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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Fri, 27 April 2018
Hurricanes v Sunwolves 07h35 Wellington
Stormers v Rebels 13h00 Newlands
Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons 18h45 Welford Road
Sat, 28 April 2018
Reds v Lions 05h05 Suncorp Stadium
Blues v Jaguares 07h35 Eden Park
Brumbies v Crusaders 09h45 Canberra
Kings v Cheetahs 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks 14h00 Sandy Park
Worcester Warriors v Harlequins 14h00 Sixways
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
Connacht v Leinster 14h05 Sportsground
Dragons v Scarlets 14h05 Rodney Parade
Bulls v Highlanders 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Treviso v Zebre 16h00 Stadio Monigo
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys 16h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Munster v Ulster 16h35 Thomond Park
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Myreside
Sun, 29 April 2018
London Irish v Saracens 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Wasps v Northampton Saints 14h00 Ricoh Arena
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 22 April 2018
Racing Metro v Munster 27 | 22
Brumbies v Jaguares 20 | 25
Sat, 21 April 2018
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 36 | 15
Zebre v Ospreys 37 | 14
Sharks v Stormers 24 | 17
Leinster v Scarlets 38 | 16
Bulls v Rebels 28 | 10
Reds v Chiefs 12 | 36
Crusaders v Sunwolves 33 | 11
Fri, 20 April 2018
Waratahs v Lions 0 | 29
Blues v Highlanders 16 | 34
Sun, 15 April 2018
Saracens v Bath 41 | 6
London Irish v Exeter Chiefs 5 | 45
Sat, 14 April 2018
Leinster v Treviso 15 | 17
Kings v Cardiff Blues 12 | 45
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Waratahs 8 5 1 2 24
Rebels 87 4 0 4 21
Brumbies 8 3 0 5 15
Reds 8 3 0 5 13
Sunwolves 8 0 0 8 2
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 8 6 0 2 29
Hurricanes 7 6 0 1 27
Chiefs 8 6 0 2 26
Highlanders 7 5 0 2 24
Blues 8 2 0 6 12
Pool SA
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 9 6 0 3 30
Bulls 8 4 0 4 19
Sharks 9 3 1 5 18
Jaguares 9 4 0 5 16
Stormers 9 3 0 6 14