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As it happened: Brumbies v Sharks

2014-05-10 13:30
Last Updated at 08:36

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Sharks flank Jean Deysel stopped in his tracks... (Getty Images)

Thanks for tuning in! In next week's action, the Sharks face the Crusaders in Christchurch, while the Brumbies travel to South Africa to face the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.


Metres run: Brumbies 226-420 Sharks
Carries: Brumbies 64-114 Sharks
Defenders beaten: Brumbies 7-17 Sharks
Clean breaks: Brumbies 3-2 Sharks
Tackles made: Brumbies 97-39 Sharks
Missed tackles: Brumbies 17-7 Sharks
Turnovers won: Brumbies 8-1 Sharks
Kicks in play: Brumbies 47-46 Sharks
Rucks won: Brumbies 35-78 Sharks
Rucks lost: Brumbies 2-4 Sharks
Mauls won: Brumbies 5-9 Sharks
Lineouts won: Brumbies 10-13 Sharks
Lineouts lost: Brumbies 3-3 Sharks
Scrums won: Brumbies 7-2 Sharks
Scrums lost: Brumbies 2-0 Sharks
Penalties conceded: Brumbies 10-12 Sharks


Poor by the Sharks but they were in it the entire way. Lots to take out of that game - Well done @RugbyBrumbies - Judge Rugby

What an ugly mess! That is all. #Sharks - Irene Nell

Well anyone who knows the game would've expected a slug fest between these 2 teams,tough result but taking a point away from Canberra helps! - John Smit

FULL-TIME: Brumbies 16-9 Sharks

Not the best game of rugby in tough conditions, but the Sharks clearly came second best in the tactical kicking department. They do earn a losing bonus point which keeps them at the top of the log standings.

80' - No luck for the Sharks as a Jean Deysel knock-on allows the Brumbies to kick out just inside their own 22m area to end the game...

79' - But there's time for one more lineout - this one is further out though...

79' - However, the Sharks butcher the lineout, and the Brumbies kick out.

79'-  A poor clearance from Mogg gives the Sharks one last attacking chance inside the Brumbies 22m area...

78' - Bismarck is not in trouble, and rightly so. It was just bit of handbags and the referee plays on. Scrum to the Brumbies five metres from their own line...

77' - Bismarck du Plessis could be in trouble here. He was caught pushing a Brumbies player...

77' - Oh dear, the Sharks knock it on! And just as I write, the players are involved in a mass brawl, which sees the TMO called into action for potential foul play...

76' - Another Sharks penalty. They again opt for touch - this time it's five metres out.

74' - The Sharks win a penalty from the ensuing scrum. They opt to kick for touch on the 22m line...

73' - Lwazi Mvovo almost goes scores in the corner, but Brumbies No 9 Nic White comes to the rescue when he dives to get to the ball first.

However, the assistant referee calls play back for a forward pass, so it wouldn't have counted...

71' - Steyn kicks the PENALTY to bring the Sharks back into the game.

Brumbies 16-9 Sharks

70' - Brumbies captain Ben Mowen is penalised for tackling a Sharks player without the ball. Steyn to line up from in front...


Jesse Mogg wins a high ball... (Getty Images)

68' - A Brumbies penalty at the ensuing scrum gives them the chance to get back up-field...

67' - TWEET

Jake must have a good reason but I dunno why he starts Reinach and plays McLeod off bench - Zelim Nel

67' - Oh dear, Chadwick is just on and he knocks it on inside the Brumbies 22m area...

66' - Dale Chadwick also on for The Beast at prop.

65' - Tera Mtembu and Charl McLeod now on for the Sharks. Ryan Kankowski and Cobus Reinach off.

64' - CONVERSION by Lealiifano.

Brumbies 16-6 Sharks

63' - TRY! Brumbies lock Sam Carter breaks through the Sharks line and scores under the posts. It was set up by a great angled run from Nic White. A running line reminiscent of George Gregan there!

62' - But the Sharks clear it - and not too far!

61' - A sniping break on the blindside from Pat McCabe brings the Brumbies into the Sharks 22, but a brilliant steal on the ground from Bismarck du Plessis brings relief for the visitors.

