BRUMBIES 19 FORCE 17
Christian Lealiifano of the Brumbies feeds the backline. Photo: Getty Images
The Brumbies' new Super Rugby era under Jake White began as planned with a hard-fought 19-17 victory over the Western Force in their season-opener on Friday night.
Trailing 12-9 at halftime, the Brumbies came out revitalised in the second half, scoring two tries and holding the Force back in the final minutes.
Brumbies V Force
Catch all the action from the Canberra Stadium. The Brumbies clung to a two-point lead in a thriller against The Force. Photo: Graham Tidy GGT