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Brumbies smash the table topping highlanders

By 25 March 2012 11

For a team on a four year rebuilding program the Brumbies are looking a tad ahead of schedule.

Foxsports tells of the 33-26 victory at home over Otago’s Highlanders.

It was a good win, built off good play, against top rate opposition.

The team still has a way to go to start winning games away from home, but as fans we take what we can get and tonight was great.

Joe Tomane scored two breakout tries, which for me, holding him as (in my opinion) the nicest footballer on Twitter, was particularly great. (Steven Moore on Twitter is a great guy, but Tomane for now is nicer).

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11 Responses to Brumbies smash the table topping highlanders
#1
poetix4:02 pm, 25 Mar 12

Maybe it’s time to start going to see them play. (And before I get abuse as a fair weather supporter, I think I watched nearly every home game of the long extinct Canberra Cosmos soccer team, which means I have seen enough losing matches at that stadium to last me five lifetimes.)

#2
CrocodileGandhi4:38 pm, 25 Mar 12

Loved that they were throwing the ball around and attacking from within their own half. Felt like I was watching the Brumbies of old. Lealiifano did enough to show that he should be the first choice No. 10 and Ben Mowen is just outstanding. If they can win next week and then grab a couple of scalps away from home, they’ll be in a great position at the halfway point of the season.

#3
Spykler6:13 pm, 25 Mar 12

poetix said :

Maybe it’s time to start going to see them play.

(And before I get abuse as a fair weather supporter, I think I watched nearly every home game of the long extinct Canberra Cosmos soccer team, which means I have seen enough losing matches at that stadium to last me five lifetimes.)

+1
Although in their original Canberra City form, the Cosmos (then the arrows) were actually entertaining and drew reasonably good crowds..Aaaahhhh the memories.

#4
mutley7:13 pm, 25 Mar 12

Easily the most entertaining Brumbies performance in about 2 or three years.

The post defence was pretty ordinary in the first half, and the piggies really need to learn when enough is enough with a driving maul (just release it damn it!!), but some great counter attacking and general enterprise with the ball in hand.

#5
poetix7:23 pm, 25 Mar 12

Spykler said :

poetix said :

Maybe it’s time to start going to see them play.

(And before I get abuse as a fair weather supporter, I think I watched nearly every home game of the long extinct Canberra Cosmos soccer team, which means I have seen enough losing matches at that stadium to last me five lifetimes.)

1
Although in their original Canberra City form, the Cosmos (then the arrows) were actually entertaining and drew reasonably good crowds..Aaaahhhh the memories.

Remember the mascot, Cosmo? Just some ordinary public servant in a bad silver suit being about as entertaining as a middle aged rapper. And they always described the evening as ‘balmy’ even if you were seriously worried about hypothermia. They always said ‘please be upstanding for the national anthem’ which did not mean what they thought it meant. The Brumbies have to be better than that. I assume.

But I also remember walking through O’Connor Ridge to the stadium before the GDE was built and seeing lizards and parrots. Which was a lot better than the soccer at the end of the walk, as you probably remember.

I’m wearing a scarf of nostalgia tonight.

#6
Thoroughly Smashed11:00 pm, 25 Mar 12

I enjoyed that.

#7
Duffbowl9:35 am, 26 Mar 12

Dammit, missed the game… *grumbles*bloody family gathering commitments*grumbles*

#8
dph1:06 pm, 26 Mar 12

poetix said :

Maybe it’s time to start going to see them play.

(And before I get abuse as a fair weather supporter, I think I watched nearly every home game of the long extinct Canberra Cosmos soccer team, which means I have seen enough losing matches at that stadium to last me five lifetimes.)

So basically, you’re a fair weather supporter like the majority of Brumbies & Raiders supporters.

#9
KaptnKaos1:31 pm, 26 Mar 12

Hope somebody is sending these results and the vids of the game and rubbing it in to last years so-called “senior players group” which ruined last years season. Probably best not to, seeing as they are not playing for the Brumbies any more, wouldn’t want to show them how rugby is played.

poetix said :

Maybe it’s time to start going to see them play. (And before I get abuse as a fair weather supporter, I think I watched nearly every home game of the long extinct Canberra Cosmos soccer team, which means I have seen enough losing matches at that stadium to last me five lifetimes.)

Please stay away from the Brumbies games then, you are obviously bad juju if the cosmos never won when you watched, don’t want that to rub off on the Brumbies. lol.

#10
cbjcurtin4:25 pm, 26 Mar 12

Lealiifano should stay at 10, he was great I think that is his prefered position, I also think McCabe should go to 15 where he can inject his hard runnng into the game more often.

#11
CrocodileGandhi5:00 pm, 26 Mar 12

cbjcurtin said :

Lealiifano should stay at 10, he was great I think that is his prefered position, I also think McCabe should go to 15 where he can inject his hard runnng into the game more often.

I’m not sure that we’d want to do that. He was actually passing the abll on the weekend. I had to rub my eyes in a comical manner to assure myself that I wasn’t dreaming. If we let him continue to “find himself” at No. 12, he may even develop a step. The, with his aforementioned excellent hard running style and rugged defence, he could be one of the best players in the competition.

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