The Brumbies shocked the Hurricanes this weekend after beating them 24-12, but the game will be remembered for TJ Perenara’s opportunistic try.
Just three minutes into the match and with a lineout on their own line, the Brumbies can be forgiven for being complacement. But when playing All Black Perenara that can never be the case, as Joe Powell found out to his detriment.
Perenara did extremely well to leap like a salmon and intercept Powell’s attempted pass to David Pocock in the in-goal area to give the Canes an early lead.
Unfortunately for the Hurricanes it would prove to be one of their only bright sparks, as tries from Kyle Godwin, Folau Fainga’a, Rory Arnold and Andy Muirhead helped the Brumbies beat NZ opposition for the first time in 855 days.
The win means that the Brumbies stay third in the Australian conference, while the Hurricanes remain in second in the NZ table.
Perenara’s amazing try can be seen 16 seconds into the match highlights