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Brumbies vs Sunwolves: Super Rugby live scores, blog

3rd June, 2018

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Brumbies vs Sunwolves

Super Rugby, 3 June, 2018

GIO Stadium
Fulltime - Brumbies 41, Sunwolves 31
Brumbies   Sunwolves
41 FINAL SCORE 31
7 TRIES 4
3 CONVERSION KICKS 4
0 PENALTY GOALS 1
0 DROP GOALS 0
 
 
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Touch judges: Will Houston & Graham Cooper
TMO: George Ayoub
Where: GIO Stadium, Canberra.
When: Sunday 3rd June, 4:05pm AEST
Betting Odds: Brumbies $1.01, Sunwolves $11.00

Brumbies
15 Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Andy Muirhead, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 David Pocock, 6 Lachlan McCaffrey, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Blake Enever, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Connal Mcinerney, 1 Scott Sio

Replacements: 16 TBC, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Ben Alexander, 19 Richie Arnold, 20 Tom Cusack, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 Wharenui Hawera, 23 Andrew Smith

Sunwolves
15 Robbie Robinson, 14 Semisi Masirewa, 13 Jason Emery, 12 Harumichi Tatekawa, 11 Sione Teaupa, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Keisuke Uchida, 8 Rahboni Warren Vosayako, 7 Edward Quirk, 6 Willie Britz (c), 5 Sam Wykes, 4 James Moore, 3 Hencus van Wyk, 2 Atsushi Sakate, 1 Craig Millar

Replacements: 16 Jaba Bregvadze, 17 Alex Woonton, 18 Nikoloz Khatiashvili, 19 Shunsuke Nunomaki, 20 Fetuani Lautaimi, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Gerhard van den Heever, 23 Kai Ishii
The stoush over the availability of three Brumbies this past weekend would have been avoided if Australia had centralised contracts. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
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Match result:

Australian Super Rugby teams have enjoyed their best collective weekend in almost three months as the Brumbies kept a pulse going on their finals prospects.

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Final score
Brumbies 41
Sunwolves 31

Match preview:

It’s the last game of an enthralling round of Super Rugby when the Brumbies host the Sunwolves in the nation’s capital on Sunday afternoon. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 4:05pm AEST.

First, the Brumbies. They need to win.

With the Rebels and Waratahs recording strong victories this round, the Brumbies need to win in order to stay within touching distance of the top two in the Australian conference.

This game has a bit of a “must-win” feel about it, thus.

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It’s been a slow and jittery tournament for the Brumbies, and they will look to their last start win over the Bulls in South Africa last week as motivation to turn it on for their home fans.

In team news, hooker Connal McInerny gets his starting debut, whilst the dangerous backrow of McCaffrey, Pocock and Naisirani continue to impress.

For the Sunwolves, Jamie Joseph has made 10 changes to his match day 23 that was defeated by the Rebels last week.

Robbie Robinson returns at the back, pushing Jason Emery to outside centre. Form right winger Hosea Saumaki is sidelined with a knee injury, Semisi Masirewa taking his place.

In the forwards, Ed Quirk shifts from number 8 to openside flanker, with Rahboni Warren Vosayako taking his place. Sam Wykes returns in the second row in a boost for the Japanese outfit.

Where the game will be won?
I’ll use this opportunity to say, I think the line that has been set for the Sunwolves with bookmakers (+29.5) is unbelievably misguided.

They’ve lost only one game this season by more than that margin, and that was when they were understrength against a rampant Chiefs outfit. It will definitely be closer than that.

The Brumbies backline has so much pace, however, and Tevita Kuridrani’s partnership with Kyle Godwin is starting to flourish. Playing with the confidence of their last start win, they should have just enough to stave off a hungry Sunwolves outfit.

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Brumbies by 12.

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