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Lions snatch late victory, 14-man Brumbies surprise Bulls

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) The Lions snatched a late 26-23 victory with a 76th-minute try against the 14-man Stormers in Super Rugby on Saturday, putting the South African conference leaders in positive mood heading into a monthlong break for internationals.

Wing Madosh Tambwe sneaked in at the right corner with four minutes to go for a Lions comeback away in Cape Town. The Super Rugby runners-up the last two seasons trailed 17-7 in the first half but raised themselves in the second after a 51st-minute red card to Stormers wing Raymond Rhule for a late and high tackle.

There were red cards in both games in South Africa at the end of round 15 of the regular season. But instead of helping the opposition, the sending off of Folau Fainga'a for a head butt galvanized his ACT Brumbies team, which went on a run of 14 unanswered points after his exit to win 38-28 at the Bulls and end a five-game losing streak.

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