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2014/03/22 | 10:40 |  Super Rugby | Canberra Stadium |  Full Time
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As it happened: Brumbies v Stormers

2014-03-22 10:27
Last Updated at 18:33

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Commentary by Sport24's Garrin Lambley

12:24 - Thanks for joining us this morning.

Up next: Force v Chiefs (13:00) followed by the Lions v Reds (17:05) and Bulls v Sharks (19:10)

12:22 - The Brumbies win 25-15.

The Stormers leave Canberra empty-handed.

Heartbreak for the Cape side who have now lost all three of their tour matches

12:21 - Nic White adds the CONVERSION and the full-time whistle sounds

12:21 - Referee Glen Jackson awards the Brumbies a penalty try as they monster the Stormers scrum for literally the first time in the match!

12:21 - PENALTY TRY!

12:20 - Scrum collapses and needs to be reset as time ticks by...

12:19 - 2 minutes to play and the Brumbies have a 3-point lead and a 5m scrum from the Stormers tryline

12:18 - Horror lineout from the Stormers on defence led to the Brumbies crashing over - but the TMO rules it's held up

12:18 - TMO called into action as the Brumbies think they've scored...

12:16 - Brumbies lead 18-15 with 3:30 to play.

Brumbies are on a final warning for infringements

12:16 - Grant surely can't miss again - BUT HE DOES!

12:15 - Dancing feet by Juan de Jongh sees him score for the visitors!

12:15 - TRY!

12:14 -  The Stormers get another penalty for hands in the ruck, but it's near the touchline.

Grant puts it into touch - to his relief no doubt he wasn't asked to pick at posts...

12:12 - 7:30 to play. Currently the Stormers aren't picking up any bonus points

12:12 - AWFUL match by Grant - only problem is that Catrakilis is no better!

12:11 - Penalty to the Stormers - but Grant hits the left-hand upright from right in front!

12:11 - And what a fantastic run it is - into the Brumbies' 22m in the flash of an eye.

12:09 - White horribly off target - and the Stormers elect not to dot the ball down and have a run!

12:08 - Tiaan Liebenberg is penalised for pulling the maul down.

Nic White will have a shot at goal

12:05 - Brumbies tossing the ball around with gay abandon in their own 22m area. Mogg forced into a hurried clearance which doesn't find any  great distance

12:04 - TWEET

Shocker from Van Wyk! Both in going up for the kick, then shepherding the ball ... Try time Brumby ... Amazingly opportunist try - Front Row Grunt

12:02 - Brumbies lead 18-10 after 63 minutes

12:02 - Van Wyk, clearly expecting the ball to go into touch, can only watch as Coleman picks it up and scores!

12:01 - Robbie Coleman gets his second of the night after an absolute HOWLER by Stormers wing Kobus van Wyk!

12:01 - TRY!


12:00 - Sailosi Tagicakibau off, replaced by Juan de Jongh

11:59 - Kolisi obviously still feeling the effects of the concussion as he's now replaced permanently by Carr

11:58 - And now it's the Stormers' chance to be penalised for holding on in the tackle as they make a foray into the Brumbies' 22m

11:57 - Jordan Smiler off for the Brumbies, replaced by Jack Whetton - the son of legendary All Black, Gary Whetton

11:54 - The Stormers keeping themselves in the game by forcing the Brumbies into silly errors - and keeping the ball in front of their forwards with a number of chip kicks 

11:53 - Aplon down in a lot of pain. Leg injury. Could be a dead leg for the fullback

11:52 - No change to the 13-10 half-time score after 15 minutes of the second half

11:52 - Kolisi back on the field. He obviously passed the concussion test one would assume...

11:51 - But Nic White misses!

11:49 - It ends in a penalty to the Brumbies which they elect to kick at posts...

11:48 - The Brumbies are rumbling forward through their pack. Ninth phase...

How will this end up... ?

11:47 - Penalty to the Brumbies after a high tackle. They set up a lineout 10m from the Stormers' tryline

11:44 - The Stormers awarded another penalty as Deon Fourie somewhat luckily is given the benefit of the doubt that he didn't go off his feet while trying to effect the turnover

11:43 - Concussion test for Kolisi. Nizaam Carr on in his place

11:42 - Wing Kobus van Wyk is MONSTERED in a tackle from Jordon Smiler!

