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Brumbies v Waratahs, Rnd 7 2020 GIO Stadium Sunday 15 Mar 16:05

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Sully, Mar 9, 2020.

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Brumbies or Waratahs?

Poll closed Mar 15, 2020.
Brumbies +12 16 vote(s) 66.7%
Brumbies -12 3 vote(s) 12.5%
Waratahs -12 3 vote(s) 12.5%
Waratahs +12 2 vote(s) 8.3%
  1. Up the Guts Tony Shaw (54)

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    Even as a Tahs' supporter, I could watch the footage of Wright completely breaking Mark's ankles with his first touch again and again.
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  2. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Fixed.
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  3. drewprint Ron Walden (29)

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    Highlight of the game for me. Brilliant pace and footwork.
  4. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    That one burns deep..... such a dumb loss.

    In the lead with possession and only seconds remaining on the clock... I think I’d prefer it if they had been comprehensively beaten.
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  5. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    That pass from Muirhead was a beaut... I thought it would be intercepted.
  6. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    Just can't fathom why the Brumbies aren't last on the ladder. Their defense has so many holes in it.:(:confused:
  7. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    Yeah, chalk and cheese. Also add Simone and Hunt to those lists as well.

    For what it's worth, I think Maddocks showed a higher level of interest and was involved more once he moved to No 15. As far as I know, he left the Rebels because he wasn't getting time at 15; probably thought Beale was a certainty to take the 10 spot. The unfortunate timing of his move to 15 is that the season has now been curtailed, at least for some time. If that's the last we've seen of KB in the Tahs, and importantly in the Wallabies, it won't be lamented.

    Hooper again busy and Harrison showed that he is promising but still behind Lolesio. In summary, none of the Tahs outplayed their Brumbies counterparts.
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  8. Seb V Geoff Shaw (53)

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    I wonder why Wright didn't start, Muirhead was solid but Wright looks so dangerous with ball in hand.

    Ryan Lonergan's goal kicking is very handy too. Not easy kicks too and he's 100%.
  9. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    McKellar mentioned in the after match interview that the wingers are being rotated and it was Andrew's turn this week.

    I do feel more confident about Ryan's goal kicking than Noah's. but have to say Noah was very good today.
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  10. qwerty51 Jason Little (69)

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    So was Harrison. Good signs for Aus rugby.
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  11. Rugbynutter39 Geoff Shaw (53)

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    They are all quality wingers so I get the rotation policy by McKellar as way to keep your top talent firing
  12. Up the Guts Tony Shaw (54)

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    I’ll take the obvious bait here and say Hooper pretty clearly outplayed Miller. I also thought Angus Bell was pretty damn good at scrum time and around the park, a couple of years and he’ll be a mainstay Wallaby.

    That said, some of the Brumbies were outstanding. I reckon for every bit as good as Harry Wilson has been in attack this season, Rob Valetini has been as good in defence—ragdolls blokes in the tight and cuts them down in space. He could be the Wallaby version of Steph Du-Toit and he alongside guys like LSL, Naisarani, Tupou and AAA could go a long way to matching the Saffa pack physically.
  13. Seb V Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Hooper outplayed Miller. But if you compare him to Samu.. who wins that battle?
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  14. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    Can't believe i'm saying it but Simmons was one of the Tahs best. He even ran the ball well. I think he'll once again nab a wallabies squad jersey and fill in when some of the more fancied locks cop an injury.
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  15. formerflanker Bob Davidson (42)

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    Yep, Maddocks ran onto the ball at pace quite consistently from the moment he moved to FB. It looked good. Hope to see more of it.
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  16. Silverado Trevor Allan (34)

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    He hasn't got over 100 caps from being a numpty, despite what other posters may say. His defense is good, his set piece is excellent and yes he did run the ball well in what may be the last SR match before a Test match is played.
    At this point I'd pick Rodda and LSL as starters a and either Neville, Phillip or Simmons on the bench. The likes of Hockings, Blyth and Swain behind those 3 at this point IMHO
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  17. formerflanker Bob Davidson (42)

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    I get a sense that Simmons has good leg extension and is lighter than most other locks.
    Hence he can explode into the air and get lifted quicker. This plus his ability to call the right lineout option makes him particularly valuable.
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  18. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    Be missing a trick if LSL doesnt get lock for the Wallabies. Pair him with a caller like Simmons or Rodda and we are in business
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  19. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    Or he is just blessed with a good vertical leap, a rugby brain and good hands
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  20. formerflanker Bob Davidson (42)

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    G&GR. Where the Kim Beazley school of ponderous English is quickly knocked out of you.
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