Pocock proud of Brumbies effort against Reds

Brumbies captain David Pocock says he was really proud of his team mates’ effort in their 47-3 Super Rugby victory over the Queensland Reds in Canberra.

The Brumbies went to the top of the Super Rugby standings and became the first team to score a four try bonus point in 2015 with the opening round victory.

David Pocock and Robbie Coleman were standouts for the Brumbies, as were the club’s hooking duo of Josh Mann-Rea and Stephen Moore.

It was a memorable evening for Ben Alexander, who knocked over his 100th cap, Ita Vaea who made his first appearance in two years and Rory Arnold, Lausii Taliaul and James Dargaville who all debuted.

“It was a really great way to start the year and I am really proud of the effort out there tonight,” skipper Pocock said.

“To keep that sort of Reds side try-less was the biggest thing that we can take out of the game.

“I thought halves Nic White and Matt Toomua controlled the game really well.”

After the match Head Coach Stephen Larkham praised his team’s discipline

“Last year we were the most penalized side in the competition, so it was a focus for us to make sure we didn’t give away silly penalties,” Larkham said.

“I was impressed with the way we kept momentum and pressure on our side, The Reds struggled to get any ball in the first half and that went a long way to us winning the game.

“We aren’t getting ahead of ourselves, we have a tough match on the road next weekend. But certainly for a first up hit out it was satisfying.”

The Brumbies face the Chiefs in New Plymouth next week on Friday.

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