Matt Toomua watches a replay
For the Australian Tremendous Rugby followers nonetheless hurting from this weekend’s outcomes, I’ll hold this spherical up of Trans-Tasman motion mercifully quick, and depart it to the feedback part to puzzle out the place all of it went unsuitable for the Aussie golf equipment. It was one other 5-0 clear sweep, with the Rebels, Pressure, Waratahs, Brumbies and Reds all taking place to their Kiwi opponents. Already the knives are out, with the glow of Tremendous Rugby AU within the rearview.
The Rebels improved on their dismal displaying final week, however had been nonetheless soundly overwhelmed by the Hurricanes in Wellington. Julian Savea has discovered some type and produced one other sturdy displaying. The Rebels mixture of Carter Gordon and Matt To’omua regarded promising, and the ahead pack was capable of put up a struggle.
Then the Pressure hosted the Highlanders at HBF Park for the closest match of the spherical, shedding out 25-15 regardless of making a late comeback. The category of Aaron Smith continues to maintain the Highlanders on a roll, however they didn’t have all of it their means. A crowd of 13,587 in Perth set a season-high attendance document.
The damage continued on Saturday at Eden Park, because the Blues powered to a 48-21 win over the Waratahs, who fell to their tenth lack of the season, setting an undesirable franchise document. The Waratahs had been struck down with damage earlier than the match with Izaia Perese dominated out. Jake Gordon continues to steer from the entrance, however poor defence let the group down as soon as once more.
The Brumbies had been then felled by the Chiefs in Hamilton 40-19, who piled on six tries to a few towards the Canberra facet. It was practically a document victory, with a late strive from Rob Valetini saving the Brumbies.
Then it was the Reds flip, receiving a thrashing by the hands of the Crusaders and placing a dampener on 2011 Grand Ultimate anniversary celebrations at Suncorp. The Crusaders had been sharp, and Richie Mo’unga carved up the Reds defence on his technique to a hat-trick. The 63-28 flogging rounded out a sorry weekend for Aussies facet, who at the moment are 10-0 towards the Kiwis after two weeks.