But hats off to the winger as he gets back up.

11:41 - But the Brumbies repay the favour by throwing in skew at the lineout!

Very generous by both sides in the opening 7 minutes of the second half

11:41 - Grant having something of a nightmare as he kicks out on the full

11:40 - High tackle by the Brumbies. But unlucky as Groom ducked into the tackle somewhat.

11:39 - Oh come on Stormers!

Now Gio Aplon fails to find touch as Jesse Mogg runs it back.

11:38 - The Brumbies throwing it around like a hot potato and making metres, but they concede a penalty when they hold on as Duane Vermeulen gets the high-fives from his team-mates

11:37 - The Stormers will have what breeze there is at their backs

11:37 - Early penalty to the Stormers but Grant fails to find touch. URGH!


11:23 - HALF-TIME: Brumbies 13-10 Stormers

The Stormers have dominated for large parts, yet somehow find themselves trailing.

Join us in 10 minutes.

11:22 - Stormers lose an attacking lineout to end the half...

11:21 - PENALTY converted by White. Brumbies 13-10 Stormers after 39 minutes.

11:20 - After 14 phases the Brumbies win a penalty in front. Again it's that man Deon Fourie who holds on too long... My word, he gives away a lot of penalties in range!

11:19 - Brumbies decimate Stormers scrum and win a penalty to set up an attacking lineout in the Stormers 22m area...


Brumbies 146m
Stormers 163m

11:16 - TWEET

Stormers much better for attacking intent, still not great for precision! - Rob Houwing

11:15 - PICTURE

Jean de Villiers on the charge... (Getty Images)

11:14 - PENALTY by Nic White. Brumbies 10-10 Stormers after 32 minutes.

11:14 - Brumbies win a penalty right in front after Deon Fourie puts his hands in at a tuck...


TMO rules that Tiaan Liebenberg lifted a player above the horizontal and he's off for 10 minutes...

11:12 - TMO call as the referee asks for a potential dangerous tackle against one of the Stormers players...

11:10 - A brilliant break from Gio Aplon is halted when the Brumbies intercept his inside pass...

The home side get out of jail, but the Capetonians are playing the game in the right side of the field.


Brumbies 4
Stormers 1

11:06 - So far, the home side have made 34 tackles compared to the Stormers' 16...

11:05 - TWEET

Stormers looking much better with ball in hand, encouraging signs and Vermeulen scores! - Breyton Paulse

11:04 - Grant CONVERTS 14m in from touch.

Brumbies 7-10 Stormers after 23 minutes.

11:03 - No 8 Duane Vermeulen barges over for his first try this season!

His 6th Super Rugby try.

11:02 - TRY!

11:01 - So close to a try, but Damian de Allende opts not to swing it wide with a try begging. But the Stormers win a penalty for Brumbies prop JP Smith not rolling away at a ruck.

Stormers set up an attacking lineout.

11:00 - Stormers probing hard close to the tryline...

10:58 - The Stormers win a penalty just inside the Brumbies half. But it's too far out for Grant so they set up an attacking lineout - on the Brumbies 22m line.

10:55 -  A promising Brumbies attack close to the Stormers 22m line goes awry with a knock-on...

Grant boots up-field...

10:54 - DID YOU KNOW?

The Brumbies haven't scored a four-try bonus point against the Stormers since 2004...

10:53 - Frustrating for the Stormers who were on attack but Steven Kitshoff runs into skipper Jean de Villiers for an accidental offsides and a scrum to the Brumbies deep inside their own 22m

10:52 - TWEET

Set piece try against "The wall of Cape Town"???? That takes some doing ... Toomua very good ... Looks like De Allende missed him .. - Front Row Grunt

10:50 - Nic White adds a superb CONVERSION from the touchline.

Brumbies lead 7-3 after 10 minutes

10:49 - Former Stormers play Matt Toomua slicves through the Stormers backline and offloads to Robbie Coleman who dives over in the corner for the first try of the match

10:49 - What a try Brumbies!

10:48 - TRY!

10:47 - And he DOES!

Stormers lead 3-0 after 7 minutes

10:47 - Grant will have a chance to rectify his earlier miss with another shot from in front as the Stormers make a strong start

10:44 - Oh dear...

