Brumbies remain grounded
The Brumbies won't get ahead of themselves despite strengthening their position at the top of the table after Friday's win over the Highlanders.
That was the word from the Canberra-based franchise's coach, Jake White, who said he always expected a difficult task against their opponents who are the tournament's bottom-placed team.
White expressed his delight after his side beat the Highlanders 30-19 in Dunedin.
"I said when I landed here that to win in New Zealand is not easy," White said.
"A mate just sent me a text and said remember this is a marathon, not a sprint in the tournament. That sums up exactly where we are.
"Little wins like this add up, but there's a long way to go before we get to the play-offs.
"Last week [against the Kings] just showed that if you're not at the top of your game, you can be turned around quickly."
Despite failing to secure a try-scoring bonus-point White is not complaining.
"This is just a win ... we would have taken a 3-0 win but to score three tries and win by 11 points is a massive boost for us," he added.
"What I'm really proud of is there's a massive turn in the way we presented ourselves after last week and everyone could see the effort levels rise."