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Super Rugby Semi-Final: Reds (30) v (13) Blues F/T


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Super Rugby on 2 Jul 2011 at 10:00
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Time for the first of the all-important semi-final clashes.

First up, we head to Brisbane, where the table-topping Reds take on the Blues for the right to play in the inaugural Super Rugby Final next week.

Kick-off is at 11h40 SA time.

Reds ā€“ 15 Jono Lance, 14 Rod Davies, 13 Anthony Faingaa, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Radike Samo, 7 Beau Robinson, 6 Scott Higginbotham, 5 James Horwill (c), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Saia Faingaa, 1 Ben Daley.
Subs: 16 James Hanson, 17 Guy Shepherdson, 18 Adam Wallace-Harrison, 19 Jake Schatz, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Ian Prior, 22 Will Chambers

Blues -15 Jared Payne, 14 Joe Rokocoko, 13 Benson Stanley, 12 Luke McAlister, 11 Lachie Munro, 10 Stephen Brett, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Peter Saili, 7 Luke Braid, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Chris Lowrey, 3 John Afoa, 2 Keven Mealamu (c), 1 Charlie Faumuina.
Subs: 16 Tom McCartney, 17 Tevita Mailau, 18 James King, 19 Daniel Braid, 20 Chris Smylie, 21 Rene Ranger, 22 Sherwin Stowers .


112 Comments

  • For the Stormers sake I hope the Blues win.

    However I think the Reds will win by 7.

    Kick-off is just taking far too looooooooongg!!! šŸ˜”

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.07.11 10:09:39 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • Go Blues!!!

    thump the shackle draggers.

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.07.11 10:13:04 by KSA Shark Ā© Reply

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  • i kinda want the reds to win here, it will be a victory for running and attractive rugby

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.07.11 10:16:43 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Cant support anything New Zealand…go Reds….

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.07.11 10:37:34 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Goal kickers: Reds Cooper 70% (68 from 97) Harris 100% (8/8). Blues McAlister 70% (48 from 69); Munro 78% (18/23)

    Super15 drop kick attempts: Reds Cooper 3 from 6, Genia 0 from 2. Blues McAlister 1 from 1 Brett 0 from 1

    Reds on average (super15 rank 1=most/highest) per game: 9.6 pens (7); 4.8 pens at ruck (14); 11 missed tackles (15)

    Blues on average (super15 rank 1=most/highest) per game: 8.6 pens (14); 5.6 pens at ruck (9); 14.2 missed tackles (5)

    Reds v Blues Ref stats: Kaplan forced to award, per game average 18.5 pens (11.3 at ruck) 4.5 scrum resets & 4.5 scrum infringes

    Reds v Blues Ref stats: Kaplan 4 (1=most/highest) from 17 refs to award scrum pens, 11th for pens, F/K and ruck pens

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.07.11 11:21:26 by RuckinGoodStats Reply

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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 4) : same about here, go reds

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.07.11 11:30:01 by franshark Reply
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  • Have the reds by 6

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.07.11 11:30:31 by franshark Reply
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  • About another 5 min…. Great fun, no presure…. šŸ™‚

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.07.11 11:32:07 by franshark Reply
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  • I’d rather support New Zealanders than shackle draggers. And then BRrrrizzie holds a special little dark spot on my heart.

    Go the Blues, trample those convicts.

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.07.11 11:38:21 by KSA Shark Ā© Reply

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  • First min, first penalty… Red going for line out

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.07.11 11:43:02 by franshark Reply
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  • Blues on attack…

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.07.11 11:46:02 by franshark Reply
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  • Now Reds with good brake…
    Reds 0 – 0 Blues
    6 min

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.07.11 11:47:42 by franshark Reply
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  • Penalty Reds Cooper missed
    Reds 0 ā€“ 0 Blues
    7 min

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.07.11 11:49:46 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 12) : C’mon Blues!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.07.11 11:49:51 by KSA Shark Ā© Reply

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  • Brent brakes for blues

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.07.11 11:51:52 by franshark Reply
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  • Intersep try Davies for reds

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.07.11 11:53:02 by franshark Reply
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  • Convertion over
    Reds 7 ā€“ 0 Blues
    12 min

