100 up for determined Lealiifano

Date published: June 17 2015

1022.6666666666666x767__origin__0x0_Brumbies_back_Christian_Lealiifano_in_action

Brumbies fly-half Christian Lealiifano is set to play his 100th game for the franchise on Saturday when they face off with the Stormers in Cape Town.

The reliable Australia international, who made his debut for the Canberra outfit in 2008, has scored 625 points since running out for his bow as a 20-year-old. 

And as a Finals Series clash with the Stormers approaches, he is delighted to reach the milestone and hopes to mark it with a memorable win this weekend.

"Making 100 is always pretty special, there's a special group of men who have achieved that and I really acknowledge that," he told the Brumbies' website.

"For me, every game I've taken as if it's going to be my last, so it's definitely a special time.

"Saturday's going to be no different, I'll give it all I have and give the team as much as I can give them and hopefully we can get the result we want."

Lealiifano joins hooker and team-mate Stephen Moore on hitting the century mark for the Brumbies and admitted the pair have played down their 100s.

"I guess there's times to celebrate it, but our team's been solely focused on the plans and goals that we have," he said.

"Obviously we reach milestones along the way, but with me personally and with Stephen, it's never about us or trying to make an occasion out of it.

"It's about the team first and trying to get the result that we want as a whole team and not focusing on one individual."

He added: "There's a strong belief in our side at the moment that once you're in the mix anything can happen.

"We're happy we're in this position, and we are all looking forward to the game."

COMMENTS