Super Rugby: Chiefs Edge Brumbies To Go Back-to-Back

By Brendan Bradford in Hamilton - The Chiefs came back from a ten-point second-half deficit to defeat the Brumbies 27-22 in Hamilton on Saturday night to claim back-to-back Super Rugby titles. In one of the great finals contests, the Brumbies jumped out to an early first-half lead before the Canberra side’s immense travel toll proved too much when the defending champions kicked into overdrive and scored two tries in the closing quarter. The history books will say the Chiefs won by five, but such a titanic battle deserves a more thorough rendering. Having flown all over the world on their way to this match, the Brumbies went toe-to-toe with the reigning champions for an hour and looked likely to claim the most heroic Super Rugby win of all time. They fell agonisingly short, but can take enormous pride in what they’ve ac
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