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    Moore laments missed opportunities

    2016-07-22 15:04

    Cape Town - Brumbies skipper Stephen Moore feels his side let too many chances slip during their Super Rugby quarter-final loss to the Highlanders.

    A wet and cold Canberra played host to an attritional display of knock-out rugby on Friday, where the Highlanders edged the home side 15-9.

    The Brumbies spent the better part of the final 10 minutes camped inside the visitors' 22m, but failed to penetrate their outstanding defence.

    Reserve wing Lausii Taliauli looked to have edged over the line in the dying moments of the match, but TMO George Ayoub ruled out a try and back the Brumbies went for a scrum.

    Moore, who is off to Brisbane to join rival franchise the Reds next season, indicated the game was always going to come down to those small opportunities. 

    "It's disappointing obviously," said the Wallabies hooker after the game.

    "We had our chances there at the end but couldn’t get the ball over the line.

    "We defended well but couldn't take our chances in the second half.

    "It was a tight game but they always come down to those few opportunities. They took them and we didn't."

    The loss marks the first time the Brumbies have not reached the semi-finals since 2012.

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