Rugby Union 4 years ago

It is time

  • It is time

It is time Brumbies fans.

Time to realise how far this young but exciting and very well developed Brumbies side has come.

In just over 25 minutes time, the first Super Rugby elimination final will take place between the Brumbies and defending champions Waikato Chiefs at Canberra Stadium.

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And coming from the national capital of Australia, the build up has had a huge atmosphere.

Amongst other sporting topics and issues, including National Rugby League side the Canberra Raiders, athletes bound for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and even San Antonio Spurs star Patty Mills returning home to display the National Basketball Association trophy, the support for the Brumbies has been high.

And with a pledge by the club to donate $20,000 to charity if 20,000 fans turned out to the game, people are pouring in to the stadium in droves.

With the crowd and the hype now set, it is time for the Brumbies to perform.

So what will they be up against?

A far different side that bowed into the defeat of the Brumbies in such easy fashion back in May.

All Black and inspirational skipper and flyhalf Aaron Cruden will also be back for the away side, a long with a resurgence in confidence for the New Zealand side.

For the Brumbies, it will be a game of patience and then explosion as they await their chances to score in the match.

The Chiefs are not defending premiers for no reason. They have big forwards and fast outside backs, as well as an abundance of All Blacks.

But the Brumbies have eight Wallabies players themselves, seven minus the injured Stephen Moore, and know they can produce a winning performance.

Halves Nic White and Matt Toomua will utilise Chritian Lealiifano, Henry Speight, Robbie Coleman and Tevita Kuridrani out wide, once their forwards have done their job in getting the upper hand of the breakdown.

And with guys like Joe Tomane, Pat McCabe and Ruaidhri Murphy on the bench- all senior players- their depth could surely prevail them.

Let's go the Brumbies. The hopes of a whole national capital are on your shoulders.

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