61' - Jannie du Plesis and Odwa Ndungane off for the Sharks. Lourens Adriaanse and SP Marais on.

60' - The Brumbies are winning the aerial battle at the moment. Jesse Mogg showing his class...

57' - This time Lealiifano hits the left-hand upright!

Some horrible goal-kicking in this game...

56' - Another Brumbies penalty from the ensuing scrum! The Bok front row went backwards alarmingly there!

Lealiifano will again line up. This kick's a bit easier...

55' - Another high ball dropped by the Sharks. Ndungane the culprit this time...

52' - Lealiifano's effort hits the right-hand upright... Sharks off the hook.

51' - From the ensuing scrum, the Sharks are penalised.

Lealiifano to line up from about 40m out, 20m in from touch.

51' - JP Pietersen drops an up-and-under inside his own half. The Springbok's hands have let him down badly in recent weeks... Did playing in Japan do him all that good?

48' - For the second time today, Frans Steyn kicks directly into touch from the kick-off!

47' - PENALTY converted by Lealiifano.

Brumbies 9-6 Sharks.

46' - The Brumbies hit right back, and win a penalty, easily within kicking range... Sharks penalised for not rolling away at ruck time.

44' - PENALTY converted by Steyn to level matters.

Brumbies 6-6 Sharks

43' - The Sharks steal the ensuing lineout and are hot on the attack again!

They win a penalty when the Brumbies cynically go off-side. Sharks skipper Bismarck du Plessis is not happy. He feels that should have been a yellow card. He's got a point!


Frans Steyn not having the best of nights... (Getty Images)

42' - A promising start by the Sharks, who launch an attack inside the Brumbies 22m area, but the touchline wins when Lwazi Mvovo is tackled out.

41' - Brumbies wing Joe Tomane is off to hospital with what looks like a broken jaw!


The Sharks have now not scored a try in the first half of their last six games!

40' - Welcome back for the second half. Matt Toomua starts proceedings...


Metres run: Brumbies 108-305 Sharks
Carries: Brumbies 34-57 Sharks
Defenders beaten: Brumbies 3-10 Sharks
Clean breaks: Brumbies 1-1 Sharks
Tackles made: Brumbies 41-24 Sharks
Missed tackles: Brumbies 10-3 Sharks
Turnovers won: Brumbies 4-0 Sharks
Kicks in play: Brumbies 28-26 Sharks
Rucks won: Brumbies 23-32 Sharks
Rucks lost: Brumbies 1-3 Sharks
Mauls won: Brumbies 1-5 Sharks
Lineouts won: Brumbies 5-6 Sharks
Lineouts lost: Brumbies 1-1 Sharks
Scrums won: Brumbies 2-1 Sharks
Scrums lost: Brumbies 1-0 Sharks
Penalties conceded: Brumbies 5-8 Sharks

12:24 - PICTURE

Frans Steyn offloads to Jean Deysel (Getty Images)

HALF-TIME: Brumbies 6-3 Sharks

40' - Lealiifano misses the penalty attempt to the left.

39' - However, two minutes later the Sharks are penalised for not scrumming straight. It's in range, close to the touchline...

37' - Massive scrum on halfway from the Sharks though. It puts heaps of pressure on Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White, but he does well to retain possession...

37' - Steyn kicks the ensuing kick-off directly into touch. He is having a shocker!

36' - PENALTY converted by Lealiifano.

Brumbies 6-3 Sharks

35' - The Brumbies now win a kickable penalty in range. 

Lealiifano to line up from about 35m out, almost right out in front...

32' - Steyn is not having a good night. He fails to find touch with a penalty just inside his own half. He kicks it hard though and it goes over the dead-ball line...

30' -  Steyn again misses to the left. 1 out of 4 now from him.

It appears he left his kicking boots at the hotel!

29 - Another shot at goal for Steyn as the Sharks win a penalty close to the touchline...

Consistent, soft rain also coming down now...

27'- No real try-scoring opportunities in this match as yet...

26' - An attacking chance for the Sharks inside the Brumbies 22m area is halted when they are penalised for holding on too long...

25' - TWEET

Sharks working to keep left-footed Mogg on the left side of the field - Zelim Nel

24' - Meanwhile, Sharks centre Paul Jordaan is also in the blood-bin, with Heimar Williams temporarily on.