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.07.11 11:54:06 by franshark Reply
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  • Only Greg Martin can say:”only a hamstring can stop him”

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.07.11 11:54:54 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 18) : ja šŸ™‚

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.07.11 11:55:39 by franshark Reply
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  • Great that the Reds are playing to a sold out home crowd…

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.07.11 11:57:55 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • phew…Reds get a penalty on thier own 5 mtrs line…

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.07.11 11:58:44 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • For blues obstruction

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.07.11 11:59:26 by franshark Reply
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  • Reds line out 7 meters from blues goal and butchered it

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.07.11 12:02:25 by franshark Reply
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  • 23 mins in..>Reds 7: Blues 0

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.07.11 12:06:21 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Go for the poles…Coop

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.07.11 12:07:26 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Samo off injured for reds

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.07.11 12:07:53 by franshark Reply
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  • Cooper makes a hash of the pen. kick. Missed two so far. Reds 7 Blues 0

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.07.11 12:09:13 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Reds penalty, missed again
    Reds 7 ā€“ 0 Blues
    26 min

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.07.11 12:10:10 by franshark Reply
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  • Quade Cooper//what a star!!!!

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.07.11 12:13:05 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Lachie Munro is having a forgettable match.

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.07.11 12:13:11 by beet Reply
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  • Greate run cooper, reds try

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.07.11 12:13:36 by franshark Reply
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  • Reds try….great support running to Cooper for the Reds 12 to score a try

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.07.11 12:14:01 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Convertion missed
    Reds 12 ā€“ 0 Blues
    32 min

  • Comment 33, posted at 02.07.11 12:15:00 by franshark Reply
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  • Conversion missed. Red 12 Blues 0…

  • Comment 34, posted at 02.07.11 12:15:11 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @franshark (Comment 33) : Fastest draw in the west… šŸ˜†

  • Comment 35, posted at 02.07.11 12:16:25 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • COOPER

  • Comment 36, posted at 02.07.11 12:18:10 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Reds 15: Blues 0

  • Comment 37, posted at 02.07.11 12:20:41 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Penalty over reds
    Reds 15 ā€“ 0 Blues
    37 min

  • Comment 38, posted at 02.07.11 12:20:59 by franshark Reply
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  • Blues try, after half time siren

  • Comment 39, posted at 02.07.11 12:24:31 by franshark Reply
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  • Larry catch reds sleeping

  • Comment 40, posted at 02.07.11 12:25:04 by franshark Reply
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  • Soft try for the Blues….Chris Lowry. Reds listening to the hooter not paying attention to the game

  • Comment 41, posted at 02.07.11 12:25:04 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Half time: Reds 15 Blues 7

  • Comment 42, posted at 02.07.11 12:25:49 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Well desevered for team and player. Lowry has been excellent in this half.

    Genia on the money: outstanding Reds defence.

  • Comment 43, posted at 02.07.11 12:25:58 by beet Reply
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  • HALF TIME
    Reds 15 ā€“ 7 Blues

  • Comment 44, posted at 02.07.11 12:28:00 by franshark Reply
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  • C’mon Blues another one of those just after kick off will go down well.

  • Comment 45, posted at 02.07.11 12:36:16 by KSA Shark Ā© Reply

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  • I said in the week, to win the reds u have to shut down Cooper, the blues did not get that memo cause Cooper having the night of his life….

  • Comment 46, posted at 02.07.11 12:37:01 by franshark Reply
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  • 2nd half underway…

  • Comment 47, posted at 02.07.11 12:38:22 by franshark Reply
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  • Blues penalty, Mcalister
    Reds 15 ā€“ 10 Blues
    46 min

  • Comment 48, posted at 02.07.11 12:41:11 by franshark Reply
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  • 2nd half – Reds 15; Blues 10

  • Comment 49, posted at 02.07.11 12:41:35 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • great tackle…

  • Comment 50, posted at 02.07.11 12:42:43 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Davies try

  • Comment 51, posted at 02.07.11 12:43:40 by franshark Reply
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  • Rod Davies – 2nd try,…..REDS…..

  • Comment 52, posted at 02.07.11 12:43:52 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Set move from line out,

  • Comment 53, posted at 02.07.11 12:44:16 by franshark Reply
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  • Convertion missed
    Reds 20 ā€“ 10 Blues
    51 min

  • Comment 54, posted at 02.07.11 12:45:20 by franshark Reply
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  • Cooper only kicked 2 from 6 so far…..

