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Brumbies lose, but again we see glimpses of the rebel angels

By johnboy - 31 March 2012 2

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.

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Brumbies lose, but again we see glimpses of the rebel angels
Duffbowl 8:00 am 01 Apr 12

One lesson the Brumbies could take away from the Sharks is: play for the whistle.

So many offside infringements from the Sharks, and I don’t think the whistle came out once for them.

Overall though, it was a great game to watch, especially seeing them not drop their heads when we fell behind on the scoreboard. That would have happened last year.

CrocodileGandhi 11:24 pm 31 Mar 12

10 pints, JB?! Steady on.

I agree that it was an excellent game. Along with Toomua’s poor kicking, it would be nice if Mogg could shave a couple of metres off his kicks. That’s five or six that he’s blasted out on-the-full over the past couple of weeks.

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