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Brumbies battered as Speight falls

16th March 2014 10:52

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Battling: Stephen Larkham

Following the news that Henry Speight will be the latest addition to treatment room, Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham remains composed.

A morale-boosting win over the Waratahs on Saturday gave last year's finalists something to cheer after suffering from injuries in recent weeks.

Speight is expected to be out for six weeks with a fractured jaw, joining David Pocock, Christian Lealiifano, Fotu Auelua and Leon Power on the sidelines.

A tough run now awaits Larkham and fellow coach Laurie Fisher as they face a tough run against the Stormers, Rebels, Blues and Reds.

"We have a tough stretch ahead. We've been battered around, we've done a fair bit of travel, but we've found some confidence and cohesion," Larkham told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"The guys played some superb rugby against NSW. But we have to be careful with how we manage our squad because of injuries.

"The win against the Waratahs shows we can stand up through pressure ... find a way to solve problems. It allows you to have a belief that you can get through anything no matter what they throw at you.

"We have to get through this period ... we've had our fair share of injuries early but guys who were on the fringe at the start of the season now have an opportunity to play."

Some welcome news for the Brumbies after losing Speight is that Joe Tomane is back in contention after recovering from a foot injury.

"It looks like Henry needs an operation and then the recovery depends on how the operation goes, but it could be six weeks," added Larkham.

"We're very lucky [that Tomane] came back and the timing has worked out quite well. We're lucky we've got a bit of coverage."

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