23' - Replays show the Bok prop went charging into the ruck without using his arms. Just a penalty against him.

23' - The TMO is called into action for potential foul play against Jannie de Plessis.

22' - Brumbies centre Tevita Kuridrani has passed his concussion test and is back on. Joe Tomane is still off in the blood-bin though...

21' - After 21 minutes, there have been 32 kicks in play. The Sharks with 17 and the Brumbies 15.

19' - It's a good strike from White, but he misses it narrowly to the left...

18' - Sharks prop Jannie du Plessis penalised for going off his feet at a ruck on halfway. Nic White will have a shot at goal...

17' - Brumbies centre Tevita Kuridrani is off for a concussion test after a big hit on Frans Steyn.

Wing Joe Tomane is also off for blood, but it looks like he took a big knock to his cheekbone. It's swollen up badly. He may not be back!

16' - The Sharks surge back up into the Brumbies 22m area, but lose possession when Jean Deysel knocks it on...

15' - Third time lucky for Steyn, who slots the PENALTY.

Brumbies 3-3 Sharks

14' - Jeepers, another kickable penalty to the Sharks. Moore again the culprit, caught cynically playing the ball in an off-side position.

This kick is right in front for Steyn...

13' - Steyn again misses it badly to the right...

12' - Another kickable penalty to the Sharks as Brumbies lock Sam Carter is penalised for running an obstructive line.

Steyn to line up, about 40m out, 20m in from the touchline...

11' - Steyn pushes his attempt badly to the right...

10' - Brumbies No 2 Stephen Moore is penalised for holding back Sharks scrumhalf Cobus Reinach.

Steyn will line up from the touchline...

9' - After 9 minutes of play, already 24 kicks in play. 12 each from both teams!

4' -  An aerial ding-dong kicking affair in Canberra. Two tactical teams, both with Jake White's signature on them...

1'-  PENALTY converted by Christian Lealiifano.

Brumbies 3-0 Sharks

0' - Great start by the Brumbies as wing Joe Tomane rips through the Sharks defence straight from the kick-off. The hosts surge into Sharks territory and win a kickable penalty.

Christian Lealiifano lines up from about 35m out, right in front.

0' - Frans Steyn gets play underway...

11:38 - Welcome to our commentary of this top-of-the-table clash!

New Zealand's Glen Jackson is today's referee.


Sport24 chief writer Rob Houwing gives the Sharks a fighting chance, but reluctantly leans toward the Brumbies edging their top-of-table clash

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Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees, James Leckie (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)


2013: Brumbies won 29-10, Durban
2012: Sharks won 29-26, Canberra
2011: Sharks won 34-16, Durban
2010: Brumbies won 24-22, Canberra
2009: Sharks won 35-14, Durban
2008: Brumbies won 27-21, Canberra



15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Joe Tomane, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Robbie Coleman, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen (captain), 7 Jarrad Butler, 7 Jarrad Butler, 6 Fotu Auelua, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Scott Fardy, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Scott Sio

Substitutes: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Ruan Smith, 18 Ruaidhri Murphy, 19 Jordan Smiler, 20 Tom McVerry, 21 Conrad Hoffmann, 22 Andrew Smith, 23 Pat McCabe


15 Lwazi Mvovo, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Sibusiso Sithole, 12 Paul Jordaan, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Francois Steyn, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Dale Chadwick, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Etienne Oosthuizen, 20 Tera Mtembu, 21 Charl McLeod, 22 Heimar Williams, 23 SP Marais

Welcome to Sport24's LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on today's Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and Sharks in Canberra!

  • 80'

    Brumbies 16 Sharks 9

  • 80'

    McLeod throws a pass to Deysel, who knocks on and McCabe gathers before booting the ball into touch. It was a dour game as there was plenty of kicking from both sides but, in the end, Carter's try proved decisive. The win means the Brumbies move above the Sharks at the top of the table.

  • 80'

    The Sharks have one last throw at the dice from a line-out, inside the Brumbies' 22, but Bismarck du Plessis fails to find his jumper! Toomua gathers and puts the ball out on his 10-metre line.

