Brumbies got a rub of the green and on the back of that confidence to put the Chiefs away on Friday. It was a tight first half with only one try, which looked to benefit from a forward pass in the play prior to the try. The next try by the Brumbies, which came in the second half, the final pass looked again to be forward. The Chiefs did what they have done and fought back late with two tries int he final 6 minutes, but while chasing the loss by 7 bonus point in the 81st minute they had a pass intercepted and the Brumbies got their 5th try. Chiefs had some good ball as well at the front end of both halves, but they were let down by drop balls and hampered by strong defence by the Brumbies. But without Cruden they didn't look as threatening as they can be. This win was important because the Brumbies have the Crusaders away, Sharks at home and its off to South Africa. Tahs and Force are still in striking distance and the Tahs have the advantage of already done their trip to SA over both the Brumbies and Force. In the next month I woudn't be surprised to see the conference lead fluctuating between these three teams.