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Toomua : Brumbies will have to be good against Highlanders

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Brumbies back Matt Toomua admits that they will “have to be good” against the Highlanders as the Dunedin side’s back three are dangerous.

The Brumbies host the Highlanders in Canberra on Friday having won the Australian Super Rugby Conference.

It is the first time since the Melbourne Rebels joined Super Rugby that an Australian side has finiahed the season undefeated against conference rivals and the first time the Brumbies have finished as Australia’s top side since 2013.

The Brumbies say that they are looking forward to the match ahead and are mindful of what they need to do to overcome the Highlanders.

Matt Toomua says the Brumbies must be wary of the danger the Highlanders pose and in particular, the play their back three are capable of.

“The Highlanders are very dangerous,” he said on the Brumbies site.

“Their back three strike a lot and they love to kick. They kick more than any other team in the competition so we’re going to have to be good.”

Meanwhile scrumhalf Joe Powell said there is plenty of work to do at training this week, but the players are looking forward to it.

“We have to keep building on our performance”’ he said.

“We were a bit sloppy in areas tonight so we’ll work on that in training and come in with a big physical game.”

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