Brumbies beat Hurricanes to the punch

Zack Holmes.
Zack Holmes. Getty Images

YOU might want to note down the name Zack Holmes.

The Brumbies' third-choice first-five wasn't meant to be any more than a stop-gap measure for the Canberra-based side but he piloted them to a 37-25 Super Rugby victory over the Hurricanes in Wellington tonight.

In his first start in the No 10 jersey following season-ending injuries to Christian Lealiifano and Matt Toomua, the 21-year-old Holmes booted seven from eight and scored a try for the Australian-conference leaders.

The Jake White-coached side have been one of the surprise outfits of the competition this year and powered home with a dominant second-half effort.

Wellington-born Brumbies No 8 Fotu Auelua grabbed the first try of the contest when he bashed over from close range, much to the delight of a small section of the crowd who had come to support the big loose forward.

Read more on the NZ Herald.

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