Cubelli feels ‘different’ when playing ‘Tahs

Date published: April 15 2016

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Brumbies scrum-half Tomás Cubelli has said that they are ready to face the Waratahs following their 48-23 loss to the Chiefs in Round Six. 

The Canberra travel to Syndey to face a struggling Waratahs side.

The Argentine number nine admits that the loss to the 2013 champions is still fresh in their memories but are ready to return to winning ways.

The Brumbies, who come off a bye in Round Seven, are currently in first position on the Australian Conference table with four wins from their six matches. 

"I think it’s a big game because we are playing the Waratahs and at the same time we suffered an important lost against the Chiefs in the last game," Cubelli told the Brumbies official website.

"We’re feeling good and we’ve had a good rest and I think we still have positive things to take from the Chiefs game.

"That game hurts so the team wants to go back to the field again and play good rugby and get the win."

"The bye was welcome because of [the strain on] our bodies. We were needing the bye to recover and gain some energy for the next five games."

A win for the Brumbies would consolidate them at the summit of the Australian Conference, however the 2014 champions will be wanting to bounce back after suffering three loses so far this season.

The Waratahs are currently in third position – six points behind their opponents.

"We know every game you play against a team in your conference is extremely important for the season," Cubelli said.

"We are thinking about us and about what happened last game and to keep improving our game if we want to make finals."

Having played against the Sydneysiders on two previous occasions, a pre-season friendly and the Second Round match in Canberra, the 26-year-old scrum-half is well aware of the brutality that this fixture holds.

He also adds that they are approaching this game like any other opponent.

"The first game I played against them was a friendly but it wasn’t very friendly," he laughed. 

"I’m expecting the same from the first two games I played. Then the second game was very tough, very physical and there was a lot of competition at the breakdown.

"You can feel the difference when playing these types of games.

"We don’t have to think too much about the Waratahs, but try to play every game as if it’s the last."

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