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Round 5 - Brumbies vs Waratahs - Friday 15 March @ 7:45pm in Canberra

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Braveheart81, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Tough ask for the Tahs here. The Brumbies will be smarting and I expect will bounce back with a strong performance.

    I think the Tahs will potentially go in unchanged unless Will Miller is crocked.
  2. Tomikin Tony Shaw (54)

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    This will be a good barometer too see where the teams are at. The Brumbies have lost 3 but twice 2 the Rebels and the Hurricanes in Wellington. Tah's have won 2 but them being the Sunwolves and the Reds. But they only lost to the Canes by 1.
  3. Dctarget Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Does Phipps walk straight back in or off the bench? I've been enjoying Gordon so far, but I know you 'Tahs people rate Phipps highly.
  4. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Phipps will be on the bench for sure. Same as when he returned last season.
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  5. RoffsChoice Peter Johnson (47)

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    We're a month into Super Rugby and I still don't know if either of these teams are "good". Hopefully this kickstarts one team into form to keep the Romanians honest and, with SA being a mess and neither the Chiefs nor Blues looking "good" either, maybe sneak a playoffs spot.

    Brumbies by 15.
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  6. Dctarget Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    I'm hoping one of you reach another level, but predicting both. I think this will be a very entertaining match with both teams having the capacity to really unleash.

    I think Brumbies will be hungry after another loss to the Rebs and have homeground advantage. Brumbies by <7.
  7. KOB1987 Paul McLean (56)

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    I'm a Tahs supporter so with that logic at hand I'm going Tahs by 8
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  8. Dctarget Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Checks out.
  9. fatprop Tim Horan (67)

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    bench
  10. Derpus Mark Loane (55)

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    If the Tahs defend like they did against the Reds they should be fine.
  11. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    And if the Brumbies defend like they did against the Rebels and Hurricanes, the Tahs should be fine...
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  12. Brumby Jack Andrew Slack (58)

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    No Alaalatoa and probably no Pocock so the Brumbies are no chance...
  13. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    AAA is going to be a bigger loss than Pocock.... Brumbies backrow stocks pretty good.

    I would go with the same backrow that played against the Chiefs - Valetini/Cusack/McCaffrey, with super sub Samu off the bench.
  14. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    I really don't get Samu coming off the bench Slim. He looks like an 80 minute player to me, and has been one of the form back rowers in the Aussie sides when he comes on. Play him from the start alongside Valetini and Pocock, but especially if Poey is injured. Either or both of Cusack and McCaffrey are capable off the bench.
  15. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    Precisely... his role is as an impact sub.
  16. WTF? Bill Watson (15)

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    I wonder when Lachie Swinton will get a run on spot this season. His form warrants it, and I for one would hate to be on the receiving end of one of his tackles. He was merciless on Saturday and hit extremely hard every time. It won’t be long I think until he gets more game time.
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  17. Bobby Sands John Solomon (38)

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    Get it done Brumbies.
  18. Pfitzy John Eales (66)

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    Hells yeah. Makes a big difference to the scrum too - the props got all the credit for that shove against the Canes, but it was the second row that provided the torque.
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  19. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Referee: Mike Fraser
    AR1: Brendon Pickerall
    AR2: Nick Hogan
    TMO: Shane McDermott
  20. fatprop Tim Horan (67)

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