VIDEO: Lealiifano's first competitive touch of a rugby ball 12 months on from cancer diagnosis

VIDEO: Lealiifano’s first competitive touch of a rugby ball 12 months on from cancer diagnosis

It’s a site that will bring a smile to any rugby fan’s face.

Christian Lealiifano is back playing professional rugby just 12 months after being given a shock cancer diagnosis.

The fly-half was diagnosed with cancer last August but went into remission in February.

But he was brought on in the 49th minute and subsequently kicked fiveĀ conversions as the Brumbies ran out easy 61-14 winners over the Asia Pacific Dragons in Singapore.

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The 29-year-old, who has won 19 caps for Australia, started on the bench for the Brumbies in their match with Asia Pacific Dragons in Singapore on Thursday.