CANBERRA – A double from winger Henry Speight powered the Brumbies to a 33-0 thrashing of the Sunwolves on Sunday in a free-flowing performance to silence criticism of their tactics.
The Brumbies came into the game with some commentators complaining about their use of the rolling maul to score tries, rather than the expansive play they were once known for.
But the Canberra-based outfit showed they can score whichever way they want with five dot downs from open play to secure their sixth win of the season and fifth on the trot at home.
The bonus point win propelled them to the top of the Australian conference, one clear of the Melbourne Rebels, to set up an exciting back end of the season, with the finals in sight.
"Really nice to get some tries out there and play the way we did," said Brumbies skipper Christian Lealiifano. "What's more impressive, probably, was keeping them to zero. They're a really attacking side who can score points."