17 February 2013

Brumbies win ugly. 24 to 6 over the Queensland Reds

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It was not champagne rugby in Bruce last night. But it was a win over the mighty Reds.

RugbyHeaven have an honest assessment from the Brumbies skipper:

“We’re happy – a win’s important at this stage and they outplayed us twice last year and we weren’t happy with that,” Brumbies captain Ben Mowen said. ”We’re happy with that as a base. That’s OK for a base, but for where we want to go, that’s not good enough.”

The crowd we hear was officially 17,000, but with large bays empty we suspect dark arts were applied to those numbers. A solid 15,000+ for sure.

Foxsports have the highlights:

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JB, I do think you’re a little harsh on the Brumbies from time to time. The only part of their game that stood out for me as needing work was their set kicking. It was great to see the ball being run, particularly when it was being run past QC 🙂

Another highlight for the evening was the refereeing. The game flowed well, and the only stoppages were for fairly obvious penalties.

johnboy was a man on the move on Saturday night. Happened to spot him a few times in the inner bowl area of the Gregan – Larkham stand & also sitting a few rows down from me, in bay 75 during the second half.

Wasn’t the greatest spectacle but we got the win over a rival & likely, our biggest threat in the Australian conference.

Was very skeptical on the 17,000 crowd figure. Looked a lot closer to 15,000 – 14,500. Perhaps the same people who come up with the crowd numbers for Sky Fire every year are also in charge of counting the numbers at Canberra Stadium

Twas a good first game – and result overall!
They ran the ball more than I thought they would which was great to see! Though, kicking was below par – and should have been for touch a few more times instead of for an attempted penalty goal. Defense from both teams was quite solid, with quite a bit of niggle!
Anyway, a good night out. Much nicer sitting there last night than in mid winter! 🙂

P.S. Your top pic looks like you’d had a few refreshments before snapping! Hahaha!

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