Bumbling Brumbies feel the pain

The bumbling Brumbies did a lot more than just lose 38-20 to the Cheetahs in their Super 14 match in Bloemfontein on Saturday. They also lost the services of their captain for at least four weeks.

It was revealed that midfielder and Brumbies captain Stirling Mortlock will be sidelined for four to six weeks, after fracturing his hand in the Round Seven match which saw the Canberra franchise slump to their fourth loss in seven starts and drop down to ninth in the standings.

Brumbies flank George Smith, who captained the side in the absence of Mortlock earlier in the season and again took over the captaincy after Mortlock left the field late in the first half, said the team is bitterly disappointed with the poor display they produced in Bloemfontein.

“We gave them too many opportunities out there,” Smith said.

“They forced the errors and we just didn’t capitalise on the possession we had.

“Our set pieces wasn’t too good and the Cheetahs made us pay for it,” he added.


365 Digital

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