Foxsports tells the tale of the Brumbies 29-26 loss to the Sharks.
No loss is a good loss. But for a fan at the ground it was a great game to watch. down 10 points with 16 minutes to go the fans started wondering if we could win.
But the faithful knew it would just take a score in regular time and then a journey into the magic of rugby that is after time play.
As long as the team keeps the ball alive they can play. And having made the score, and showed a lot of nouse to drop goal the conversion the Brumbies played five glorious minutes of never say die rugby driving for the win.
They could have run up the white flag, booted the ball into touch, and taken the close loss bonus point. But this is, at last (essentially since the retirement of George Gregan and Steve Larkham) at team aspiring to greatness.
They’re young, and they won’t win all their games. But they will try.
Having said that Matt Tomua’s brainless short kicking game in the first half was appalling.
When Nick White and Christian Leiliifano were making up the halves they looked twice the team.
Also Ita Vaea was sensational off the bench. But we’ll concede the impact player role might be where he’s best.