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Brumbies GF Redemption

  • Brumbies GF Redemption

The ACT Brumbies have claimed a five-try 41-23 bonus point win over the Chiefs at Canberra Stadium. The win puts the Australian conference leaders in the box seat to claim the Super Rugby title ahead of their upcoming tour of South Africa.

The Brumbies' backline played arguably its best game of the season, with centre Tevita Kuridrani scoring a double and proving almost impossible for his opposite Chiefs numbers to handle.

Brumbies half Matt Toomua scored the only try in the first half that featured four penalty goals. Last years premiers the Chiefs held early momentum, but Toomua's try swung the round 11 fixture towards the home side. 

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After leading 13-6 at half time, the Brumbies then steam-rolled their opponents to register their biggest win so far this season- a big surprise considering they were facing their grand final nemisis of last season.

The Chiefs momentarily looked capable of a big comeback after being down 36-9, driving their score up to 23, but a try in the final minute to the Brumbies by winger Joe Tomane sealed the deal.

The game started with an unofficial anthem performance by Brumbies supporter group the rUCkus crew, while Australia's four living Victoria Cross holders were also present. 

The crowd of 16,159 was also the Brumbies' best at home so far this season.

They will have the toughest road tip of their season to date when they take on the Canterbury Crusaders in Christchurch next Saturday, before returning home the following week to take on the Durban Sharks ahead of the South African tour.

So what are the thoughts Brumbies fans? Does tonight's win prove the men from the ACT are the competition favourites?

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