Moore hands boost to Brumbies

Date published: January 9 2015

The Brumbies have been given a welcome boost in the pre-season preparations after hooker Stephen Moore resumed full training.

Highly regarded throughout the world, Moore missed most of 2014 after undergoing knee reconstruction surgery.

Moore is back training with the squad while Wallabies forward Scott Fardy is also on his way back ahead of the season opener with the Reds.

“They’re close now, Steve trained with the team for the first time in this pre-season and looks the goods,” Larkham told the Canberra Times.

“Fards started to be a little bit more involved with the team, he’s not quite ready, but they’re on track, which is pleasing, everyone’s on track to be available for that first game.”

Larkham added that in a big year for many of the Brumbies squad, the Rugby World Cup at the end of 2015 was a huge incentive.

“There’s a big focus for Australian rugby at the moment on this World Cup and a number of Brumbies guys are in that frame, certainly all the guys who toured at the end of the year last year,” added Larkham.

“There’s no doubt that will be in their thoughts this year, they’ll be very keen, they’ve all bought into it to ensure they have a really good year for the Brumbies.

“They know if they play well for the Brumbies in Super Rugby there will be more opportunities after that.”