Foxsports tells the tale of a Brumbies side that didn’t turn up to play in the first half.
A lacklustre performance from the Brumbies has seen them slump to their first home loss of the Super Rugby season, falling to their old foes the Crusaders 30-23 in Canberra.
The New Zealand heavyweights slowly ground their opponents down in front of 16,544 spectators at Canberra Stadium, their defence simply too strong and well prepared for the Brumbies wide gameplan.
The Brumbies failed to build momentum throughout the match, with poor handling, disrupted lineouts and scrum penalties being the main culprits.
The Crusaders encountered their own problems at the lineout, but still managed to dominate territory on the back of five-eighth Dan Carter’s boot.
If Scott Sio gets picked over Dan Palmer for the rest of the season I’ll be quite happy.