I normally like my Brumbies under-rated by the rest of the media.
But The Roar is making the case for the ponies to top the Australian conference:
I’m backing the Brumbies to not only top the Australian conference, but to do so without losing to an Australian side. I may be showing a bit of bias here, and feel free to put me in my place in the comments section (c’mon Tahs fans, show me what you’ve got!), but I truly believe that we have the squad to do this, and importantly, for the first time in a long time, we also have the depth to achieve this.
Add to this arguably the best coach in the comp in Jake White, with help from Stephen Larkham and Laurie Fisher on the sidelines, and you have the makings of a great side.
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Here’s hoping, but I fear we won’t be able to take sides by surprise this season the way we did last.
Whether progress has been made in the off season will make the difference for my money.