Emotional Speight relishes win
July 20, 2014 4:57 am
Brumbies winger Henry Speight was left emotional after the Canberra side defeated the Chiefs to clinch a spot in the Super Rugby semifinals.
The try-scoring however labeled the presence of his elder brother, and former Flying Fijians rep Sam, in the crowds that motivated him to put on a powerful performance.
Speight created defensive headaches for the Chiefs throughout the night, making 186 meters, 13 tackle busts, two line breaks, three offloads and 13 runs.
His performance has once again pushed forward the envelope that the former Queen Victoria School student is more than ready for international rugby with the Wallabies.
Brumbies director of rugby Laurie Fisher was proud of Speight, admitting his side has probably been guilty of not creating enough space for him in previous matches.
With the Sharks beating the Highlanders overnight, that sets up a scintillating showdown between Speight and the Waratahs’ most dangerous weapon Israel Folau in the semifinals next Saturday.
In the second semifinal, the Crusaders will host the Sharks in Christchurch.