Rebels played a very aggressive robust defensive game and credit to them, Rebels 10 played field position very well assisted with some handy service from his partner in crime #9. The 12 imposed himself physically on the game but the 15 was pick of the Rebels in game line advantage, talented young player.
The Rebels forward pack really hunted well together, showed commitment and encouraged each other the entire game, great team play, well done.
Brumbies..... Jooste is the hot topic for all the wrong reasons, he played an epically selfish game, zero communication/combination. It must have been orders from the upper echelon of the brumbies to slot him straight in because I would like to think the 20's coaching staff sure as hell wouldn't have put him in. HTC said Jooste to fullback and Mosley to First Five, I agree for sure.
Jooste destroyed the go forward. Harsh but that's life.
Front row got smacked about in the scrums and general play, the run on hooker should have been hooked clean out of the team, reserve hooker did some good stuff and should be the run on.
Second rowers went well, I thought Swain had a reasonable game and may even snag a bench spot in the Aus 20's.
Back row was high light of the Brumbies (if that's possible), big #6 Valentini
showed why he is going to be a force in the future, he needs to think his game through a bit more but boy I would hate to meet him down a back alley. Number seven Allen had strong 30 minutes making a number of steals and strong in defence, old fashion 7. he went off injured which is a shame because the battle between him and Farrell was building up to be a beauty.
Lieber #8 played an expansive roll, made some good meters.
Young half back showed some ticker but his passing let him down, I reckon this is out of character for him.
Big selections to be made by the coaching staff ahead of the Tahs and some serious head space searching (and there was plenty of space in their heads on Sunday) for the players.
Hats off to the Rebels, team play wins.