As it happened: Brumbies v Cheetahs

2013-07-21 08:00

Scoring and interactive commentary from the Brumbies v Cheetahs Super Rugby clash.


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9:49 - So, the semi-final line-up has been confirmed. The Cheifs will host the Crusaders in an all-New Zealand clash in Hamilton next weekend, while the Brumbies will travel to Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria to take on the Bulls. Who is your money on?

9:48 - The conversion is away to the left amid a chorus of boos - which turn to cheers - from the Brumbies crowd. And the final whistle sounds! The Brumbies have won 15-13.

9:45 - TRY to the Cheetahs! Replacement wing Rayno Benjamin scores in the corner. Huge conversion attempt coming up for Riaan Smit.

9:43 - Oh dear, that could be the end of the Cheetahs' semi-final hopes as they knock the ball on five metres from the Brumbies' line. Scrum to the Brumbies as they look to clear their line - with only three minutes remaining on the clock.

9:42 - TWEET

With 8 minutes to go and trailing by 7 the Cheetahs have decided to have a run...and it looks great - Ruggaworld

9:41 - The Cheetahs turn down the sure three points as they go in search of a try

9:39 - Cheetahs showing enterprise in the closing stages of the match as scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius dummies and breaks the Brumbies line.

9:33 - Chance for Lealiifano to extend the Brumbies' lead to seven points as wing Willie le Roux is penalised for offsides - and he's successful!

9:32 - Cheetahs skipper Adriaan Strauss rallies his troops with 15 minutes remaining in their season. Perhaps...

9:28 - Clyde Rathbone leaves the field after 61 minutes. Quiet night for the SA-born wing

9:27 - 'That man' George Smith displays his value to the Brumbies with a vital turnover as the Cheetahs threaten the Brumbies' red zone...

9:25 - Lealiifano extends the Brumbies' lead with a PENALTY. The Brumbies lead 12-8 after 59 minutes

9:23 - Just a reminder regarding the playoff scenarios. Should the score remain the same and the Brumbies win, they will face Bulls at Loftus Versfeld next weekend, with the Chiefs hosting the Crusaders in second semi-final in Hamilton.

9:20 - The Cheetahs escape an attack on their line thanks to a forward pass by skipper Ben Mowen

9:18 - Massive scrum from the Brumbies gives them a penalty as they clear their lines. Front row forwards around the world rejoice, none more so than Front Row Grunt's, Tank Lanning...

9:15 - Ding-dong battle in Canberra. Thirty minutes for one of the team's to sieze the initiative and book their semi-final spot

9:13 - The Cheetahs concede a penalty from the restart, giving Nic White the chance to regain the lead for the home side... and it's OVER!

9:12 - And it's over! PENALTY to the Cheetahs who have regained the lead after 46 minutes

9:11 - Chance for Riaan Smit to give the Cheetahs the lead from 41m out...

9:09 - The commentators extend their wishes and prayers to those affected by today's earthquake in New Zealand

9:08 - Highly-rated Cheetahs No 9 Piet van Zyl doing nothing for his reputation at the moment...

9:05 - A promising start by the Cheetahs comes to naught as the Brumbies are awarded a penalty despite excellent play by young 20-year-old lock Lodewyk de Jager

9:03 - The second half starts in Canberra. The Cheetahs have 40 minutes to turn around their one-point half-time deficit.

9:00 - TWEET

This rugby is putting me to sleep - Liza Lucani

8:58 - TWEET

Nick Mallett, my friend ... You know your rugby ... Spot on re Coenie slipping down the side ... Big issue and Brumby winning scrums - Front Row Grunt

8:56 - Too many players making too many mistakes - Naas Botha

8:53 - TWEET

Wow,Why isnt Brussowvin the Bokside?Die man is sterker as Rambo! - Breyton Paulse

Hierdie Aussie kommentator soek n snotklap!Hoekom loop blaas hy nie,gee sommer strafskoppe!Mooi manne,julle is in die game,6-5 brumbies - Breyton Paulse

8:50 - HALF-TIME in Canberra. The Brumbies lead the Cheetahs 6-5

8:49 - TWEET

Playing against 16 men #cheetahs - Ryk Neethling

8:48 - Referee Glen Jackson having a big impact on the match as he penalised the Cheetahs at scrum time.

8:45 - PENALTY by Lealiifano gives the Brumbies a 6-5 lead after 33 minutes

8:34 - TWEET

Clearly not a night for kickers... - Brenden Nel

8:33 - Two horror penalty attempts by Lealiifano see the Cheetahs maintain their 5-3 lead after 23 minutes

8:27 - Flyhalf Riaan Smit fails to add the conversion

8:26 - The Cheetahs score from their first attacking opportunity. Centre Johan Sadie goes over in the right corner

8:26 - TRY to the Cheetahs!

8:16 - TWEET

start by the regathering possession from kick off Almost complete opposite to last time. - Stirling Mortlock

08:13 - PENALTY to the Brumbies who take an early 3-0 lead thanks to a penalty by centre Christian Lealiifano

8:09 - The Cheetahs and Brumbies run out onto a cold field - with a warm reception...


1. If Brumbies beat the Cheetahs, they will face Bulls at Loftus Versfeld, with the Chiefs hosting the Crusaders in second semi-final.

2.  If Cheetahs beat the Brumbies, they willl face the Chiefs in Hamilton, while the Bulls will host the Crusaders in Pretoria

07:59 - TWEET

Now that was oneway traffic!Crusaders were brutal and relentless!Now lets all get behind Die manne van Bloem!Go The Cheetahs!#DieWitTornado - Breyton Paulse

07:30 - TWEET

Cheetahs! Cheetahs! Cheetahs! Tomorrow we're all Cheetah fans! Kom nou manne! Cheetahs! Cheetahs! Cheetahs! - Brenden Nel

07:30 - REFEREE

New Zealand's Glen Jackson will referee today's second qualifier.



15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Clyde Rathbone, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen (captain), 7 George Smith, 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 Fotu Auelua, 19 Colby Faingaa, 20 Ian Prior, 21 Andrew Smith, 22 Joe Tomane


15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Riaan Smit, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Rynhardt Landman, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen

Substitutes: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Waltie Vermeulen, 19 Boom Prinsloo, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Elgar Watts, 22 Rayno Benjamin

Welcome to Sport24's LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on today's Brumbies v Cheetahs Super Rugby clash in Canberra! Kick-off is at 08:10.

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