Chiefs
14 - 26
Brumbies
2020-02-22 | 08:05 |  Super Rugby | FMG Stadium Waikato |  Full Time
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Chiefs Brumbies
  • 47' Aaron Cruden
    54' Anton Lienert-Brown
    2 Tries 4 8' Thomas Banks
    14' Solomone Kata
    36' Pete Samu
    42' Pete Samu
  • 48' Damian McKenzie
    55' Damian McKenzie
    2 Conversions 3 10' Noah Lolesio
    37' Noah Lolesio
    43' Noah Lolesio
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • Yellow Cards 1 52' James Slipper
  • Red Cards
Commentary
  • 80'

    FULL TIME! 14-26. The Brumbies have their first victory on New Zealand soil since 2014 and what a win it has been. For large periods they ran the Chiefs off their feet, especially in the first half while the visitors set piece failed miserably. Unbeaten no more for the Chiefs.

  • 78'

    For the first time since the 44th minute the Brumbies pay a visit to the Chiefs 22. It is the hosts with possession though.

  • 76'

    Another turnover by the Brumbies on their own line but their is a foot in touch. Chiefs have another line-out and this time it is skew. Brumbies scrum on their 5m line.

  • 73'

    Chiefs on attack again inside the Brumbies 22. But the visitors win another turnover, cracking defence.

  • 70'

    McInerney with some brilliant work on the ground to win the Brumbies a penalty on their own 5m line. Match-winning stuff that.

  • 69'

    Chies win as scrum penalty and have a line-out inside the Brumbies 22. Can they strike again?

  • 67'

    The Chiefs line-out has not functioned at all. They've lost their last three which is allowing the Brumbies to put pressure on them.

  • 65'

    Brumbies are back to 15 players and immediately win a scrum penalty under pressure. Banks puts the ball out towards the 22 of the Chiefs.

  • 62'

    Chiefs back on attack with a line-out on the Brumbies 22.

  • 59'

    Chiefs getting the rub of the green now. A kick charge down by the Brumbies falls straight to Cruden who kicks beautifully into space. Line-out on their own 22 for the Brumbies.

  • 57'

    CONVERSION! CRUDEN! 14-26. Another simple conversion for the former All Black flyhalf.

  • 56'

    TRY! CHIEFS! LIENERT-BROWN! 12-26. Another move off the back of the scrum and the Chiefs have a replica try from a few minutes ago. Game on!

  • 53'

    We are going upstairs as the Chiefs are over the line again.

  • 53'

    No try Slipper is sent to the bin. Chiefs are starting to come into this now.

  • 51'

    Brumbies over eager at the ruck and the Chiefs have a penalty just inside their own half. The line-out will take place on the Brumbies 22.

  • 49'

    CONVERSION! CRUDEN! 7-26. Cruden converts his own try and we're back to a 19 point game.

  • 48'

    TRY! CHIEFS! CRUDEN! 5-26. The Chiefs make the first dent in the score as Cruden crashes over close to the line.

  • 45'

    Chiefs come straight back and have a line-out on the Brumbies 5m line. Can they make a comeback?

  • 44'

    CONVERSION! LOLESIO! 0-26. Another easy conversion next to the posts as Lolesio adds the extras.

  • 43'

    TRY! BRUMBIES! SAMU! 0-24. Just pure brilliance from the Brumbeis. They hold possession and go through numerous phases from kick off. Brumbies make meters for fun until Samu breaks four tackles to dot down.

  • 41'

    KICK OFF! 0-19. We are underway for the second half and the Brumbies are straight back on the attack. They clearly have no intention of handing possession away through kicks.

  • 40'

    HALF TIME! 0-19. Well who saw this coming? The Brumbies have been utterly dominant and are good value for their 19-0 lead. Warren Gatland will need to have some strong words with the Chiefs, they are kicking away far too much possession while their forwards are struggling to match that of the visitors.

  • 38'

    CONVERSION! LOLESIO! 0-19. Easy kick for the Brumbies 10.

  • 37'

    TRY! BRUMBIES! SAMU! 0-17. The Brumbies are flying at the FMG Stadium. A third try, this time it is Samu who goes over as the Chiefs offered little in terms of defence.

  • 36'

    Huge mistake by the Chiefs. Good go-forward ball created but a knock-on at the back allows turnover ball. The kick forward by the Brumbies is well chased and McKenzie knocks it on his own try line. Scrum 5 meters out for the Brumbies.

  • 34'

    Brumbies have thus far been extremely dominant at scrum-time. Can the Chiefs fix their problems? They have a scrum on their own 22 and may want to start keeping ball in hand a bit more.

  • 33'

    The Brumbies are back on attack after winning a scrum penalty and setting a line-out up deep into Chiefs territory. Banks with yet another mini break but the ball is lost forward in the offload.

