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Super Rugby AU Round 8 - Brumbies vs Waratahs @ Canberra Stadium - Saturday 22 August @ 7.15pm

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Braveheart81, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    A huge game for both teams. The Brumbies need to get back in the winners circle and confirm their position at the top of the table and likely host of the final. The Waratahs need to keep winning to stay in the hunt for the finals after the Reds won last weekend.

    Always a tough ask to travel to Canberra and get a win but hopefully the Tahs can do it! ;)
  2. Rob42 Vay Wilson (31)

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    Saturday max temp 8°C in Canberra, dropping to -3°C overnight with a decent westerly wind. Dew shouldn't be a problem!
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  3. Happy Bob Loudon (25)

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    There will be dew, but it will probably be solid rather than liquid.
  4. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    On present form, the Tahs are favourites to win this one. Their attack has been scintillating in recent games while the Brumbies defense was very ordinary last time out.

    The advantage the Brumbies have in regards to the overall ladder is that they have a game in hand. They can afford to lose to the Tahs and still finish on top if they win their last two games. Hoping to see a dramatic improvement in form from their last outing.
  5. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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    If you're betting man BR, the Tahs are 3.30 if you think they're favourites..
  6. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    Do you not think the Tahs recent form is better than the Brumbies, Qwerty? That's what I'm saying. Don't give a stuff about bookies odds.
  7. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    They've played two inferior teams to the Brumbies who are coming off a bye and are at home at a venue that is traditionally very hard for the visitors to win at.

    The Brumbies are pretty short priced favourites and deservedly so. It will be a substantial upset if the Tahs win.
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  8. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    Brumbies should win by 30 plus, they just need to turn up mentally and play their standard miserable, but highly effective game and maul the Tahs to death.

    They should suck all enjoyment and life out of the Tahs play and win at a canter like the dementors they are
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  9. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Fatprop casting out a few lines. Hope he catches something.
  10. Tahtrajic Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Just a couple of comments and ?
    I am just hoping the Ref’s don’t have too much impact.
    Who is the ref?
    i am also hoping that both teams keep the kicking to a minimum. One of the problems with these new rules is that they can encourage the kick option to be taken as they think of the reward rather than control of the game.
  11. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Ref: Angus Gardner
    AR1: Graham Cooper
    AR2: Reuben Keane
    TMO: Ian Smith
  12. Tahtrajic Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Thanks and DAM Gardner has been whistle happy this season. I don’t think he is having a good season this year. Where as last year I thought he was outstanding. Maybe its the new rule interpretations. Hopefully he put the whistle in his pocket this week.
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  13. Derpus Simon Poidevin (60)

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    I hope we throw a jumper up at every lineout in our 22. We have the strongest line-out in the comp but not much in the way of maul defense. If we can get Brumbies uncertain around their line-out we gain a major psychological advantage and neuter their best attacking weapon.
  14. molman Alan Cameron (40)

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    I'm curious from the refs/law geeks, what is the current rulings around the maul seeming to almost be formed before the jumper touches the ground. It seems almost as if the ball is handed off before I feel the maul is actually technically formed in some instances or doesn't the jumper need to be brought to ground first? because it seems odd as you're unable to execute a tackle with the player in the air, so surely the maul can't even be said to have formed until the player is on the ground.
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  15. Blackadder Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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  16. KOB1987 Steve Williams (59)

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  17. Blackadder Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    I'd say so after Foketi was taken off early last round
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  18. molman Alan Cameron (40)

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  19. Derpus Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Stop trying to make any sense of them. They defy all logic.
  20. shanky Ted Fahey (11)

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    The defending team can only legally sack a maul before it forms, which in practical terms, means immediately the moment the jumper hits the ground.
    Added to that, the ripper must also act at that moment as well, otherwise it's obstruction
    Therefore timing is critical and sometimes attacking teams get a bit ahead of themselves

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