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Super Rugby Au Final - Brumbies v Reds

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by dru, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. dru Steve Williams (59)

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    It's time to open the conversation.

    SRau has been superb and we are down to this. Always felt that whoever wins should have to defeat, in a knock out, the team that is palpably penultimate.

    Think we got there.

    Brumbies serious favourites, but who knows. We live in interesting times.

    [Go Red]
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  2. Up the Guts Paul McLean (56)

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    I think we'll see both teams' supporters calling the other side favourites. This should be really tight.

    Looking forward to some massive matchups across the park and the resulting arguments over Wallaby spots.
  3. Seb V Geoff Shaw (53)

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    As a Brumbies fan, I actually think they have dropped form since the start of the season. So I think this game is going to be a cracker!

    Reds will come in confident
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  4. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Well, having seen all the highlights videos across the season, I can safely curse the Brumbies by saying they'll do it by 15 points.
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  5. Wilson Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Most of the talk around the Reds injuries from last weekend has Petaia fit but CFS unlikely, so it's likely that Paisami slots into 13 with Petaia on the wing. Probably Hardy coming onto the bench.
  6. PhilClinton Jim Clark (26)

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    This could make things interesting in the 13 channel. I think Petaia is a supremely better defender than Paisami. Although based on form, Paisami shouldn't have too much to worry about in attack with TK, however, considering his non-selection in the Wallabies squad, I'm think we may see a vintage TK performance to show that he's still got it against the guys who have been selected instead of him.

    That is assuming the above happens - do Brumbies fans think TK will start at 13?
  7. emuarse Dick Tooth (41)

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    CFS is not out of the reckoning just yet - probably a 50/50 chance from Wayne Smith's article.
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  8. Derpus Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Makes them stronger IMO.

    I think the Brumbies win by virtue of home advantage, but if any team could win away its the Reds.
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  9. VassMan Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Really excited for this! Shame the Wallabies squad and Bledisloe fighting has distracted from it. Is there some hype in QLD and ACT?
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  10. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    I think we can use the Ben Darwin, cohesion theory, the ponies were the most settled side, followed by the Reds & Rebels

    That cohesion let them hit the ground running, but as the season rolled on other teams started to gel and they were brought back to the pack somewhat

    They are still the team to beat
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  11. dru Steve Williams (59)

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    Seems to be running under the radar here in Brisbane.
  12. Zero_Cool Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    Brumbies win this by zero points because of the week off.
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  13. Jets Mark Loane (55)

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    They seemed to chop and change a bit towards the back end of the season, maybe that had an impact on cohesion.
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  14. Up the Guts Paul McLean (56)

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    What does that even mean?
  15. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    What a great match up this game threatens to be. A good team with overall better players (Reds) versus a better team with overall good players (Brumbies).

    But of course, its not that simple. The Reds have shown exceptional team work in much of their work through the season and the Brumbies players clearly match up against most oppositions in our tournament.

    A lot will depend, I think, on how the Reds recover from the brutal game last weekend and how they handle the travel. Saturday promises to be almost ideal for rugby, temperature in low 20s with some cloud cover and possible showers.

    I expect the tight 5 battle to be a beauty. Tupou clearly the key to the Reds gaining dominance. Shut him down and I believe the scrum contest could be even, while the Brumbies probably have a slight edge at lineout time so long as they keep their throws away from Wright jumping at two.

    White v McDermott will be intriguing, two quite different styles of players. JOC will have the edge at No 10, but be interesting to see if Lolesio gets a run at some stage. Simone is the most creative player in the backlines, but the Reds probably have the edge again out wide. Depends a lot on whether Petaia comes through uninjured and in which spot he plays. Wasted on the wing imo.

    Looking for the Brumbies to take it out, but either way, will be a fitting finale to an excellent local tournament.
  16. dru Steve Williams (59)

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    If Reds win and stay true to form it will be D.
  17. Roberts Rugby Cyril Towers (30)

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    Brumbies have the edge being at home, but the Reds have just learnt how to play a solid game for 80mins and will have the metal edge.

    EDIT. Mental edge
  18. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    RR, with 13 Wallabies in the Brumbies squad and 11 in the Reds, I think the Brumbies have the metal edge (more gold) all sewn up.
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  19. dru Steve Williams (59)

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    Maybe. Let's see when the 23 is announced. You guys flogging the Reds this weekend would help.
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  20. Roberts Rugby Cyril Towers (30)

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    Yeah Dru. I reckon we’ll have the count in the 23.
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