SR Rnd 1: Brumbies v Rebels Match thead

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:shock: :lol: :blush: :lol:
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Ugh great touchfinder. Fck me.
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Mann-Rea - fark...

3 lineouts lost since he's come on?!
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Marto is over-egging it a ton, but Quade has been good.

Nice to have him back in the comp.

And that will do it. Rebels just too good in this half.
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Mann-Rea having a shocker, Samu having a cracker 2nd half. Cooper having a solid game too - not overplaying his hand, mostly just leading the Rebels onto front foot ball, playing flat with his usual passing, kicking well and now starting to really stamp himself on the game.
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Pete Samu-Ashley-Cooper!
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:lol:

Samu had to pass!

Didn't cost them in the end, as they're over!

Nervy finish for the Rebels.
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Good game that.

Quade is what the Rebs needed.
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Rebels hang on...

Missed the first 10, but enjoyed that. :thumbup:

Also nice to see Luke Jones back.
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Yeah Rebels!!!
2/2 so far in tipping
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Interesting. Had to like the Rebels flat game. Brumbies missed Pocock.
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Rebels look good. That backline is going to cut the Reds backline to shreds. And to be honest, I hope they do.
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Pocock injured. Speight injured. And a loss.

Rough start for the Brumbies.
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Naisarani's performance gives the Wallabies a bit of hope.

Quade still suspect on the tackle but showed class. Although I think both teams are a bit shit tbh.
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CrazyIslander wrote:Yeah Rebels!!!
2/2 so far in tipping
Bugger. Had this as close but thought the Rebs would take too long to gel. Instead, the Bunglies seemed more like they did not know each other!
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Well done Rebels. Picked the Brumbies to win this one but happy to see that go south. :smug:
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Torquemada 1420 wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:Yeah Rebels!!!
2/2 so far in tipping
Bugger. Had this as close but thought the Rebs would take too long to gel. Instead, the Bunglies seemed more like they did not know each other!
Surprised at Quade's performance. But the best case scenario happened. Naisarani making ground and Quade dictating the play and everyone following their lead.
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Marshall Banana wrote:English. :lol: :blush:

All Rebels here, but they can't put the Brumbies away!
Ankle taps can and do fvck players up.
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CrazyIslander wrote:
Torquemada 1420 wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:Yeah Rebels!!!
2/2 so far in tipping
Bugger. Had this as close but thought the Rebs would take too long to gel. Instead, the Bunglies seemed more like they did not know each other!
Surprised at Quade's performance. But the best case scenario happened. Naisarani making ground and Quade dictating the play and everyone following their lead.
Convict has loads of ability (although his kicking game was a surprise); just a question whether he can string together a sequence of performances.

TBH, given Aus's FH woes, they need him to throw his hat back into the ring?
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Working Class Rugger wrote:
Jtah wrote:Defense optional in this game
I'd actually suggest the contact and hits are more intense in this game than that of the Chiefs and Highlanders game earlier.
I’d not watched closely, fucken work. Must have been atrocious.
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Torquemada 1420 wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:Yeah Rebels!!!
2/2 so far in tipping
Bugger. Had this as close but thought the Rebs would take too long to gel. Instead, the Bunglies seemed more like they did not know each other!
You should know better. Rebels Saffer coach making the difference.
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Disappointing, hope Poey is ok.

Glimpses of good stuff, but couldn't put it together. I thought Irae Simone looked quite good, but that little stab kick made me want to take a bath with a toaster.

Rebels look quite good, other than their scrum. A good game in all.
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Torquemada 1420 wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:
Torquemada 1420 wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:Yeah Rebels!!!
2/2 so far in tipping
Bugger. Had this as close but thought the Rebs would take too long to gel. Instead, the Bunglies seemed more like they did not know each other!
Surprised at Quade's performance. But the best case scenario happened. Naisarani making ground and Quade dictating the play and everyone following their lead.
Convict has loads of ability (although his kicking game was a surprise); just a question whether he can string together a sequence of performances.

TBH, given Aus's FH woes, they need him to throw his hat back into the ring?
Hard to say. He was suspect with a couple of tackles but also made a try saving tackle on Kurindrani. Don't think he would handle defending against high intesity of test rugby. His playmaking is much needed by the Wobs. His ability to underplay his hand and just be the link man would be good at the Wobs. You don't need the 10 to outshine everyone all the time especially with the strike force we have out wide.
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CrazyIslander wrote:Naisarani's performance gives the Wallabies a bit of hope.

Quade still suspect on the tackle but showed class. Although I think both teams are a bit shit tbh.
I thought Quade showed some heart that might have been missing in the past, regardless of defensive skill application.
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OomPB wrote:
Torquemada 1420 wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:Yeah Rebels!!!
2/2 so far in tipping
Bugger. Had this as close but thought the Rebs would take too long to gel. Instead, the Bunglies seemed more like they did not know each other!
You should know better. Rebels Saffer coach making the difference.
:lol:

