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    Brumbies vs Hurricanes

    Super Rugby, 30 June, 2018

    GIO Stadium
    Fulltime - Brumbies 24, Hurricanes 12
    Brumbies   Hurricanes
    24 FINAL SCORE 12
    4 TRIES 2
    0 DROP GOALS 0
    Referee: Nick Briant
    Touch judges: Will Houston & James Leckie
    TMO: Ian Smith

    Match result:

    The Brumbies’ Super Rugby finals hopes remain alive after an upset 24-12 victory over the Hurricanes – their first win against a New Zealand team since 2016.

    » Click here to read the full match report

    Final score
    Brumbies 24
    Hurricanes 12

    Match preview:

    The Brumbies host the Hurricanes Saturday night at GEO Stadium, Canberra. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:45pm AEST.

    This is the match between capital cities. Both Canberra and Wellington have a population of 400,000 people. Both teams beat each other three times over the last six games.

    After 16 rounds, head coach Dan McKellar has had little success for the Brumbies in his first year as head coach. His team was embarrassed by both the two New Zealand teams they faced.

    Chris Boyd’s Hurricanes has not met expectations. Like the Brumbies, they lost their last two games against their New Zealand teams. Before that, the Hurricanes almost lost to the bottom feeding Reds.

    The Hurricanes will use this match to rebuild their form model by beating Brumbies convincingly. The Brumbies have a different idea. Two rounds ago, they surprised everyone by beating the Bulls in altitude.

    A week later, they dominated both territory and possession to deliver another win against an enterprising Sunwolves.

    A win today would be their first back-to-back win at home in two years.

    The three things I hope to see is a foot race between Tom Banks and Nehe Milner-Skudder, the back five gain-line battle, and to discover if either teams can rediscover their form.

    The Hurricanes have won their first game after the June Tests for three years in a row. This will be the fourth – the bookies agree 4 to 1 against the Canberrans. But we should expect a more threatening Brumbies as they start to stabilise their own game model.

    Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:45pm AEST.

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    • 12:05pm
      Baz said | 12:05pm | ! Report

      Great game. Not perfect by any technical measure but free flowing and plenty line breaks and run meters. Also played in good spirit. TJ was smiling all night. I think was just enjoying being on the field again.
      Banks was sensational and I think the best back prospect in Australia at the moment. Speight and the defensive issues on the right edge seemed to be sorted although still looked a bit fragile.
      Make shift forward pack also performed well as did the line out. Set piece while not dominant was reliable. Rory Arnold was also heavily involved in general play.
      CLL while not having a great game was sufficient and steered the Brums around the park. Powell looked sharp and gave quick ball from the base although he should forget about trying to draw a penallty when interference inevitably occurs. Just get on with the game. Let the Ref do his job.
      I think this is the game most Brumbies supporters have been waiting all year for.

    • 10:11am
      Danny McGowan said | 10:11am | ! Report

      Geez even as a rusted on Canes man I not too upset at result, Brumbies were clearly better, Canes let themselves down a bit, but I think it is not going to do any harm to the comp to know that Aus teams are quite capable of knocking over kiwi teams. Along with Jaguares and Sunwolves results the I think it was good for the whole comp!

    • 10:08pm
      Fionn said | 10:08pm | ! Report

      Although we likely won’t be in the finals (and the Tahs deserve it, not us) it was a fantastic match as a fan by which to end the home season.

      Credit too to the Hurricanes fans at the match. Excellent attitude throughout. Very friendly, polite, passionate and fun people in Wellington apparently!

      Players like Godwin and Kuridrani really playing well (sad to see Godwin going). Good effort by McKellar to turn things around.

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        Mark Richmond said | 10:21pm | ! Report

        Best we have played all year, glad we came down to see it. Bloody wind was cold, but boys did us proud. Bring on next year !

        • 10:25pm
          Fionn said | 10:25pm | ! Report

          Absolutely, Mark, absolutely. Although I wonder, who will be our inside centre with Godwin leaving? Could they be in talks with Barnes during his season off? Or is Hansen going to be given a run at flyhalf and Lealiifano shifted inwards?

          Has being dropped from the Wallabies’ 23 given Kuridrani the motivation he needed?

          Agreed, looking forward to next year!

      • 11:03pm
        Dahl said | 11:03pm | ! Report

        Great game from the brumbies tonight.

