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The White stuff: Brumbies hold off Force in thriller

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BRUMBIES 19 FORCE 17

Christian Lealiifano of the Brumbies feeds the backline.

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.

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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 flanker, Ita Vaea under pressure. Click for more photos

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

  • Brumbies flanker, Ita Vaea under pressure.
  • Brumbies winger, Jesse Mogg contests a bomb.
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