Brumbies v Reds



  • Bryce Hegarty, Jock Campbell, Jordan Petaia, James O’Connor, Henry Speight, Isaac Lucas, Tate McDermott, Harry Wilson, Liam Wright (c), Angus Scott-Young, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Angus Blyth, Taniela Tupou, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, JP Smith

    Reserves: Alex Mafi, Dane Zander, Feao Fotuaika, Izack Rodda, Seru Uru, Moses Sorovi, Hamish Stewart, Hunter Paisami


    Petaia/O'Connor midfield could be good

    Rodda not starting?



  • Plus500 Brumbies round one

    1. Scott Sio
    2. Folau Fainga'a
    3. Allan Alaalatoa (c)
    4. Darcy Swain
    5. Murray Douglas
    6. Rob Valetini
    7. Tom Cusack
    8. Pete Samu
    9. Joe Powell
    10. Noah Lolesio*
    11. Tom Wright
    12. Irae Simone
    13. Tevita Kuridrani
    14. Solomone Kata*
    15. Tom Banks

    Replacements

    1. Connal McInerney
    2. Harry Lloyd*
    3. James Slipper
    4. Caderyn Neville^
    5. Will Miller^
    6. Ryan Lonergan
    7. Bayley Kuenzle*
    8. Andy Muirhead


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  • Kata on the wing? At least the touchie knows he isn't get a ball accidentally passed to him



  • Brumbies have a front row, a couple of loosies and a couple of backs. No options except rookies at 10 and no depth at 9.

    They will get wins from their tight 5 bullying some teams but that looks like their only option.

    I'm picking the Reds to not be bullied and be a bit better across the park.



  • Both got solid starting 15s but the benches look inexperienced. Also going to be interesting seeing how Lolesio goes, massive opportunities for that 10 Wallabies jersey.....



  • @Crucial said in Brumbies v Reds:

    Brumbies have a front row, a couple of loosies and a couple of backs. No options except rookies at 10 and no depth at 9.

    You could say that about every Australian team. Except the Rebels, who have a 10 but no front row.



  • I'll be surprised if this fixture goes ahead. Weather conditions will be arse achingly hot, a total fire ban for a number of days and a fire just over the hills to the South.



  • @antipodean said in Brumbies v Reds:

    I'll be surprised if this fixture goes ahead. Weather conditions will be arse achingly hot, a total fire ban for a number of days and a fire just over the hills to the South.

    State of Emergency in ACT and I have just seen a post where all Senior and Junior Cricket has been cancelled for the weekend.
    Brumbies still tweeting away. Looks like it's still on.



  • @Crucial from what i've heard the wind direction is a positive for the rugby - wind coming from the north fires are more towards the south (stadium in the north)



  • @KiwiMurph said in Brumbies v Reds:

    @Crucial from what i've heard the wind direction is a positive for the rugby - wind coming from the north fires are more towards the south (stadium in the north)

    Yeah, the current threat is closest to Tuggeranong and outer suburbs, but being there in the 2003 fires gives me no confidence at all that the current 'all under control' messages carry much weight.
    In '03 people were told it was all cool until they left the midday movies and realised that their houses were on fire.

    The Stadium is a fair way from that area but if that fire jumps the Murrumbidgee the Tuggeranong Parkway will shut. I doubt there will be much of a crowd attending from South Canberra.

    Besides that if the wind changes they will be playing in smoke and burning gum leaves.

    Hope all is safe and sound for you Canberrans @ACT-Crusader and @antipodean



  • @KiwiMurph said in Brumbies v Reds:

    @Crucial from what i've heard the wind direction is a positive for the rugby - wind coming from the north fires are more towards the south (stadium in the north)

    Correct. Wind is blowing away(ish) from Canberra and the air quality is pretty damn good considering. 20,000 hectares burnt, currently out of control at "Emergency Level", but no impact on the game.



  • The ref is bigger than half of the players



  • Reds getting destroyed at the breakdown in the first 3 mins of the season.



  • Why is Simple Jack playing for the Reds?



  • Haven't seen the first half, but not impressed thus far in the 2nd half. Lots of headless chook rugby.

    Good try from Tom Wright.



  • Reds might have the worst halves pairing in SR.



  • @antipodean said in Brumbies v Reds:

    Reds might have the worst halves pairing in SR.

    Let me introduce you to the two that started in the blue jerseys about 3 hours ago....


  • Banned

    @ACT-Crusader

    Those pair of clowns are awful for the Blues

    Wait till you see Sunwolves pairing of......

    Rudy Paige & Garth April

    Two saffer Journeymen playing for a "Japanese" franchise in SR I hope Sunwlves get battered every weekend



  • @macandcheese said in Brumbies v Reds

    Two saffer Journeymen playing for a "Japanese" franchise in SR I hope Sunwlves get battered every weekend

    I don't get this. Why would you want that? Because they have journeymen in their team? Or has been's? Or players that haven't been picked up by another SR side (yet)? It sounds like you resent them for some reason. Because they are a failed experiment?

    I'd like them to be as competitive as possible with their limited squad, so at least their games are watchable. They have a remarkably loyal crowd that deserves entertaining games (even if they lose often) in the final year of this franchise's existence.


  • Banned

    @Stargazer

    Dislike Sunwolves for many reasons

    For a "Japanese" franchise, they're light on Japanese born players Made a mockery of SR last year Used 70 players

    Don't want to see a Babas team in SR with 2nd rate players
    Crowds in Tokyo were good & they chucked ball around

    Beyond that Sunwolves were a waste of time in SR Top League clubs run show in Japanese Rugby They were never going to let Sunwolves succeed



  • @Stargazer said in Brumbies v Reds:

    @macandcheese said in Brumbies v Reds

    Two saffer Journeymen playing for a "Japanese" franchise in SR I hope Sunwlves get battered every weekend

    I don't get this. Why would you want that? Because they have journeymen in their team? Or has been's? Or players that haven't been picked up by another SR side (yet)? It sounds like you resent them for some reason. Because they are a failed experiment?

    I'd like them to be as competitive as possible with their limited squad, so at least their games are watchable. They have a remarkably loyal crowd that deserves entertaining games (even if they lose often) in the final year of this franchise's existence.

    Yeah have to agree they were good to watch last season won first up in 20/20 not the worst team going around shame for the sake of the Competition it didn't go on SR needs a lift its dying off a bit crowds are poor it needs some injection of something.


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