The Brumbies remain unbeaten in Super Rugby AU after breaking Queensland hearts with a thrilling 22-20 victory after the siren in Canberra. Substitute Mack Hansen nailed a penalty with the last kick of the game at GIO Stadium to send the small army of Brumbies fans into raptures.

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The Reds appeared to have secured their first victory in the nation’s capital since 2014 after controlling much of the second-half.

They let a six-point lead slip in the last six minutes, with the Brumbies’ Connal McInerney scoring a try which wasn’t converted.

The Brumbies piled on the pressure in the dying seconds before earning the match-winning penalty.

Their fourth win of the season came through early and late onslaughts, charging out to a 14-0 lead before conceding score 20 consecutive points.

The Reds did all their scoreboard damage in just a few minutes either side of halftime to stun the home side.

Brumbies hooker Folau Fainga’a scored a pair of trie s through rolling mauls in the opening 30 minutes to have the visitors on the back foot.

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But talented young young star Jordan Petaia, who made a faultless return in his first match since dislocating his shoulder in February, set the Reds alight.

The 20-year-old looked to have scored the Reds’ first try on the cusp of halftime, but it was disallowed and a penalty awarded to the Brumbies.

However, the Wallabies prodigy would not be undone, producing a magical offload to Harry Wilson who crossed just after the break to whittle away at the Brumbies’ 14-3 halftime lead.

That play started a period of dominance for the Reds, who scored again through flanker Angus Scott-Young just three minutes to unexpectedly hit the lead.

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Fulltime
Super Rugby AU: BRUMBIES 22 (Folau Fainga’a 2, Connal McInerney tries Bayley Kuenzle 2 cons Mack Hansen pen) bt QUEENSLAND REDS 20 (Angus Scott-Young, Harry Wilson tries James O’Connor 2 cons 2 pens) at GIO Stadium. Referee: Nic Berry.
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