Super Rugby: Stopping George Smith Is Key, Says Anscombe

by Brendan Bradford – Nullifying George Smith is essential to beating the Brumbies in the Super Rugby final this weekend says Chiefs fullback Gareth Anscombe. In a Brumbies side packed with talent, Smith was a standout in the upset defeat of the Bulls in Pretoria last weekend and Anscombe highlighted the 33-year-old’s expertise at the breakdown as a significant threat to the Chiefs’ attempt to win back-to-back titles. “George Smith is a legend of the game and he’s been outstanding for the Brumbies this year,” Anscombe told Rugby News. “He’s obviously very smart at the breakdown and he knows the ins and outs of the game there, and we’re really going to have to make sure we get onto him quickly and not let him slow our ball down.” The battle of the breakdown will determine which side
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