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TRY! Jesse Mogg scores for the 13-man Brumbies! They play the Hurricanes next week, Waratahs v Highlanders #STOvBRU pic.twitter.com/YQcB3jEoYz— Fox Sports Rugby (@FOXRugbyLive) June 20, 2015
TRY! Jesse Mogg scores for the 13-man Brumbies! They play the Hurricanes next week, Waratahs v Highlanders #STOvBRU pic.twitter.com/YQcB3jEoYz
A terrible performance from the Stormers. They simply fail to pitch - as is so often the case in knockout games when it really matters. A lack of composure and poor execution of skills!
Give credit to the Brumbies though, who outsmarted their opponents. They were simply better in all departments tonight!
Schreuder feeds under locks feet - Stormers have a man up in scrum - Brumbies win tighthead! Take that to your maths teacher— JudgeRugby (@JudgeRugby) June 20, 2015
Schreuder feeds under locks feet - Stormers have a man up in scrum - Brumbies win tighthead! Take that to your maths teacher
Scott Fardy sin binned as the Brumbies go down to 13 men with 5 mins to play. FOLLOW: http://t.co/qznyak4GIP #STOvBRU pic.twitter.com/z3hy53ECti— Fox Sports Rugby (@FOXRugbyLive) June 20, 2015
Scott Fardy sin binned as the Brumbies go down to 13 men with 5 mins to play. FOLLOW: http://t.co/qznyak4GIP #STOvBRU pic.twitter.com/z3hy53ECti
74'- A dominant driving maul from the Stormers is collapsed which sees Scott Fardy YELLOW CARDED!
Brumbies down to 13 men...
73'- RED CARD!
Speight is sent off for a dangerous tip tackle.
73'- After 13 phases of attack on the Brumbies line, a poor pass from Kolbe sees another promising chance gone awry for the Stormers.
That is no it folks, game over. There's not enough time left for the Stomrers to score three times...
Replacements for the Brumbies: Mann-Rea on for Moore and Butler on for Vaea.— Brumbies (@BrumbiesRugby) June 20, 2015
Replacements for the Brumbies: Mann-Rea on for Moore and Butler on for Vaea.
66'- NO TRY
There was also a high tackle from Mogg on Leyds, which TMO Deon van Blommestein spots and instructs the referee to award a penalty to the Stormers.
It also looked like Tomane's foot may have touched the chalk in any case...
66'- TMO CALL
Tomane is claiming another try in the corner!
Leyds made a terrible mess of a kick from White, before the Brumbies wing pounced to dot down in the corner, but was he out?
For all their 2nd half tenacity, stark fact remains Stormers trail 5-1 in tries, at home.— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) June 20, 2015
For all their 2nd half tenacity, stark fact remains Stormers trail 5-1 in tries, at home.
63'- CONVERSION slotted by Lealiifano.
Stormers 19-34 Brumbies
62'- TRY awarded to Ita Vaea!
No problem there. The move started after another turnover which saw the visitors counter-attack...
62'- TMO CALL
Big No 8 Ita Vaea is seemingly over.
Referee Jaco Peyper says he saw a grounding, but wants the TMO to give him "a reason to not award it"...
60'- PENALTY slotted by Catrakilis.
Stormers 19-27 Brumbies
Should have made that sub at half time. Gotta get ur basics right!— AB Zondagh (@ABZondagh) June 20, 2015
Should have made that sub at half time. Gotta get ur basics right!
57'- Stormers sub: Finally sanity prevails as Ntubeni replaces Mbonambi at hooker.
This after 6 lineouts were lost!
57'- LINEOUTS LOST
Brumbies pinch it again!!!! Great work at the breakdown on our own line is helping the Brumbies big time. Still 27-16. 23 minutes left.— Brumbies (@BrumbiesRugby) June 20, 2015
Brumbies pinch it again!!!! Great work at the breakdown on our own line is helping the Brumbies big time. Still 27-16. 23 minutes left.
50' - PENALTY slotted by Lealiifano.
Stormers 16-27 Brumbies
48'- PENALTY slotted by Catrakilis.
Stormers 16-24 Brumbies
Lealiifano cannot convert at the hooter goes followed by the final whistle.
The Brumbies have come to Newlands and dominated the home side in most aspects of the game. The Stormers didn''''t offer much on attack while the Brumbies took every chance that came their way today, scoring four tries by half-time. Tomane managed three of those. The Stormers were slightly better in the second half but their lineout remained pitiful, like it has for much of the season. Their attacking play was also extremely static and very predictable. Despite the Brumbies been reduced to 13 men for the final 5 minutes of the game, the Stormers had nothing left. The Brumbies however, managed to put the final nail in the coffin as Mogg got over as the hooter sounded.
Stormers 19 Brumbies 39
TRY. BRUMBIES. MOGG! 19-39. Brilliant by the Brumbies as they turn the ball over just outside the Stormers 22m area. The ball is shifted quickly to the right where Mogg goes over unopposed.
The Brumbies have won a tighthead on their own line. White clears upfield.
