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Brumbies df Stormers just

  • Brumbies df Stormers just

The ACT Brumbies may be on top of the Super Rugby table after a thrilling 25-15 win over the Cape Town Stormers at Canberra Stadium on Saturday night.

The Brumbies look threatened through out a lot of the game, the the Stormers showing great strength in earning 54 per cent possession at half time.

However they became lazy in the second half, and a highly composed Brumbies outfit held tight to win the game by 10.

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But the win was far from the comfort the scoreline suggests it was.

With just three minutes to go, Stormers interchange forward Juan De Jongh scored a try to reduce the margin to 18-15.

Unbelievably right next to the sticks, flyhalf Peter Grant missed the conversion attempt, but it proved none the worry in the end.

Depsite three missed penalty goals Brumbies counterpart Nic White was outstanding. His ominous form of late has eanrt the comment from head coach Stephen Larkham recently that he is the world's best scrum half.

He did not let this down tonight.

Fellow Queanbeyan Whites contracted player Robbie Coleman starred as well, and again ensured he will create selection headaches once the backline are all fit again.

He scored two tries, but his second in particular was impressive and got his side momentum in the second half.

He chased a Jesse Mogg kick down the left edge, and with his Stormers opposite numbers convinced the ball would go into touch, he swooped on it and landed the ball in the corner in the nick of time.

The home side were lazy in defence at times, but given the close nature of the contest, it will go down as one of their best wins of the season.

The Cape Town Stormers will again be pondering on what could have been. A fourth loss in a row for them, and they a still without a win on the road.

It does not get easier for them next week either, rounding up their Australasian tour at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane against the Queensland Reds.

The Brumbies travel to Melbourne next Saturday to take on the Melbourne Rebels.

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