
  • Joseph Tomane
  • Robbie Coleman
  • Tevita Kuridrani
  • Henry Speight
  • Jesse Mogg
  • 1
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Dean Greyling
  • Adriaan Strauss
  • Marcel Van der Merwe
  • Flip van der Merwe
  • Grant Hattingh
  • Deon Stegmann
  • Arno Botha
  • Pierre Spies
  • Rudy Paige
  • Handre Pollard
  • Bjorn Basson
  • Burger Odendaal
  • JJ Engelbrecht
  • Francois Hougaard
  • Jurgen Visser
  • Josh Mann-Rea
  • Allan Alaalatoa
  • Ruan Smith
  • Jordan Smiler
  • Jarrad Butler
  • Michael Dowsett
  • Nigel Ah Wong
  • James Dargaville
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Callie Visagie
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Jacques Du Plessis
  • Pieter Labuschagne
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Jacques-Louis Potgieter
  • Travis Ismaiel
  • Werner Kruger

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