Brumbies will dig deep – Moore

Date published: June 20 2015

Brumbies skipper Stephen Moore has vowed his team will "take it to another level" in next week's Super Rugby semi-final against the Hurricanes.

The Brumbies pack got the better of the Stormers in Saturday's knock-out clash in Cape Town but they must now cross the Indian Ocean for the second time in a week ahead of the clash against the best team in the competition this year.

Away victories in Super Rugby play-offs are very rare but Moore insisted the six-try thrashing of the Stormers provided proof that the Brumbies have what it takes to get the job done.

"We face a challenge that's probably bigger than tonight," said Moore of the upcoming showdown in Wellington.

"There's no way around it. You just need to accept it and dig deep and find that extra bit.

"It's not ideal. We need to travel halfway around the world, but that's when the character of the side comes in. 

"I'm confident after tonight's performance that there is enough character in this side to take it to another level, which I think we'll do.

"There was some talk in the Stormers camp during the week about physicality and those are the kinds of things you keep in your head when you run out," added the Wallaby hooker.

"But we fronted up well tonight I thought."

by Ross Hastie at Newlands