Fair play to Speight, he went over to de Jongh and apologised. The Brumbies will play with 14 men for the last six minutes.
YELLOW CARD. BRUMBIES. FARDY. The Brumbies flanker is in the bin for cynical play as he sacks a rampant Stormers maul.
After 13 phases the ball try to go wide to the left, a poor pass allows Mogg to collect. Senatla easily hauls him in but Pocock kicks the loose ball into the Stormers 22m area. The TMO is called to check possible dirty play. Speight has driven de Jongh into the ground. This might be a red card.
RED CARD. BRUMBIES. SPEIGHT. The Brumbies winger has been given a red card!
The do win the lineout and take the ball through a number of phases close the Brumbies line.
Catrakilis kicks in behind the Brumbies backline and Mogg can only take the ball out under pressure from Kolbe. The home side have a lineout in the Brumbies 22m area. Can they win their own throw?
The Stormers botch another lineout in the Brumbies 22m area. The Brumbies break free with Kuridrani but he inexplicably knocks on with no one around him.
The TMO has been called into action again, Tomane might have scored after a comedy of errors by the Stormers. Leydts tried to field the ball, lost control near his own try line. Tomane collected the ball and seemed to press it despite his whole body been over the touchline but still in the air.
The TMO has ruled that Mogg tackled Leydts illegally.
CONVERSION. BRUMBIES.LEALLIIFANO 19-34. Lealliifano adds more salt into the wounds of the Stormers as he adds the extras.
The Brumbies moves straight back onto the attack, they move to within a metre of the Stormers line. Vaea goes close and the TMO is called into action.
TRY. BRUMBIES. VAEA. 19-32. The big Brumbies No.8 has managed to get the ball down. That is the fifth try for the visitors.
PENALTY. STORMERS. CATRAKILIS. 19-27. He really doesn't miss much does the Stormers pivot. He makes no mistake with this attempt either. The Brumbies lead is cut to 8 points.
An absolute monster of a scrum from the Stormers leads to a penalty as they march the Brumbies backwards. Catrakilis will kick at goal from right in front and around 42m out.
The Stormers lose another lineout, luckily the Brumbies knock-on.
The Stormers maul the ball to within the 2m of the Brumbies line before it goes to ground. De Allende goes close and then the Brumbies do brilliantly to win the ball on the ground and clear downfield.
Speight is penalised for a late tackle. Catrakilis sets up another lineout in the Brumbies 22m area. Can they win this lineout?
Mogg is penalised from not realising De Jongh after making an excellent tackle on him. The Stormers opt for a lineout in the Brumbies 22m area. The throw is too deep and gifts the ball to the Brumbies.
PENALTY. BRUMBIES. LEALLIIFANO 16-27. The Brumbies fly-half makes no mistake from right in front.
Now the Brumbies have a penalty right in front of the uprights. Lealiifano will kick at goal.
PENALTY. STORMERS. CATRAKILIS. 16-24. Catrakilis makes no mistake. The Brumbies lead is cut to 8 points.
The Stormers surge downfield again, the Brumbies are pinged for off-side. Catrakilis will have a shot at goal to further cut into the Brumbies lead.
CONVERSION. STORMERS. CATRAKILIS. 13-24. The Stormers fly-half adds the extra two points. The home side are back in this.
TRY. STORMERS. KOLBE. 11-24 Well is that the catalyst? Toomua throws a speculator and Kolbe intercepts and is away in a flash. No one can catch him! The Stormers needed a fast start to the second half and they have it.
The Stormers mess up another attacking lineout allowing the Brumbies to clear downfield.
Early penalty to the Stormers as Vaea goes offside at a maul. Catrakilis sets up a lineout in the Brumbies 22m area.
The Brumbies steal the lineout, they are bashing away 1m from the Stormers line.
TRY. BRUMBIES. SIO. 6-22. What a blow that is to the home side. Sio has forced his way over from close in with some immense strength.
CONVERSION. BRUMBIES.LEALLIIFANO 6-24. Lealliifano makes no mistake adding to the home sides misery.
Stormers 6 Brumbies 24
Catrakilis gets the second half underway, they have a lot to do!
A few phases of promising Stormers attacks comes to an abrupt end as they cannot protect the ball at a ruck and Fardy hacks ahead and out inside the Stormers 22m area.
Senatla kicks ahead but cannot beat White to the ball. The nuggety scrum-half dots the ball down.
A strong scrum from the Stormers leads to a penalty as the Brumbies are adjudged to have deliberately collapsed the set-piece.
A promising Brumbies attack comes to an end as Fardy throws a forward pass.
The Stormers win a penalty as the Brumbies infringed at a ruck. Catrakilis will kick at goal.
PENALTY. STORMERS. CATRAKILIS. 6-17. No mistake from the Stormers pivot as he slots the ball over from around 42m out.
Far better from the home side as de Allende kicks the ball downfield with Senatla showing some gas as he goes around a few Brumbies players. The winger attempts to dink the ball over the line but he has overcooked it and it flies over the dead ball line.
