3/27/2012

Power shifts focus to Sharks


After a great start to the Super Rugby season, the University of Canberra Brumbies will be looking to take full control at the top of the table with a win over the South African tourists.

With the University of Canberra Brumbies sitting at the top of the Australian conference, they will be looking to tighten their grip and move to outright leaders in the competition. The Sharks who are currently placed third in the South African conference, sit five points below the home team with only two wins in five games.

When asked about the win over the Highlanders lock Leon Power said he was pleased with the way the team was heading but knew there was plenty more hard work to get through before he could start giving his side a wrap.

“Its obviously good to win, but looking over the game there’s a lot more we need to work on," Power said.

"It all means nothing if we can't get over the Sharks this weekend, we're basically back to square one."

Power is currently playing lock in the starting 15 for the Brumbies and has proved his worth over the past few weeks.

He was a new addition to the University of Canberra Brumbies this season with only three caps under his belt and a round one debut.

Although Power was born in Sydney, he played his junior rugby in Taranaki, New Zealand. On his return to Australia he played for Queanbeyan as his senior club.

When asked about how the University of Canberra Brumbies would approach this week’s game, Powers said “We’re just going week to week. We need to wipe that Highlanders game and focus all energy on the Sharks and not get too far ahead of ourselves”.

The Sharks haven't won a game at Canberra Stadium since 1998 but will be looking to turn that around this weekend. The 2001 final was the first time the University of Canberra Brumbies won the championship and it was the Sharks who were beaten to the title.

While history is in the University of Canberra Brumbies favour, the Sharks will be looking to win and mend there shaky start to the season.