Tiaan Schoeman's late drop-goal edged the Bulls home 17-13 after a bruising Super Rugby encounter with the Stormers at Loftus Versfeld.
It was a sight the three 'W's – Waratahs, Wallabies and Wasps – did not want to see, and if the damage is as serious as the Waratahs fear, Kurtley Beale could be out for the rest of the Super Rugby season.
Wallabies' Wasps-bound star plays less than a minute before suffering a suspected patella tendon tear.
After the visit of the Bulls, the Waratahs have back-to-back blockbusters against New Zealand sides – first the Crusaders in Christchurch, with whom no love is lost, and then the Chiefs in Sydney. If the players are distracted, then Saturday has the potential to become awkward.
ACT Brumbies captain Stephen Moore admits his team faces a "critical" two-match block before the Super Rugby mid-year break as they walk a tightrope to their finals goal.
ACT Brumbies dominate the Pretoria Bulls to win comfortably, but bonus point eludes them.
All the talking points from the Brumbies' 23-6 win over the Bulls at Canberra Stadium on Friday night.
If you were picking a television show to represent the ACT Brumbies, you'd probably think something like Four Corners rather than Game of Thrones.
Join Chris Dutton for all the action from Canberra Stadium as the Brumbies try to get their season back on track against the Bulls.
The ACT Brumbies have hit out at teams using disengaging tactics to stop a rolling maul.
The Brumbies will turn to Robbie Coleman as they wait to find out how long Matt Toomua is out of action.
To the rugby world, David Pocock is a beast. To Jane Pocock, the Wallabies star is just a "mummy's boy".
The Brumbies' hopes of reigniting their season have been dealt a blow with Matt Toomua to miss the Bulls clash.
Nigel Ah Wong will have two special women on his mind this Mother's Day.
Brumbies in strong financial position despite payout to former CEO Michael Jones.
Stephen Moore set to return after missing Highlanders game due to calf injury.
Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham will take on player contract negotiations after the exit of the club's CEO.
The ACT Brumbies board will meet with the club's senior management this week to detail its strategy for replacing chief executive Michael Jones after ending a turbulent period by finalising a payout to part ways.
The Bulls ran in three first-half tries as they completed a hard-fought 23-18 Super Rugby victory over South African rivals the Cheetahs at Loftus Versfeld.
The Bulls' bulk and grunt proved too much for the craft and guile of the Sunwolves as the South Africans claimed a 30-27 win in Singapore on Saturday.