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Brumbies edge out the Force 19 v. 17

By johnboy - 24 February 2012 14

Foxsports have the news that the new era Brumbies have squeaked out a win against the Western Force at home by a razor sharp two point margin.

Of the two sides the Brumbies showed more vision in attack, and a great deal of guts defending in the second half.

But Nic White’s goal kicking was atrocious and at times some poor option taking let the Force back into proceedings.

As a platform on which to build it has a lot of promise. Fortunately we have a bye to iron out the kinks.

On the bright side, while we got banjoed at the breakdown we won’t be playing against David Pocock every day.

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Brumbies edge out the Force 19 v. 17
Eyeball In A Quart J 2:08 pm 27 Feb 12

If you reduce the amount of points for penalties you attract more penalties.

When the punishment for infringing is lowered players will simply infringe more.

The points system is perfectly fine, but referees need to use cards more for repeated and cynical offences.

Australians are the only people who call for these kinds of changes because unfortunately we are the only country in the world where rugby league is the more dominant code.

The rest of the world has no issue with this multi faceted game.

More tries does not equal a greater spectacle. There was a Chiefs v Lions match a couple of years ago that displayed this.

On the topic of how many ACT produced players are currently in the Brumbies…

There are a significant amount in the current Brumbies squad, other Super rugby teams, and plying their trade overseas.

The Brumbies also have a heavy ACT representation in their coaching staff.

You will find that there is currently (and historically) significantly more ACT players plying their trade locally and abroad than there are players from Melbourne or Perth, which are the two other (and much larger) Australian Super rugby provinces.

Thoroughly Smashed 12:50 pm 27 Feb 12

I approve of the use of “quince” as an insult.

shadow boxer 12:06 pm 27 Feb 12

haha, it was funny watching all these people running around with Chiko rolls because that’s all they had. I haven’t seen anyone eat a Chiko roll since 1982.

kambahkrawler 12:00 pm 27 Feb 12

shadow boxer said :

apart from the 50 people long beer lines it was a good night out.

And they ran out of synthetic meat fingers before half time!

shadow boxer 8:23 am 27 Feb 12

Frustrated said :

pptvb said :

The fist half was soooooooooo boring, like watching GAYFL with all the kicking.
The second half was only slightly better.
I thought our scrum was quite solid, and our line-outs were competitive.
Ben Mowen was the standout.

Lol, Another meat-head. If ‘Aussie Rules’ is why is it more popular than two ‘imported’ rugby codes?

You have to love the ignorant quinces like yourself who make ridculous comments.

AFL people are so insecure, NRL is clearly more popular check the tv ratings some time.

That said the NRL U/20’s outrates the super rugby on fox.

I didn’t mind the Brumbies game, it was very important they win that game and apart from the 50 people long beer lines it was a good night out.

ma7trlb 7:44 am 27 Feb 12

dungfungus said :

How many of the current Brumbies were even born in the ACT?

I don’t think it matters where they’re born – in modern society why should your parent’s location dictate your allegiance? What does matter is that JW has made sure all the players are aligned with clubs in the John I Dent cup, so they’re all Canberra based, and tied to the Canberra community and not “FIFO” workers. Agree with you about the penalties needing a change – mandatory Scrum/Lineout 5m inside the attacking 22 maybe, and a dropped kick outside?

dungfungus 2:06 pm 26 Feb 12

When the administrators of rugby union change the worth of a penalty goal to 2 points and a field goal to 1 point I will consider starting to be a follower again. I believe one super rugby team won last week by kicking 6 penalty goals while the defeated team scored at least one try. This is ridiculous.
When a field goal was worth 2 points in rugby league and specialist kickers like Eric Simms (the greatest) sometimes single handedly won matches, the administrators realised this was degrading the game so they changed the value of a field goal to 1 point. The “modern” rugby union game has been stuffed because it has become so predictable, boring and all about money. How many of the current Brumbies were even born in the ACT?

dph 12:49 pm 26 Feb 12

The Brumbies home crowd would have to be the one of the most fickle, boring, unappreciative sporting crowds in the country. Even when we had one of the greatest provincial rugby sides ever assembled, you’d be forgiven if you thought you were attending a large outdoor library, instead of a rugby game.

Considering how many changes we’ve had during the off season, as well as all the debant’s on display, I was very happy with the opening round performance and win.

Tooks 12:26 pm 26 Feb 12

Frustrated said :

pptvb said :

The fist half was soooooooooo boring, like watching GAYFL with all the kicking.
The second half was only slightly better.
I thought our scrum was quite solid, and our line-outs were competitive.
Ben Mowen was the standout.

Lol, Another meat-head. If ‘Aussie Rules’ is why is it more popular than two ‘imported’ rugby codes?

You have to love the ignorant quinces like yourself who make ridculous comments.

AFL fans are such defensive sooks. More popular than Rugby? The game that’s played in dozens of countries around the world and has a genuine world cup every 4 years? The game that runs a very successful three nation comp every year?

If you love the code, that’s fine. Just don’t come out with stupid claims. Just makes you look a bit silly.

Frustrated 12:05 pm 26 Feb 12

pptvb said :

The fist half was soooooooooo boring, like watching GAYFL with all the kicking.
The second half was only slightly better.
I thought our scrum was quite solid, and our line-outs were competitive.
Ben Mowen was the standout.

Lol, Another meat-head. If ‘Aussie Rules’ is why is it more popular than two ‘imported’ rugby codes?

You have to love the ignorant quinces like yourself who make ridculous comments.

kennardly 8:51 am 26 Feb 12

So the Brumbies reckon all that matters is winning. Then why am i paying to watch? Why don’t I just look up the scores? They’ll be playing in front of their friends and family only soon with an attitude like that.

CrocodileGandhi 9:22 pm 25 Feb 12

After seeing the Brumbies win, nothing makes me happier than seeing Ashley-Cooper’s face when the Reds scored after the siren. Hope your girlfriend is enjoying Sydney, Adam!

Duffbowl 4:25 pm 25 Feb 12

The in-play kicking was very ordinary. Honestly, bombing the ball in the Brumbies own half?! When the pressure was on, they made mostly good decisions on where to kick; when they had time to think about it, the result was a kick pretty much straight to the arms of an opponent.

pptvb 7:37 am 25 Feb 12

The fist half was soooooooooo boring, like watching GAYFL with all the kicking.
The second half was only slightly better.
I thought our scrum was quite solid, and our line-outs were competitive.
Ben Mowen was the standout.

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