Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar is hoping his team’s impressive run of results will silence their detractors, who have criticised their style of play.
Last month, the Canberra-based outfit received plenty of criticism for being one-trick ponies for overusing their successful rolling maul – a tactic which has reaped reward with several tries scored from it.
However, the Brumbies showed against the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday that they have attacking variation as they made several line breaks and scored four very different tries in a deserved 35-24 win.
That win secured them top spot in the Australian Conference and extended their winning run to five matches – after previous victories against the Blues, Bulls and Sunwolves twice.
“We don’t lose too much sleep about people getting into us about having a good maul… We’ve worked hard on our attack for two years,” McKellar told the Canberra Times.
“We’re far from perfect, but we’re pleased with the direction our game is going.”
Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson echoed McKellar’s sentiments and said the Brumbies’ style of play was clear to see.
“They’re really clear on what they are,” he said.
“You can see their identity and how they’re approaching their game.”