Brumbies fight off Hurricanes
Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor
Cape Town - The Brumbies have withstood a valiant second-half performance from the Hurricanes to win their Super Rugby clash in Canberra on Friday.
The Brumbies won 30-23 after leading 14-10 at half-time.
The Brumbies scored two tries through scrumhalf Nic White and flank Peter Kimlin. Centre Christian Lealiifano was on target with a conversion and six penalties for a personal haul of 20 points.
The Hurricanes replied with tries by centre Reynold Lee-Lo and scrumhalf TJ Perenara. Flyhalf Beauden Barrett slotted both conversions and three penalties.
The Brumbies picked up four points for their victory to strengthen their grip on the Australian Conference, and moved ahead of the Bulls into second in the Overall standings.
The Hurricanes picked up a single point for losing by seven or fewer points, but stayed fourth in the New Zealand Conference. They did however move to ninth in the Overall log.
In next weekend's Round 17 action - for Australian teams only - the Brumbies host the Rebels in Canberra on Friday, June 7 at 11:40 SA time.Teams:
15. Jesse Mogg, 14. Henry Speight, 13. Tevita Kuridrani, 12. Christian Lealiifano, 11. Joseph Tomane, 10. Matt Toomua, 9. Nic White, 8. Ben Mowen (captain), 7. Colby Faingaa, 6. Peter Kimlin, 5. Sam Carter, 4. Scott Fardy, 3. Ben Alexander, 2. Stephen Moore, 1. Scott Sio
Substitutes: 16. Siliva Siliva, 17. Ruan-Henry Smith, 18. Fotu Auelua, 19. Jordan Smiler, 20. Ian Prior, 21. Robbie Coleman, 22. Clyde RathboneHurricanes:
15 Andre Taylor, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Reynold Lee-Lo, 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito (captain), 7 Jack Lam, 6 Faifili Levave, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Ben May, 2 Ash Dixon, 1 Ben Franks
Substitutes: 16 Reggie Goodes, 17 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 18 James Broadhurst, 19 Brad Shields, 20 Chris Smylie, 21 Tusi Pisi, 22 James Marshall