Super W: Brumbies looking to finish on a high

Super W
by Staff Writer

The Brumbies women have set their sights on finishing their season strong this weekend against the Western Force this Saturday in Canberra.

Last week’s 29-point victory over the Rebels was the first win for the season, a far cry from where they were in round one, on the end of a 37-point defeat at the hands of the Queensland women.

Brumbies coach Tony Doherty was pleased with the team's progression throughout the tournament and hoped they could cap it off on Saturday.

“We would have wanted to make the final but our main goal was the development of the players skills and the Super W in Canberra, and the girls have done a brilliant job in doing so," he said.

The match is set out to be a brutal contest with both teams heading into the final round under similar circumstances.

The Brumbies will be keeping an eye out for Force star winger Courtney Hodder who is leading the competition in tries and defenders beaten.

Hodder racked up six tries in her opening match in the competition, but has been relatively quiet on the score sheet since, something Doherty hopes they can continue this weekend.

“I don’t know whether that was a bad thing on Courtney, coming into the first game and scoring six tries and (putting) a target on her back for every other game," he said.

"It's more just a case of sticking to structure and stopping her getting the ball in hand, which will go a long way in shutting her down and stopping her from getting those attacking opportunities.”

The Brumbies take on the Force at GIO Stadium on Saturday, kicking off at 5pm AEST, 3pm AWST. The match will be shown on delay at 10pm AEST and will be available on RUGBY.com.au after the telecast. Tickets will be $5 on the gate for the match.