  • 78'

    Tevita Kuridrani is penalised for straying offside on defence. Steyn kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the Brumbies' five-metre line.

  • 75'

    Mvovo is in the clear down the left-hand touchline! He's soon inside the Brumbies' 22 and chips ahead but White saves the day when he gathers the bouncing ball and sails into touch, at the corner flag.

  • 73'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN. 16-9. Steyn narrows the gap to seven points after Mowen is penalised for tackling McLeod without the ball.

  • 70'

    Charl McLeod is penalised for playing White without the ball at the back of a scrum. White kicks for touch and puts the ball out on his 10-metre line.

  • 67'

    The Sharks are on the attack inside the Brumbies' 22 after a blistering run from SP Marais! He offloads to Mvovo, who goes to ground. The ball is recycled and Dale Chadwick then hits it up but knocks on!

  • 64'

    CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 16-6. Lealiifano gives the hosts a 10-point lead as he slots the easy place-kick.

  • 63'

    TRY, BRUMBIES, CARTER! 14-6. Sam Carter runs onto a pass from White inside the Sharks' 22 and goes through a big hole in the visitors' defence before crashing over!

  • 62'

    White is on the back-foot at a ruck but does well to gather under great pressure. The ball pops out to Pat McCabe, who sets off on a blistering run down the right-hand touchline! He is eventually tackled inside the Sharks' 22 by Reinach.

  • 59'

    The Sharks infringe at a ruck and Lealiifano looks to extend his side lead from the kicking tee again. His effort has struck the post again! Ndungane gathers behind his try-line and dots down.

  • 56'

    White launches a bomb and Ndungane knocks on after gathering under pressure from Coleman. Not much happening on attack as bot sides are putting the ball in the air at every opportunity!

  • 53'

    Lealiifano takes a shot at goal, after Jannie du Plessis is pinged for illegal scrummaging, but his kick strikes an upright and the Sharks gain a reprieve!

  • 51'

    Jesse Mogg launches an up-and-under but Reinach is equal to the task and gathers in mid-air, outside his 22, despite great pressure from the hosts' full-back.

  • 48'

    PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO. 9-6. Lealiifano restores the hosts' three-point lead after Bismarck du Plessis is penalised for a ruck infringement.

  • 45'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN! 6-6. Steyn gets the half's first points, from the kicking tee, after Sam Carter is pinged for slowing the ball down cynically at a ruck close to his try-line.

  • 43'

    Steyn throws a long pass to Mvovo, who is soon inside the Brumbies' 22 where he is tackled into touch by Scott Fsrdy.

  • 41'

    Toomua gets the second half underway! His kick is gathered by Ryan Kankowski who sets up a maul just outside his 22.

  • 40'

    The Sharks front row are penalised for illegal scrummaging. Lealiifano lines a ahot at goal but his effort is to the left of the uprights. Referee Glen Jackson blows his whistle to bring the half to a close, shortly afterwards. It's pouring down with rain at the moment and bot sides have done plenty of tactical kicking so far. Hopefully there will be better weather after the break and a more attacking game.

  • 40'

    Brumbies 6 Sharks 3

  • 39'

    White launches a bomb and Lwazi Mvovo goes up to gather but knocks on just outside his 22.

  • 37'

    PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 6-3. Lealiifano puts the hosts back in front after S'bura Sithole is blown up for holding onto the ball on the ground.

  • 34'

    Carter is penalised again, this time for entering a ruck from the side 10 metres inside the Sharks' half. Steyn kicks for touch but his efort is over-cooked and rolls over the Brumbies' dead-ball line!

  • 31'

    Steyn misses with another shot at goal after Sam Carter fails to roll away at a ruck.

  • 28'

    Reinach holds onto the ball inside the Brumbies' 22 and is penalised. White puts the ball out five metres from the visitors' 10-metre line.

  • 25'

    Jannie du Plessis is pinged for a shoulder charge at a ruck. White kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the Sharks' 10-metre line.

  • 23'

    Bismarck du Plessis is pinged for entering a ruck from the wrong side. White kicks for touch but the ball doesn't go out and Steyn gathers. He boots the ball upfield.

