as declared in “It’s a massive relief — we’re a pretty young side and we’re learning to win,” Brumbies captain Sam Carter said.
The Force were leading 17-13 with 10 minutes to go when lock Ross Haylett-Petty was shown a yellow card for a late tackle on Brumbies scrumhalf Joe Powell.
The home side took full advantage as centre Kyle Godwin and replacement hooker Robbie Abel touched down to overhaul the Force and secure their first win after two close losses.
But the Force were dealt a huge blow minutes from fulltime when Haylett-Petty came through a lineout and took out Powell.
“The last couple of weeks have been tough but it’s good to get a win.”
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Regardless of that, the Force are still sitting pretty after an upset win over the Reds in Perth last week.
The Brumbies are still in search of their first win of the new season when they host a Force outfit on a high after a big win at home against the Reds last week.
In contrast, out of the other 13 teams in Super Rugby, only three others have a negative points difference after the first two games.
At home against the Force who, despite their win, last week, might not be able to challenge for the finals at the pointy end of the season.
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“We managed to grind it out and it’s a good win for us.
The Brumbies found a way to fight back and stole the win in the last 10 minutes to turn their season around.
Force lock Ross Haylett-Petty was sin-binned late for a clumsy and lazy shoulder charge, opening the door for the Brumbies to win.
The Brumbies scored two tries in the last seven minutes against the Force to win by eight points and had to overcome a four-point deficit to steal a win.
“It’s a massive relief, we’ve got a young squad at the moment and we’re learning how to win,” said Brumbies captain Sam Carter.
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