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Rebels 25, Brumbies 24 (Full time)

Our second match in Round 2 takes us back to Melbourne, where the Rebels are still searching for their first points of the season against the Brumbies.

Rebels – 15 Mark Gerrard, 14 Lachlan Mitchell, 13 Stirling Mortlock (c), 12 Julian Huxley, 11 Cooper Vuna, 10 Danny Cipriani, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Gareth Delve, 7 Michael Lipman, 6 Jarrod Saffy, 5 Kevin O’Neill, 4 Adam Byrnes, 3 Greg Somerville, 2 Ged Robinson, 1 Nic Henderson.
Subs: 16 Heath Tessman, 17 Laurie Weeks, 18 Alister Campbell, 19 Tom Chamberlin, 20 Richard Kingi, 21 Afusipa Taumoepeau, 22 Luke Rooney.

Brumbies – 15 Pat McCabe, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Robbie Coleman, 11 Francis Fainifo, 10 Matt Giteau (c),9 Josh Valentine, 8 Ita Vaea, 7 Julian Salvi, 6 Mitch Chapman, 5 Mark Chisholm, 4 Ben Hand, 3 Dan Palmer, 2 Steve Moore, 1 Ben Alexander.
Subs: 16 Huia Edmonds, 17 Salesi Ma’afu, 18 Peter Kimlin, 19 Colby Faingaa, 20 Patrick Phibbs, 21 Matt Toomua, 22 Andrew Smith.

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45 Comments

  1. avatar

    pietploos

    February 25, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Rebels is n klomp “has beens” op pensioen
    PLUS
    Die wereld se mees “overrated” #10 OOIT!

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    Welshbok die Brandwag

    February 25, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Sheez, this Pat Mccabe is one seriously good 15!

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    Ollie

    February 25, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Sheesh, where did the Rebels get that bearded monster in the 2nd row with teeth adept for eating a mielie through a tennis racket, looks like he escaped from the looney bin.

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    Ollie

    February 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Brumbies not doing themselves any favours here.

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    Namboer

    February 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Reply to pietploos @ 11:12 am:
    Hulle het sopas 25-24 gewen!

    Namboer – 0, Superbru – 2…
    :what:

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    Welshbok die Brandwag

    February 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    And the Rebels did it!!! 25/14!!! Brilliant game, they threw the kitchen sink at the Brumbies.

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    onerb

    February 25, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Good news for the bulls, stormers and sharks. Taking points from the brumbies will help when home semi-s are decided. Ditto, saders + canes draw.

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    Deon

    February 25, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Reply to onerb @ 12:24 pm:

    Very true, but the problem is they can do that to any one of those teams as well. This is exactly what I thought could happen for them, but I didn’t expect it this early. The Aussie commentators are pretty pissed off with Kaplan with that penalty. Greg Martin especially, but he won’t bitch that the Brumbies scored their last try of a forward pass. He is a bloody idiot.

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    Deon

    February 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I wonder how much thought did JT put into that Brumbies score. It gave him the lead in Rat Race.

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    Morné

    February 25, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Kaplan’s penalty was shocking.

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  11. avatar

    Welshbok die Brandwag

    February 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 12:41 pm:

    As Deon said though, their previous try came from a forward pass (which the commentators didn’t piss too much about), Kaplan probably saw that too, and gave the Rebels the advantage by reversing the penalty.

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    Deon

    February 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 12:41 pm:

    So was the fact that both him and the TJ missed the forward pass from Ashley-Cooper for the Brumbies try. That is rugby. So you win, some you lose.

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    JT

    February 25, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Reply to Deon @ 12:38 pm:

    I worked it out – taking into account who is playing, who is the ref etc.

    :whistling: :weed:

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    Ollie

    February 25, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Was it just me or did the Brumbies seem 1 dimensional on attack, especially on the Rebels’ line

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    Ollie

    February 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Reply to JT @ 12:50 pm:

    You must have forgotten the mood of the water boy in your calculations for the rebels score :satansmoking:

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    JT

    February 25, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Reply to Ollie @ 12:51 pm:

    no patience – way too hectic.

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    Deon

    February 25, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Reply to Ollie @ 12:51 pm:

    They did seem pretty ordinary. Maybe they thought they could just show up after the Rebels’ performance last week.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case with Giteau as captain.

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    Deon

    February 25, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Reply to JT @ 12:50 pm:

    :bowdown:

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    Ollie

    February 25, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Reply to JT @ 12:53 pm:

    Yep, and no plan except for ruck it up once or twice and then spread it, repeat ad nauseam

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    Ollie

    February 25, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    BTW, what has happened to Rathbone?

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    JT

    February 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Reply to Ollie @ 12:56 pm:

    not enough calcium? :mrgreen:

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  22. avatar

    Deon

    February 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Reply to Ollie @ 12:56 pm:

    I think he retired. Worst investment Brumbies ever made in a player. Greeff and Andre Petoors would have been money better spent.

