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Brumbies snatch dramatic win

A Christian Lealiifano penalty after the siren has handed the Brumbies a thrilling 24-23 win over the Cheetahs in their Super 15 clash at Canberra Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Cheetahs were unlucky to go home without the victory, after leading for most of the match and by as much as 13 points in the second half.

But the Brumbies held their nerve, including opting for an easy penalty with less than five minutes left to narrow the gap to two rather than running the ball in search of the lead.

A wasteful Highlanders side were forced to come from behind before eventually overhauling the Waratahs 18-17 in Dunedin.

The home side scored two tries to one and just held on to maintain their unbeaten start before a crowd of 17,400.

They made it hard for themselves, though. They missed 11 points through kicks and were not as clinical as in their previous two matches but they showed character to make it three wins in a row.

The Reds defied a horror performance to register their third straight win of the season, triumphing 11-6 over the Melbourne Rebels in a messy contest at Suncorp Stadium.

Riaan Viljoen, Lwazi Mvovo, Meyer Bosman and Jacques Botes scored tries as the Sharks secured their first win of the competition with a 32-20 win over Lions.

Gareth Anscombe scored two tries, two conversions and three penalties to lead the Blues to a 29-23 win over Bulls.


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