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0 – mins – kick off
8 – mins – best game of the season so far, awesome passing and running, both beale and leahleahphano have made early mistakes. George Smith has pulled off two miracle balls and a leg pilfer. End to end stuff, brumbies end up with a penalty after tahs have been called offside. Gerrard nails it.
16 – mins – has been a bit more scrappy, all scrums have been called free kicks to the team with the feed. Chisholm down after a headknock but is back on his feet. 5 scrum resets, only 1 completed scrum… no change to the score
20 – mins – scrum penalty, reff has had enough of the jiggery pokery in between the front rows, lets hope this sorts it out. Beale with a 40+metre attempt… missed, off the upright…
27 – mins – tahs have all the lineouts and brumbies have all the rucks… still an arm wrestle, tahs have had a lot more time in the attacking areas though.
30 – mins – brumbies won a couple of linouts, one was a tah lineout, have made a few attacking plays but touched borth sidelines in the process.
31 – mins – Tahs let brumbies into their 22 for the first time…
32 – mins – Brumbies pick and drive several times, palu gives away a bad offside… he’s sent off for ‘repeated infringements’ (very controversial, no warning) Gerrard nails the penalty from point blank.
34 – mins – make up call, Mortlock apparently cleaning a player without the ball… (thats the purpose of cleaning out)… Beale gets one from point blank range… he hits the upright again and misses…
37 – mins – Beale kicks attackingly and taken out, looked innocent, but was without arms, Hoiles in trouble, Tahs should climb three closer, Beale still down… but will try and make it third time lucky…
38 – mins – SPRAYS IT WIDE…. RADAR off for beale 0/3, only one was a little hard. 60% possostion, no points for tahs, they look worried.
40 – mins – brumbies offside, Beale to take another shot. Lets, see if the tahs can get 50% closer. BEALE NAILS it, the hardest of all his attempts.
Half time! Looked a great game after the first 8 minutes but then got into a Tah dominated foreward battle. Way too close to call, all i know is i want to see some tries. Some great defense on display though. Palu should be back 1 min into the 2nd half. Tahs deserve to be ahead but aren’t so who knows whatt he 2nd half will bring.
Heres my Fav stat. Gerrard 2/2, Beale 1/4…
45 – mins – TRY ASHLEY-COOPER! Tahs go well in first 2 mins and get Palu back on but brumbies take 14 phases and travel 75metres and then Cooper out paces Tiqiri for the corner, Gerrard misses extras. The play went, from left wing ruck, to Leah, then a pass that went behind three runners to Gerrard, then a double cut out to Mortlock, who got Tiqiri wrong footed and Gave it to AAC who ran and dived over.
49 – mins – Hoiles injured, replaced by Salvi, Salvi into number 8.
49 – mins – Chisholm knocked out again… heavy hit, he’ll be out for next week too. Looks like the big Timani will come on, they call him WhyCliff Tamani in the ACT. Brumbies are going down like flies…. Tah ball in the brumby 22.
50 – mins – Brumbies called for collapsing scrum, kickable penalty. Beale gets it.
63 – mins – Brumbies get close through G.Smith and Holmes but Robinsons hands in the ruck get unnoticed and Smith gets pinged for rucking. Tahs out of trouble for now. Burgess of Sheehan on.
63 – mins – Gerrard and TSmith both make great runs in the build up. Both teams look buggered, Mortlock looks injured. Ben Alexander looks to have scored but waiting on TMO….TRY ALEXANDER, the replacement prop gets the goods. Moore steals it off sheehan to put Alex over. Gerrard gets the Extras.
66 – mins – Alexander another linebreak! Leah grubbers through, Beale takes it over for a 5m scrum to the brums though.
69 – mins – another grubber from leah, AAC hacks on brilliantly, but slightly too far for Fainifo.
72 – mins – Tahs hold onto possession but nothing comes from it and AAC intercepts, flicks it to ben hand who hoofs it down feils, well picked up and cleared by Turner who beats AAC and Phibbs to the ball.
75 – mins – Tahs backs havent touched the ball this half and the Brums forewards have caught up, the brums get a scrum penalty and Gerrard kicks them more than 2 converted tries ahead.
77 – mins – TRY TURNER, Tiqiri touches the ball and kicks cross feild, caught by Turner, and Rathbone misses an easy tackle… Helengahoo misses from the corner.
80 – mins – All over, Brumbies get the win.
Full time, the reff was terrible at scrum time. The tahs didn’t experiement enough in the 2nd half, the Brumbies wanted it more and showed more desperation.
Adam Ashley-Cooper 45m
Ben Alexander 64m
Lachlan Turner 77m
Mark Gerrard 70m
Mark Gerrard 9m
Mark Gerrard 33m
Mark Gerrard 76m
Kurtley Beale 41m
Kurtley Beale 50m
|SIN BINS||Wycliff Palu 33m|
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