Tom's making the Wright moves after injury return

Thu, 08/04/2021, 04:30 am
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
Tom Wright was a standout in round seven of Super Rugby AU

Brumbies winger Tom Wright is looking to make up for lost time after returning to the line-up during last week's win over the Waratahs.

Wright made his return from injury during the 24-22 win on Saturday, capping the performance with a try in the 13th minute.

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"I blew the cobwebs out at stages of the game which was good,” Wright told reporters. “I got through the minutes that I was anticipating so I was really happy.

“The result was a bit close for the first game back but we’ve spoken about getting an away win which is important. Coming back home with points on the board was the main thing.”

It marked his first game since suffering bone bruising on his knee days before the start of the Super Rugby AU season.

Having cemented a spot in the Wallabies set-up in 2020, the injury came at the worst time for Wright, who was ecstatic to return ahead of schedule.

“Injuries at the best of times are a punish but to be so close to the kick-off of the season and stumble at the last hurdle was disappointing," he added.

“It’s part of the game so I had to get my head around it and work hard for my return date. I was pleased to get back earlier than expected which was awesome.

“It’s awesome to be back playing again.”

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His return comes at the perfect time for the club, set to travel to Queensland to face the top-of-the-table Reds at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

Whilst he admitted that the review after last week's game was brutal, Wright and the Brumbies were embracing the 'underdog' tag as they look to retain top spot on the ladder.

"I don't think some of you guys would have lasted up there in the meeting,

“Whatever the ledger is over the past couple of games, everyone keeps telling us how important it is," he added.

“We’ll go up there with the underdog tag and take that with both hands and we’ll see what the outcome is after 80 minutes.”

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