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Chiefs v Reds, Rd 11, Sat May 6th, 5;35pm AEST

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Tangawizi, May 3, 2017.

  1. Tangawizi Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    That's probably enough of a mourning period over the loss to the Tahs.

    Now how do we win in NZ by beating the Chiefs to get ourselves back into contention?

    Any changes to last week's squad? Obviously a few of us would like to see some changes in tactics like not kicking the ball away all the time in the last 20 minutes but who knows what will happen?

    Chiefs are around 20 point favourites with the bookies and seem to have a host of players coming back for this match.


    So Reds are right up against it here but hopefully Stiles & Co can produce a miracle.

    Former Chiefs player Jamie Nutbrown will be the referee.
  2. The torpedo Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Higginbotham captain. Frisby out. Sorovi in.

    Conservative from the bookies

    Look at Mr Optimistic over here


    Chiefs by an infinite amount of points
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  3. cyclopath Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Come on, all you need is one of these.
  4. RugbyReg Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Reds surely favourites. [IMG]

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  5. RedsHappy Tony Shaw (54)

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    The May 2012 Reds win v Chiefs at Suncorp was one of the best (a) Reds wins/games ever, just ever and (b) one of the best Super games I have ever seen.

    Crowd: 36, 479

    Score: 42-27

    'Mikey' Mike Harris kicked 7/8 incl 1 drop

    Reds tries by Shipperley 4', Lucas 40', Higgers 42', Genia 47', S Finger 51'

    Those were the fucking days of our lives in rugby, those were the days
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  6. cyclopath Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    So revisionist. ;)
  7. The torpedo Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    The decision for Kevvie to go for the corner near the end of the first half was also the turning point of the match, and subsequently the season (we had to go 6 straight wins to get into the finals and what did we do? Exactly that. We averaged from that game to the final game, averaging 3 tries and 29 points per game in that hot streak)

    If we didn't lost the elimination final to the Sharks that year, do you reckon we could have gone all the way and gone back to back?

    Where's my DeLorean?
  8. The torpedo Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Reds paying $9.00 for the win
  9. Cpt Crow Eater Chris McKivat (8)

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    Ahhh you're giving me pain right in the feels now.

    I'd give my left nut to get a coach like Link back in Oz rugby these days.
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  10. The torpedo Peter Fenwicke (45)

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  11. gel Chilla Wilson (44)

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    I can't see us coming close.

    Chiefs will be ready to declare by half time, and Sanzaar will be talking about introducing a mercy rule.
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  12. TSR Peter Sullivan (51)

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    Given the circumstances of his departure, I'm not sure an offering of your left testicle is going to be the thing that entices him back.
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  13. dru David Codey (61)

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    I've got one you can add to the list.
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  14. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    Think it would take both of Bill Pulver's on a silver platter to entice him back.;)
  15. dru David Codey (61)

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    Now we're talking. :)
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  16. RedsHappy Tony Shaw (54)

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  17. RedsHappy Tony Shaw (54)

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    I was always dismayed by that 2012 QF loss to the Sharks, and at Suncorp no less. I remember so vividly leaving Suncorp in the company of Juan Cote (an early semi-founder of GAGR), both of us really disheartened.

    The team seemed to lose composure and intensity virtually the whole match. We certainly lost it as much as the Sharks won it (with Freddie M at 10 as I recall). I could never understand why, just then, after the admirable striving as you say in the latter parts of the 2012 season.

    Was it not so that QC missed that match after the alleged high tackle the week before on Barnes?

    If we had knocked off the Sharks, I agree, we would have been a major chance for the 2012 Title.

    It was in 2013 that the rot started to set in, like an innocent-looking little brown spec on the skin that ultimately turned into a bad melanoma threatening death.

    Link became highly distracted with his and the QRU's quest for him to coach the Wallabies, and then in parallel the gradual 'delegation' of the team to my favourite Reds HC closely loved and sponsored in as he was by the then QRU Chairman.
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  18. RedsHappy Tony Shaw (54)

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    And btw: if you had time to look through the whole game tape, you'd see that the Reds' overall skills and penalty-avoiding composure were both superior to those now on display in 2017.

    5 years ago - what have we built since, what's improved?
  19. wamberal Michael Lynagh (62)

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    You got rid of Graham. That's a big step forward.
  20. The torpedo Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    From remembering the match, there were 1 or 2 controversial calls against us. Also Lucas (@ FH that game) did his ankle. QC also got controversially suspended for a week.

    EDIT: This article on the game: http://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/s...s/news-story/087929b0207b5767bc164a03c0653216

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