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Super Rugby Rnd 3 2020 Brumbies v Highlanders @ Canberra - Saturday February 15th 7:15pm AEDT

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by RoffsChoice, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Penguin Arch Winning (36)

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    He watches 5 minutes then complains how pointless it all is. I'm beginning to feel the same about his posts!
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  2. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    Not lately
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  3. Roberts Rugby Bob Loudon (25)

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    Nudgee man through and through. But still happy we retained Gordon over Pasitoa. Pasitoa still needs to learn how to tackle.
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  4. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    Turning points in the game included the pass from Kata to Lolesio after the kick off. Every man and his dog knew that Kata wouldn't (couldn't) kick so the Landers winger only had to go straight to Lolesio. Kata would have done better to have run the ball to the 20m line as he did with the next kick off he received.

    Then the failure to hand a red card for the shoulder to head tackle. Referees are looking for any angle they can conjure up to avoid handing out a red card these days.

    Finally, the tactic to keep the ball in close in the last 90 seconds. Was always tempting fate as every breakdown gives the ref an opportunity to find a penalty one way or the other.

    Otherwise, the Brumbies played to the conditions and were the better team for most of the game. Poor tactics and a swag of errors by Lolesio turned the game against them in the end.
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  5. M10 Bob McCowan (2)

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    Wow, what a captaincy fail. If the Brumbies hadn't kicked that last penalty goal they'd have been winners. I was in the stands hoping he'd miss the kick - it really would have been the best outcome after turning down going for the corner. No idea why he did it!?
  6. Up the Guts Tony Shaw (54)

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    A real Australian loss. Periods of dominance overshadowed by some awful kicking and errors at the wrong end of the field.
  7. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    in that he was recruited from WA?
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  8. drewprint Ron Walden (29)

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    Interesting how Brumby Runner was earlier getting stuck into the young NSW flyhalf Will Harrison for his poor play and lack of composure in the Tahs-Rebels match while citing Brumby Lolesio as the shining example of these skills in action. Next minute, Noah has a sub-par game too. It’s bizarre. it’s almost like. this new inside back cohort are all young guys, still learning their craft, and are going to stumble here and there and get shown up occasionally by experienced campaigners?
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  9. Roberts Rugby Bob Loudon (25)

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    He wasn’t ours to keep. Playing for 3 states by the age of 18.
  10. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    My comment to Rugby Reg about Lolesio was to draw a direct comparison between the performances of Harrison and Lolesio against Matt Toomua. If you are familiar with my posts about Lolesio since the NRC last year, you will know that I do not see him as a No 10 and imo not the best No 10 in the Brumbies. I am much more impressed with Bayley Kuenzle and would rather see him lining up at 10 for the Brumbies.

    Lolesio last night made around 7 or 8 mistakes that all affected the way the match played out. The charge down kick led directly to a Highlanders try, while his poor kicking from hand, poor handling and option taking kept the Brumbies locked in their 20m area for much too long over the duration of the game. The success he had in the first two games was largely due to his combination with Irae Simone imo, and without Simone last night he was largely directionless.

    I acknowledge it is early days for all of our young No 10s but that shouldn't mean deficiencies in their games should be ignored.
  11. Adam84 Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Fans are notoriously fickle these days, we get excited about young players coming through because what they did at schoolboys or U20s, and have a level of expectation on them to seamlessly transfer that potential into professional competitions. When that potential doesn't transfer seamlessly we start to take aim at the player without consideration to the situation he has been put in.

    Its pertains more to fly-half then any other position on the field IMO because of the game-control required at that position, fly-half isn't just about the ability to pass and kick, its the mental composure and decision making under pressure which set them apart and make it incredibly difficult to progress up to the next level, even for the most talented of players.

    Unless you have a high quality halfback inside and a high quality inside centre/fullback to ease that pressure, then any young fly-half is going to struggle. It takes years of experience to develop the resilience to really control a super rugby team on their own.

    U20s Jason Gilmore coach said it during pre-season, yes these guys are talented, but they are inexperienced and need time to develop still, just manage expectations.
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  12. dru Mark Ella (57)

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    That Jason Gilmore. Sounds like just the bloke we want running u20s. There is plenty on the rugby world that drives me nuts, but boy, we are getting some things very right.
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  13. Brumby Jack Steve Williams (59)

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    And in some unsurprising news, Sio Tomkinson has been cited for his alleged 'shoulder to shoulder' hit on Tom Banks.
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  14. wamberal David Codey (61)

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    Part of Jake White's legacy. The exit from the 22 was the other one. Maybe they should spend a bit more time on that.

    Very unlucky loss.
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  15. Roberts Rugby Bob Loudon (25)

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    It we keep introducing 18 to 22 year olds there will be no fans watching SR. Better grit in Prems. Not what AR needs.
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  16. Adam84 Chilla Wilson (44)

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    ridiculous this wasn't a red card, especially given some of the tackles that players were RC for last season
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  17. Seb V Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Cruden is a great example of this. He was amazing in juniors but took a few years to settle into super rugby to become world class.

    People need to realize not everyone is Dan Carter. Our young 10 are doing very well for their experience level IMO.
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  18. Adam84 Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Not Dan Carter, but even Dan Carter had experienced test players like Justin Marshall playing at halfback, and Caleb Ralph/Aaron Mauger outside of him during his earlier years.
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  19. Tex Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Considering he nearly flattened Banks' not-insignificant schnoz, I'd say he earned a yellow on the spot, easily a red upon review
  20. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    Highlanders' winger Sio Tomkinson suspended for the high tackle on Tom Banks after being cited post match.

    Foul Play Review committee chairman Adam Casselden said in his ruling that the incident was considered a mid-range offence, with an entry level six-week suspension.

    "Having conducted a detailed review of all the available evidence, including all camera angles and additional evidence, including from the player and submissions from his legal representative, Aaron Lloyd, the Foul Play Review Committee upheld the citing under Law 9.13," it read.

    "With respect to sanction the Foul Play Review Committee deemed the act of foul play merited a mid-range entry point of 6 weeks due to the World Rugby instructions that dictate any incident of foul play involving contact with the head must start at a mid-range level.

    "However, taking into account mitigating factors including the player's clean judicial record and the fact the player has pleaded guilty at the first available opportunity, the Foul Play Review Committee reduced the suspension to 3 weeks."

    Courtesy of rugby.com.au.

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