Grant pulls it to the left of the left upright and the match remains scoreless after 4 minutes

10:41 - Early penalty to the Stormers as Stephan Moore is penalised for a side-entry at the ruck

Peter Grant, in for Demetri Catrakilis, will have a shot at goal.


10:38 - BIG injury news - Schalk Burger is OUT for the Stormers.

He's replaced by Siya Kolisi with Jurie van Vuuren on the bench



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


2013: Stormers won 35-22, Cape Town
2011: Stormers won 16-3, Canberra
2010: Brumbies won 19-17, Cape Town
2009: Brumbies won 17-10, Canberra
2008: Stormers won 20-10, Cape Town
2007: Brumbies won 26-13, Canberra



15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Joe Tomane, 13 Andrew Smith, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Robbie Coleman, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen (captain), 7 Jarrad Butler, 6 Jordan Smiler, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Scott Fardy, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 JP Smith

Substitutes: 16 Siliva Siliva, 17 Ruan Smith, 18 Ruaidhri Murphy, 19 Jack Whetton, 20 Lachlan McCaffrey, 21 Michael Dowsett, 22 Stephan van der Walt, 23 Lionel Cronje.


15 Gio Aplon, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Jean de Villiers (captain), 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Deon Fourie, 5 Michael Rhodes, 4 Ruan Botha, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes:16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 Oliver Kebble, 18 Brok Harris, 19 Jurie van Vuuren, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Demetri Catrakilis, 23 Juan de Jongh

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

  • 80'

    So the Stormers yet again come up empty handed! It was a better performance with Grant's boot and Kobus van Wyk's moment of madness being their downfall! The Stormers showed signs of the team they can be but need to work on holding onto possession and converting that possession and pressure into points. The Brumbies deserved their victory tonight and will be mighty pleased with their back to back wins!

  • 80'

    CONVERSION, WHITE, 25-15. He adds the two points and that's the end of the game! Another good win for the Brumbies and another disappointing loss for the Stormers!

  • 79'

    TRY! BRUMBIES, PENALTY TRY, 23-15. The Brumbies scrum is too good and the Stormers buckle under the pressure - penalty try!

  • 78'

    The Stormers lose a line out on their own try line and the Brumbies go over the line through Pat McCabe! The ref checks with the TMO but is not given! Huge sigh of relief from the visitors who are still in this game!

  • 76'

    Peter Grant misses another kick! He rushed this one! Huge miss!

  • 75'

    TRY! STORMERS, DE JONGH, 18-15. Juan de Jongh crashes over with 5 minutes to play! Stormers right back in this!

  • 72'

    Grant hits the post and it goes out over the dead ball line! Big miss for Grant, they really needed that one!

  • 71'

    Nic White pushes it wide and the Stormers run it! Aplon runs brilliantly again and makes a break! The Stormer attack well and get a penalty advantage in the process. They knock on but will go back for the original penalty. Grant will have a shot from 30m out.

  • 69'

    Brumbies win a penalty within kicking range! Nic White will have a shot here which will stretch out the lead to 11 points with 10 minutes to play. Big kick.

  • 66'

    Stormers attack strongly inside the Brumbies 22m! They need a score here. The Brumbies defend well and Moore does well to win a penalty for the home side!

  • 64'

    Nic White fails to add the two! Stormers have their backs against the wall now!

  • 63'

    TRY! BRUMBIES, COLEMAN, 18-10. Completely bizarre try! All Kobus van Wyks fault as well who missed the original kick from White!

  • 62'

    The Stormers deal with a White box kick terribly! It bounces to Mowen who pits a beautiful grubber through towards the try line. Kobus van Wyk gets back but bizzarly leaves it a yard out thinking it would roll out. Coleman picks up and dots down! They checking with the TMO!

  • 61'

    The Stormers finally hold onto the ball for a lengthy period but the Brumbies defend well. Stormers attack is looking a bit tired and The Brumbies do well to win a penalty to get them out of trouble!

  • 55'

    Nic White pulls the kick and the Stormers are let off the hook!

  • 54'

    Brumbies win another penalty this time inside the Stormers 22. The home side did well again to hold onto possession for about 16 phases before the visitors infringed. White will have a shot at goal.