  • 20'

    Nic White takes a shot at goal, from the halfway line, after Jannie du Plessis is penalised for not releasing Lealiifano on the ground. His effort has the distance but is to the left of the uprights.

  • 18'

    The Sharks do well to take the ball through several phases, from inside their 22, and they are soon inside the Brumbies' 22. They lose possession, however, when Jean Deysel knocks on.

  • 16'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN! 3-3. It's third time lucky for Steyn, from the kicking tee, after Moore is pinged for playing the ball from an offside position.

  • 14'

    Steyn gets a chance to make up for his earlier miss but, once again, his effort is wide of the mark! This after Sam Carter is penalised for obstruction.

  • 12'

    Steyn has just missed with a penalty attempt. This after Stephen Moore was pinged for holding Cobus Reinach down, off the ball.

  • 11'

    Stephan Lewies takes the ball into contact but is driven backwards after taking a big hit from Scott Sio.

  • 8'

    Steyn kicks ahead on the ground but Toomua does well to field the ball 10 metres outside his 22. The ball comes back to Robbie Coleman who kicks ahead and Ndungane gathers just outside his 22 before setting off on the attack.

  • 5'

    Matt Toomua spots a gap, behind the Sharks defence, and launches akick which rolls teasingly inside the visitors' 22. Odwa Ndungane gathers, in front of his try-line, and kicks for touch putting the ball out on the edge of his 22.

  • 2'

    PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO! 3-0. The Sharks forwards go off their feet at a ruck and Christian Lealiifano gets the game's first points via the kicking tee.

  • 1'

    And we're off! Frans Steyn gets us underway with a deep kick which Joe Tomane gathers. He sets off on a mazy run and beats about eight defenders and is eventually hauled in just inside the Sharks' half by Keegan Daniel. What a start!

  • 0'

    Former Brumbies boss Jake White has made three changes to his Sharks starting XV. In the backs, Charl McLeod rotates to the bench, having played almost every minute of the last five matches and is repalced by Cobus Reinach . In the midfield Paul Jordaan replaces Heimar Williams at inside centre, accommodating S'bura Sithole outside him. Up front, Keegan Daniel comes in for the injured Marcell Coetzee at openside flank.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to the GIO Stadium in Canberra for this Super Rugby clash between our hosts, the Brumbies, and the Sharks. We'll be right back with team news!

  • 0'

    The Brumbies have named wrecking ball Fotu Auelua at blindside flank for this hugely-anticipated clash. Auelua is the sole change to the XV that lost to the Crusaders last week, with Jordan Smiler the man moving to the bench as Jack Whetton drops out of the matchday 23.

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Brumbies Sharks
  • 1 Tries 0
    • 62' Sam Carter
  • 1 Conversions 0
    • 64' Christian Lealiifano
  • 3 Penalties 3
    • 1' Christian Lealiifano
    • 36' Christian Lealiifano
    • 47' Christian Lealiifano
    • 14' Francois Steyn
    • 44' Francois Steyn
    • 71' Francois Steyn
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Scott Sio
  • Stephen Moore
  • Ben Alexander
  • Scott Fardy
  • Sam Carter
  • Fontunuupule Auelua
  • Jarrad Butler
  • Ben Mowen
  • Nicholas White
  • Matt Toomua
  • Robbie Coleman
  • Christian Lealiifano
  • Tevita Kuridrani
  • Joseph Tomane
  • Jesse Mogg
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  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Bismarck Du Plessis
  • Jannie du Plessis
  • Willem Alberts
  • Stephan Lewies
  • Keegan Daniel
  • Jean Deysel
  • Ryan Kankowski
  • Jacobus Reinach
  • Francois Steyn
  • J.P Pietersen
  • Paul Jordaan
  • Sibusiso Sithole
  • Odwa Ndungane
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Josh Mann-Rea
  • Ruan Smith
  • Ruaidhri Murphy
  • Jordan Smiler
  • Tom McVerry
  • Conrad Hoffmann
  • Andrew Smith
  • Pat McCabe
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  • Kyle Cooper
  • Dale Chadwick
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Ettienne Oosthuizen
  • Lubabalo Mtembu
  • Charl McLeod
  • Heimar Williams
  • SP Marais

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