I’ve been a rusted-on Brumbies nut from Day 1 in 1996. Let’s face it, it’s only a lot much less disturbing than being a Reds or Waratahs fan!
Of their quarter-final in Canberra on Saturday evening, it was nice to look at them utterly shut the Sharks out of the sport regardless of having far much less of the ball than their South African opponents.
Dan McKellar’s males are the actual deal – they’ve the smarts to go all the best way within the 2019 Tremendous Rugby championship.
As all the time, they used their rolling maul intelligently off the again of a robust lineout, and confirmed how good they’re at defending it as properly. The Canberrans nonetheless haven’t conceded a attempt from a rolling maul all season.
Peter Samu was my man of the match along with his two tries, having actually stood up at quantity eight regardless of solely enjoying half the match. It’s an actual disgrace his hamstring harm will cease him from showing in Buenos Aires within the semi-final towards the Jaguares.
I used to be vastly impressed by the best way the Brumbies used huge second rower Rory Arnold in the midst of the sphere as a hyperlink man. Let’s not neglect that earlier than he first performed senior rugby in Brisbane solely a handful of years in the past, he was working out as a centre for his membership, someplace out within the Queensland bush.
I might not be in any respect shocked if Peter Hewat and Laurie Fisher add a pair extra unorthodox strikes to the playbook for this week’s semi-final.
Let’s all simply hope they will stretch out and sleep on that flight to Buenos Aires!
However the facet are wanting very sturdy – get your cash on them now, people, as a result of their odds are solely shortening.