28min: ACT playing very smart rugby. Expansive at times but also pragmatic, keeping the Lions under pressure. Street wise, I'd say...
30min: Best defence in Super Rugby this season, so a deluge of Lions tries unlikely
32min: O'Brien nursing what look like shoulder knack but carries on...
32min: Mogg misses with a long range penalty effort and the Lions breathe a sigh of relief
33min: Twelvetrees tries to crash through the midfield but is chopped down. Geddit?
34min: Still very subdued. Lions just can't string any meaningful phases together.
35min: Yet another crooked throw from Best at the lineout. Very poor...
37min: The tourists are pinged for holding on but Prior misses the penalty attempt. It could be 11-0 to the home side by now
A tough day at the office so far for the Lions. They've not been terrible but, equally, there's been no real spark to their play. Brumbies are more than decent but much of the Lions woes have been of their own nervous making...
Without undue disrespect to Rory Best, Lions lacking leadership out there. The Irishman is having a stinker at the lineout as well
Lions looking exactly what they are - a hastily convened side who haven't had any time together on the training pitch. The forwards are in the game but the backs look like strangers to each other
Team also lacking intensity, which I suspect is a symptom of certain players feeling disenfranchised in terms of Test selection
Wade will not want to see the replay of his attempted tackle on Kuridrani for the Brumbies try. All flappy hands rather than going in with his shoulder *schoolboy error*
Interesting dilemma for Gatland now. Use the bench and risk injuries or put his faith in the starting XV???
We shall see. Players back out and second half is live. No Lions replacements yet...
41min: Oh dear, oh dear. Early Lions lineout and Best throws crooked! Time for Hibbard already?
42min: TMO review for high tackle on Wade (which isn't hard!)... Penalty to Lions and they go for attacking lineout
43min: Best gets in straight but the Brumbies steal the ball and the danger is averted...
44min: Another Lions lineout. Best looks a picture of tension as he prepares to throw and is lucky the referee isn't looking as the ball comes in suspiciously off target
48min: Frustratingly srappy start for the Lions to the half. ACT defence swarming all over them and no space at all.
49min: Hogg's inexperience at 10 beginning to show. Not a criticism but without an armchair ride from the forwards, he's been a bit exposed so far...
51min: Lions putting no pace or depth on the ball. All very static and the Brumbie tacklers lining up the big hits with obvious relish
52min: Keeps getting worse... Lions shunted back in the scrum
53min: No signs of life whatsoever on the Lions bench yet. All eight subs still wrapped up underneath their granny blankets
58min: Brumbies knock restart out on the full. Is the tide beginning to turn. The bench is stirring as Cole, Hibbard and Corbs complete a total front row overhaul
58min: Lydiate on O'Brien as well.
60min: Lions scrum now looking dangerous after the changes. Penalty!
60min: Hogg hits the woodwork again. He should have punished Brumbies there. Murray on for Youngs and Parling for Evans. Farrell replaces Hogg
61min: And we're into the final quarter. Hope springs eternal