  • 51'

    A high tackle from Vermeulen gives the Brumbies a penalty. The opt to go for touch and White finds it deep inside the Stormers 22m.

  • 49'

    Brumbies win the line out! But Deon Fourie does well at the breakdown to win a penalty!

  • 49'

    Jordan Smiler SMOKES van Wyk as he runs an inside ball! Surprised he got up. Stormers lose the ball in the following phase and White puts in a good tactical kick out deep in the Stormers half.

  • 47'

    Grant makes a mistake as he kicks out on the full! Brumbies have a line out around the half way. Stephen Moore's throw si not straight and the Stormers get possession again. They need to rty and build some phases here!

  • 45'

    Mogg finds space on the counter attack to get the brumbies on the front foot! The Brumbies then hold onto the ball for about 10 phases before the Stormers win a penalty deep in their half. Good defense again from the visitors.

  • 41'

    Nic White gets us underway! Groom goes high instead of out and the Brumbies gather and begin to attack! Stormers do well and win a penalty at the breakdown.

  • 40'

    An even first half with the highlight definitely being the try from the Brumbies which had Stephen Larkham written all over it, classic Brumbies try from their golden era. The Stormers look better than they have in previous matches and have a definite chance of getting their first winmof the tour. Second half should come down to discipline, kicking your points and keeping possession of the ball!

  • 40'

    And that's the end of the first half! A very even contest with a try a piece and only 3 points separating the two sides!

  • 39'

    PENALTY, BRUMBIES, WHITE, 13-10. White nudges one over from straight in front!

  • 38'

    Brumbies show great composure as they play through 14 phases. The Stormers defense is solid and manages to keep the home side at bay. Deon Fourie eventually concedes a penalty for not releasing as the tackler!

  • 35'

    Big scrum from the Brumbies who win a penalty. It's just a bit out of kicking range and White finds a decent touch on the Stormers 22m.

  • 32'

    PENALTY, BRUMBIES, WHITE, 10-10. No mistake from Nic White to level the scores!

  • 31'

    Brumbies win a penalty straight out in front as the Stormers are off their feet at the breakdown.

  • 31'

    Brumbies on attack now and win a penalty in kicking range. The ref has gone upstairs to check on a dangerous tackle by the Stormers. Yip, Liebenburgh has clearly tip tackled Ben Mowen and has been sent to the bin for 10 min. Brumbies kick for touch.

  • 29'

    Aplon goes straight through on the counter attack! He steps a defender but his offload his intercepted by Toomua. Toomua knocks on as the Stormers continue to attack. The Stormers eventually get penalized!

  • 27'

    Grant puts an up-and-under up which is not dealt with well at all! The Stormers re-gather and Kolisi finds some space on the wing! He runs strongly fending off White but his offload to van Wyk is not held as they lose possession!

  • 25'

    Good defense this time from the Stormers. The Brumbies run hard but eventually knock the ball on in a collision!

  • 23'

    CONVERSION, GRANT, 7-10. No problem for Grant who adds the two points!

  • 23'

    TRY! STORMERS, VERMEULEN, 7-8. The maul is brought up short but then Vermeluen goes crashing and does well as he goes over for the visitors first try!

  • 21'

    Stormers attack well as Groom comes close! They playing with a penalty advantage as they go wide to have a crack! Jean de Villiers comes close again but to no avail. Brumbies get a final warning as the Stormers kick for touch to set up a driving maul.

  • 18'

    Mogg gets caught after attempting a counter attack. Kobus van Wyk was the man doing good work to win the visitors a penalty. Aplon finds touch on the Brumbies 22m!

  • 16'

    Mowen steals the line out ball and the Brumbies attack well and build a few phases as they enter the Stormers 22m. A promising play ends as they knock the ball on! Stormers seem to be quite slow on defense and are waiting for the Brumbies to attack them.

  • 14'

    Brumbies win their scrum under pressure and White finds a decent touch this time!

  • 13'

    Stormers attack strongly but unfortunately there's a bit of accidental obstruction and the Brumbies get a put in just in front of their own try line.

  • 12'

    Brumbies have played the main in the air and are penalized. Aplon finds touch inside the Brumbies 22m.

  • 10'

    CONVERSION, WHITE, 7-3. Cracker strike from White from the corner!

