Brumbies edge Reds in Oz derby

The Citizen (KZN) - - Sport - Sydney

– The Brumbies got their Su­per Rugby sea­son un­der­way de­spite a state of emer­gency in Canberra yes­ter­day and ran out 27-24 win­ners over the Reds.

Aus­tralian au­thor­i­ties de­clared the state of emer­gency ear­lier in the day as soar­ing tem­per­a­tures and strong winds whipped up huge, un­pre­dictable bush­fires to the south of the cap­i­tal.

Fire­fight­ers who have been bat­tling the bush­fire emer­gency for months were hon­oured on the pitch be­fore a match that many thought might not go ahead be­cause of the smoke that has choked Canberra in re­cent months.

The worst of the smoke stayed away but the heat – ap­proach­ing 40ºC at kick­off – was in­tense as the Su­per Rugby sea­son got un­der­way. –

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