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Mogg ready to make amends against Reds

Jesse Mogg is ready to make up for a poor performance earlier in the season

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Article Published: Monday 7 April 2014|

Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg feels that he is ready to face the Reds for the second time this Super Rugby season as his form has greatly improved since the first time the teams met.

Mogg's form in the Brumbies Super Rugby season opener against the Reds was nowhere near as good as he would have liked it to be but in recent weeks he has turned a corner.

The rematch this weekend in Brisbane gives Mogg the chance to make up for the Round one 17-27 loss in Canberra in which his drop kick gifted Chris Feauai-Sautia and the Reds a match winning try.

Since the opening round Mogg has turned his game around and held the Brumbies win five out of seven matches which has them leading the Australian Super Rugby conference.

"Obviously it was disappointing how I finished that game in round one, but I've moved on and looking to perform on Friday night and hopefully get better as the season goes on," Mogg told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"My form hasn't started too well compared to the previous two years and it's building slowly at the moment."

"The more practice you get, the better you get at dealing with the pressure."

Mogg is known for his big kicking boot as well as he pace but against the Blues on Saturday his boot was a key factor in their 26-7 on Friday and he is expecting the Reds to test him with high ball bombs.

"In recent weeks I was trying to find too much ground with my kicking game, but last weekend I was making conscious efforts to kick early and was finding a lot of space out there," he said.

At the end of the Match against the Blues Mogg was an injury concern for this week as he came off early with a hamstring injury but he is optimistic of facing the Reds.

"It's not too bad at the moment, had a run around today," he said.

"We'll keep monitoring it tomorrow and Wednesday and hopefully it pulls through."

"It definitely feels better than leaving the field Saturday."

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