Speight ready for Super Rugby return

Date published: February 11 2016

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Despite his Sevens commitments, Brumbies wing Henry Speight is looking forward to his return to the 15-a-side game on Friday.

Speight will feature in the the Brumbies pre-season game against the Queensland Reds in Ballymore on Friday.

However, he admits he is still a little tender from the Sydney Sevens last weekend, where Australia lost a thrilling Cup Final to New Zealand.

"It's very good, I'm happy to be back amongst the boys," the 27-year-old told the Brumbies' official website.

"The body is a bit tired from the weekend, but the transitions been not as bad as I expected it to be. The boys were really good yesterday in the first session back and I'm just getting stuck in."

His new three-year deal with the Canberra-based outfit allows him to share his time with the Australian Sevens squad, as he will be an important part of their Olympic hopes come August. 

However, Speight revealed that he still gets the odd jibe from coach Stephen Larkham about Sevens. 

"Bernie reckons that my six games over the weekend weren't good enough," he joked.

"It's very important [playing on Friday] just to get that feeling back and get that focus of a good 80 minutes. I've been away for four weeks with a Sevens focus and I'm just trying to come back and adapt as quickly as I can.

"It's going to be limited game time with the Brumbies this year. I'm really looking forward to it and looking forward to making every minute count.

"It starts tomorrow and that will be awesome and hopefully I can hit the ground running on Canberra Stadium against the Hurricanes."

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