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Super Rugby AU Round 5 Brumbies v Reds Saturday 7.15 GIO Stadium

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by TSR, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. TSR Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Gee Tupou is playing well this year. Just outstanding.

    Alaalatoa has been good too for that matter.
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  2. TSR Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Daugunu is generally pretty good in that department.

    And after making an absolute shocker of a tackle in that pre-season trial in Gladstone he seems to have learnt his lesson and is very good with his timing.
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  3. mst Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Thats a good point and you are correct about the Kiwis kicking more.

    I was thinking from an Aussie prospective; that we do it poorly so certainly don't need to do more kicking (or different types).
  4. mst Ken Catchpole (46)

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    And did it well..but it appears you have to to get noticed! ;)
  5. Derpus Simon Poidevin (60)

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    I'd rather not see excellent tries ruled out for a soft as fuck penalty 37 phases earlier being milked by a roundball like roll about.
  6. TSR Jim Lenehan (48)

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    So, in the end I have just put myself through the pain of watching the last 5 minutes again. At the end of the day, the Reds just failed with some of the detail that would have got them home.

    In the last 5 minutes -
    - Stewart gave away a lazy penalty lying in the break down off the kick off
    - We threw to the front of the lineout off the penalty where the Brumbies were clearly marking heavily. There were free targets at the back but I’m assuming we didn’t have the confidence to throw longer. 30 second left I would have thrown to the middle - worst case you then have a crack at their scrum
    - Daugunu handed the ball back when he ran himself into trouble after inexplainably standing there for 2-3 seconds on the kick return off Mack Hansen’s kick when there was only 15 seconds left

    Really impressed by the Reds devevlopment, but these are the sort of detail that will get us home in these types of games
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  7. mst Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Personally I think the refereeing in the AU comp has been pretty poor which results in things like this. The TMO's have been absent, so much missed or just ignored, and then you have scenarios like last night where have 9 penalties in a short period of the game, 8 are against the Reds the worst they get is warning. Invariably it will impact games.
  8. molman Alan Cameron (40)

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    What law variations Sully? They are only officiating the breakdown and offside as they always should have imho. Entry through the gate, placing/releasing the ball immediately once tackled, no double movement roll/wriggle rubbish once tackled, contestants in ruck staying on feet rather than flopping all over it/sealing off.. I'm not sure I see anything that is a 'new' variation rather just a more stringent focus to clean up some of the sloppiness and on the ground shenanigans.


    I think there is still some fine-tuning on how quickly refs award turnovers and what constitutes really on the ball/supporting weight, the amount of time the refs allow for the breakdown to play-out, but overall I like the focus to force much more acuracy at the breakdown has been overdue.


    Overall I think it strikes a better balance of rewarding skill and accuracy over power which I think is to the betterment of the game.

    I'm keen to see the ball in play stats for SRA once done vs. SuperRugby historically.
  9. Shaker Ron Walden (29)

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    He's improved dramatically since he's joined the senior team. Lost a bunch of weight and greatly improved his technique. Hopefully he continues this trajectory.
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  10. Rugbynutter39 Mark Loane (55)

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    Seeing a lot of youngsters really step up in this super rugby au competition validating investment in u20 and u18 pathways and showing we can become yet again a great rugby nation if make more strategic investments in grass roots, coaching etc
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  11. Shaker Ron Walden (29)

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    Pretty sure Dane hasnt been anywhere near a rep squad at youth level either. Besides playing for Norths, he wasnt even in the Reds Academy before this year as far as I know. Performances at Prem Grade earned him a chance in the NRC.
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  12. dru Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Just re-watched. Our line out was fine with BPA on the field.

    Incredible work from Zander and Tupou - full game not letting up at any point.

    I haven't got any problem at all with Brumbies maul tactics - chasing points using a strength. I think it adds to the game.

    Still shaking my head at the recalled try after half time.

    I haven't agreed with the thinking until this game - but I now think JOC has the run for the WB 10 jumper.

    A lot of questions aimed at the Reds discipline, but wow, some of those penalties and advantage plays might be technically correct but you wouldn't change anything.

    And everyone with sour grapes on the Brumbies - have some grace. For a fan to see a game won in extra time is simply exciting. They were tested big time but they do have the winning habit.
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  13. drewprint Vay Wilson (31)

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    Yeah I’ve got no problem with how the Brumbies played. They still tried to attack plenty but the Reds defence was up to it. Like some others my only issue was the recalled Petaia try. Otherwise it was a cracking match - hopefully we can even the ledger in the return match!
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  14. Rugbynutter39 Mark Loane (55)

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    September 5 at Ballymore and last Match b4 the finals
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  15. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Won’t be Ballymore
  16. TSR Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Happy to check if Rugby Park in Rocky is free.
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  17. Rugbynutter39 Mark Loane (55)

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    Gotta say on criticism of BK at 10 - I thought in first half he was good with attacking the line, his defence and distribution. Did feel he was under playing his hand but understandable. I think he is pretty exciting prospect after these last two games. Likewise reds 9 who started at 9 ahead of Tate I thought was also good.
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  18. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    I've been thinking more and more about the rolling maul tactics of the Brumbies. I personally think the RM is a blight on the game, but you know what, fuck it let's get Lord Laurie and Dan McKellar involved with the Wallabies so they can perfect it too. It will give everybody else the shits and we'll score from it. It's still within the laws of the sport so fair game for mine. Few things would give me greater pleasure than people bemoaning the Wallabies winning playing "boring" forward oriented footy, mainly because nobody thinks we can.
  19. Adam84 Ken Catchpole (46)

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    the rolling maul is a blight on the game. however it is legal and you would be a fool not to play to your strengths.
    So whilst I hate seeing it, I don't question the logic behind using it from the coaches or players.
  20. Brumbieman Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    If we beat the kiwis in Eden Park in that exact manner, we'd all lose our shit and be mauling in the streets for weeks.
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