The Brumbies beat the Queensland Reds 22-20 in Canberra to extend their lead at the top of the Super Rugby Australia to seven points. The Brumbies led 14-3 at half-time.
The Brumbies were looking for a win to further extend the gap between themselves at the top and the rest of the teams.
For the Queenslands Reds, a win would take them back to second spot after they were leapfrogged by the Melbourne Rebels on Friday following a 25-20 victory over the Western Force.
The hosts had a great start with a brilliant rolling maul resulting in a try by Folau Fainga’a to put them in the lead.
Their second try came is similar fashion with Fainga’a profitting from another succesful maul to score the Brumbies a second try of the match.
The hosts led by 14-NIL after yet another good conversion by fly-half, Bayley Kuenzle.
The Brumbies led 14-3 at half-time after a penalty goal by James O’Connor in the 38th minute.
The visitors were not prepared to die without a fight.
And had just the start they would have wanted in the second half with two tries in quick succession.
Jordan Petaia offloaded to Harry Wilson who scored them their first try of the match.
Wilson did the dirty work in the second try with Angus Scott-Young touching down to make it 15-14 for the visitors.
The Reds led 20-14 after O’Connor scored a fourth penalty goal.
With time running out, the Brumbies upped the ante and they were back in it at 19-20 after scoring a try with substitute hooker, Connal McInerney, the scorer following a successful driving maul.
However, full-back Mack Hansen missed a penalty that would have sealed the win for the hosts from an awkward angle. But there was more drama as the visitors conceded another penalty.
Hansen redeemed himself scoring the penalty to seal the win for the hosts.