Brumbies tough it out on Mt Kosciuzsko

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by Beth Newman

While many of their Super Rugby opponents have been sweating it out this pre-season, the Brumbies have taken a slightly different approach.

The ACT franchise has spent much of this week in Thredbo and trekked to the top of Mt Kosciuszko, which has seen overnight lows below zero in recent days.

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham said the camp and an “Amazing Race” activity he devised was aimed at bringing the  group together.

With the side’s Wallabies contingent back in full training this week, it was the first chance for the team to take on a challenge as an entire squad.

Larkham said the club had discussed having a focus on unity on and off the field.

“It’s just something to do together,” he said.

“We’ve spoken about just trying to do things together and enjoy things together and enjoy the hard work on the paddock and enjoy the hard work off the paddock.”

“The attitude has been fantastic from all the boys.

“(I’m) very happy with the way the boys have turned up at the start of this little period for us and their attitude has been spot on as well.”

The Brumbies open their pre-season campaign with a match against the Waratahs in Wagga on February 6, ahead of their opening Super Rugby fixture against the highlanders on February 26.