11/17/2011

Speight steadies for second season


Brumbies flyer Henry Speight is looking to push into his second year of Super Rugby after turning in some eye catching performances on the wing during the 2011 season.

A Fijian speedster who represented his country of birth at schools level, Speight’s dazzling try against the Hurricanes at Canberra Stadium in Week 8 demonstrated how dangerous he is in broken play.

Back in Canberra after another stint with Waikato in the ITM Cup, Speight’s ability to beat the first defender will come into consideration when Head Coach Jake White picks his side for Week 1 against the Force.

“Aside from the injuries I sustained during 2011, I was fairly pleased with my form and thought I grew into the starting position as the year went on,” Speight said.

“Super Rugby is a big step up from the ITM Cup and I’m pleased to have that first year under by belt. Playing with the big names like Giteau last year was good for my confidence.

“We have a young team for 2012, so the experience I was lucky enough to pick up last year I’ll be happy to share with guys like Tevita (Kuridrani), Kimami Sitauti and Tom Cox.”

With 13 Brumbies players boasting Pacific Island heritage, including three Fijians, Speight is sure to be looked to for flair and raw pace.

Henry Speight
POS: Wing
H/W: 1.86m, 97kg
DOB: 24/3/1988, Suva, Fiji
SR Caps: 12
SR Pts: 15 (3t)