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BRUMBIES BEAT THE LIONS

By johnboy - 18 June 2013 13

The Roar has the wonderful news that the ACT Brumbies have become the first Australian provincial side since Queensland in 1971 to beat the British and Irish Lions.

While the understrength Brumbies could only sub on ever greener players as the game went on the Lions brought more and more first choice players onto the pitch to no avail in the final result.

No provincial side, kiwi, saffer, or australian, has beaten the tourists in 16 years.

I also heard these Brumbies have become only the sixth Australian side since the late 1800s to hold a Lions team tryless.

A great achievement for the side and some great experience for their finals tilt.

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BRUMBIES BEAT THE LIONS
watto23 11:59 am 20 Jun 13

Duffbowl said :

Gismondo said :

Looking towards the 2025 clash and i think the powers that be need to consider putting the brumbies up aginst the ‘A’ side on a weekend as a full dress rehearsal for the tests. the brumbies 1-1 record (42 points apiece) demands it whilst the waratahs were once again just not up to the challenge last weekend.

While I would love to see a weekend Brumbies v Lions game, while we have a stadium capacity of ~25000, I don’t think it will happen.

By 2025 we’d have the new indoor stadium, not sure the capacity, but suspect a max of 30,000

Duffbowl 5:51 pm 19 Jun 13

Gismondo said :

Looking towards the 2025 clash and i think the powers that be need to consider putting the brumbies up aginst the ‘A’ side on a weekend as a full dress rehearsal for the tests. the brumbies 1-1 record (42 points apiece) demands it whilst the waratahs were once again just not up to the challenge last weekend.

While I would love to see a weekend Brumbies v Lions game, while we have a stadium capacity of ~25000, I don’t think it will happen.

Anti 5:13 pm 19 Jun 13

Proud to be a cold brumbies fan last night.
Now time to kick on and win the championship flap

johnboy 4:10 pm 19 Jun 13

For a real fun night we’d want to be allowed our wallaby players.

Gismondo 4:04 pm 19 Jun 13

Great night, the crowd certainly sensed the historic nature of the looming upset and the last 90 sec were very vocal.

Looking towards the 2025 clash and i think the powers that be need to consider putting the brumbies up aginst the ‘A’ side on a weekend as a full dress rehearsal for the tests. the brumbies 1-1 record (42 points apiece) demands it whilst the waratahs were once again just not up to the challenge last weekend.

watto23 11:56 am 19 Jun 13

I heard rubbish about the Lions being understrength, but seriously so were the brumbies and lets face it an understrength Lions is still better than say an individual Scotland, England, Wales or Irish test side.

Then again the Waratahs and the Reds got the big weekend games and the Waratahs played poorly. Though the Brumbies will probably always be the younger sibling compared to NSW and Qld, regardless of the Waratahs hype and matching dissapointment each year.

Ben_Dover 10:37 am 19 Jun 13

Congratulations to the Brumbies, you were the better side. Almost made me wish I hadn’t worn my full Lions supporting get up.

Still even though my home country lost, my home side won.

Trebles all round.

johnboy 8:39 am 19 Jun 13
Spiral 7:52 am 19 Jun 13

My Irish born boss who normally lives in London and is out here for 6 months was at that match.

🙂

HiddenDragon 11:32 pm 18 Jun 13

Deeply satisfying – and here we were thinking that this afternoon’s substantial precipitation would favour the Lions.

greyswandir 11:15 pm 18 Jun 13

Great game to go and watch! I mean, the kicking was a bit dull, but it was a great crowd. Although I wish I could have seen the face of the smarmy pom who told me on the bus there we were going to be crushed. Revenge is a dish best served cold. IN SO MANY WAYS.

I nearly chickened out because I thought it would rain. So glad I didn’t.

johnboy 11:02 pm 18 Jun 13

Also how good was it to hear the call of Hogg v. Mogg?

johnboy 11:02 pm 18 Jun 13

For those non rugby fans not getting how big this was, The Sun (yes that one) pointed this out:

“Incredible to think they boasted just 28 test caps compared to the Lions’ haul of 578”

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