22 April 2010

Brumbies named for the NSW derby

| johnboy
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The Brumbies have announced the side for this Saturday’s crucial grudge match against the hated pansies.

The team is:

    1. Ben Alexander
    2. Stephen Moore
    3. Salesi Ma’afu
    4. Mitchell Chapman
    5. Mark Chisholm
    6. Rocky Elsom
    7. Colby Faingaa
    8. Stephen Hoiles (c)
    9. Josh Valentine
    10. Matt Giteau
    11. Adam Ashley-Cooper
    12. Tyrone Smith
    13. Andrew Smith
    14. Pat McCabe
    15. Julian Huxley

    16. Huia Edmonds
    17. Guy Shepherdson
    18. Ben Hand
    19. Michael Hooper
    20. Patrick Phibbs
    21. Brackin Karauria-Henry
    22. Alfie Mafi

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The way I see it, we need to win tonight and track the Crusaders through to the final round and win in Christchurch. We’re still a full game out of the 4 if we get home tonight and a win away against Crusaders will be like pushing shit uphill.

Unfortunately, on current form I think the Red will deal with us next weekend and the season will be over. I am optimistic about tonight.

Beserk Keyboard Warrior1:14 pm 22 Apr 10

Phibbs has an backline-retarding habit of taking three steps before floating a pass to the flyhalf that cuts through the air like a balloon. Otherwise known as George Gregan Syndrome (GSS).

Hate to type it but we’re little-to-no chance in this one. Take the 1.55 on offer and bank it on Monday morning.

I’ve always though Phibbs has shown a lot of heart and tenacity on the field and has been extremely loyal to the club. I think he has been treated poorly since Gregan retired by parading through a series of young hopefuls that have all been duds.

I’m just an old forward and there are probably technical deficiencies to his game that only other backs can identify but secret back’s business has not been helping the Brumbies in recent years.

Thought Phibbs had done enough to stay in the starting lineup.

another two dads?! who is this bloke?

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