22 Jul 2013

Brumbies scrape into Super semis

11:12 am on 22 July 2013

The Brumbies coach Jake White was hugely relieved after his side almost blew a seven-point lead in the dying stages of Sunday's qualifying Super Rugby final at home against the Cheetahs.

The Cheetahs scored the only two tries of the match, but their first five Riaan Smit hit the upright with his last-minute conversion attempt, handing the Brumbies a 15-13 victory.

So the Canberra-based team earn a semi-final against the Bulls in Pretoria early on Sunday morning, and the Crusaders will play the defending champion Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday.