Larkham grounded after win

Date published: March 6 2015

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Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham admits his side "got a little bit excited" in stages but was ultimately pleased to beat the Force on Friday.

The franchise from Canberra battled past their visitors 27-15 with a try bonus-point in a win that moves them top of the overall Super Rugby standings.

But it wasn't all positive as coach Larkham revealed post match, with spells of overconfidence leaving his team with work on the training ground next week.

"We probably got a little bit excited [in the second half] and called some plays that weren't on," he told smh.com.au following the triumph at Canberra Stadium.

"We lost our way a little bit with our set piece which gave them some momentum … they were spot on in the second half. But we're not looking any further ahead than the game against the Reds next game.

"The end of the game was pretty spectacular from us, defensively the guys stood up and there was really good urgency to get up."

Brumbies fly-half Matt Toomua added: "It was a very important [win], somehow we got four tries, but we were a bit rusty in certain areas and we have to fix that.

"It's pretty exciting to get the five points. The Force keep a lot of ball in hand, we worked hard on that. Bonus points are massive, we know how important they are and it's pretty exciting."

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