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He was replaced with 10-15 to play.

Brumbies fall heartbreakingly short in titanic struggle with Crusaders

Pinetree – one thing that will count against the Brumbies in TT this year is forward depth – front row & loose forward stocks are fully stretched and having to play their first 3 TT games on the road in NZ won’t make it any easier.

The two lingering questions from an incredible weekend of Super Rugby finals

Yep – fair call.

Seven talking points from the Super Rugby AU and Aotearoa finals

Hi PeterK – I think the penalty at 83:58 is questionable. It’s the one given after Scott-Young is held up. As I’ve commented elsewhere in this forum Berry does not call offside in the lead up, does not indicate advantage and once he blows his whistle for the penalty simply says ‘it’s a penalty, he’s offside’ and does not nominate a number or call a name. I’ve now watched the replay a number of times and it’s unclear to me who he’s referring to.

I also don’t think it’s necessarily sour grapes to comment or ask questions about decisions. Particularly in regard to decision making by a referee that you as a Roar Guru have previously suggested is ‘poor’.

Seven talking points from the Super Rugby AU and Aotearoa finals

Well Berry clearly thought there was but for those of us who want to understand why it’s hard to identify. This isn’t about why did the Brumbies lose – because they clearly lost the game when they over threw the last line out – if they’d taken that cleanly, they would have won. But they didn’t which created the winning opportunity for the Reds.

Super Rugby thriller! Last-ditch James O'Connor try hands Reds the Super Rugby AU title

Agree entirely Jacko – have watched it 4 times and he seems to has his back to the Brumbies walking away to the mark. Go figure

Super Rugby thriller! Last-ditch James O'Connor try hands Reds the Super Rugby AU title

PeterK – respect your experience and passion but at 80:03 with reds held up the ref said ‘you were offside’ and awarded a penalty. He did not name any players or call any numbers.

Super Rugby thriller! Last-ditch James O'Connor try hands Reds the Super Rugby AU title

An alternative view might be that the reds were held up at 80:03 and with full time up the match is over. It’s all just conjecture now but it’s very unusual for a first class referee not to call the offside and signal advantage. Not looking to take away from the spirit of the reds this season or enjoyment of the moment for reds supporters with the win.

Super Rugby thriller! Last-ditch James O'Connor try hands Reds the Super Rugby AU title

Enjoy it Rhys but maybe you drop the personal sledging!

Super Rugby thriller! Last-ditch James O'Connor try hands Reds the Super Rugby AU title

Brumbies will be hoping Petai
plays 13 – it shows up his passing weakness and he’ll be easier to contain closer to centre field. I’m just a punter but I reckon he makes an awesome winger and wouldn’t mind seeing him at 15.

Are the Brumbies about to lose their mantle as Australia’s No.1 team? Part 1

Wouldn’t surprise me to see Slipper start and come off after 20/30 mins – they then bring on Sio and subject to injury he and AAT would see out the game.

Are the Brumbies about to lose their mantle as Australia’s No.1 team? Part 1

As a Brumbies fan I hope they’ve got something up their sleeves because they are going to need it!

Brumbies fight past gallant Force to set up Reds showdown

I’m not sure why you call the Brumbies ‘overrated’ Republican – they’ve gone downtwice to the Reds this year and are clearly the underdogs for next weeks match. On last nights form you’d only say White, Valentini and Wright would make a Wallabies match day 22. That said, I’m sure they’ll have a good crack at the Reds next week.

Brumbies fight past gallant Force to set up Reds showdown

AAP reporter Caden Helmers says the Force will arrive in Canberra on Sunday to ‘escape Perth’s lockdown’!

Force dreaming of Super Rugby glory after stunning Reds

Will the Force be able to travel to Canberra for the Final given Covid quarantine restrictions now in place and have Reds had to go into isolation as well given they were in Perth?

Force dreaming of Super Rugby glory after stunning Reds