I didn’t think they had it in them, but I’m thrilled to be proved wrong.
In horrendous conditions that made us all very glad to be sitting on a couch in Canberra the Brumbies have put one over the Auckland Blues in New Zealand.
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The Brumbies have survived a late Blues fightback in treacherously wet Auckland weather to win 20-13 and secure their place at the top of the Australian conference.
It was a scrappy, desperate game at Eden Park, the Brumbies only just coming out on top courtesy of their early domination of the scrum and ill-discipline from the Blues.
Handling errors were so numerous between the two teams in the wet weather that the total scrum time sucked more than 20 minutes out of the match.
The Brumbies suitably adapted their game plan to the slippery conditions, opting to play the percentages through midfield high balls and opportunistic kicks to the corner.