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    Deon

    February 25, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Reply to JT @ 12:59 pm:

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    Ollie

    February 25, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Reply to Deon @ 1:00 pm:

    JW must have mixed feelings about that one

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    DavidS

    February 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Well that’s MY Superbru fp–ked…

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    pietploos

    February 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm

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  27. DavidS

    DavidS

    February 25, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I am surprised they beat the Brumbies so quickly although I had a feeling in the left upper bum cheek that the Brumbies are on a steady downward curve…

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  28. avatar

    Ollie

    February 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Anybody watching the Cheetahs vs Valke game?

    If so, please can you give a score update and how is Brussouw playing?

    Thanks

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  29. DavidS

    DavidS

    February 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Ollie all sports channels in SA filled with Pommie Jukskei World Cup in Heendya

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    bryce_in_oz

    February 26, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Both these teams are going to SMASH a few Japie teams… what a game… best live game I’ve been too… crowd was going NUTS!

    This young Brumbies side is damn good… and as of next year… no more stealing Victorian players and we can get them back… starting with Digby Ione…

    Jarrod Saffy was massive last night… think Juan Smith with hands and a step!

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  31. avatar

    bryce_in_oz

    February 26, 2011 at 2:18 am

    It has to be said that Greg Somerville is an absolute machine… his work rate is just insane… like a rabid dog from start to finish!

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    Deon

    February 26, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 1:36 am:

    I take it you will be at every game.

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  33. avatar

    bryce_in_oz

    February 26, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Reply to Deon @ 6:31 am:

    Awesome stadium to watch from… even with crap seats…

    Will be very difficult when the Sharks are there…

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    bryce_in_oz

    February 26, 2011 at 7:15 am

    In fact I think I will support the Rebels as this current Sharks mob under tje boorish Plum-for-brains are not my cup of tea…

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    bryce_in_oz

    February 26, 2011 at 7:22 am

    As I thought the team was far more balanced with the faster Saffy and future Wallaby 9 Phipps in it… it has to be said Cipriani most certainly earned his pay cheque…

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    Welshbok die Brandwag

    February 26, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 2:18 am:

    He got pushed around in the scrums by Aussie pretenders!

    He is Like Schalk Brits, brilliant in every other part of his game except his primary part, scrumming and throwing.

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    bryce_in_oz

    February 26, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Reply to Welshbok die Brandwag @ 10:45 am:

    Greg Somerville the former rock of the All Black pack?

    No way dude… he was HUGE last night and against the might of the Tahs pack…

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    bryce_in_oz

    February 26, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 11:12 am:

    And he’s a tighthead… no throwing…

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    Welshbok die Brandwag

    February 26, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 11:13 am:

    I was using Brits as a comparison, I know Somerville is a TH, and I know TH’s don’t throw (neither does anybody ells except hookers).

    Primarily a TH’s job is to scrum and lift in the lineouts, the rest is a bonus.

    Primarily the hooker’s job is to scrum and to throw, the rest is a bonus.

    If they do all their secondary tasks well, but not their main jobs, they’re crap, reason being why Brits was never rated by anybody who counts.

    Somerville got totally owned in the scrum, but TOTALLY.

    Thus then he had a crap game, despite him being super active in the game.

    Ausies have never been known for their powerhouse scrummaging have they?

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    Welshbok die Brandwag

    February 26, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I sincerely hope that Somerville plays this WC, because Beast and Guthrow will eat him for breakfast lunch and supper the way he scrums now-days.

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    bryce_in_oz

    February 26, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Reply to Welshbok die Brandwag @ 1:18 pm:

    Which game were you watching mate… Rebels did not lose a scrum from memory… just like against the Tahs (Wallaby front row and massive pack) the scrums were the only aspect they were competitive at…

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  42. avatar

    bryce_in_oz

    February 26, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 1:28 pm:

    The won 24 out of 36 scrums…

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  43. avatar

    Welshbok die Brandwag

    February 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 1:32 pm:

    http://www.rugbyrugby.net/news/story_21211150002.php

    Go check the stats from last week regarding the scrums, Rebels conceded 4 penalties at the scrums of which 3 were off Somerville, and 2 free kicks at the scrums. Hardly a good stat for a so called competitive area.

    Unfortunately none available yet for yesterdays game, but as far as I remember, the rebels weren’t all that good come scrum time.

    Have you got any detailed stats for yesterday?

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  44. avatar

    bryce_in_oz

    February 26, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Reply to Welshbok die Brandwag @ 1:58 pm:

    Not ready yet… only last weeks…

    http://ruggastats.com/games.aspx?G=164

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  45. avatar

    bryce_in_oz

    February 28, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Welshy… Somerville made the Aussie Super15 team of the week (as did 6 other Rebels)… and was the Ruggastats first choice 3 according to his stats…

    He was and is a machine despite his age…

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