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