Lions v Reds

Discussion in 'Super Rugby' started by mackka, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. mackka

    mackka Guest

    I hate to say this but the Reds were severely f***ed by the reffrying. The Reds were clearly the better side for most of the match but they were denied some great attacking opportunities.

    Could the ref please call offside?
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  3. Seemed like they were lucky with a last minute try and another try given away by the Lions at the beginning of the second half.
  4. BLR

    BLR Guest

    Hehe, the Reds are the new Force (season 1) :)
  5. PLo

    PLo Guest

    WHAT A FAST GAME!! I'm surprised there were so few tries. Some desperate defense by the Reds kept a rampant Lions out in the first half. The Reds also made some mistakes at critical times. No team won - but to use a immortal cliche - "Rugby was the winner". :cheers:
  6. Maccaweeny

    Maccaweeny Guest

    The ref was terrible, highlight of the night being a scrum reset that lasted over two minutes of the last fifteen minutes of the game. He also gave out about three short arm penalties, the rest were long arm, slowing down the game and gifting both teams with 3 for menial crap.

    The Reds backline looked superior with ball in hand, so long as they could string some phases together. They obviously had the plan to throw the ball around as much as possible and test the Lions' fitness and drift defense. Unfortunately for them the Lions were fit and their drift was excellent, which just made Reds players who were under pressure throw 50/50 passes. Also, because they were constantly in an offload position in the tackle their ball security was *****, and it showed.

    Lions dominated the breakdown I thought, their loose forwards were far superior. Reds have to clean their act up around the breakdown and learn some patience in the backs.

    Also Turinui was being a tard all game.
  7. PLo

    PLo Guest

    Turinui has been lazy in defense this season. He has great attacking skills - but he is not looking for the ball like Latham is......
  8. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Quade Cooper back to his brilliant best with the dropsies...
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