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White praises Brumbies composure in Rebels victory


Brumbies captain Ben Mowen and coach Jake White

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Article Published: Friday 22 February 2013


Head coach Jake White says the Brumbies composure at half time went a long way to them beating the Rebels 13-30 with a bonus point.

The Rebels took the match to the Brumbies from the kick off and although Jesse Mogg scored the first try of the match, the Rebels hit back and scored a try of their own and led 13-12 at half time.

The Brumbies performance in the second half was far more clinical and four minutes into the half they took the lead and never surrendered it to the hosts.

The Brumbies took complete control of the match in the second half and scored 18 unanswered points.

The result moves the Brumbies to the top of the Super Rugby standings and with a bye next week they are guaranteed to start the fourth round

"In the second half I thought we adapted well to the way the laws were being interpreted in the first, I thought the composure shown in the change room was impressive and I was happy that we didn't panic, we just stuck to our processes and what we should have been doing," said White.

"The Rebels made a big statement from the kickoff when they went wide and we knew that they were going to play like that. "

"But when Kurtley (Beale), Phipps, O'Connor and Higginbotham got a bang, there aren't too many sides in the competition that could lose that many quality players and still stay composed.

"It gives us confidence moving forward, all these learning curves we put in our memory bank. "

"We knew it wasn't going to be an easy game," explained coach White.

"They were up for it, they got a win last week and with Beale and O'Connor in their backs they were always going to try to test us out wide."

 
 
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