With Carlo Tizzano and Hamish Stewart excellent, the Drive uncovered the Brumbies’ lack of real depth. It’ll be a really onerous highway for the Brumbies to win the title after the Drive resolution.
3. Perth consequence scrambles playoff image
The Waratahs need the Brumbies within the playoffs, in Canberra. I’m satisfied of that, particularly with the best way their assault clicked on Saturday.
Nevertheless, if the Brumbies slide to fourth – they should beat the Chiefs in Canberra subsequent week – the Waratahs could possibly be on the aircraft to both Auckland or Wellington within the first week of the finals.
In that sense, historical past is repeating after the Brumbies’ upset loss to Moana Pasifika final yr successfully despatched the Waratahs to Hamilton to face the Chiefs. The Brumbies might need damage NSW in addition to themselves.
4. The elite winger in Brisbane
Large Suliasi Vunivalu continues to battle in defence. The Blues had been eager to get AJ Lam a one-on-one with Vunivalu in Brisbane, and he beat him on the surface when he acquired that probability.
You may definitely see why Eddie Jones desires to provide Vunivalu each alternative, however the distinction with Lam and particularly Mark Telea was stark on Friday.
High Check wingers dominate in Tremendous Rugby. They rack up large stats just like the 161 metres Telea accrued towards the Reds, and so they beat defenders for enjoyable. Vunivalu simply isn’t there but.
5. Have been the Rebels actually onerous achieved by?
Richard Hardwick appeared like he was off his ft within the game-deciding penalty towards the Highlanders.
It definitely wasn’t the clear breakdown image usually proven by the No.8, nor the wisest time to have a crack after captain Brad Wilkin had been warned in every half about their self-discipline.
Coach Kevin Foote was clearly annoyed afterwards, however the Rebels’ faltering lineout and their lack of ability was on the supply of their woes. However they defended beautifully and Carter Gordon is about to return towards the Drive in Melbourne, in order that they nonetheless have a task to play within the race for eighth.
Cully’s workforce of the week
- Tetera Faulkner (Waratahs)
- Folau Fainga’a (Drive)
- Tom Robertson (Drive)
- Jed Holloway (Waratahs)
- Jeremy Williams (Drive)
- Vaiolini Ekuasi (Rebels)
- Carlo Tizzano (Drive)
- Warren Rahboni Vosayaco (Drive)
- Jake Gordon (Waratahs)
- Max Burey (Drive)
- Dylan Pietsch (Waratahs)
- Hamish Stewart (Drive)
- Sam Spink (Drive)
- Mark Nawaqanitawase (Waratahs)
- Max Jorgensen (Waratahs) – Participant of the spherical
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