The Lions made just too many mistakes and gave the Brumbies to many ball to play with when they went down on Saturday 31-20.
Defensively the Lions was not up to what the Brumbies gave on attack putting plenty of phases together in almost all their tries they scored.
The Lions scrums and lineouts was a mess early on and it was easy pickings for the Brumbies.
With both teams desperate for a win it was either going to be a cracker of a match or one with the two teams trying to hard.
The Brumbies was at the end of a few penalties against them early on and lost Tom Wright to the bin for a tip tackle on Marx.
The Lions went for a lineout and after a few phases got Aphiwe Dyantyi over in the corner for a 5-0 lead after 10 minutes.
The Brumbies spend some time in the Lions half with the Lions struggled to get out.
It was the Brumbies to score next with Lachlan McCaffrey that did a beautiful dummy to crash over.
They got the lead but that was changed with a penalty from Jantjies.
With a lead of 8-7 the Lions were founded out in defence when Combrinck tried to intercept and let Pulu to get a run down the line.
This gave the Brumbies a 14-8 lead.
The Brumbies was under pressure for some time but a turnover on their twenty two let the Brumbies chase a kick forward. With another turnover they got Tevita Kuridrani over.
That gave the Brumbies a 19-8 lead at the break.
The Lions came out in the second half showing a bit more on attack with Jantjies playing a much more flat attacking game from ten.
He was rewarded with the first try of the second half when he picked up a loos ball and with some steps got over to make the score 19-15.
The Brumbies quickly reply after putting again some phases together to create the gab for Tom Banks.
The Brumbies started to dominate again and it was Tom Wright that got through for another try for the home side making the lead to 31-15.
The Lions worked hard to get back in the game and after a good scrum the ball went out to Sylvian Mahuza who went over in the corner.
This reduced the lead to 31-20 with 8 minutes to go.
The Lions was unable to to get anymore out of the game as the Brumbies took the win.
Brumbies – Tries: McCaffrey, Pulu, Kuridrani, Banks, Wright. Conversions: Lealiifano (3).
Lions – Tries: Dyantyi, Jantjies, Mahuza. Conversion: Jantjies. Penalty: Jantjies.
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