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As it happened: Brumbies 6-13 Lions

2017-05-12 11:30
Last Updated at 10:33
12 May 13:33

It certainly wasn't pretty, but the Lions will take this! 

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12 May 13:30
12 May 13:28
The win means that the Lions are 10 from 11 this season, while the Brumbies are 3 from 10. 
12 May 13:28
The Brumbies will be looking at this and wondering how they didn't win! There were two very costly knock-ons in the first half that cost them - the one resulting in a disallowed try. 
12 May 13:27
Kwagga Smith's individual moment of magic was the ultimate difference between the sides. 
12 May 13:26

What an interesting game. The Lions were so poor ... perhaps understandable given this is their last game on tour. 

But they made their tackles and turnovers when they needed to and that is what won them this game. 

12 May 13:25
FULL TIME! The PENALTY is good and the Lions have won! Brumbies 6-13 Lions!
12 May 13:25
PENALTY LIONS! They'll take the 3 and wrap it up! 
12 May 13:23
80' Last minute now! Lions have it 15m out. 
12 May 13:21
78' Scrum Lions! 25m out and they surely have the field position to see this out now...
12 May 13:21
77' Lions have it 25m out and they're trying to eat up the time...
12 May 13:20
76' Lions miss touch with the penalty! Not sure who that was. Jantjies is off. The Brumbies have it back. 
12 May 13:19
76' PENALTY LIONS! Again their work on the ground saves them! This time it's Kwagga Smith! 
12 May 13:18
75' Coetzee misses touch with his clearance and the Brumbies have it back! 
12 May 13:17
74' TURNOVER! The Lions somehow get the call there! They'll have the scrum put-in! 
12 May 13:16
73' PENALTY BRUMBIES! Jantjies offsides! Brumbies set up an attacking lineout just 15m out!
12 May 13:14
72' PENALTY BRUMBIES! Vorster penalised for holding on and Brumbies have a lineout 38m out! Tense times! 
12 May 13:13
71' Allan Alaalatoa knocks on and the Lions get the put-in! 
12 May 13:12
71' Brumbies make the turnover and they are off on an attack! 
12 May 13:12
70' Lions lineout 30m out...
12 May 13:12


Ross Cronje replaced by Dillon Smit

12 May 13:11
69' Again it was Powell who made the break! Again he was stopped just short and he is PINGED for holding on! Great work by Ruan Ackermann on the ground! PENALTY LIONS!
12 May 13:10
12 May 13:09
67' LIONS SURVIVE! Coetzee makes an interception! But the knock-on follows and the Brumbies have a scrum 22m out...
12 May 13:08
67' Powell made the break but was stopped just short!
12 May 13:08
12 May 13:07
66' Horrible clearance kick from Cronje makes about 2 metres! Another attacking lineout for Brumbies. 
12 May 13:06
65' Mostert makes an important lineout steal! 
12 May 13:06
64' PENALTY BRUMBIES! Just in Lions territory for not rolling away. Hawera sets up a lineout on the Lions 22m line. 
12 May 13:04
63' Ross Cronje done for a forward pass there to Vorster! Tight call! Brumbies scrum 60m out. 
12 May 13:03
62' Lions lineout on half-way now...
12 May 13:02
60' PENALTY SLOTTED! Brumbies close the gap. Brumbies 6-10 Lions. 
12 May 13:01
60' Hawera will have an easy pop at goal...
12 May 13:00
59' PENALTY BRUMBIES! This one is kickable! Not sure why Andries Coetzee was trying a cross-kick from inside his 22m area when things are this tight. 
12 May 12:58
58' It's all happening now! Lions in an attacking position, pinged for hands in the ruck and the Brumbies clear. 
12 May 12:57
56' Brumbies knock on and the Lions have a scrum 60m out...
12 May 12:56
55' Jantjies slots the CONVERSION! Brumbies 3-10 Lions. 
12 May 12:55
The Brumbies were probing just outside the Lions 22 but then the Lions pounced on the loose ball! It fell to Kwagga Smith, who out-sprinted the Brumbies backline players to score a seriously impressive try! How can a flank be that fast!?
12 May 12:54
12 May 12:52
53' Mapoe finds touch off the restart but he doesn't get much distance. 
12 May 12:51
52' JANTJIES SLOTS THE PENALTY! The Lions are finally on the board! Brumbies 3-3 Lions.
12 May 12:50
50' SCRUM PENALTY LIONS! The new front row does the trick! Jantjies will have a shot at goal from out left. 
12 May 12:49
49' Fardy knocks on and the Lions have another crack after losing the ball. 
  • 81'

    The Lions win this scrappy encounter 13-6. Thanks for joining us.

