Brumbies beat Waratahs in Sydney

The Brumbies beat the Waratahs earlier this season, in Canberra, but in the three matches prior to that, the Waratahs came out trumps.


Match details


We are waiting for the kick-off.

 

0.00: Berrick Barnes gets proceedings under way as he kicks off for the home side.

 

2.00: The Waratahs work through phases and gain momentum inside opposition territory. The Brumbies’ defence remains impenetrable early on, however.

 

3.00: The Brumbies affect a turnover just 5m from their own half and Zack Holmes clears to relieve the pressure.

 

5.00: The home side string together phases inside the opposition 22. They are unable to hold on to the ball, however, and the Brumbies prepare for a scrum feed.

 

8.00: The Waratahs feed a scrum inside the Brumbies’ 22 but the visitors affect a turnover and Holmes clears.

 

11.00: The Brumbies gain momentum inside the opposition 22. They work through over ten phases to get within 15m of the line. The Waratahs are penalised at the breakdown and Holmes will line up a kick at goal.

 

12.00: Holmes slots the kick, handing the Brumbies an early lead. 

 

15.00: The Waratahs look to gain momentum off the back of a lineout on  half way. The visitors continue to push them back, however, as their defensive line stands firm.

 

18.00: Barnes puts a grubber into space, which the Waratahs backs chase. However, the ball rolls into touch just 5m from the try line.

 

22.00: The Waratahs concede a penalty for sealing off the ball. Jesse Mogg will line up a kick at goal from 40m out.

 

23.00: Mogg bangs over the kick.

 

25.00: The Brumbies are penalised at scrum time on half way. Barnes kicks for touch.

 

27.00: The Waratahs get within 5m of the line following some strong drives. The Brumbies are penalised at the breakdown and the home team opt for a scrum.

 

29.00: The home team are camped on the Brumbies’ line as the work through over ten phases. They earn a penalty once again, and they opt to take it quickly.

 

30.00: Tatafu Polota-Nau is able to get over the line to score the Waratahs’ opening try.

 

31.00: Barnes’ kick drifts left.

 

34.00: The Waratahs earn a penalty at scrum time inside their own 22. Barnes kicks for touch to relieve the pressure.

 

35.00: The Waratahs are penalised just inside their own half. Mogg will line up a kick at goal from 40m out.

 

36.00: Mogg’s kick drifts wide.

 

38.00: The Brumbies set up a rolling maul off the back of a lineout inside Waratahs territory. The home team are penalised for playing the ball on the ground and Holmes will line up a kick at goal from 25m out.

 

40.00: Holmes bangs over the kick, extending the Brumbies’ lead just on half time.

 

The half time score was Waratahs 5 Brumbies 9.

 

40.00: Mogg gets the second half under way as he kicks off for the visitors in Sydney.

 

42.00: The Waratahs work through phases inside the Brumbies’ half. They are unable to hold onto the ball, however, and the visitors punt the ball up field.

 

43.00: The Brumbies are penalised for holding on just 15m from the try line and Barnes clears to relieve the pressure.

 

46.00: The Waratahs string together phases and get within 10m of the line. The Brumbies’ defens

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