Fardy backs Brumbies' decision to rest him
Cape Town - Leinster-bound Brumbies flank Scott Fardy feels the decision to rest him
against the Western Force last week is a ploy which should be used more in
Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham said the decision to
rest Fardy was a tactical one and the Brumbies hope to be smart with the way
they manage the player's workload in 2017.
Fardy is set to return action when the two-time champions
face the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.
"I was good for it [the Force game], but I guess
everyone needs a rest at some point and mine has come earlier than others and
now I'm ready to go [against the Waratah]," Fardy told the Sydney Morning
The 32-year-old admitted that his omission from the Brumbies'
match day squad in their 25-17 win over surprised him but thinks it was the
"It was tough [watching from the stands] but I was
confident the guys could do the job and they well and truly did," he
"I didn't know until the start of week and I guess I
was [surprised] but I understood why we did it and I think it's a positive.
"I think it should be a plan for all players. Every
player playing every minute isn't the appropriate way.
"They tend to rest players in other sports the give
them the opportunity to freshen up and I think Australian rugby is a bit behind
in that department."