Brumbies wing Speight cleared to play Waratahs


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Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been given the all clear to play in his team’s Super Rugby Semi-final match against the Waratahs in Sydney.

Speight missed six games earlier this season due to a broken jaw and suffered another knock during the Brumbies Super Rugby qualifier against the Chiefs.

There were concerns that he might miss the semi-final in Sydney but Brumbies’ team doctor as well as Speight himself have given his jaw the all clear.

“Tuna steak last night, so it’s good, oh and a bit of chocolate, that works even better,” Speight told AAP on Monday.

Speight was one of the Brumbies star performers against the Chiefs but played his contribution down and rued the 10 minutes he spent in the sin bin.

The Fijian winger who will become eligible for the Wallabies later this year on September the 11th made 186 metres, 13 tackle busts, two line breaks and 13 runs in the qualifier match.

Speight is more concerned about missing 10 minutes for failing to roll away from a ruck.

“In that 10 minutes they scored two tries – it was a tough pill to swallow,” he said.

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham said that Speight’s performance against the Chiefs was one of his best that he has seen with the Canberra side.

“I was quite amazed actually – both myself and Laurie Fisher – as to the feats he was achieving,” Larkham said.

“He’s peaking at the right end of the season.”

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