Coach Jake White praises his unbeaten Brumbies

Brumbies head coach Jake White has praised his team as a whole and refused to single out individual performances after they became the only unbeaten Super Rugby team by downing the Sharks with a bonus point.


The Brumbies, Sharks and Bulls all started the weekend as unbeaten teams but now only the Brumbies remain.


White says that he was pleased to have opened their Super Rugby tour with a 10-29 bonus point victory over the Sharks in Durban.


The Brumbies now have a six point lead over the rest of the Super Rugby teams and a 10 point lead over their Australian Conference rivals.


It was the Brumbies seventh consecutive win away from home, breaking the Super Rugby record of six which they had shared with the Crusaders.


The first half was the Brumbies most impressive this season, laying on four tries and a bonus point in 35 minutes.


The Brumbies Samoan contingency of Joe Tomane, Fotu Auelua, Christian Lealiifano, Scott Sio and Matt Toomua proved tough to stop.


Auelua was particularly destructive and eventually grabbed the fixture’s Man of the Match honours.


It was the perfect platform for the Brumbies backs to fire from, with Toomua, Henry Speight, Tomane and Jesse Mogg all crossing before half time.


Head Coach Jake White said he was pleased with the performance.


“The first half in particular was very pleasing. We used our chances and played to our strengths in defence and attack,” White said.


“The Sharks are a good side, so to come away from Durban with a bonus point is mission accomplished.”


“Obviously there are areas we will work on for next weekend, but overall as a coach you’ve got to be happy with a result like that.


“Fotu had a big game. He led from the front and worked hard to get us over the advantage line. “


“But it’s tough to single out guys when the team played so well as a unit.”


The Brumbies will have another big test next weekend as they travel to Newlands where they will face a rested Stormers team who have the bye this weekend.


The Brumbies beat the Stormers 17-19 on their last visit to Cape Town in February 2010.

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