Brumbies take the Chiefs down to the wire 29-22

johnboy 17 March 2012 4

The Brumbies didn’t win tonight. And I didn’t tip them to.

But I didn’t tip them to hold the competition front runners right down to the wire, away from home, either.

What they did do was play like a team of men who gave a damn, and they came within an ace of success (as is often the way with teams who play like they care).

Foxsports have the details.

But the important thing for the fans is that once again the Brumbies are playing like rebel angels.

A team from Canberra can’t win by playing the same game as everyone else in a comp against teams from Sydney, Auckland, Cape Town, etc. But in the past they’ve been willing to redefine the game, and tonight they looked like a team that can do that.

Losing always sucks. But even the best teams don’t win them all. Tonight they came very close to beating a great team away from home.

So here’s some Giambattista Marino for them:

We fought against the empire of heaven. We were – that I will not deny – vanquished in that conflict: yet the great intention was not lacking in nobility. Something or other gave them victory; to us remains the glory of dauntless daring. And even if my troop fell thence vanquished, yet to have atempted a lofty enterprise is still a trophy.

Here’s to rebel angels, may we see more of their like.


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4 Responses to Brumbies take the Chiefs down to the wire 29-22
puggy puggy 11:08 pm 17 Mar 12

Proud of the way they played and completely stuck it to them. Some costly handling errors and mistakes due to inexperience, but hey I didn’t mind them losing,

poetix poetix 10:06 pm 17 Mar 12

‘…What though the field be lost?
All is not lost—the unconquerable will,
And study of revenge, immortal hate,
And courage never to submit or yield:
And what is else not to be overcome.
That glory never shall his wrath or might
Extort from me. To bow and sue for grace
With suppliant knee, and deify his power
Who, from the terror of this arm, so late
Doubted his empire—that were low indeed;
That were an ignominy and shame beneath
This downfall; …’
Milton, ‘Satan’s motivational speech for the Brumbies, 2012’.

Although some think that angels, fallen or otherwise, look more like AFL players than rugby players.

shadow boxer shadow boxer 2:52 pm 17 Mar 12

Excellent display, showed a lot of heart to get back to 22 all. If the ref called that forward pass inside the Chiefs 22 we would have won I reckon.

dph dph 2:00 pm 17 Mar 12

Brumbies were extremely unlucky not to at least come away with the 22 all draw. Signs going forward a very positive though. It’s a young side who are performing at a higher level than expected.

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