Larkham: ‘We only look at one game’

Date published: April 13 2016

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 04:  Brumbies Head Coach Stephen Larkham after the round two NRL match between the Brumbies and the Waratahs at GIO Stadium on March 4, 2016 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham said that although the next five matches will be tough, they are taking it one game at a time.

The two-time champions, who face the Waratahs in Sydney this weekend, are currently leading the Australian Conference Table despite having the same amount of points as the Rebels.

The Canberra outfit's matches do not get any easier against seven-time champions the Crusaders, defending champions the Highlanders, followed by the Bulls and this season's surprise package the Rebels.

Despite the tough opposition lying in wait for Brumbies, the former Australian pivot admits that they are not looking beyond the Waratahs fixture.

"We only look at one game, we're not looking at a run or a series of games at all," Larkham told The Canberra Times.

"The boys have come back from a bye nice and fresh, there's been a really good attitude going into this game down the week and there really is no looking further down the track.

"Every game is different, we've already realised that this year. You can't look back and you can't look forward too much."

The Waratahs have not really kicked into gear this season yet, but a win over Larkham's men would certainly open up the Australian Conference and boost the men from Sydney's chances at a play-off spot.

The 2004 champions have however been blowing hot and cold so far this season winning four from their six matches, but suffering heavy losses at the hands of the Stormers and Chiefs in Round Four and Six respectively as the Brumbies try to evolve their approach.

"There's been an evolution in our game, we started out this season with a new attitude in attack and we're still trying to find that, but we've come a long way," he said.

"There are another four points up for grabs this week, but there's no point winning this week and losing the next. 

"We know there's a big few weeks coming up, but you've just got to move on."

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