Brumbies vs Cheetahs: Super Rugby Qualifiers live scores

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    The Brumbies can congratulate themselves over what is turning into a successful season (AAP Image/Annaliese Frank)

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    ACT Brumbies Vs. Cheetahs

    2013 Super Rugby Tournament , 22 July, 2013

    Canberra Stadium, Bruce, ACT
    ACT Brumbies 15 defeated Cheetahs 13
    ACT Brumbies Cheetahs
    15 FINAL SCORE 13
    0 TRIES 2
    0/0 CONVERSION KICKS 0/2
    5/7 PENALTY GOALS 1/2
    0/0 DROP GOAL 0/0
     
    Top scorers:
    • ACT Brumbies - Leali’ifano
    • C 12pts (4G)
    Important moments:
    • Brumbies took the lead at the 49 min. mark 2nd half
    • Benjamin, RS (CHEE) try at the 80 min. mark 2nd half
     
    Referee: G Jackson
    Touch judges: R Hoffman & J Leckie

    After dominating the Australian Conference in the regular season, the Brumbies must see off the Cheetahs to move through to the second week of the Super Rugby finals. We’ll have live scores from 4.10pm AEST.

    The Brumbies’ six-point loss against the Force in Perth last weekend cost Jake White’s men dearly.

    They missed the opportunity to move ahead the Bulls into second on the overall Super Rugby table, which would have seen them earn a first-round bye and a home semi-final.

    Instead, they’ll face a sudden-death knockout against a plucky Cheetahs side with the prospect of travelling to South Africa to face the Bulls should they win.

    They’ll be boosted by three big inclusions, with George Smith, Clyde Rathbone and Nic White all returning into the starting XV and Colby Faingaa, Joe Tomane and Ian Prior moving to the bench.

    The unpredictable Cheetahs come into the finals series boosted by their most successful Super Rugby season in their eight-year history – in fact, their sixth-placed finish is the only time they’ve ever finished better than tenth.

    They’ve been renowned for their rangy, enterprising rugby in recent seasons – well, to most anyway. The Brumbies coach wasn’t so impressed, and the South African White questioned whether his compatriots are as expansive and entertaining as they are perceived.

    The Cheetahs travelled to the Australian capital fresh off a fortnight’s rest having had the bye in Week 20, beating the Blues 34-13 the week prior – though they did record losses against the Stormers and Bulls before that.

    Cheetahs boss Naka Drotske has named an unchanged 22 from the one that cruised to a 19-point win over the Blues in Bloemfontein.

    A brief look at the head-to-head history between the two sides suggests that the Brumbies should have the edge this afternoon – they’ve won five of the seven matches they’ve played against the Cheetahs.

    That said, they scraped home by a point when the two sides met at Canberra Stadium back in early March, and the Cheetahs have won four of their past six Super Rugby matches on Australian soil.

    With the elimination of the Reds last night in Christchurch, the Brumbies now stand as the last Australian hope in the competition. They should do enough to be able to win this afternoon, but the Cheetahs are placed well to cause an upset.

    Will the Brumbies progress to Pretoria this afternoon? Find out from 4.10pm AEST.

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    • 11:38pm
      mpm said | 11:38pm | ! Report

      Ewen has lot of work to do.

    • 8:39pm
      felix said | 8:39pm | ! Report

      Tane Mahuta,why bother watching the sport,if you are uninterested in why the ref makes certain decisions,your character brings about the perception that you dont care how badly the aussies play as long as the end result is a win for your country,I wouldnt bother watching live matches if I were you,just find out what was the score & start pouring the drinks in celebration.

    • 7:53pm
      felix said | 7:53pm | ! Report

      Vicky they are both good but ask most SA supporters & they will tell you F.Louw is in a league of his own,Brussow however does deserve to be in the team,will be very hard from now on,Kolisi outplayed him last time,Brumbies very poor & did not deserve to win today,thank the ref & just pure luck combined.

      • 8:01pm
        Vicky said | 8:01pm | ! Report

        Louw has been great the past two seasons, but even then, no where near what Brussow has accomplished, especially in 2009. After that Brussow was obviously injured and basically only came back in 2011 and since the world cup he hasn’t been allowed to play for the Boks. Meyer hasn’t even given him a chance. Not a single chance. Brussow is in the quality of the Habanas and Matfields… you just don’t leave someone that talented out of your team. Madness.

