It appeared to be a familiar story for ACT Brumbies' fans in the 72nd minute, as Wellington Hurricanes' Alex Fidow crossed for a try to make it 15-12 to the visitors.
However after referee Paul Williams awarded the try, and with the Hurricanes setting up for the conversion, the replay showed a different story - a knock-on.
Captain Ardie Savea was deemed to have knocked on the ball before the try and in turn, saved face for the Brumbies.
The knock on, and two failed penalty kicks later by the Hurricanes, allowed the home side to rid themselves of a four-match losing streak and to claim their first win in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman series following the 12-10 score line.
MISSED PENALTY KICKS
A missed penalty kick by the Hurricanes' Jordie Barrett in the opening minutes of the second half kept the Brumbies in the contest.
It provided some lift for the home side, resulting in a breakaway run from Bayley Kuenzle minutes later.
His run may have fallen short of the line but it gave them much needed metres and led to a try minutes later by Lenny Ikitau, to send the side in front 12-10.
Two more attempts by Barrett to take the lead for the visitors in the dying stages of the match proved futile.
FIRST TIME ACROSS THE LINE
For the first time in the Trans-Tasman series, the Brumbies scored the first try in a match.
The moment came in the 11th minute, after a scrum on the Hurricanes' line helped get scrumhalf Ryan Lonergan across the line for the home side.
They lead 7-0 before conceding points six minutes later.
Before Saturday night's match they had only managed to react and score the second try in each match of the series.
DEFENCE HOLDS OUT AGAIN
The Brumbies came out with a focus on their defence for the second week and did not concede any points until the 17th minute.
Their defensive unit was something they struggled with in the first two rounds of the Trans-Tasman series, but improved last week.
In round one, the Crusaders scored their first points in their match against the Brumbies in the fourth minute.
The Chiefs opened their scoring against the Brumbies in the match's third minute last weekend.
By round three, the Canberra side held the Blues out until the 15th minute.
They held the Wellington side out until the 17th this week.
SWAIN COPPED A HEAD-KNOCK
Left lock Darcy Swain copped a head high tackle off Hurricanes' right flanker Du'Plessis Kirifi, forcing the 23-year-old off the field due to concussion.
He went off in the 23rd minute to face a head injury assessment and failed it, forcing him off the field for the remainder of the match.
Tom Hooper replaced him, coming on for his first Super Rugby match at Canberra Stadium after he debuted against the Crusaders in Christchurch last month.
Kirifi was shown a yellow card and faced 10 minutes on the sideline for the tackle.
PASIFIKA ROUND FIRST
For an iconic first, the side donned their Pasifika jersey 'Warrior over the Waves' to honour the heritage and culture of Brumbies' players.
The Pasifika round included more than the jersey, with Maori, Tongan, Fijian, Samoan and Niuean communities taking part in performances pre-match and at half-time to share their culture with fans in Canberra stadium.
It also featured the surnames of Pasifika players in the Brumbies' camp, followed by their home villages of their parents or their iwi (tribe).
The jersey was designed by Angelique Sloss and the concept driven by Pasifika players in the Brumbies group.
Three former Brumbies were inducted into the club's hall of fame equivalent on Saturday night.
The Brumbies' Legends began last year to coincide with the creation of the club in 1996.
At the game it was announced inaugural players George Gregan, Stephen Larkham and Joe Roff were to become legends.