25 April 2009

Brumbies collapse miserably in Wellington

| johnboy
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A game Foxsports couldn’t be bothered showing in full was perhaps a warning to Brumbies fans that it would be a nearly completely worthless use of their own time.

The Foxsports coverage glosses over just how bad the 56-7 thrashing was with the only bright spot being the odd spot of Ben Alexander quality and an otherwise badly beaten George Smith smashing the ever piratic Ma’a Nonu.

And what was up with all the pr0nariffic mustaches adorning the ‘Canes players?

UPDATED: This bleak assesment from Brumbies Media:

    In recording their eight-tries-to-one victory, the Hurricanes inflicted the CA Brumbies’ biggest defeat in Super Rugby, eclipsing the Canberra-based side’s 44-10 loss to the Waratahs in 1996. The loss also marked the most points the CA Brumbies have conceded in a match, with the previous record of 49 points also held by the Wellington side in their 49-37 win in 2005.

    While the CA Brumbies had eight players unavailable through injury or suspension prior to the match, Head Coach Andy Friend refused to use that as an excuse for his side’s loss.

    “Tonight we met a side that was red hot,” he said.

    “There’s an easy out to suggest that we’ve had three emotionally-charged weeks and maybe that caught up with us, but we need to find the answers because that [result] is unacceptable.

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The season ended for the Bunties last night. This year they just aren’t up to the top 4 standard and, if by some miracle, they do make the semis then they won’t last past week 1.

Roll on next season, when Git steers us to the title

Absolutely smashed! I didn’t think that we played that badly, but the canes played like the Brumbies of old. Flick and trick passes abounded, they couldn’t put a foot (or the ball) wrong.

Regardless, the Brumbies should hold their heads in shame for breaking the record for the club’s highest losing margin. I hope no beers were drunk last night (even if they wanted to drown their sorrows), and they had better hit the straps hard at training this week – as I expect no less than the reverse result next weekend against the reds.

There was a power failure at the Auckland v Qld game for about 30 min’s – why they crossed to the brumbies late.

It was a sad game to watch with players in key positions out. We’re still a chance to make the final 4 but on that form we won’t.

I just hope we can beat Qld next week after what they did to the blues.

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