Live updates: Super Rugby 2020 - Chiefs v Brumbies from Hamilton

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Chiefs 14 - 26 Brumbies

80min - Full time. 

79min - Knock on from Wainui, 1 minute left. 

76min - Not-straight from the lineout, that might just do it for the Chiefs. 

75min - D-Mac puts in a little grubber in behind, it comes off a Brumbies hand, Chiefs lineout - need to score soon. 

74min - Counter-ruck is good, Brumbies have the ball, that might be it. 

71min - A knock on from the Brumbies and the Chiefs have a scrum feed. 

70min - Remarkable defence from the Brumbies and they win a penalty at the breakdown. 

69min - Now it's the Chiefs who win the penalty off the scrum, against the feed - that's huge - they kick to the corner. 

68min - Bad pass from Mckenzie, it's forward and the Brumbies will have a scrum. 

66min - Penalty for the Chiefs, hands in the ruck from the visitors. 

64min - A scrum penalty comes for the Brumbies, that's a huge moment. 

63min - Sam Cane comes up huge at the breakdown, the captain wins a penalty and they will kick for the corner. 

63min - Massive counter-ruck from the Brumbies and they turn the ball over. 

59min - TTT has his kick charged-down ,it falls to Cruden who finds some space in behind with a nice kick. 

58min - Another penalty goes against the Brumbies and the Chiefs kick for touch. 

56min - TRY - Chiefs, Pita Gus with a huge carry off the scrum, they recycle and it's Lienert-Brown who goes over, kick is good. Chiefs 14 - 26 Brumbies

54min - The Chiefs opt for the scrum, and they win a penalty off it.

53min - Slipper has been sent to the bin, too many penalties in a row. 

53min - Karpik goes over for the Chiefs but there's no sign of a grounding - Chiefs come back for a penalty. 

51min - Penalty again for the Chiefs, offside on the Brumbies, they kick for touch. 

48min - TRY - Chiefs, from the scrum, Sowakula runs towards the line, it's recycled and Cruden is over - Kick is good. Chiefs 7 - 26 Brumbies. 

47min - Another penalty - Brumbies offside. Chiefs go for the scrum. 

45min - Penalty won by the Chiefs now, they will kick to the corner. 

43min - TRY - Brumbies, horrible defence, and Samu runs through four tacklers to score. Kick is good. Chiefs 0 - 26 Brumbies. 

41min - Back underway. 

Half time. 

37min - TRY - Brumbies, massive scrum from the Brumbies and it's Pete Samu who goes over to score. Kick is good. Chiefs 0 - 19 Brumbies. 

35min - Mistake from Mckenzie there, its a loose pass but he knocks the ball on just in front of his own line - Brumbies scrum.

33min - Sloppy from the Brumbies, they knock the ball on - Chiefs scrum. 

31min - Massive scrum from the Brumbies and they win a penalty - great work from the visitors. 

30min - Slater loses the ball in the tackle, Brumbies scrum. 

28min - The Chiefs put together a couple of good phases, but Karpik needs to kick and the Brumbies have a scrum, Chiefs knocked it on.

27min - Penalty goes the way of the Chiefs this time, under pressure they are able to clear.

24min - Fantastic defence from the Chiefs, the rolling maul from the Brumbies and they crash so close but the Chiefs force a turnover. 

23min - Another penalty goes against the Chiefs at the breakdown, they will kick to the corner. 

20min - The Brumbies nearly go in again, but five metres out they knock the ball on, Sean Wainui does very well. 

18min - Another penalty advantage for the Brumbies, once again, they will clear. 

15min - TRY - Brumbies, slick from the Aussie, off the lineout they throw the pill and Kata scores on the opposite side of the park the lineout was thrown. Kick is wide. Chiefs 0 - 12 Brumbies. 

14min - Penalty won by the Brumbies, they kick to the corner agian. 

13min - The Chiefs cant get anywhere on attack, and Cruden clears. 

9min - The TMO says there's nothing clear and obvious so it's given a TRY - Brumbies, Tom Banks gets the first of the match. Kick is good. 