  • Comment 55, posted at 02.07.11 12:46:19 by franshark Reply
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  • Blues penalty

  • Comment 56, posted at 02.07.11 12:47:26 by franshark Reply
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  • Penalty over
    Reds 20 ā€“ 13 Blues
    53 min

  • Comment 57, posted at 02.07.11 12:48:26 by franshark Reply
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  • Blues looking more lifely now

  • Comment 58, posted at 02.07.11 12:50:23 by franshark Reply
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  • reds not paying attention in their 22….very frsutrating

  • Comment 59, posted at 02.07.11 12:51:54 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Blues brain fart give the reds another try

  • Comment 60, posted at 02.07.11 12:52:38 by franshark Reply
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  • Davies hat trick

  • Comment 61, posted at 02.07.11 12:52:57 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • And it is davies 3rd, first hatrick for the reds ever

  • Comment 62, posted at 02.07.11 12:53:18 by franshark Reply
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  • who else can kick for the reds?

  • Comment 63, posted at 02.07.11 12:54:28 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Convertion over at last for Cooper
    Reds 27 ā€“ 13 Blues
    59 min

  • Comment 64, posted at 02.07.11 12:54:53 by franshark Reply
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  • Cooper makes the conversion…Reds 27 Blues 13

  • Comment 65, posted at 02.07.11 12:54:56 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Wish I had Davies in my FL team, only 6 playing players this week šŸ™

  • Comment 66, posted at 02.07.11 12:57:03 by franshark Reply
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  • Reds well on top of this game at the moment….

  • Comment 67, posted at 02.07.11 12:58:14 by franshark Reply
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  • Penalty blues, going for a line out

  • Comment 68, posted at 02.07.11 13:00:16 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 67) : holding my breath though..game can change so quickly.

  • Comment 69, posted at 02.07.11 13:00:17 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 69) : Still 18min to go, so you right about that

  • Comment 70, posted at 02.07.11 13:02:05 by franshark Reply
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  • Sa Fainga def. seems to be growing up in his rugby…

  • Comment 71, posted at 02.07.11 13:02:34 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • A šŸ™‚ (smily) brake gets the blues Penalty

  • Comment 72, posted at 02.07.11 13:04:00 by franshark Reply
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  • Line out on reds 22

  • Comment 73, posted at 02.07.11 13:04:35 by franshark Reply
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  • And they thou scew…

  • Comment 74, posted at 02.07.11 13:05:12 by franshark Reply
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  • Oohhh. pressure building on the Blues now…lineout lost, not straight…

  • Comment 75, posted at 02.07.11 13:05:21 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • 12 min to go

  • Comment 76, posted at 02.07.11 13:05:56 by franshark Reply
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  • oooowhat a fumble for the Blues…that could have been a great try for them…

  • Comment 77, posted at 02.07.11 13:07:30 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Blues still 2 converted try’s behind, and now butchered a try thru pain-full knock

  • Comment 78, posted at 02.07.11 13:07:56 by franshark Reply
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  • good chip by Genia putting the reds inside the blues 22…9 mins to go.

  • Comment 79, posted at 02.07.11 13:09:58 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • The sharks bulls game in Pretoria still the biggest attendance this year, 44000 in attendance in brisban today

  • Comment 80, posted at 02.07.11 13:10:13 by franshark Reply
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  • Reds have the advantage inside the 22

  • Comment 81, posted at 02.07.11 13:11:21 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Penalty advantage for the reds, this is tickets for the blues

  • Comment 82, posted at 02.07.11 13:11:26 by franshark Reply
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  • TMO for Reds try

  • Comment 83, posted at 02.07.11 13:11:45 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • No try, but Reds still have penalty

  • Comment 84, posted at 02.07.11 13:12:35 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • TMO decision for reds try..

