Foxsports have a report on the Brumbies’ 25-15 loss to Wales last night.
It brings the historical tally between the Australian Capital Territory and the Principality of Wales to 2 games each, which is still something to be proud of.
The heroes of 1978 were there and many from 1996, but by half time the home side was being booed by the 7,000 faithful fans who’d braved the cold.
It wasn’t because Peter Kimlin kept dropping the ball, and it wasn’t because Heggarty kept throwing skewed balls into the lineout. Failings of execution were forgivable from a young side stripped of their stars for Wallabies duty.
The crowd booed because the visiting Welsh were playing for tries and we kept kicking for penalties.
Having warmed us up with footage of yesteryear’s Brumbies playing for tries the game plan on display was particularly disappointing.
When they butchered a five man overlap in a very rare attempt to pass the ball wider than inside centre it was all we needed to see.