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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
    0 DROP GOALS 0
    Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
    Touch judges: Will Houston & Graham Cooper
    TMO: George Ayoub

    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.

    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.

    Brumbies by 12.

    Join The Roar for live scores of the match, starting from 4:05pm AEDT.

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    • Roar Rookie

      Kirky said | 10:03pm | ! Report

      The Brumbies sizzled the Sunwolves, jeezuz’ that’s a good one it was a horrible game and only won by 10 points ~ SIZZLED, hardly!

    • Roar Guru

      The Neutral View From Sweden said | 6:02pm | ! Report

      This game was a lot more entertaining when I expected. Brumbies win was never in danger really, but the Sunwolves have some bite and big props to them for hanging in there.
      I said it before, give the Sunwolves a real pre-season with JJ and TB and a settled squad, plus one more year of SR experience in the bag and they will be in the mix for a wild-card spot. I definitely think they add value to Super Rugby.

      Had an extra eye on Hayden Parker today and he is the real deal. Makes the right decisions almost all the time, solid tackler, great passer and sensational with the boot. This season only Richie Mo’unga has performed better as a 10 in Super Rugby. Highlanders should do their utmost to get him back home.

    • Roar Guru

      Nick Kelland said | 5:46pm | ! Report

      80‘ – MATCH RESULT: The Brumbies defeated a plucky Sunwolves outfit 41-31 in an entertaining Sunday afternoon affair at GIO Stadium.

      Brumbies: 41
      Sunwolves: 31

    • Roar Guru

      Nick Kelland said | 5:45pm | ! Report


      Nice down the right edge from the Sunwolves.

      Parker gives to Masiwera, who shifts to Ishii. He scores over Matt Lucas, who is yellow carded for his no arms in the tackle.

      That’ll be it here at GIO Stadium.

      Brumbies: 41
      Sunwolves: 31

    • Roar Guru

      Nick Kelland said | 5:38pm | ! Report


      That will be the ball game. McInerny off the lineout whips a cut out ball for Lucas to tip it back inside for Speight. Speight runs 20m untouched and dives under the sticks to score.

      Brumbies: 41
      Sunwolves: 24

    • Roar Guru

      Nick Kelland said | 5:35pm | ! Report


      Semise Masiwera has been unreal this afternoon. Beats two in the lead up, and Ed Quirk finds a little hole on the inside of Tevita Kuridrani. He dives over, and the Sunwolves are just hanging on in this one.

      Parker knocks it over – but I don’t need to type that, do I?

      Brumbies: 34
      Sunwolves: 24

    • Roar Pro

      Bakkies said | 5:32pm | ! Report

      That was poor by Rasta the Sunwolves carried that back in to their 22 to clear out on the full.

      • 5:35pm
        Fionn said | 5:35pm | ! Report

        He’s generally a good referee though.

        I thought Muirhead’s try should have stood, but I’m pretty biased.

        • Roar Pro

          Bakkies said | 5:39pm | ! Report

          It was a pretty basic error that cost field position. I am not sure why he would be warning a replacement prop for collapsing on his own feed.

    • Roar Guru

      Nick Kelland said | 5:25pm | ! Report

      62‘ – Goodness gracious Tom Banks!!

      The Sunwolves looked all but certain to score down the left off the Masiwera break. Sione Taupea went for the Fijian step, and Banks bundled him into touch. Unreal body on the line stuff.

      Brumbies: 34
      Sunwolves: 17

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