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Brad Thorn's Reds come up short as Brumbies claim Super Rugby AU title

Promising out-half Noah Lolesio scored 13 points for Dan McKellar’s side.

THE ACT BRUMBIES withstood a late onslaught to beat the Queensland Reds 28-23 and clinch the first-ever Super Rugby AU title and solidify their status as the kings of Australian rugby.

super-rugby-grand-final-brumbies-reds The Brumbies are champions in Australia. Source: AAP/PA Images

Dan McKellar’s side went to the break two points ahead and put the hammer down to stretch their lead to 28-13 before the Reds came storming back to set up a tense finale.

Newly-minted Wallaby Noah Lolesio scored 13 points in the three tries to two victory to deny the gutsy Reds a first win in Canberra since 2014.

It was the Brumbies’ third Super Rugby title – albeit a domestic version after the coronavirus pandemic halted international rugby — following their triumphs in 2001 and 2004.

© – AFP 2020

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