Brumbies beat Blues in Auckland

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Blues and the Brumbies the Blues have won three and the Brumbies two.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
The match is underway. Conditions are very poor. This is the 1500th Super Rugby match.
1.00: The Blues are penalised for being offside so the Brumbies have a penalty.
2.00: Christian Lealiifano takes the kick and slots it.
5.00: The weather is really awful in this match. The Blues get caught not rolling away so Lealiifano has another shot at the posts. He misses.
8.00: Chris Noakes tries to use a grubber kick but it is charged down and goes to a Brumbies boot, Matt Toomua races for the line beating a Blues player and he gets the ball and scores. However they are called back as it was ruled a kick and the Brumbies were ahead of the kicker.
11.00: The Brumbies get a maul going and then they release the ball to the backs but Toomua drops the ball – twice – due to the conditions.
12.00: The Blues get a scrum from the knock on but they engage early so the Brumbies have an attacking scrum just inside the Blues 22.
13.00: The Brumbies win the scrum and flirt with the Blues tryline but the home side turn the ball over and kick it out and into touch.
16.00: Penalty to the Brumbies. Lealiifano slots the kick and extends the lead.
18.00: The Blues almost get away with a line break but Francis Saili’s pass to Rene Ranger goes to ground.
21.00: The Brumbies chip the ball ahead and chase the ball, Nic White gets to the ball and dives for it. As the pitch is slippery he slides over the tryline and scores the first TRY! Great individual try.
22.00: Lealiifano takes the conversion kick but misses in the wind.
24.00: The Brumbies handle the ball in the scrum so the Blues have a penalty. They kick for the corner.
25.00: The Blues win the line out and attack. They drive Luke Braid over the line but he may have been held up. The TMO will check. Held up. No try. 5m scrum for the Blues though.
27.00: The scrum clearance is a mess and Nic White is tackled by Francis Saili so the Brumbies have a penalty. They clear the ball.
30.00: Penalty for the Brumbies. Jesse Mogg lines up from almost the half way line but he is just short. Very one sided match this is.
34.00: There is still a light drizzle of rain but the conditions have improved on the whole.
36.00: The Brumbies work the ball to the Blues tryline. They have a couple of goes at the line but they are kept out. The Blues turn the ball over and kick out of the 22.
37.00: The Brumbies get the ball out of the Blues 22 but in the half and attack all over again. Eventually the Blues get it back and take it out.
40.00: The Brumbies have the ball in the Blues 22.
40.28: The siren sounds for half time. The Brumbies have a scrum. They win the scrum but the Blues concede a penalty. They will kick for posts.
41.00: Lealiifano lines up the kick and slots it. It’s half time.
The half time score was Blues 0 Brumbies 14
The Blues kick off for the second half. They have had a real “hair dryer” session from coach John Kirwan at half time.
42.00: The Blues work the ball to the Brumbies tryline. They have much more urgency this half. They can’t get over but they do win a penalty after an acci

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