USA stunned by Brazil

Date published: February 28 2016

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Brazil shocked the USA by clinching their Americas Rugby Championship clash 24-23 thanks to a late penalty on Saturday.

Previously without a win in the competition, Brazil stunned the visitors in Barueri, Sao Paolo, with Moises Duque's strike sealing an improbable win.

Brazil's fast start stunned the USA, racing into an 18-0 lead with tries from Daniel Sancery and Lucas Duque and two Moises Duque penalties.

John Mitchell's USA side hit back to make it 18-8 at half-time with and a second try after the break closed the gap, only for a Lucas Duque penalty to restore a healthy lead at 21-13.

But Niki Kruger's converted try and penalty looked to have stolen the result for the USA after a ten-point swing, before Moises Duque's incredible strike.

The USA remain top of the table after four games, despite their first loss, while Brazil move off the bottom of the table ahead of Chile.

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