Brumbies Using Beer Tax to Increase Kicking Percentages

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Brumbies kicker and inside centre Christian Lealiifano has revealed that his skipper Ben Mowen has placed a beer tax on his kicking.

For every kick he misses Lealiifano owes Mowen two beers which must be proving pretty costly with a kicking percentage of just 49 per cent compared to last seasons 78 per cent.

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After missing his first effort on goal during their game against the Force on Friday Mowen pulled Lealiifano aside for a quick chat

“I said ‘if you miss any more, you owe me a schooner a kick’,” Mowen said. “He owes me about three schooners.” 

But, on Monday, Lealiifano revealed the stakes have been raised even higher for Saturday’s qualifying final against defending champions the Chiefs in Canberra.

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“We’ve just doubled it,” Lealiifano said. “We said double or nothing if [Mowen] kicked one from 40 metres and he just kicked it out there in training. So I now owe him six.”

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