Brumbies happy to lead 'marathon'

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:37
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The Brumbies have shifted their attention to the crunch encounter with the Reds in Brisbane next week.

The Brumbies have shifted their attention to the crunch encounter with the Reds in Brisbane next week, after dismissing the hapless Highlanders on Friday.

Bouncing back from last week's disappointing draw with the Kings, the Brumbies put their season back on track following a 30-19 win over the winless Highlanders in Dunedin.

It saw them move back to the top of the Super Rugby standings, for at least 24 hours.

It comes on the back of more good news for the franchise, with 11 players announced earlier in the day as starters for the Wallabies camp which starts in Sydney on Saturday.

Once again both the Brumbies wings played hands in the scoring, with Henry Speight and Joe Tomane both turning on the gas to register classy five-pointers.

Veteran George Smith bagged the Brumbies other try to put the visitors out of reach and leaving Dunedin with four competition points.

"I said when I landed here [in Dunedin], to win in New Zealand isn't easy," coach Jake White said.

"I just got a text from a mate who said to remember, this competition isn't a sprint it's a marathon and there's still a long way in this race for us to travel.

"[A margin of] 11 points, it's a win regardless. When I landed here I spoke with Benny Mowen and we said we'd be happy to win 3-0.

"Now it's time to focus on the Reds.

"They are a champion team and a team full of champions, so next week poses an immense challenge for us if we are to keep up with them."

The Brumbies face their biggest test of the season next weekend when they go head-to-head with the Reds in Brisbane.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Wed, 31 May 2017
New Zealand U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
England U20 v Samoa U20 07h00 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v France U20 09h30 Tbilisi
Ireland U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
Blues v Reds 07h35 Auckland
Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
Sun, 04 June 2017
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 12 5 0 7 28
Waratahs 12 4 0 8 19
Force 12 4 0 8 17
Reds 12 3 0 9 16
Rebels 12 1 1 10 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 13 13 0 0 59
Hurricanes 12 10 0 2 48
Highlanders 13 10 0 3 45
Chiefs 12 9 1 2 45
Blues 13 6 1 6 33
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 12 7 0 5 34
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19