The "other" round 3 Super Rugby games



  • Brumbies v Force, now live at Sky Sport 3. It's still 0-0.



  • What the heck? Brumbies score a try and within seconds there's a commentator on the field to ask the try scorer (Speight) a question! I already dislike those interviews when players leave the field at half time, but this is really absurd.



  • @Stargazer Very cringeworthy.



  • So have the Force improved or are the other Aussie teams worse than last year?



  • Kearns managing to have a whinge about McCaw nearly two years after he retired in a Brumbies vs Force match is some next level shit. He has some serious emotional scars that he needs to work through with a professional.



  • @No-Quarter said in The "other" round 3 Super Rugby games:

    Kearns managing to have a whinge about McCaw nearly two years after he retired in a Brumbies vs Force match is some next level shit. He has some serious emotional scars that he needs to work through with a professional.

    nah, he's just a knob



  • Geez, stop kicking, you morons! This shit is boring.



  • Come on Force!
    I'm the only one who tipped them in Superbru and don't think many did on TSF either.



  • That was a good try from the Brumboys.



  • Shit. Jinxed myself



  • @No-Quarter said in The "other" round 3 Super Rugby games:

    Kearns managing to have a whinge about McCaw nearly two years after he retired in a Brumbies vs Force match is some next level shit. He has some serious emotional scars that he needs to work through with a professional.

    Probably scheduled immediately after his car reversing lessons.



  • @antipodean said in The "other" round 3 Super Rugby games:

    @No-Quarter said in The "other" round 3 Super Rugby games:

    Kearns managing to have a whinge about McCaw nearly two years after he retired in a Brumbies vs Force match is some next level shit. He has some serious emotional scars that he needs to work through with a professional.

    Probably scheduled immediately after his car reversing lessons.

    Ouch



  • Back to the rugby; what a terrible game that was. The Chiefs and Canes were much, much better in a torrential downpour. Australian rugby really needs to do what it can to get some of the professionals playing overseas back to add some depth.

    And it's not a good look when on a nice night in Canberra, the stadium is so empty. Looked like fewer people than last week, although the long weekend and Adele concert might have something to do with it. Still, Canberra Stadium used to be packed to watch the Brumbies.

    At least for the Tahs, Beale is on his way back after his season with Wasps finishes.



  • @Crucial - You should check out the Sanchez non yellow card on 38 minutes against the Lions. It goes to what you are saying about players in the air getting away with being in a dangerous position. Sanchez essentially jumped and kneed the Lions player in the head but was only penalised.



  • That was a strange call from the ref, but not a similar situation to some of the other "taking a player out in the air" decisions. Should have been yellow to Sanchez.

    Apart from that, the Jaguares are deservedly ahead in this game; 21-7 at half time.



  • So last year, the Lions sent their B team to Argentina and lost to the Jaguares. Now, their first choice team is playing and is on its way to a bigger loss. From the first two rounds I got the impression that the Lions are not as good this year as last year. But have the Jaguares improved? I'm inclined to think so, but it may be too early in the season to be sure. It's 36-12 to the Jaguares after 62 minutes.



  • @Stargazer said in The "other" round 3 Super Rugby games:

    That was a strange call from the ref, but not a similar situation to some of the other "taking a player out in the air" decisions. Should have been yellow to Sanchez.

    Apart from that, the Jaguares are deservedly ahead in this game; 21-7 at half time.

    He got out of trouble because he mistimed it. That excuse never works when players are taken out in the air.



  • @Stargazer I don't think that Lions team was the strongest they have, no Mapoe, RjvR, Jantjies, Mostert, Ackerman jr, Kriel on the bench, now I don't know how many changes were injury reinforced but definitely not the A team.



  • @Sapetyvi I'm not saying they're now playing their strongest team, just that they haven't left players at home that are available to play. This team should be stronger than last year, but isn't. Full time 36-24 Jaguares.



  • @Sapetyvi said in The "other" round 3 Super Rugby games:

    @Stargazer I don't think that Lions team was the strongest they have, no Mapoe, RjvR, Jantjies, Mostert, Ackerman jr, Kriel on the bench, now I don't know how many changes were injury reinforced but definitely not the A team.

    The only first choice players in the Lions starting side were Andries Ferreira, Warren Whiteley and Courtnall Skosan.

    Missing from starters were Jacques van Rooyen, Malcolm Marx, Julian Redelinghuys (might never play again) or Ruan Dreyer, Franco Mostert, Jaco Kriel, Ruan Ackermann, Faf de Klerk, Elton Jantjies, Rohan Janse van Rensburg (the one guy the Lions can't play without), Howard Mnisi, Andries Coetzee & Ruan Combrinck.

    But the Lions won't be the side they were last year regardless.