Brumbies aim for defensive excellence in 2018 Super Rugby season

THE Brumbies have set themselves a goal of conceding under 20 points a game and becoming the best defensive unit in Super Rugby.

Under new head coach Dan McKellar, the Brumbies are refining their attacking structure following the departure of previous coach Stephen Larkham.

The Canberra-based franchise had the competition’s best defensive record in 2015, but dropped to seventh in 2016.

They improved to third last year and defence coach Peter Ryan has designs on being the best next year.

“We need to be under 20 points against regardless of whether it’s tries or conversions,” Ryan said.