The ACT Brumbies have fought off a spirited Cape Town Stormers to niggle out a 13-10 half time lead at Canberra Stadium.
The Stormers have played out of their skin so far despite being down by three points, with their intent on the field earning them 56 per cent possession.
However the home side has once again shown they are the best composed side in Super Rugby, having just two attacking phase sets on the Stormers line and coming up with the points to have them ahead.
But the defence of the Brumbies has also frustrated the Stormes to the ground.
Phas set after set they had on the Brumbies line, but time and time again they were held out.
After a penalty goal, they decided to go for tries, and their likely frustration would come out of the one try they managed through Daniel Vermeulen once the Brumbies forwards had finally tired.
But given the deficit is only three points, it is anyone's game heading into the second half.
The Brumbies will be looking for more possession and field position to roll out the rest of this fixture and stake a claim for Super Rugby's number one spot on the ladder.