        Left a couple of tries out there unfortunately. But had the upper hand throughout.

        An extra ordinary number of fouls from the canes. I thought someone should have gone earlier. Anything in their defensive third could have been pinged at times. And some phases had 3 to 4 fouls in one run.

        All told, Canes played to the ref. But did catch up with them in the end.

        Anyone know what happened to Sio at about the 15 minute mark?

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          PeterK said | 11:33pm | ! Report

          canes both very cynical and dirty thuggish in that game

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            taylorman said | 4:09am | ! Report

            No stopping this party pooper🙄
            Thought Pocock was after an Emmy with his part in the neck roll. 😆 … just trying out a typical response when the shoes on the other foot.
            Na… doesnt work.

            • 7:40am
              Drongo said | 7:40am | ! Report

              Should have been a yellow. And how good was the one trick pony tonight.

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                taylorman said | 8:16am | ! Report

                Yea just the overacting we can do without. Meds and writhing in pain from a neck roll then carries on playing after the decisuon. Please.

              • 9:18am
                Mapu said | 9:18am | ! Report

                Pocock was worse in second Irish rest.that was a Logie performance

              • 9:36am
                Bing said | 9:36am | ! Report

                And you would know how?
                He gets targeted by foul play constantly and you’re trying to say it’s all an act? There’s no consistency with foul play at the moment and it all depends which team you play for.

              • 11:10am
                MH01 said | 11:10am | ! Report

                Feel better now that you got to play victim? Poor crotty…. win or loose …. either way, you will have a Whinge. Let me guess …. if that was a SA player on pocock , you would not care right ? If you are saying pocock took a dive , classy mate…. though not suprised .

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                taylorman said | 8:35pm | ! Report

                Na MH difference is I dont mean it, where you went after Crotty with a pick axe, once you got the players name right that is. Sad as.

              • 4:18am
                ozinsa said | 4:18am | ! Report

                Tman, I thought you were joking when you first posted this bizarre view. Seems you really meant it. Deeply biased view of what actually transpired – you may need a grease and oil and recalibration to continue to watch rugby

              • 8:36am
                Fionn said | 8:36am | ! Report

                Maybe it was acute pain at the time that then, you know, got better? That’s the sort of thing that often happens with acute pain, bad for a few minutes and then goes away…

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                taylorman said | 8:41am | ! Report

                maybe…just a pity that isnt attributed when guys like Crotty and Barrett go down.

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                taylorman said | 10:12am | ! Report

                Same way Bing that many knew Crotty, Barrett, Dagg etc etc was hollywooding or seriously injured and brought it up continuously here. When one of yours fowls all you care about is poor old Folau and the rules that need to be changed.

                Not the poor guys that end up on their backs injured like Dagg and Barrett.

                Oh, but when its one of yours, its all about poot old Pocock and the meanies.

                Agree with there being no consistency and thats the only reason Im bringing it up here. But theres certainly one group doing it more than others.

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                PeterK said | 10:22am | ! Report

                the neck roll wasn’t the worst act anyway.

                2 that were ignored and not even a penalty.

                The driving him on his head that was totally ignored , ref said no force was used, they are worse than the high tackles that get a penalty or YC.

                However later Savea picked him up and flipped him feet past the vertical , a complete suplex , over his shoulder and landed him heavily on his back. That was a clear YC and not seen by AR’s or TMO. Ref had moved on and was following play so not his fault.

            • 6:14pm
              double agent said | 6:14pm | ! Report

              He’s carrying an arm injury. Pocock and Emmy are two words that should never be in the same sentence.

              • 8:55pm
                Ex force fan said | 8:55pm | ! Report

                He is surely good enough to win an Emmy

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              Ken Catchpole's Other Leg said | 9:39pm | ! Report

              Peter described the Canes as ‘dirty and thuggish’ in that game, and then you responded with a compliment for Poey’s thespian skill.
              Well played.
              In a game of logic you might not ever bother the scorer.

          • 9:20am
            Mapu said | 9:20am | ! Report

            Feel better now?no cause you’ve just flared up your chipped shoulder.
            Great win Brumbies.Canes attack was a disaster. Hey

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              Kirky said | 7:08pm | ! Report

              Mapu: Cuzzin’ ~ There’s one hell of an inquiry going on in Wellington commonly known as ‘Caneland’. as the Selectors, old O’Brien and Plumtree are not at all amused and I can guarantee there’ll be some big changes for the next game, ~ and that team is running around big time hour after hour as punishment for the loss to the Brumbies which was never meant to happen in any shape or form.