  • 30'

    Brumbies with a scrum inside their own 22 but Lolesio doesn't find touch. Fortunately for the Brumbies the Chiefs lose the ball forward in the tackle and the visitors can go ahead. They cannot give this Chiefs side counter attacking opportunities like that.

  • 27'

    Brumbies give away a silly penalty and the Chiefs can clear their lines.

  • 24'

    This time the Brumbies do go to the maul and they fly forward. It looks a try for all money but somehow they end up short and the Chiefs get a scrum. Great defence.

  • 23'

    Brumbies all over the Chiefs. Another penalty to the visitors, this time inside the Chiefs 22. Banks will set the line-out up on the Chiefs 5m line.

  • 20'

    The Brumbies look certain to score a couple meters from the Chiefs line but a knock-on hands Chiefs a lifeline. They looked miles offside but it hasn't been spotted, perhaps the timing was perfect.

  • 18'

    Another penalty to the Brumbies. It's on their own 10m line and Banks puts the ball out on the Chiefs 22.

  • 16'

    Lolesio strikes the post with the conversion.

  • 15'

    TRY! BRUMBIES! KATA! 0-12. What a start by the Brumbies. The line-out is inside the Chiefs 22 and everyone expects the maul but Powell peals away with the ball and Muihead takes a few defenders with a dummy run. Kata has space to finish out wide and does it brilliantly.

  • 13'

    Brumbies show superb defence to drive the Chiefs back. Cruden is forced to kick and Banks runs straight back at them. Offside penalty to the visitors around halfway.

  • 10'

    CONVERSION! LOLESIO! 0-7. The extras are added and the Brumbies have a great start.

  • 9'

    TRY! BRUMBIES! BANKS! 0-5. Brilliant running angles and handling by Slipper allows Banks to dive over around 7 meters from right hand touch.

  • 8'

    Penalty to the Brumbies inside the attacking half. The line-out is set up 5 meters inside the Chiefs 22.

  • 7'

    Both teams turnover possession through some slack handling but it is the Brumbies who are showing urgency on attack around the halfway line.

  • 4'

    From deep the Brumbies break through banks but he is isolated inside the Chiefs half. Penalty to the Chiefs.

  • 3'

    Chiefs with the early possession and territory but a knock-on brings some relief to the Brumbies just outside their own 22.

  • 1'

    KICK OFF! 0-0. Lolesio puts the ball high into the night sky as the Brumbies get us underway at the FMG Stadium.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby fixture between the Chiefs and Brumbies as the FMG Stadium.

  • 0'

    Chiefs Chiefs Starting line-up: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Alex Nankivell, 11 Sam McNicol, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Sam Cane (c), 6 Luke Jacobson, 5 Mitchell Brown, 4 Michael Allardice, 3 Atu Moli, 2 Bradley Slater, 1 Aidan Ross.

  • 0'

    Brumbies Starting line-up: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Solomone Kata, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Andy Muirhead, 10 Noah Lolesio, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Will Miller, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Murray Douglas, 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (c), 2 Connal McInerney, 1 James Slipper.

  • 0'

    The Brumbies come into this clash off a disappointing defeat to the Highlanders. It was a match they really should have won but somehow contrived to lose. They'll need to be far better with ball in hand if they want to trouble the Chiefs.

  • 0'

    Last season it was the Brumbies who came out of this fixture victorious after a 54-17 win in Canberra but the Chiefs have started the season well, the complete opposite to last season.

  • 0'

    Over the last 10 matches between the Chiefs and Brumbies the average score is 26-26 which just shows how tightly fought most encounters are.

  • 0'

    We are about 15 minutes away from kick off, stay with us for all the live action.

Team Line-ups
Chiefs Brumbies
  • Aidan Ross
  • Bradley Slater
  • Atunaisa Moli
  • Michael Allardice
  • Mitchell Brown
  • Luke Jacobson
  • Sam Cane
  • Pita Sowakula
  • Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi
  • Aaron Cruden
  • Sam McNicol
  • Alex Nankivell
  • Anton Lienert-Brown
  • Sean Wainui
  • Damian McKenzie
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • James Slipper
  • Connal McInerney
  • Allan Alaalatoa
  • Murray Douglas
  • Cadeyrn Neville
  • Rob Valetini
  • Will Miller
  • Pete Samu
  • Joe Powell
  • Noah Lolesio
  • Andy Muirhead
  • Irae Simone
  • Tevita Kuridrani
  • Solomone Kata
  • Thomas Banks
Substitutions
  • Samisoni Taukei'aho
  • Ross Geldenhuys
  • Reuben O'Neill
  • Naitoa Ah Kuoi
  • Mitch Karpik
  • Lisati Milo-Harris
  • Kaleb Trask
  • Quinn Tupaea
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Lachlan Lonergan
  • Scott Sio
  • Thomas Ross
  • Nick Frost
  • Lachlan McCaffrey
  • Ryan Lonergan
  • Bayley Kuenzle
  • Toni Pulu

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