9min - The Brumbies go over and score a try, but there looks to be a knock on in the lead-up, checking now.

8min - Penalty goes against Sam Cane there and the Brumbies will kick for touch. 

7min - Huge hit from TTT as the Brumbis lose the ball, then the Chiefs do the same thing and they clear. 

5min - Another knock on from the Chiefs and the Brumbies have a scrum. 

4min - A really nice play from the Brumbies as Kata sets up Banks, but Pita Gus Sowakula is there waiting for him, wins the penalty and the Chiefs kick for touch. 

3min - Sloppy from ALB and Mckenzie, knock on. Jacobson has been busy early with some big carries. 

1min - The Brumbies look to throw the ball around before they put a kick in behind. 

1min - Kick off here at FMG Stadium.

7:02pm - Both sides are coming out now, a huge game in Hamilton. 

Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Super Rugby clash between the Chiefs and the Brumbies. 

TAB Odds: Chiefs $1.15      Brumbies $5.55

Pre-match banter: Luke Jacobson confirmed for Chiefs return against Brumbies

Chiefs coach Warren Gatland has unveiled the remarkable depth at his disposal by making nine starting changes to his Super Rugby team to face the Brumbies in Hamilton.

Gatland has continued to follow through with his pledge to give players ample field-time through the opening month of the competition, an approach that can't be faulted to date.

The Chiefs have lodged three convincing wins from three to go top of the overall table, including last week's 26-point thrashing of the Sunwolves in Japan.

Only six starting players are still in the run-on XV to face the Brumbies, with Gatland virtually forced to field the same front row, because of injuries to All Blacks props Nepo Laulala and Angus Ta'avao.

Damian McKenzie gets another chance to showcase his sizzling form at fullback, while Gatland has also retains inside centre Alex Nankivell and lock Michael Allardice.

Notable selections are flanker Luke Jacobson and winger Sam McNicol, who have both endured concussion problems.

Hard-hitting two-test All Black Jacobson has recovered from symptoms that forced him to return home early from the World Cup campaign last September and makes his first appearance of the season.

Former age-group star McNicol hasn't played Super Rugby for nearly three years, because of a string of concussion problems and other injuries.

Seasoned All Blacks flanker Sam Cane returns from a week off to assume the captaincy, while Gatland has the luxury of adding five-eighth Aaron Cruden and centre Anton Lienert-Brown to a backline that oozes class.

"In these first four or five games, we want to give everyone an opportunity to involved in the starting team and the 23 to create that competition," Gatland said.

"We've got people putting their hands up. It's a nice place for a coach to be, but really tough for selections."

Chiefs: 1-Aidan Ross, 2-Bradley Slater,3-Atu Moli, 4-Michael Allardice, 5-Mitchell Brown, 6-Luke Jacobson, 7-Sam Cane (c), 8-Pita Gus Sowakula, 9-Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 10-Aaron Cruden, 11-Sam McNicol, 12-Alex Nankivell, 13-Anton Lienert-Brown, 14-Sean Wainui, 15-Damian McKenzie.

Reserves: 16-Samisoni Taukei'aho, 17-Reuben O'Neill, 18-Ross Geldenhuys, 19-Naitoa Ah Kuoi, 20-Mitchell Karpik, 21-Lisati Milo-Harris, 22-Kaleb Trask, 23-Quinn Tupaea.

Brumbies: 1-James Slipper, 2-Connal McInerney, 3-Allan Alaalatoa, 4-Cadeyrn Neville, 5-Murray Douglas, 6-Rob Valetini, 7-Will Miller, 8-Pete Samu, 9-Joe Powell, 10-Noah Lolesio, 11-Andy Muirhead, 12-Irae Simone, 13-Tevita Kuridrani, 14-Solomone Kata, 15-Tom Banks

Reserves: 16-Lachlan Lonergan, 17-Scott Sio, 18-Tom Ross, 19-Nick Frost, 20-Lachlan McCaffrey, 21-Ryan Lonergan, 22-Bayley Kuenzle, 23- Toni Pulu