I finally had a chance to catch up on this game tonight and it completed the trio of Aussie teams doing all the leg work to make stupid mistakes and get hit on the bounce. Has some mastermind created a virus and released it to Australian S14 players?
Nevertheless, I thought Mark Gerrard had an absolute belter of a game, despite the result. I’ve hoofed out a few clips and strung them together. It’s not every piece of good work he did (his field kicking was frikken excellent), but then it also ignores an easy conversion miss as well…
The amount he gets his hands on the ball (doing Lealiifanos job as well as his own) you’ve gotta reckon he’s currently their most important back. And with form like this you’d think he’d definitely be attracting Antipodeans’ attention? The only reason Ewen McKenzie could come up with why not on Ruggamatrix was a ‘stigma’ to do with hammy problems. If that’s the case, what about Tahu?
Other players who I thought did well included Kimlin (barring a coupla knock-ons) and Alexander (great runs as usual but also held up his side). Brumbies really shoulda had this one as well, but just dumb mistakes at the wrong times…….(cracked record?)