IN FINALS:: Blake Enever of the Brumbies wins line out ball during a Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Lions in Canberra.
IN FINALS:: Blake Enever of the Brumbies wins line out ball during a Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Lions in Canberra. Mark Nolan

Enever's fired up for Super Rugby finals

RUGBY UNION: Towering lock Blake Enever is eager to make an impact for the Brumbies in a qualifying final at Canberra on Friday night, after recently re-signing with the Super Rugby club.

The 25-year-old from Wurtulla is poised to come off the bench for the ACT-based outfit as it attempts to keep its premiership hopes alive against the Hurricanes.

The host side will head into the clash as a significant outsider following its up-and-down regular season.

But Enever is optimistic the Brumbies can get the job done and he's keen to play a significant role by "giving that impact towards the end of the game".

"If the game's in the balance, everything is pretty crucial at the end (so) I want do my job and will hopefully finish out the game strong."

There's no guarantee he will be called upon for action but if he does, he's determined to make his time count.

"Being clinical and taking all your chances at the end of the game is crucial," he said.

The club recognises the 200cm, 116kg workhorse's potential. Enever last month signed a contract extension until the end of 2020.

"My game is always improving. I'm always working on things I can get better at," he said.

"I've signed on for another three years here so there is definitely a long pathway.

"I enjoy playing with the group and the coaching staff... is very strong so I can see positives for the future and in this finals campaign."

Enever was in the Brumbies' starting side against the Chiefs last weekend but has largely been a bench player this campaign.

He wants to become a more established player within the side next season.

"I'm always pushing," he said. "I enjoy playing with the squad and getting caps (appearances) throughout the year but moving forward I want to get the most game time I can."

Enever came through the ranks at Sunshine Coast Grammar, University of the Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Stingrays.

He's not the only one from the region to be in the Brumbies set-up.

Stalwart Josh Mann-Rea - a Maroochydore Swans product - is set to start at hooker for the Brumbies on Friday.

Mann-Rea, 36, earlier this year told the Daily that Enever was a talent.

"He's very mobile, has a big work-rate, is a good line-out jumper, and is a good scrumagger. He has a really good overall game."



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