Brumbies adapt to Cubelli’s skill-set

Date published: May 7 2016

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Tomás Cubelli's sharply-taken score against the Bulls was another sign of how the Argentina scrum-half is bedding in with the Brumbies.

That was the perspective of Brumbies captain Stephen Moore and coach Stephen Larkham after Friday's win over the Bulls.

A tapped penalty from the Cubelli ended up producing a second-half try to put a stamp on the Brumbies' win, ending a tough few weeks for the side as they moved back into first place in the Australian Conference.

The recruitment of Cubelli looks smarter each week, and the Brumbies are more than happy for him to take those kind of risks.

"I thought he was really good, he threatened around, the ruck and his work-rate is massive. Bernie [Larkham] has given him the licence to take those quick taps if he sees a chance," Moore told The Canberra Times.

"That was an example [on Friday night], he goes for it and keeps the pace of the game going.

Larkham added: "I don't think we've been in a hole, I actually think we played better last week even though we lost and the effort has always been there.

"What we saw from Tomás is something we've been trying to work on for a while – reacting to Tomás' game a bit better.

"He brings a different element to the team."

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