The Brumbies have out-muscled fierce rivals the Waratahs to cling on for a nail-biting 28-23 Super Rugby victory at Canberra Stadium.
Some ill discipline forced the Brumbies to play almost the entire final 20 minutes a man down, but the ACT franchise managed to limp across the line and hold out a fast finishing Waratahs outfit that piled on 14 late points.
The result has lifted the Brumbies to the top of the Australian conference and into third overall.
Brumbies 28: Tries - N.White, J.Mogg, T.Kuridrani, Pen - N.White x3, Con - N.White x2
Cards - M.Toomua (60th min yellow), R. Smith (72nd min yellow)
Waratahs 23: Tries - M.Hooper, I.Folau, Pen - B.Foley x3, Con - B.Foley x2