It went down to the last minute but the Brumbies didn’t have quite enough in the tank to beat the Chiefs in Hamilton despite leading for much of the game.
Great season by a team who seem destined for greater things.
Che has asked me to remind the Brumbies that we’ll be recording the rugby podcast at 7pm at Duxton if they feel like swinging Mad Monday that way.
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And it’s his birthday, so I have.
UPDATE: Foxsports has the full report:
THE Brumbies will take just seven days off after their crushing grand final defeat to the Chiefs before starting training again to claim the premiership in 2014.
The Brumbies fell short of a fairytale victory last night after being steamrolled late by the Chiefs, who became just the fourth franchise to defend their Super Rugby championship.
The Chiefs scored 15 points in the last 15 minutes to claim a remarkable 27-22 comeback victory after the Brumbies had led for the previous 65 minutes.
None of the Brumbies used their exhausting 31,000km month-long travel schedule as an excuse for their late slide after the match, instead blaming poor execution and decision-making in the final quarter.