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Old May 18 2013, 12:43 PM   #59
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Re: Rugby Union 2013 Thread

The Brumbies were back to their second half woes that appeared in the games against the Bulls and Cheetahs with playing not to lose in the last 10-15 rather to win. Barnes really made a difference when he came on in the second half and led the Tahs well to a win with a good try. The Brumbies really miss a player like Barnes in the backs, with that experience to take control in these situations. Hopefully the likes of WHite and Toomua can deploy these traits as Barnes has done over the years. Disappointed in the result, but the Tahs were deserving of victory for playing more to win.

Plenty of injury concerns for the Wallabies announcement tomorrow. Tafu is out with a broken arm, Smith, McCabe, Horne and Leal in doubt going off with injuries. Both Mccabe and Smith had that look that didn't fill me with confidence that they will be right. Big shame Speight can't be selected. Even when the Brumbies struggle he is a shining light. Arguably the in form Australian winger, hopefully he'll make Europe at the end of the year.

It will be interesting to see if Deans pushes the 25 man squad to a bit bigger to cover the carnage so far.

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