Once glory boys in the Super Rugby competition, the Brumbies seemed to have fallen from grace in the last few seasons, and with big changes happening last year, Jake White has been tasked to take this team to what they once were… Champions.
White has inherited a team that is nearly void of any Wallabies, with Ben Alexander, Stephen Moore and Pat McCabe the only internationals in the squad. The captain of the Brumbies is most likely going to be Stephen Moore, but White is yet to make this announcement.
The team consists of a squad a fairly young players and competition for places will be an ongoing battle as White tries to settle on what he considers to be his best possible team.
Quality depth will be the Brumbies’ biggest problem this year, but with careful management, which we all know White is capable of, this can be overcome.
The most exciting player in the squad is Christian Lealiifano, who should make the flyhalf jersey his own this season, and with his attacking mindedness, the team should be able to put a few scores on the board.
Personally I think the Brumbies will be fighting hard for third spot in the Australian conference, along with a much reinforced Melbourne Rebels outfit. I’m afraid I can see them quite easily finishing fourth and nowhere near the playoffs.Tweet