Can’t help but feel that first game against the Sunwolves will come to bite us in the bum. Just like Coleman’s refusal to take the 3 against the Jags 2 seasons ago for a draw after 80mins instead of trying for the win, it ended up being the difference to not making the finals. Then the Tahs 2nd half comeback last year, failing to manage an easily won game. Again the difference to making the finals.
I reckon the Sunwolves game was a bit like a golf tournament where there's an easy par 5. All the players in contention are making birdies or eagles and we've shanked our tee shot and carded a 9.
The only way to make that one up is to pick up a win against someone like the Saders or Stormers
So I think the last decade has scarred me. Even when we were two tries up, scoring at a point a minute, I was like 'we're definitely going to lose this match'. Sigh.
Very glad to get the win, even though we kind of fell over the line. Some big moments where experience and decision making under pressure didn't shine through. Kellaway fighting to stay out of touch led to their first try, and DHP's aborted clearing kick under pressure stood out.
I thought Philip was immense, and To'omua showed what you can do with a bit of front foot ball and a 5/8 willing to take the ball to the line, pinning the defence. Meakes was rock solid too. The pub I was at didn't have commentary so I missed what his card was for. Presumably the last in a row of cynical penalties?
. The pub I was at didn't have commentary so I missed what his card was for. Presumably the last in a row of cynical penalties?
- Kellaway's two tries were both quite opportunistic, but he still had a lot of work to do. Great finisher and still looks to have his pace. Opportunities are given to both teams each game and we (Rebels/Wallabies) often completely fluff it.
The angles Kellaway ran to finish those tries were absolutely top class. Not often you see that sort of rugby intelligence from an Australian winger.
I'm the opposite in that I don't want to see a serious injury more than once. The second I knew he was in trouble I fast forwarded through the replay.