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Brumbies ready to give the Reds another mauling

The Reds host the Brumbies, just a few short weeks after their Round 1 pasting. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)
Roar Guru
13th March, 2015
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Four tries, two penalty goals and one red card conceded.

That was the high price the Queensland Reds paid for being caught out by the Brumbies’ rolling maul during their 47-3 flogging in Canberra one month ago.

And Brumbies skipper Stephen Moore has foreshadowed that his side will employ similar tactics during their Super Rugby clash at Suncorp Stadium this Saturday.

Four of the Brumbies’ six tries in round one came after they made the Reds peddle backwards, or earned a penalty advantage, from attacking mauls.

Add to that scorecard two penalty goals – not to mention a red card to James Horwill for repeated maul, lineout and ruck infringements – and you have a tally of 32 points.

And it would have been five tries had David Pocock not knocked on over the line from the back of the Brumbies’ best maul of the night.

While the Brumbies have used the maul effectively all season, teams that followed the Reds have had more time to review and prepare.

And Reds fans will be hoping their team hasn’t skipped their homework sessions, because Moore on Friday indicated the Reds should prepare for more of the same.

“When something works well for you, you want to keep it going,” Moore said.

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“We certainly want to keep that as an important part of our game.

“And we know that the more it goes well, the more that teams will focus on it. That’s our challenge, to make it function well.”Queensland Reds paid for being caught out by the Brumbies’ rolling maul during their 47-3 flogging in Canberra one month ago.

And Brumbies skipper Stephen Moore has foreshadowed that his side will employ similar tactics during their Super Rugby clash at Suncorp Stadium this Saturday.

Four of the Brumbies’ six tries in round one came after they made the Reds peddle backwards, or earned a penalty advantage, from attacking mauls.

Add to that scorecard two penalty goals – not to mention a red card to James Horwill for repeated maul, lineout and ruck infringements – and you have a tally of 32 points.

And it would have been five tries had David Pocock not knocked on over the line from the back of the Brumbies’ best maul of the night.

While the Brumbies have used the maul effectively all season, teams that followed the Reds have had more time to review and prepare.

And Reds fans will be hoping their team hasn’t skipped their homework sessions, because Moore on Friday indicated the Reds should prepare for more of the same.

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“When something works well for you, you want to keep it going,” Moore said.

“We certainly want to keep that as an important part of our game.

“And we know that the more it goes well, the more that teams will focus on it. That’s our challenge, to make it function well.”