‘Brumbies’ off-field turmoil not a distraction’

Date published: March 28 2016

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Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham said his team is fully focused on beating the Chiefs in their Super Rugby clash in Canberra on Saturday.

Larkham is adamant that the Brumbies' recent off-field issues will not be a distraction for his team in their crucial top-of-the-table clash with the Chiefs.

The Brumbies arrived back in Canberra from their South African tour with the court case of their chief executive Michael Jones set to resume in the Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Jones was relieved of his position by the Brumbies board, after a radio interview in which the Brumbies boss was critical of the club’s finances, but he was successful in gaining a temporary injunction against the club’s action.

He also called on police to invesitigate a deal between previous management and the University of Canberra and the ACT Police are looking into the tip-off.

Larkham said the off-field turmoil would not have an impact on the Brumbies' perfromance against the Chiefs.

"It's 100 percent focus on the Chiefs and that's what everyone at the Brumbies wants," he told the Canberra Times.

"The things that you can control [are ones] that you might spend a bit of time thinking about.

"The things that are out of your control, there's no point talking about it or worrying about it and this is a matter for Tuesday and is out of our control."

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