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Reds, Brumbies can’t be split

By on April 20, 2013

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Tight … Will Genia cannot get away the Brumbies defence. Provide: News Restricted

The Brumbies withstood a fierce Queensland attacking onslaught for a gutsy 19-19 draw in a fiery and brutal Tremendous Rugby showdown on Saturday evening.

Queensland scored three tries to at the least one at Suncorp Stadium but the Brumbies reclaimed the Rod Macqueen Cup as Christian Lealiifano scored all their factors in a great audition for a Wallabies jersey.

3

Tries

1

Jake Schatz 14′ Christian Lealiifano 24′
Rod Davies 50′
Liam Gill Seventy Six’

2

Conversions

1

Quade Cooper 16′ Christian Lealiifano 26′
Quade Cooper Seventy Six’

Zero

Penalties

4

Christian Lealiifano 5′
Christian Lealiifano 10′
Christian Lealiifano Fifty Three’
Christian Lealiifano Fifty Nine’

Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg was additionally a star, laying the foundations for Lealiifano’s first-half of are trying and likewise saving three Reds 5-pointers with closing-ditch tackles throughout the nook.

but it surely was the Brumbies nigh-on-impregnable defence which used to be once the major issue in any case outcome, preserving out Queensland for sustained classes and twice once they have been proper all the way down to 14 men.

High 19-12, the visitors spent numerous the closing tiers on their own line as they stored arising with decided tackles however in addition infringing on the ruck and off-side.

in the end, Will Genia put Liam Gill over and Quade Cooper transformed to tie the ratings to set up a busy last four minutes which finished in anti-climax.

Whereas Brumbies skipper Ben Mowen praised his aspect’s desperation, Reds captain James Horwill was upset with their below-par ending.

“We shot ourselves within the foot,” Horwill mentioned. “We did not execute smartly to recover from the highway.”

The draw manner the p.c.-surroundings Brumbies transfer to 35 factors on the highest of the desk, with the Reds closing 2nd on the standings on 33.

The so much-hyped No.7 combat between George Smith and Gill additionally completed in a stalemate as both were the most effective avid gamers for his or her groups.

There used to be once little between the groups inside the first 1/2 as the Reds created extra possibilities alternatively the Brumbies had been greater at reaping factors from their possible choices to lead 13-7 on the Smash.

Twice, electrical winger Rod Davies went inches from scoring following Digby Ioane busts While Queensland additionally failed to attain a point regardless of sizeable power when Lealiifano was sin-binned for an authorized foul.

The Reds tried to play with width and experience from the outset, and seemed unhealthy, but it surely used to be the Brumbies who jumped to a 6-0 lead after 10 minutes thru two penalties to Lealiifano.

It a tale of the set pieces, the Brumbies scrum was once largely dominant Whereas the Queensland lineout dominated the roost and so they scored their opening are trying through Jake Schatz in the back of a Eleven-man using maul.

The Brumbies regained the lead when Lealiifano crossed inside the Twenty Fourth minute however he was once as soon as yellow-carded for a qualified foul on his personal line speedy after.

Cooper additionally impressed again and threw an awesome lower-out go for Davies to at last score after the Ruin for a Thirteen-12 scoreline.

When Matt Toomua was modified with a neck hurt early in the 2nd 1/2, Lealiifano slipped into five-eighth and continued his goalkicking strike fee, booting two extra penalties to complete with 5 from 5.


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