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Speight : Brumbies want revenge over the Force

Brumbies winger Henry Speight wants revenge over the Western Force

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Article Published: Tuesday 25 February 2014|

Brumbies winger Henry Speight has revealed that the Canberra Super Rugby franchise will be motivated by revenge when they face the Western Force on Saturday in Perth.

The Brumbies lost their season opening match against the Reds in Canberra at home and also failed to take a bonus point for the loss as the Reds scored a late try that took the points difference to 10.

The result was a blow for the Brumbies who lost to the Chiefs by five points (27-22) in last year's Super Rugby final.

Speight has revealed that a final-round upset loss to the Force was what upset their apple cart in 2013 and they want revenge for the loss.

The Brumbies have been encouraged by the Waratahs six try victory over the Force on Sunday and they are eager make amends for their loss to the Reds.

Winger Speight says that they have not forgotten that the Western Force beat them 21-15 last year in Perth.

"It's still very (prominent) in our memories and that was a stumbling block on the way to the finals," he told AAP.

"If we won that, it would have really set us up on the road to the finals and things could have been different.

"But all our focus is on rectifying our mistakes and improve on last weekend."

Speight said that watching the Force concede six tries to the Waratahs was especially appetizing for the Brumbies wingers.

"With the back three we have, I'm excited about it. Will be good to get some running footy under our belt," Speight said.

In the Brumbies opening round Speight had a few early runs but was starved of ball and his hoping he can show what he can do when he does get the ball in Perth.

For Speight this weekend has the added bonus of going up against incumbent Wallabies winger Nick Cummins and he wants to expose the Force winger and stake a claim for a Wallabies call up later in the year.

"I see it as an exciting challenge and he'll probably be saying the same," said Speight.

"(Cummins) is probably the benchmark for No.11s in Australia after the spring tour."

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