        • 9:22pm
          Sprigs said | 9:22pm | ! Report

          Ask Australian supporters who ranks among the greatest current SA players, and I am sure many would nominate Adriaan Strauss. Excellent game today as usual.

    • 6:34pm
      Vicky said | 6:34pm | ! Report

      Australian rugby players just seem tired and depressed after the Lions tour. I sort of noticed the same thing happening to the Springbok players soon after they got cheated in the 1/4 final world cup. Very unmotivated and slow looking.

      • 7:09pm
        Tane Mahuta said | 7:09pm | ! Report

        Did the Boks make the qtrs!?
        They did well to make it that far.

        • 7:38pm
          Vicky said | 7:38pm | ! Report

          I wouldn’t even give your name to my dog.

          • 9:14pm
            Sprigs said | 9:14pm | ! Report

            They were brilliantly beaten by the Wallabies in that great game. I remember Quade stopping a certain try, and JOC really on form.

          • 6:37pm
            Tane Mahuta said | 6:37pm | ! Report

            I had a dog named Vicky. Well it wasnt a dog, it was the female equivalent.

    • 6:22pm
      Maxt said | 6:22pm | ! Report

      Many cheetahs players covered themselves in glory tonight. For Brumbies, White was good. I believe G Smith got MOM, I ought he looked tired near the end. Fardy was strong as was Speight, Mowem and Sio. Brumbies backs good defensively, but Mogg looked lost at times in attack, Toomua cold not unlock the backline and Lilo made a few errors in D. A lucky win, they will need to make more of the half breaks against the Bulls. Lucky for Brums they have been playing test match style percentage rugby all year.

      • 6:29pm
        fredstone said | 6:29pm | ! Report

        Brussouw was better than Smith, and that last penalty against him was bs, he got it at first grab.

        • 6:32pm
          Vicky said | 6:32pm | ! Report

          100% fred. 100%… No ruck was formed anyway, even if he had a second grab.

        • 6:36pm
          Maxt said | 6:36pm | ! Report

          I agree as well!..that Brussouw was better

          • 6:37pm
            Vicky said | 6:37pm | ! Report

            Sarcasm?

            Edit: nvm, seen that you cleared up your comment

      • 7:13pm
        Tane Mahuta said | 7:13pm | ! Report

        Who got motm?
        I would have picked Sio.

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      6:16pm
      Rob na Champassak said | 6:16pm | ! Report

      I’ve written up my wrap-up of the match, not sure why it is waiting on moderation, I didn’t even call Richie any names this time!

      • 6:41pm
        Mike said | 6:41pm | ! Report

        Rob, after reading your last, I had visions of a post like this: “Ï just want to say that Richie McCaw is not a !@#!$%!$%!, nor a !@#$!@#$%!#, despite many people thinking he is, and his ancestors did not come out of the @#$!@#!%!.” That would fit your criterion of not calling him any names, but probably still not get past the moderators! 🙂

    • 6:01pm
      Bazza Allblack Supporter said | 6:01pm | ! Report

      So if saders bet the Cheifs and Brumbies lose – who plays where?

      Hell, if the Brumbies somehow win, they will be stuffed travel wise?

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        6:03pm
        biltongbek said | 6:03pm | ! Report

        If the Crusaders win the final is at Loftus

      • 6:03pm
        bmwwilliams said | 6:03pm | ! Report

        Saders are the lowest ranked remaining team BAS, so if they make it to the final they will be playing away to the opposition.

        • 6:04pm
          Bazza Allblack Supporter said | 6:04pm | ! Report

          Ok , thanks – then, go the Brumbies!!!

        • 11:42pm
          Wii said | 11:42pm | ! Report

          Only the lowest ranked team due to the pity finals placings the Crusaders on the overall log were third but due to guaranteed home finals the Brumbies leapfrog them

      • 6:34pm
        atlas said | 6:34pm | ! Report

        Super Rugby Semi-Final (Match D)
        Saturday, 27 July, 2013
        Chiefs v Crusaders
        Waikato Stadium, Waikato
        Kick-off (1935 local, 1735 NSW/ACT, 0935 SAT, 0735 GMT)

        Super Rugby Semi-Final (Match C)
        Saturday, 27 July, 2013
        Bulls v Brumbies
        Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
        Kick-off (1705 local, 0305 NZ, 0105 NSW/ACT, 1505 GMT)
        *Date will be Sunday 28 July in Australian Eastern/Central and NZ time zones

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