I can't wait for the spackerfests that will be games involving SA sides. Let's see how many more become candidates for the boot at the end of this season.
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OomPB wrote:
Torquemada 1420 wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:Yeah Rebels!!!
2/2 so far in tipping
Bugger. Had this as close but thought the Rebs would take too long to gel. Instead, the Bunglies seemed more like they did not know each other!
You should know better. Rebels Saffer coach making the difference.
Yeah very good. He also brought the best Force players too.
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Rebels look nace. Real nace. :smug:
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CrazyIslander wrote: Hard to say. He was suspect with a couple of tackles but also made a try saving tackle on Kurindrani. Don't think he would handle defending against high intesity of test rugby. His playmaking is much needed by the Wobs. His ability to underplay his hand and just be the link man would be good at the Wobs. You don't need the 10 to outshine everyone all the time especially with the strike force we have out wide.
No shortage of starting FHs out there who can't tackle (or don't tackle legally): Russell, Farrell, anyone French, Sanchez.....
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CrazyIslander wrote:
OomPB wrote:
Torquemada 1420 wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:Yeah Rebels!!!
2/2 so far in tipping
Bugger. Had this as close but thought the Rebs would take too long to gel. Instead, the Bunglies seemed more like they did not know each other!
You should know better. Rebels Saffer coach making the difference.
Yeah very good. He also brought the best Force players too.
Dave Wessels is quality from our valleys.
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What's the rule with attacking players joining the maul?

With the maul that the Brumbies scored a try off, they had players swimming up the side of the maul past the hooker who had the ball.
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Vuaka wrote:What's the rule with attacking players joining the maul?

With the maul that the Brumbies scored a try off, they had players swimming up the side of the maul past the hooker who had the ball.
Doesn't matter whether attacking or defending, you must join from onside?
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Don't know but it might be time to have a closer look at the Brumbies driving maul. I bet there's heaps of illegalities.
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CrazyIslander wrote:Don't know but it might be time to have a closer look at the Brumbies driving maul. I bet there's heaps of illegalities.
Torq is correct. Alongside the hindmost player at most, and not supposed to ‘squeeze out’ the ripper to the tail. Ball should be transferred back.

At one point I thought one of their players dragged two Rebel forwards to ground, aiding his pack’s surge to the line. Attacking teams never get pinged for how and when they join, it seems (obstruction, yes), with all eyes firmly fixed on the defence.
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jdogscoop wrote:Rebels look nace. Real nace. :smug:
They're my Super team but I won't be feeling happy until I see how they go against one of the Kiwi sides.
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flaggETERNAL wrote:
jdogscoop wrote:Rebels look nace. Real nace. :smug:
They're my Super team but I won't be feeling happy until I see how they go against one of the Kiwi sides.
Yep. The scum is a concern, not every rugby team is going to be gifting line outs, and how Quade and the backline reacts under more pressure will be another matter. Also think the Rebels will struggle in the loose a bit against some squads.
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Result a bit of a shock for me, as Brumbies finished 2018 looking like the Brumbies of 2004, and I tipped them to win the Oz Conference in the PR quiz. Brumbies pack is the goods, though - I've never seen a better pushover try than that first one (But the lineouts: Arnold and Carter, and they can't win their ball?). Have never been impressed by Simone and was surprised when the Bs left out some very talented backs to include him in the starting 15; sure enough, that grubber to the opposition from inside his 22 was one of the worst gift tries I've ever seen.

Other responses: good to see McCaffrey starting the year with a strong display, though I don't suppose the Australian selectors will pay any attention. Genia, looking verrrrry sharp (played all over Powell), and Maddocks for his try after taking a cross kick on the full showed what a beautifully balanced runner he is. Have to concede that losing 2 good wingers and the world's best backrower early had to hand the Rebs the inside running in this contest.
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Marshall Banana wrote:Marto is over-egging it a ton, but Quade has been good.

Nice to have him back in the comp.

And that will do it. Rebels just too good in this half.
Marto would be a better commentator if he wasn't sucking off Quade all the time. No wait, he wouldn't. He'd be just as shit as he is now.

However Cooper did have a good game, if he gets injured we're stuffed.
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A few people are saying this morning he wasn't all that...but good to see him back.
Maybe its a good accolade for club rugby here that players can drop back into it for a season then come back to full pro level.
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mightyreds wrote:Result a bit of a shock for me, as Brumbies finished 2018 looking like the Brumbies of 2004, and I tipped them to win the Oz Conference in the PR quiz. Brumbies pack is the goods, though - I've never seen a better pushover try than that first one (But the lineouts: Arnold and Carter, and they can't win their ball?). Have never been impressed by Simone and was surprised when the Bs left out some very talented backs to include him in the starting 15; sure enough, that grubber to the opposition from inside his 22 was one of the worst gift tries I've ever seen.

Other responses: good to see McCaffrey starting the year with a strong display, though I don't suppose the Australian selectors will pay any attention. Genia, looking verrrrry sharp (played all over Powell), and Maddocks for his try after taking a cross kick on the full showed what a beautifully balanced runner he is. Have to concede that losing 2 good wingers and the world's best backrower early had to hand the Rebs the inside running in this contest.
The lineout issues only got bad once Mann Rea got on. Might be a timing thing, because he used to be good at them.
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Obviously not great starting with a loss but that was decent enough to start with. Losing Pocock and Pulu after 5mins, then Speight before halftime always hurts.

Lineouts were straight up on Mann-Rea. Shocker with his timng, but it's a very rare occurrence so not bothered there. Attack was a bit static, looked like we just got throw off by the early injuries then didn't have the confidence to play expansively. McKeller said much the same about last season - the attack was so stale and entrenched in shite that even though they knew they wanted to throw it around, the confidence just wasn't there and under pressure everyone just resorted to what was working.

I reckon we'll really spark up when Wright or JJH are on the field with Lilo.
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