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Super Rugby AU Round 6 Rebels v Brumbies, 7.05pm Leichhardt Oval, Friday 7th August

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Dctarget, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Dctarget Tony Shaw (54)

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    Didn't even realise he was playing.
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  2. Bobby Sands Banned

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    Makes me feel better about the Reds getting a draw in the slop against the Rebéls.
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  3. Dctarget Tony Shaw (54)

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    Two best teams slogging it out, re-match next week.
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  4. Rugbynutter39 Paul McLean (56)

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    Lot to like about that Rebels performance tonight - particularly in view of the conditions - definitely had better shape with Deegan at 10 and Toomua at 12 but Cameron Orr, and Isi were immense.amongst others..

    Thought there were only 2 sides in this competition that could win it (Brumbies or Reds) - Rebels now put down the marker as serious contenders.
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  5. Bobby Sands Banned

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    Good on the Rebs for bashing the stuffing out of those robotic, obstruction engineers in Canberra.

    Good to see rugby, winning games of rugby.
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  6. mst Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Being brutally honest, after the win last week I said to Mrs Mst before we left our seats that we got out of jail and based on what I had seen I had real concerns that we had lost our way especially in attack. Line is static, no runners and very one dimensional and almost casual. If you go back and look at the week previous it was similar. Replacing a 10 can have a impact but not this much. It was on the cards.

    Rebels made the most of every opportunity and deserved the win.
  7. Kenny Powers Syd Malcolm (24)

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    Good to see positive and entertaining rugby (allowing for the rain).

    Great to see cynical play in your 22 dealt with.

    Kafer had nothing to contribute tonight because when it rains there is no dew!
  8. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    No way I saw that coming, well done to the Rebels in playing near perfect wet weather footy. They were smart with the boot, defended brilliantly and were excellent at the breakdown. They really just shut down anything the Brumbies threw at them. Isi was absolutely immense in the loose I thought and it's great to see him back. Clearly the Wallaby 8, even though Samu and Wilson would have had reasonable claims up until now. Toomua was also fantastic at 12 and combined well with Deegan. Both were very assured in the conditions and kept their team in the right areas of the park.
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  9. Adam84 Ken Catchpole (46)

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    very entertaining game to watch even with the conditions, I really appreciated the physicality both teams demonstrated in the wet, and was happy with how the referee let the game flow even with some spilt ball chaotic rugby at times.
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  10. Dan54 Andrew Slack (58)

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    Enjoyed the game, and 2 big things I got from game. Toomua is so much better at 12, he plays the 2nd playmaker so well because he can pick when he does it, was my MOTM.
    The other thing I got were how much I gone off the Brumbies, what a one set up one way of playing bloody moronic lot they are! They had a penalty right in front of goal about 6-7 metres out and kicked for the corner for a lineout. Any team (and I mean any other team) in that position would take a scrum as there was both sides of the field to work with, but NO the Brumbies ONLY scoring way seems to be lineout and maul!! I all for using it, but not at the expense of any other way of scoring tries.

    And huge ups to ground staff, that park was in superb condition for the rain etc! One of reasons weather didn't stuff the game up!
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  11. KOB1987 Steve Williams (59)

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    I actually tipped the Rebels. But mostly because I need some upsets. And by 1 point, not 18!
  12. molman Dick Tooth (41)

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    On a rather wet night I can see why you would potentially go to your strength in the maul, keeping it tight.
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  13. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    How much time does Deegan have to decide the next move? Consistently taking the right options after surveilling the field. Best No 10 all round performance in this country for a long time.

    Overall, not a single Brumby outplayed his opposite. A few aspects of the game did leave me more frustrated than the individual performances though. The Brumbies kicking game was plain awful. And it beats me why they kick at all when not one player contested the ball when it landed. Every kick in general play simply resulted in turnover to the Rebels, and in one case at least directly led to a Rebels try.

    Similarly, the Brumbies lacked any urgency going for the ball on the ground. Beaten to it on every occasion I can recall, including Hodges try where he beat Banks over the try line. Banks tried to shovel the ball dead in goal it appeared while Hodge just planted it under Banks hands.

    Great performance by the Rebels in the conditions and very poor by the Brumbies. As KARL says, better now than in a final.
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  14. swingpass John Thornett (49)

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    Well my new rule of not watching the Rebels live continues to work, 3/3. !
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  15. Derpus David Codey (61)

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    Its a wonder it took Wessels so long go install Lomani amd Deegan.
  16. molman Dick Tooth (41)

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    He's only signed for this year to the Rebels so who knows where he'll end up. I always thought it was a shame he never made it at NSW vs. Mason. He's probably done better for himself not getting stuck behind Foley.
  17. swingpass John Thornett (49)

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    i believe BR was talking about his ability to look to have so much time in decision making, how effortless he looks and how he generally always chooses the correct option. not hurried. not where he is going to play next year.
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  18. molman Dick Tooth (41)

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    Deegan I agree, he'd shown enough in the NRC/GRR to see his potential and is a true 10. Has shown that kicking game before. Lomani I need to see more of at this level. I thought he played the right role last night, but I hadn't been blown away by some of his earlier performances. The Rebels improved earlier this year with Louwrens on the field, so it's really his spot to loose.
  19. molman Dick Tooth (41)

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    . well that's easy, the time comes from a hardworking set of forwards winning it upfront and giving him the time :) Orr, Uelese, Philip, Hosea, Wilkin, Naisarani all had a good game.
  20. swingpass John Thornett (49)

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    agree, halves always look to and indeed actually have much more time when the front 5 - 8 are going forward. never any fun playing behind a beaten pack, even Aaron Smith looks slower and less dominant when the Clan forwards are under the pump

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