Jake expects Brumbies again

    2014-05-12 16:10
    Cape Town - Sharks Director of Rugby Jake White expects his side to again meet the Brumbies in the Super Rugby knockout rounds later this year.

    The Sharks lost 16-9 to the Brumbies in Canberra last Saturday, but took a losing bonus point out of the game to remain at the top of the Super Rugby standings.

    While the loss was unfortunate, White said he'd rather beat the Brumbies later in the season when it matters more.

    “When we got momentum, we lost it, and when they got momentum, they took charge of it. I’m sure we’ll play the Brumbies again this year, rather win the next one," White told the Sharks' official website.

    “I think we had enough momentum in the beginning to build a lead and get our tails up which would have made it easier for us in the second half, but we ended up having to chase the game. Every time we scored, we conceded points right back.

    “I always thought there was going to be just one score that decided the result and that try turned out to be it.

    “I think the Brumbies probably kicked better than us but we did have our chances. They got one opportunity and ended up scoring and that’s the way it goes sometimes.

    “The result is not ideal, but to get a point and still be top of the log and in control of our destiny is where you want to be as a team.”

    With the Crusaders looming in Christchurch this week and the Blues the following week, White admitted it doesn’t get any easier.

    "Fortunately no serious injuries were reported with everyone on tour available for selection for this week’s game against the Crusaders in Christchurch.”

    Kick-off for Saturday's game in Christchurch is scheduled for 09:35 (SA time).

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