The NSW Gen Blue U20s have come away with their second win of the Super U20s campaign, a 36-25 victory over the Brumbies colts U20s at Vikings Park, Wollongong on Saturday.
Brumbies U20s flyhalf Liam Moseley opened the scoring, finding early gaps through the Gen Blue U20s defence in only the second minute.
Gen Blue captain Theo Strang responded a couple of minutes later with a penalty kick but the Brumbies snatched back the lead as winger Kuti Tahau displayed great strength to hold off a number of defenders and score on the wing.
Fullback Harry McLennan managed to get his hands on a tricky pass to race through under the posts and reply for the home side.
The Brumbies U20s hit back with a penalty before Gen Blue flanker Max Girdler finished off a strong scrum to give NSW a 17-13 lead.
The Brumbies U20s had the final say of the half as Trai Henderson scored from the wing, giving his side a 18-17 half-time lead.
The home side came out firing in the second half, winger Edward King scoring with virtually his first carry of the ball.
Outside centre Esera Chee-Kam showed why he is so highly rated, racing clear of the Brumbies defence and score for the Gen Blue U20s, and snatch back the advantage in the 65th minute.
The Brumbies U20s tried desperately to find a way back into the match and responded in the 75th minute when Jamie Kotz breathed life back into the visitors with a try.
The Gen Blue U20s finished off the game in style when McLennan picked up the ball from the scrum, sealing a 36-25 win in Wollongong.
NSW Gen Blue U20s 36
Tries: McLennan (2), Girdler, Chee-Kam, King.
Cons: Strang (4)
Brumbies Colts U20s 25
Tries: Mosely, Henderson, Kotz, Tahau