  • Comment 85, posted at 02.07.11 13:12:44 by franshark Reply
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  • No try

  • Comment 86, posted at 02.07.11 13:13:04 by franshark Reply
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  • Ref says advantage over..scrum 5mts to Blue

  • Comment 87, posted at 02.07.11 13:13:22 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Advantage was over, blues scrum, 5 meters

  • Comment 88, posted at 02.07.11 13:13:55 by franshark Reply
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  • Reds steal the ball

  • Comment 89, posted at 02.07.11 13:14:31 by franshark Reply
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  • Cooper drop gaol over

  • Comment 90, posted at 02.07.11 13:15:14 by franshark Reply
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  • Cooper drop goal!!!

  • Comment 91, posted at 02.07.11 13:15:18 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Cooper drop
    Reds 30 ā€“ 13 Blues
    75 min

  • Comment 92, posted at 02.07.11 13:16:16 by franshark Reply
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  • Stormers or saders to travel to suncorp stadium next week….

  • Comment 93, posted at 02.07.11 13:17:34 by franshark Reply
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  • A last minut ranger try would be nice here, for SB and FL

  • Comment 94, posted at 02.07.11 13:18:51 by franshark Reply
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  • Reds going for the throat….

  • Comment 95, posted at 02.07.11 13:19:38 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Cooper takes ranger out the sideline… šŸ™

  • Comment 96, posted at 02.07.11 13:20:00 by franshark Reply
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  • Well done Reds. šŸ˜Ž

    Final in Brisbane. šŸ˜

  • Comment 97, posted at 02.07.11 13:20:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • 2 minutes to go for first Reds final

  • Comment 98, posted at 02.07.11 13:21:01 by franshark Reply
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  • And that is it…
    FULL TIME
    Reds 30 ā€“ 13 Blues

  • Comment 99, posted at 02.07.11 13:23:17 by franshark Reply
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  • Well done Reds…..Blues had no steam at the end.

  • Comment 100, posted at 02.07.11 13:24:11 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • šŸ™ Damn Shackle draggers. šŸ˜‰

    Thanks for the commentary, guys.

  • Comment 101, posted at 02.07.11 13:24:28 by KSA Shark Ā© Reply

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  • Well I suppose I had better get some housework done before the next game..later chaps…

  • Comment 102, posted at 02.07.11 13:25:57 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 100) : Must have been the travel. šŸ˜‰ šŸ˜ˆ

  • Comment 103, posted at 02.07.11 13:26:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Ā© (Comment 101) : Sorry KSA..just can’t support the Sheep Shaggers..:)

  • Comment 104, posted at 02.07.11 13:28:09 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 103) : šŸ˜† šŸ˜† šŸ˜†

  • Comment 105, posted at 02.07.11 13:29:04 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • There goes NZ’s last hope to have a team in the final. Reds vs Stormers final. šŸ™‚

  • Comment 106, posted at 02.07.11 13:36:25 by Ben Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 104) : Both of those nations shag sheep.

  • Comment 107, posted at 02.07.11 13:36:51 by KSA Shark Ā© Reply

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  • Missed tackles for the Reds will be of concern heading into the final. The Reds missed 35 tackles or on average 1 in every 4 attempts. The Blues missed 21 tackles also 1 in every 4 attempts.

    The Reds turned little possession into opportunities into points. The Reds had 35% possession in the 1st half and 40% for the entire game.

    In the 2nd half the Reds spent 29% in the Blues 22. The Blues spent 9% of the 2nd half inside the Red 22.

    21 penalties in the game. The Reds conceded 11, but 9 of these were in the 2nd half.

  • Comment 108, posted at 02.07.11 13:39:51 by RuckinGoodStats Reply

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  • @McLovin: LMAO @ comment 103

  • Comment 109, posted at 02.07.11 13:40:36 by wpw Reply
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  • 30-13 .. ??!!

  • Comment 110, posted at 02.07.11 14:16:02 by bergshark Reply

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  • 75min and leading 27-13,cooper takes a dg.have to love it..! A team that knows how to extinguish any hope(any,any hope) whatsoever the opponents have left in the match
    .Take a page out of their play book ,sharks coaches.actually,try getting your hands on the whole book.

  • Comment 111, posted at 02.07.11 14:21:16 by bergshark Reply

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  • Going to be tough there in brisbane- hope the stormers can whip some aussie behind next weekend [email protected]: now don’t get excited at the thought of that šŸ˜‰ šŸ˜€

  • Comment 112, posted at 02.07.11 15:32:36 by bergshark Reply

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