Kuridrani hat-trick steers Brumbies to 22-10 win over Bulls

Christian Leali'ifano	was part of the winning Brumbies side
Christian Leali'ifano was part of the winning Brumbies side

Brumbies 22-10 Bulls, GIO Stadium

Tevita Kuridrani scored a hat-trick as Brumbies recorded a 22-10 win over Bulls in their Super Rugby face-off at GIO Stadium on Friday.

This is Brumbies' third consecutive win as they are at the pole position in the Australian Conference while Bulls are at second place in New Zealand Group.

Manie Libbok started the proceedings with a second minute penalty goal but the lead did not last long with Kuridrani scoring the first of his tries in the fifth minute.

The home side had their momentum dented when flanker Thomas Cusack was sin-binned in the 15th minute for a professional foul close to his try-line.

Bulls made full use of the numerical advantage with Hanro Liebenberg dotting down that was improved by Libbok but his effort was cancelled out by a second from Kuridrani as the teams went into the break with a 12-10 scoreline.

Brumbies had a terrific start to the second half when a combination of Lealiifano and Henry Speight sent Irae Simone over the line in the 45th minute before Kuridrani capped of a fantastic game for Brumbies with his third 11 minutes later to complete a 12 point victory.

Highlights of the game