25 Feb 2012

Brumbies start season with tough win in Canberra

11:48 am on 25 February 2012

The Brumbies' new Super Rugby era under Jake White began as planned with a hard-fought 19-17 victory over the Western Force in their season-opener in Canberra.

Trailing 12-9 at half-time, the Brumbies came out revitalised in the second half, scoring two tries and holding the Force back in the final minutes.

It was their first game and first points under White, who took over at the ACT franchise at the end of a disappointing 2011 campaign.