1 Apr 2013

Brumbies narrowly beat Bulls in Canberra

6:46 am on 1 April 2013

The ACT Brumbies remain top overall in Super Rugby after a narrow 23-20 defeat of South Africans the Bulls in Canberra, thanks to an after-the-siren 45-metre penalty goal to second five eighth Christian Lealiifano.

The Bulls locked the scores up with one minute to go when centre Johannes Engelbrecht scored in the corner from a turnover and Morne Steyn converted.

But the South Africans pushed for the win after the hooter and were penalised directly in front of their own posts.

Lealiifano, who had only missed one shot at goal in six attempts all night, stepped up and nailed it in front of 13,735 fans.