James Mortimer 08.Jul.2012Getty Images
Commentators towards the end of the match rolled out the cliché “it is a sign of a good team that wins when off colour”, and certainly the Brumbies, outscored two-tries-to-one, had to work hard against a fired up NSW team.
In the first half the Brumbies looked shell shocked against the home team, but ensured they remained in the contest to close out victory, something the men from Canberra have been very good at achieving this season.
In their last nine matches, no team has scored a single point against them in the last quarter of an hour of play.
Recording their first win in Sydney since 2002, the Brumbies will now look to win their third match in four clashes with the Blues.
The two teams did not face each other last season, with the Blues winning their last match at Eden Park in 2010 39-34 in a thrilling eight try spectacle.
White said the team was nervous considering they were playing at a bogey ground and against an international stacked Waratahs side, so one wonders how they will prepare for a Blues team that has had a less than spectacular season.
“I spoke to Kafe (Former Brumby and commentator Rod Kafer) at half time and told him it was like we had the jitters during the day,” White said.
“I think that's natural playing against 11 Wallabies at a ground that hasn't traditionally held a lot of success for us. That was always going to present challenges.”
“But I'm happy with the fight and composure we showed to stick it out and claim another win on the road.”
The Brumbies have won their last five matches on the road, while winning five of seven matches at Canberra Stadium this season.