  • 9'

    TRY! BRUMBIES, COLEMAN, 5-3. Great try from the Brumbies! Plenty of decoy runners and Toomua goes straight through! He finds Coleman on his outside whose come all the way from the oppositie wing in support! He's got gas and goes all the way in the corner!

  • 7'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, GRANT, 0-3. No mistake from straight in front!

  • 6'

    Jean de Villiers goes straight through off the set piece scrum! He finds a support player on his left inside the Brumbies 22m but he's brought up short. Brumbies are causing chaos at the breakdown and are rightfully penalized. Grant should have an easy 3 here.

  • 4'

    Grant's first kick is wide!

  • 3'

    Stephen Moore is penalized at the ruck and Grant will have an early shot from the corner of the 22m!

  • 2'

    Mogg makes the first mistake of the match as he clears out on the full. Stormers have an attacking line out!

  • 1'

    Peter Grant gets us underway! Nic White clears but doesn't find much ground!

  • 0'

    Brumbies news: Smith makes his way to the starting team via the Brumbies bench where he has featured alongside twin brother, Ruan, since Round 2. Scott Sio''s ankle injury has forced the first change to the Brumbies front-row in 2014 and is one of four changes to the starting side which beat the Waratahs in Canberra last weekend. Leon Power has also been forced out through injury, moving Scott Fardy back to lock and Jordan Smiler into the starting side at blindside flanker. Joe Tomane comes back from injury to replace Henry Speight on the wing, while Andrew Smith slides into the team at outside centre in place of Tevita Kuridrani, who has returned to Fiji for a funeral. The bench is packed with potential debutants, as Jack Whetton (lock), Michael Dowsett (scrum-half) and Stephan van der Walt (wing) all line up to make Super Rugby appearances. Ruaidhri Murphy has also been recalled to the Brumbies bench as cover for prop, with the rest of the 23-man squad intact from last week''s win.

  • 0'

    Stromers news: Head coach Allister Coetzee has made five changes to his team, one of which is positional, with Gio Aplon shifting from wing to full-back as Tagicakibau starts on the left wing. Peter Grant comes in at fly-half for Demetri Catrakilis, who drops to the bench. Up front, fit-again tighthead prop Frans Malherbe (toe injury) takes over from Brok Harris - with the latter reverting to the bench - and Michael Rhodes (shoulder) is back in the mix as the lock replacement for De Kock Steenkamp, who flew home with a groin injury earlier this week.

  • 0'

    Welcome to Canberra for the Stormers vs Brumbies clash! The Stormers have really struggled this season and are up against a side who are starting to show that life after Jake White is not completely bleak. Should be a fantastic contest!

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Brumbies Stormers
  • 3 Tries 2
    • 8' Robbie Coleman
    • 61' Robbie Coleman
    • 79' Penalty try
    • 22' Duane Vermeulen
    • 75' Juan de Jongh
  • 2 Conversions 1
    • 9' Nic White
    • 80' Nic White
    • 23' Peter Grant
  • 2 Penalties 1
    • 32' Nic White
    • 38' Nic White
    • 6' Peter Grant
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 30' Tiaan Liebenberg
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Jean-Pierre Smith
  • Stephen Moore
  • Ben Alexander
  • Scott Fardy
  • Sam Carter
  • Jordan Smiler
  • Jarrad Butler
  • Ben Mowen
  • Nic White
  • Matt Toomua
  • Robbie Coleman
  • Pat McCabe
  • Andrew Smith
  • Joe Tomane
  • Jesse Mogg
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  • 5
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  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Tiaan Liebenberg
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Ruan Botha
  • Michael Rhodes
  • Deon Fourie
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Duane Vermeulen
  • Nick Groom
  • Peter Grant
  • Sailosi Tagicakibau
  • Damian de Allende
  • Jean de Villiers
  • Jacobus Van Wyk
  • Gio Aplon
  • Siliva Siliva
  • Ruan Smith
  • Ruaidhri Murphy
  • Jack Whetton
  • Locky McCaffrey
  • Michael Dowsett
  • Stephan Van Der Walt
  • Lionel Cronje
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  • 23
  • Stephan Coetzee
  • Oliver Kebble
  • Brok Harris
  • Jurie van Vuuren
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Louis Schreuder
  • Demetri Catrakilis
  • Juan de Jongh

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