Carr is off for the Stormers, he is replaced by Notshe.
CONVERSION. BRUMBIES.LEALLIIFANO. 3-17. Lealliifano makes no mistake with his conversion attempt. The Brumbies are in total control.
TRY. BRUMBIES. TOMANE. 3-15. The Brumbies are under some pressure as Groom manages catch Vaea in posession at the base of the scrum. He shovels the ball out to Tomane on the left who takes it flat-footed. Leydts attempts to tackle him, but the Brumbies winger hands him off and everything opens up down the left-hand side as he speeds around some Stormers defenders to score his hat-trick.
After the Stormers take the ball through 7 phases, Fardy manages to get over the ball and wins a penalty for the Brumbies.
Catrakilis sets up a 5m attacking lineout.
The Stormers surge onto the attack after de Allende breaks the line! The Brumbies are penalised for offside 5m from their own line.
A fair amount of aerial ping-pong from both sides, the Brumbies knock-on, gifting the ball to the Stormers.
First scrum of the match. We have a reset.
A very solid scrum from the Stormers despite the Brumbies best effort to get a second shove going. Catrakilis clears downfield and in behind Tomane. Mogg fields and clears.
Lealliifano misses again with a difficult conversion attempt.
TRY. BRUMBIES. TOMANE. 3-10. Another try to the winger. Leydts did well to take a high bomb, but an excellent tackle by Speight turned the ball over to the visitors. They quickly sent it to the left to send over Tomane in the same corner he scored earlier.
PENALTY. STORMERS. CATRAKILIS. 3-5. The Stormers fly-half slots over from close in. The Stormers are on the board.
After struggling to free the ball up from the maul, first Kolisi and then de Allende make metres. The Brumbies are penalised for offside again. Alexander the guilty party this time.
The Brumbies cannot win their own lineout and the Stormers break upfield with Senatla prominent. The Stormers win a penalty as the Brumbies are adjudged off-side. Catrakilis kicks for the line. The Stormers have a lineout 17m from the Brumbies line.
Despite having possession, the Stormers are penalised for a side entry into a ruck. White opts to setup a lineout deep in the Stormers half.
Groom kicks downfield again. That is his third in six minutes. Mogg collects and kicks the ball out on the Stormers 10m line.
Toomua is off for a concussion test after a heavy tackle in the build up to that try.
Lealliifano can''t convert from the left-hand touchline.
Carr does brilliantly to win a turnover. Groom tries to clear, but his kick is charged down. The Stormers eventually control the ball and Catrakilis clears under immense pressure. The Brumbies have a lineout on the Stormers 22m line.
TRY. BRUMBIES. TOMANE! 0-5. The Brumbies have struck first at Newlands. They initially took the ball out into midfield, from the resultant ruck, White placed an inch-perfect grubber in behind the Stormers backline for Tomane to run onto and score. Similar tactics to what the Sharks used in the second-half last week.
The Stormers steal the visitors lineout and Groom launches a box kick. Mogg fields and somehow manages to beat 3 Stormers chasers. The Brumbies are on the attack on the Stormers 22m line.
White gets us underway as he kicks deep on the Stormers. They control and Catrakilis clears out into touch near the Stormers 10m line.
Hello and welcome to this crucial Super Rugby quarter-final as the Stormers take on the Brumbies at Newlands in Cape Town.
After resting a number of their stars last week, the Stormers are almost back to full strength. They will still however be without captain Duane Vermeulen who is suffering from a neck injury. The side will now be led by Juan de Jongh. Nic Groom, Demetri Catrakilis, Damian de Allende, Cheslin Kolbe, Dillyn Leyds and Seabelo Senatla all return in the back division. Nizaam Carr is the only surviving member from the loss to the Sharks in Durban. The rest of the pack all make their return after last week?s rest. A late fitness call will be made on the availability of Schalk Burger. He suffered a slight groin injury in practice during the week.
Despite going down to the Crusaders at home last week, the Brumbies have made no changes to their team for tonight's fixture.
The teams have met once this season already. The Stormers, despite been well behind at one stage, rallied to win by one point. The match will be remembered for Brumbies fly-half Christian Lealliifano missing a conversion from right in front that would have given his team a last-gasp victory.
The two teams have met on 17 occasions with the Stormers only winning 5 matches. The Brumbies have won 11 with one match drawn. The average score in this fixture is Stormers 19 Brumbies 23.
The referee for tonight's encounter is Jaco Peyper from South Africa. He will be assisted by Craig Joubert and Jason Jaftha. The television match official is Deon van Blommestein.
News just in from the Stormers camp. Schalk Burger has failed a late fitness test. He is replaced by Michael Rhodes with Sikhumbuzo Notshe coming onto the bench.
Christian Lealliifano is running out in his 100th game in a Brumbies jumper tonight.
Clear conditions at Newlands tonight. It might be a little chilly as the night wears on, but conditions underfoot might be slightly wet because of rain earlier this week. There is a slight breeze swirling around the ground.
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