Henry wants to finish on a high

Brumbies players Matt Giteau (right) and Henry Vanderglas react following the Brumbies’ win against the Reds at Suncorp.
Brumbies players Matt Giteau (right) and Henry Vanderglas react following the Brumbies’ win against the Reds at Suncorp.

FORMER Sourthern Cross University Gold Rat Henry Vanderglas is determined to finish off the Super 15 Rugby season on a high for ACT Brumbies against NSW Waratahs in Sydney tomorrow night.

After an inconsistent season, the Brumbies have won their past two games and are confident of trumping the Waratahs.

“We just sat down a few weeks ago and said it would be great to finish the season on a high,” Vanderglas, 26, said.

“I’m not sure why we haven’t been able to produce that form earlier in the season.”

Vanderglas is in negotiations with the Brumbies for the next Super 15 season.

“I’m finalising my contract talks now and have options in the UK and with the Australian sevens team,” he said.

“Either way I’ve got a full-time gig with rugby, so I’m pretty happy.”

Vanderglas completed an Applied Science degree in Lismore in 2006 and he went on to represent Australia in sevens in 2009, along with former Wollongbar-Alstonville Pioneers and Queensland Reds flanker Ben Coridas.

Ironically, both squared off against each other in the Super 15 earlier this month when the Brumbies upset the Reds.

“I had a bit to do with Ben when we were both playing in the Far North Coast competition,” Vanderglas said.

“We’re a different style of flanker, but we seem to keep crossing paths.

“I’m happy he got a start at the Reds. He had a few injuries that held him back for a few years there.”

Vanderglas is brimming with confidence after some positive messages he has received from the Brumbies coaching staff.

“The feedback I’ve been getting lately has been really good,” he said.

“It was great to play 80 minutes against the Melbourne Rebels. I’ve probably only played two or three full games of rugby in the last year, because I’ve been playing so much sevens.

“Everyone is focussed on the Waratahs.

“There is no love lost there and it would be great to send the boys that are leaving out on a high.”

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