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Brumbies of Old Rise At the Graveyard

By Beserk Keyboard Warrior - 14 March 2009 11

The previously undefeated NSW Waraahs came and left the graveyard that is Canberra stadium with plenty of bruises but zero precious Super 14 points in their collective pocket. Helped by a shaky Kurley Beale boot and a crowd who for 80 mins made a noise akin to a 747 landing, the Brumbies led from start to finish in an enthralling and brutal exhibition of rugby tarnished only slightly by incessant scrum-resets.

At the expense of sounding trite, it truly was a team effort from the men with the gold stripes along their chests. Every single player who took the field played with the absolute vigour and intensity.  While the Tahs were probably the better team in the first 40, the Brumbies hung in there and deprived them of producing anything meaningful on the scorebored before trampling the flower-power in a masterful second half.

For me, Gerrard, Lealifano and Tyrone Smith stood out in the backs while in the pack George “I’ve never had a bad game in my life” Smith was a constant menace for the hapless Tahs. The great George Gregan also showed great competance in his new career running the touchline.

The only downside for our boys was an injury to Stephen Hoiles and a brutal KO (via elbow) to a very battered Mark Chisolm. But in a game as physical as this was,  we probably got off fairly lightly.

Must have been a top night for those doing the Caps-Brumbies double!

[ED – and with competent players inside and outside Leilifano was suddenly a world beater]

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Brumbies of Old Rise At the Graveyard
Ozpuck 2:48 pm 16 Mar 09

johnboy said :

Greg Growden reckons the touchy was South Africa’s Pro Legoete.

But we all know it was Greegs.

He did look taller than Greegs on the TV though!

But any victory over the pretty petals is a sweet victory!

justbands 8:45 am 16 Mar 09

> Oh, and should add, the perfect end to the Oils concert (which included US Forces!!) was to find the Brumbies had done the hated Tahs..

I was getting SMS updates during the gig….helped me cheer even louder. 🙂

ramblingted 4:27 pm 14 Mar 09

Oh, and should add, the perfect end to the Oils concert (which included US Forces!!) was to find the Brumbies had done the hated Tahs..

Granny 3:14 pm 14 Mar 09

Berserk Keyboard Warrior I really enjoyed reading your post. Since the subject is sport this is bordering on the miraculous!

Great job and good news!

: )

DJ 2:13 pm 14 Mar 09

When we kept the ball in hand we actually looked like doing something positive. More positive at least than the poor options provided by poor kicking. If Beale had kicked straight….

Beserk Keyboard Warr 1:20 pm 14 Mar 09

21-11

ramblingted 12:16 pm 14 Mar 09

Lealiifano was much improved, but his handling still a problem…but a much improved effort all round…

Trunking symbols 10:52 am 14 Mar 09

johnboy said :

Greg Growden reckons the touchy was South Africa’s Pro Legoete.

But we all know it was Greegs.

Tony Greegs? (“Morvellous game, Richie!”)

Fiona 10:38 am 14 Mar 09

score?

Beserk Keyboard Warr 10:18 am 14 Mar 09

P.S Apologies for the numerous typos and spelling errors. Fingers are still a bit shaky from last nights celebrations..

johnboy 10:17 am 14 Mar 09

Greg Growden reckons the touchy was South Africa’s Pro Legoete.

But we all know it was Greegs.

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