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Moore relishes Polota-Nau rivalry

04th March 2013 10:31

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Stephen Moore: Ready to take on Tatafa Polota-Nau

Brumbies hooker Stephen Moore feels he is close to reaching a stalemate in his rivalry with Waratahs counterpart Tatafu Polota-Nau.

The Wallaby duo's battle resume when the Brumbies host the Waratahs in Canberra this weekend and Moore believes because they have come up against each other so many times that they know what to expect from each other in matches.

"I love playing with Taf and I love playing against him," he told Rugbyheaven

"We have played each other so many times now, we probably know all about each other's game."

The Brumbies are Australia's form team and despite beating the Waratahs twice in 2012 Moore expects a tough encounter against the Sydneysiders.

"They are always great contests," he explained.

"The set-piece will be a huge factor."

Moore said the Waratahs' comeback in their 31-26 win over the Rebels last weekend showed that they can not be underestimated.

"They had a great second half and showed they really mean it about the way they want to play ... It's too easy to say we are the team to beat because we have won two from two games."

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