  • 80'


  • 76'

    Kwagga Smith wins a penalty on the ground, stifling the Brumbies attack, but the kick doesn't find touch which allows the hosts to run at them again.

  • 75'

    The Lions turn the ball over. They have a scrum in the middle of their 22 before kicking possession away.

  • 73'

    Ill discipline at the breakdown is costing the Lions precious momentum. The refs give a warning to captain Warren Whiteley as the hosts kick for touch on the edge of the Lions 22.

  • 69'

    A Brumbies scrum is put under immense pressure by the Lions before Powell gives another dummy. His break takes play 5 metres out, but the Lions win a penalty at the breakdown to relieve some pressure.

  • 68'

    Joe Powell throws a dummy at a ruck and breaks through the gap, but they are eventually driven back by the Lions defence. Andries Coetzee intercepts a loose pass on the wing by the hosts,but has no space to do any damage.

  • 65'

    Malcolm Marx is penalised at the breakdown for going off his feet trying to steal the ball. The resulting penalty is kicked into touch just outside the Lions, but Franco Mostert steals the lineout.

  • 61'


  • 60'

    A cross field kick by the Lions is knocked on by Courtnal Skosan in the air. The Brumbies concede possession outside the Lions 22, but the visitors are penalised for not releasing. Wharenui Hawera will go for goal.

  • 58'

    The Brumbies collect a kick in their own 22 and try to run with it, but the Lions turn it over before conceding a penalty just inside the hosts 22.

  • 55'


  • 54'

    TRY, LIONS, SMITH! 3-8: Aidan Toua throws a loose pass into no-mans land. It's picked up by Lionel Mapoe who gives to Kwagga Smith on his outside. The flanker showed incredible speed to run all the way to score close the left hand corner.

  • 52'


  • 51'

    A few scrums later sees the Lions win a penalty at the breakdown and this time Jantjies will go for poles.

  • 47'

    The Lions win a penalty at scrum time. Elton Jantjies finds touch.

  • 43'

    A break in centre field by Kyle Godwin takes the Brumbies into the Lions 22, but the visitors eventually rip it away in the tackle before Warren Whiteley kicks the ball out on the full.

  • 41'

    Elton Jantjies gets the second half underway.

  • 40'

    The Lions build 7 phases in the middle of the field but concede possession. The Brumbies kick down field, which is returned by the visitors before the hosts kick the ball out to signal the end of the first half.

  • 37'

    The Brumbies are penalised for playing the ball in an offside position, allowing Jantjies to win some field position for the Lions.

  • 36'

    A powerful scrum by the hosts sees them win a penalty which gets them back in the Lions 22.

  • 34'

    The Lions win a penalty at the breakdown and go for touch, taking play into the Brumbies 22, but the visitors steal the lineout which allows them to get out of their 22..

  • 32'

    Good work from the Lions on defence keeps the ball up and they are awarded a scrum inside their own half.

  • 27'

    An up and under from Jantjies is contested well by Mahuza against James Dargaville, who knocks it on for another scrum.

  • 23'

    The Brumbies have a scrum just outside the Lions 22. Flanker Scott Fardy hits a gap running off a ruck but knocks the ball on in the visitors 22.

  • 20'

    The Brumbies have a scrum on the half way line after Ruan Ackermann is called for being in front of Elton Jantjies for the restart.

  • 19'


  • 15'

    An up and under by Aidan Toua is mishandled by Elton Jantjies to taps the ball back. It is kicked forward by the Brumbies but rolls into touch.

  • 12'

    A Sylvian Mahuza touch finder takes play to just inside the Brumbies half for a lineout.

  • 11'

    The lineout isn't clean but the Brumbies keep possession. However, the Lions defence holds well and they eventually turn over possession thanks to a Brumbies handling error.

  • 10'

    The Brumbies win a kickable penalty right in front but they opt for touch instead.