              They consider it an embarrassment as they’d have gone out to win that and do it easily but it looks as if they, (the Canes) went out for a picnic and grossly underestimated the Locals, or was it the six degrees temperatures, whatever, the Coaches of the Canes expected them to at least have a go and admitted they were flogged by the Referee, seemingly for any old reason at all, and another thing they’re not happy about is the Yapping to the Referee by pretty much the complete Brumby’ team and indicating to him to “penalty, yellow” and various other things!

              I don’t know if they went out there full of complacence, but the Hurricanes played crap and they played against a Brumby team who also played crap but better crap than the visitors, that coupled with Pocock continually ”Holly wooding” and committing unbelievable penalizable and questionable movements all day in the rucks and mauls getting off ‘scot’ free’!

              Normally the scheme of things between these two sides would be the usual bad loss to the Brumbies which as a rule the Canes would take them out nine times out of ten!

              This loss could very well mean the Hurricanes miss out for a final four spot and serve them right!

              Congratulations to the Brumbies as they haven’t won much of note lately and let it be a wake up call for the Hurricanes who should be super fit after training this week!

        • 8:34am
          Fionn said | 8:34am | ! Report

          Really good point about them leaving a few tries out. On the one hand then need to improve their finishing, but some of the Canes’ defence was fantastic (Jordie Barrett on Muirhead especially). On the other hand it was wonderful to see the Brumbies creating so many opportunities.

      • 11:26am
        Mr Hollywood said | 11:26am | ! Report

        Yes it’s very true Fionn. Some very special people live in Wellington myself included. I did struggle with always being polite though but then I moved to Sydney and realised I was actually very well mannered.

        I lived in a desert by the beach. Sydney that is.

        Well done on the win (I suppose). No I do mean it.

      • 12:45pm
        cinque said | 12:45pm | ! Report

        Is it so hard to imagine Brumbies beating Chiefs & Tahs away, while Rebels lose to Reds & Higlanders away and Sharks lose to Jaguares away?
        About as likely as Australia making the quarters in Russia, say 1 in 10. A bonus point last night might have helped.

    • 10:01pm
      Worlds Biggest said | 10:01pm | ! Report

      Congrats to the Brums, don’t think anyone picked that one ! They had a few try scoring chances snuffed out by great defence in particular the Jordie Barret effort on Muirhead. TJ’s try was freakish !

      Brums keep there slim semi hopes alive and the Canes need to get back in the winners cricle next week. Hard luck to Digs and the other Canes fans on here, they’ll come good.

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      RobC said | 9:55pm | ! Report

      Next up.

      Wolves v Bulls in Singapore! Apparenlty a third-tier Rugby nation! :O 🙁

    • 9:44pm
      MH01 said | 9:44pm | ! Report

      Thanks canes and their fans – did not expect that result , and was not a bad game in the end .

    • 9:41pm
      Diggercane said | 9:41pm | ! Report

      Don’t win too many games when your discipline is that poor, really bad, Brumbies squeezed us really well.

      Congrats to the Brumbies and fans, great win and thanks for the blog Rob.

      • 10:05pm
        Fionn said | 10:05pm | ! Report

        Cheers, mate. It has been a long time coming.

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        RobC said | 11:34am | ! Report

        cheers DC. Bad luck about the loss mate. Your intuition was right, in the end.

        btw, were all the furniture and plates put away in time? 😀

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          Diggercane said | 11:38am | ! Report

          Sadly no Rob I am sorry to report.

          One glass didn’t make it, a sad time for ‘mother in law’ gifts im afraid.

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      Machooka said | 9:41pm | ! Report

      Well bugger me… didn’t see that coming tonight!

      Congrats Brums on a solid team performance… commis Diggeriwi as I know this is a disappointing loss for youse.

      Thanks MrRobC for the call… as always masterful 🙂

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        RobC said | 9:47pm | ! Report

        Cheers MrChook! thanks!

        Man, these Aussie teams should pay me for calling their games
        When I start blogging them, They start winning! hahaha

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