Brumbies beat Lions in Johannesburg

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Johannesburg based Lions and the Canberra based Brumbies the Lions have won two and the Brumbies three.  

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Lions kick off and we are underway. 

1.00: Lealiifano tries to kick the ball for territory but he kicks it into touch. 

2.00:Penalty to the Brumbies as Ruan Combrinck is caught offside. They kick for touch. 

3.00: the Brumbies look dangerous as they move the ball down the line to the wing and Joe Tomane snipes down the wing. Tomane is caught and the ball is taken into touch. 

5.00: The Lion work the ball to the Brumbies 22 after a line out. The Lions go through 6 phases and get into the Brumbies 22. They get to 10m out and win a penalty for slowing the ball down. Elton Jantjies will kick for posts. 

6.00: Jantjies slots the kick and the Lions lead. 

8.00: The Brumbies concede a penalty at the scrum and then another for not retreating. They kick for touch. 

10.00: The Brumbies win a penalty and Mogg signals that he will kick for posts from the far side of his 10m line inside the Brumbies half. He hammers the ball but just misses. 

12.00: Penalty to the Lions. Ruan Combrinck takes the kick from about 55m out. He nails it. 

15.00: Penalty from the breakdown to the Brumbies. Lealiifano takes the kick and nails it. 

18.00: Brumbies territory is at 52%. They work the ball into the Lions 22 and Tevita Kuridrani crashes over for the first TRY! 

19.00: Lealiifano takes the conversion kick but misses. 

20.00: The Brumbies work the ball back into the Lions 22. They suck in the Lions defenders and keep the ball alive and Ita Vaea crashes over/ TRY! 

21.00: Lealiifano slots the conversion. 

24.00: The Brumbies are pressing the Lions back into their half. The Lions get trapped in their 22 and as the Brumbies were going forward they have the put in with a 10m scrum. Robbie Coleman comes on for Matt Toomua. The Lions win a penalty for illegal scrumming. 

25.00: The Brumbies get the ball from a loose Lions pass and he races away to scores. TRY! 

26.00: Lealiifano slots the conversion. 

28.00; Penalty to the Lions for offside at the breakdown. The Lions kick for touch and the line out. 

30.00: The Lions win the line out and then pass the ball back in and the Brumbies steal it. 

31.00: The Lions almost get through but the pass is forward. Brumbies scrum. The Brumbies win the scrum and Mogg tries the chip but it goes into touch. 

34.00: Penalty to the Brumbies. Lealiifano takes the kick but misses.

38.00: After a couple of scrum resets the Brumbies run the ball up to the Lions 22. They send several waves of attack at the Lions who have to scramble in defence. 8 phases and the Lions turn the ball over and kick for touch. 

40.00: Penalty for obstruction to the Lions. Jantjies will kick for posts just inside the Lions half. 

41.00: Jantjies takes the kick but misses. 

It’s half time. 

The half time score was Lions 6 Brumbies 22

The Brumbies kick off and we are underway.  

43.00; The Brumbies set up a scrum in the Lions 22 but the Lions win a penalty from the scrum and kick for touch. 

45.00: Penalty to the Brumbies. Mogg lines up the kick and he has the length but not the direction. 

48.00: The Brumbies concede another penalty from the scrum. The Lions clear the ball into touch. 

51.00: The Brumbies win a penalty back. They kick for touch. 

54.00: The Brumbies work the ball into the Lions 22. They go through the phases gradually pushing the Lions back. The Lions however win a penalty. They kick for touch. 

57.00: The Lions win a penalty so they kick upfield again but fail to find touch. Mogg boots it back. 

58.00: The Lions win a line out and then win another penalty. Combrinck kicks for touch. 

60.00: The Brumbies get the ball after the line out and the Brumbies boot the ball back upfield. 

65.00: The Lions never say die and they keep attacking the Brumbies. Out of nothing Jaco Kriel busts through a tackle and races for the line beaing Nic White and scores. TRY! 

66.00: Jantjies adds the conversion. 

69.00: Brumbies win a penalty. They kick for touch as they want the bonus point. 

72.00: The Brumbies set up a scrum in front of the posts. They edge forward and then fire the ball out to Joe Tomane on the wing and he speeds over to score the bonus point TRY in the corner. 

73.00: Lealiifano hits the top of the post with the conversion. Miss. 

75.00: Penalty to the Brumbies. Mogg lines up, takes the shot and nails it. 

78.00: The Lions are back in the Brumbies 22. They send wave after wave at the Brumbies who hold firm. Eventually the Lions manage to send Andries Coetzee through to score. TRY! 

79.00: Jaco van der Walt adds the conversion. 

80.00: The siren sounds as the Lions are awarded a penalty. They run the ball. 

81.00: Harold Vorster breaks but he loses the ball and the Brumbies kick the ball into touch. 

Thats it. The Brumbies have won. 

The full time score is Lions 20 (6) Brumbies 30 (22)


Tries – J.Kriel, A.Coetzee
Pen – E.Jantjies, R.Combrinck
Con – E.Jantjies, J.van der Walt
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – T.Kuridrani, I.Vaea, C.Lealiifano, J.Tomane
Pen – C.Lealiifano, J.Mogg
Con – C.Lealiifano 2
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 1:Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Ref 2:Stephan Geldenhuys
TMO : Johan Greeff



15. Andries Coetzee , 14. Lionel Mapoe , 13. Harold Vorster , 12. Alwyn Hollenbach , 11. Ruan Combrinck , 10. Elton Jantjies , 9. Faf de Klerk , 8. Warren Whiteley (c) , 7. Robert Kruger , 6. Jaco Kriel , 5. Franco Mostert , 4. Martin Muller , 3. Julian Redelinghuys , 2. Robbie Coetzee , 1. Schalk van der Merwe

Replacements : 16. Armand van der Merwe , 17. Jacques van Rooyen , 18. Ruan Dreyer , 19. MB Lusaseni , 20. Warwick Tecklenburg , 21. Ross Cronje , 22. Jaco van der Walt , 23. Howard Mnisi


1. Allan Alaalatoa , 2. Stephen Moore (c) , 3. Ben Alexander , 4. Rory Arnold , 5. Sam Carter , 6. Scott Fardy , 7. David Pocock , 8. Ita Vaea , 9. Nic White , 10. Christian Lealiifano , 11. Joe Tomane , 12. Matt Toomua , 13. Tevita Kuridrani , 14. Henry Speight , 15. Jesse Mogg

Replacements : 16. Josh Mann-Rea , 17. JP Smith , 18. Ruan Smith , 19. Jordan Smiler , 20. Jarrad Butler , 21. Michael Dowsett , 22. James Dargaville , 23. Robbie Coleman , 23. Nigel Ah Wong

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