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Chiefs snatch late win over Brumbies

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Crystal Ja

CHIEFS 29 BRUMBIES 22

Sonny Bill Williams of the Chiefs is tackled.

Sonny Bill Williams of the Chiefs is tackled. Photo: Getty Images

A last-gasp try to Chiefs centre Jackson Willison has clinched a thrilling 29-22 win for the home side in their Super Rugby clash against the Brumbies in Mount Maunganui on Friday.

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A draw was looking a likely proposition with four minutes to go after the Brumbies scored their first try of the night through lock Sam Carter to even the game up at 22-all.

Tawera Kerr-Barlow of the Chiefs tackles Ben Mowen of the Brumbies.

Tawera Kerr-Barlow of the Chiefs tackles Ben Mowen of the Brumbies. Photo: Getty Images

But a simple mistake by the Brumbies in the following kick-off gifted the Chiefs a line-out and Willison ended up the beneficiary when he crossed in the left corner with just a minute left on the clock.

The seven-point victory now makes it three in a row for the rampaging Chiefs and three from four games so far this season, while also maintaining their unbeaten record at their fortress at Mount Maunganui.

The Brumbies, meanwhile, will be ruing their lost opportunities after claiming the edge in possession and territory in the first half but coming out with just a penalty-driven nine-all scoreline at the break.

After such a close 40 minutes, the Chiefs' opening try in the 69th minute through big prop Sona Taumalolo seemed to break the game apart when it delivered the New Zealand franchise their biggest lead of the night.

But the Brumbies weren't to be denied, with Carter driving over from close range on the right-hand side just seven minutes later.

Christian Lealiifano's impressive boot then tied up the match at 22-all before Willison crushed the Brumbies' hopes.

CHIEFS 29 (Arizona Taumalolo, Jackson Willison tries Aaron Cruden 2 cons 5 pens) bt BRUMBIES 22 (Sam Carter try Christian Lealiifano con 5 pens) at Baypark Stadium. Referee: Ian Smith.

AAP

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