White wants Brumbies stint to continue

Date published: June 15 2015

Brumbies scrum-half Nic White is "extremely desperate" to continue playing in Super Rugby 2015 as long as possible ahead of the Finals Series.

Following their 37-24 defeat to the Crusaders, White, who is set to join Montpellier next season, had subsequently played his last game in Canberra.

But with a tough trip to face the Stormers coming up on Saturday in the knockout stages, the number nine knows it's now win or bust for the Brumbies.

"[I'm] extremely desperate. It's very real, each game could be my last. Go to Cape Town and if we don't get the job done there that's it," he told The Canberra Times.

"The scary thing is it could be the last time I put the Brumbies jersey on. The finish is there in sight and if that doesn't give you motivation I don't know what will.

"I think everyone's pumped to go all the way, there's certainly a confidence within the group we can do it."

White added that playing his final game at Canberra Stadium last week was a tough pill to swallow.

"I was a little bit emotional, I didn't think I'd think about it too much, but at the end of the game it did hit me that that might be the last time," he said.

"It was an amazing crowd and I was pretty gutted and disappointed that was the way we left it."

Because of their upcoming trip to South Africa, the Brumbies have been installed as competition outsiders with the bookmakers but White played down such talk and backed his side to deliver the goods on Saturday.

"We're professional athletes, we love a challenge, there's none bigger than this so it's exciting," he said.

"To be written off in a way and told it's an impossible feat, that resonates a lot of excitement with a lot of guys.

"It certainly does in me [It] makes it all the sweeter if we go over there and get the job done."