  • 8'

    The Lions kick down field from the scrum, allowing to Brumbies to run at them before the visitors are penalised for offside. A line kick takes play into the Lions 22.

  • 5'

    From the scrum Kyle Godwin makes a good run which brings the hosts within 6 metres of the line. They go quickly to the left from the ruck and James Dargaville goes over in the corner, but there was a knock in with the final pass and the Brumbies are called back for the scrum.

  • 4'

    The Brumbies have a scrum from the kick-off and make their way just into the Lions 22, but a loose pass sees them lose ground before they are awarded another scrum just inside the visitors 22.

  • 1'

    Wharenui Hawera gets the game underway as the Brumbies kick off.

  • 0'

    Hallo and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and Lions at the GIO Stadium in Canberra.

  • 0'

    Sales Sharks-bound Springbok scrum-half Faf de Klerk has been left out of the Lions squad for this fixture. Ross Cronjé again starts at number nine while a new front row in Corné Fourie, Robbie Coetzee and Johannes Jonker will get a start in place of Jacques van Rooyen, Malcolm Marx and Ruan Dreyer. At lock Andries Ferreira returns in the place of Lourens Erasmus while Cyle Brink is replaced by Ruan Ackermann. A decision on the cover at flank on the bench will be made later in the week with Robert Kruger bracketed with Cyle Brink. Justin Ackerman will be joining the squad in Australia to provide back-up for the injured Hencus van Wyk.

  • 0'

    Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham has made five changes to his starting line-up with Ben Alexander, Jarrad Butler, Jordan Smiler, Kyle Godwin and Aidan Toua all returning to the run-on side. Godwin makes a return from the hand injury suffered in the thrashing of the Reds at GIO Stadium and comes back into the side at inside centre, re-forming what was becoming a burgeoning partnership with Tevita Kuridrani. At full-back Toua is recalled into the number 15 shirt in place of Tom Banks, who steps down to the bench, one of three back options amongst the replacements alongside scrum-half De Wet Roos and utility back Jordan Jackson-Hope. There are a trio of changes up front with the experienced prop Alexander set to claim his 139th Brumbies cap as he closes in on the record held by George Smith, which stands at 142. A new-look back-row takes to the field on Friday with Smiler and Butler packing down alongside Scott Fardy.

  • 0'

    Brumbies: 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 James Dargaville, 10 Wharenui Hawera, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Jordan Smiler, 7 Jarrad Butler, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter (c), 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Josh Mann-Rea, 1 Ben Alexander Replacements: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Leslie Leulua?iali?i-Makin, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Ben Hyne, 21 De Wet Roos, 22 Jordan Jackson-Hope, 23 Tom Banks

  • 0'

    Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnal Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Ruan Ackermann, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Francois Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Johannes Jonker, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Corné Fourie. Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Robert Kruger/Cyle Brink, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Jacques Nel, 23 Anthony Volmink

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Brumbies Lions
  • 0 Tries 1
    • 53' Kwagga Smith
  • 0 Conversions 1
    • 54' Elton Jantjies
  • 2 Penalties 2
    • 18' Wharenui Hawera
    • 60' Wharenui Hawera
    • 51' Elton Jantjies
    • 80' Andries Coetzee
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Ben Alexander
  • Josh Mann-Rea
  • Allan Alaalatoa
  • Rory Arnold
  • Sam Carter
  • Scott Fardy
  • Jarrad Butler
  • Jordan Smiler
  • Joe Powell
  • Wharenui Hawera
  • James Dargaville
  • Kyle Godwin
  • Tevita Kuridrani
  • Henry Speight
  • Aidan Toua
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  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
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  • 11
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  • 14
  • 15
  • Corne Fourie
  • Robbie Coetzee
  • Johannes Jonker
  • Andries Ferreira
  • Franco Mostert
  • Kwagga Smith
  • Ruan Ackermann
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Ross Cronje
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Harold Vorster
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Sylvian Mahuza
  • Andries Coetzee
  • Robbie Abel
  • Nic Mayhew
  • Les Makin
  • Blake Enever
  • Ben Hyne
  • Dewet Roos
  • Jordan Jackson-Hope
  • Thomas Banks
  • 16
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  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Jacques Van Rooyen
  • Ruan Dreyer
  • Lourens Erasmus
  • Robert Kruger
  • Dillon Smit
  • Jacques Nel
  • Anthonie Volmink

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