The Queensland Reds are looking to break their biggest hoodoo by beating the Brumbies in Canberra for the first time ever this Saturday.
Fullback Peter Hynes says although it may be the hardest game of the year for the Reds, the Brumbies are not unbeatable.
Alex Rappel reports.
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Although the Reds are still feeling good after another win last weekend, Fullback Peter Hynes says they can’t underestimate the Brumbies, especially since Queensland have only won once in 15 years against their ACT rivals, and have never won in Canberra.
Peter Hynes, Reds Fullback: “They’ve been very tough at home but they’re not unbeatable if we go in there with the right attitude and play the right style of game, we can beat them.”
A sea of Red buoyed Queensland’s victory against the Stormers, with a massive thirty thousand fans turnout Saturday evening.
The Reds fought mercilessly to end their six year losing streak against the South African side with a 16 to 13 win.
The Reds feel confident about this week’s game, although referee Steve Walsh could return despite a number of controversial decisions being made at last week’s Brumbies game.
In AFL, Lions Coach Michael Voss was at odds to say exactly what let the team down last week, but their performance was, in his words, “embarrassing”.
Michael Voss, Lions Coach: “We for some reason combusted a little bit in our thought processes, so if you were scouting us I wouldn’t have thought you got much.”
The Lions were too slow to keep up with the Demons, their four game victory streak shattered by a fifty point loss.
And in Rugby League, the Titans have pulled off the rarest of comebacks against the Sea Eagles with two tries in the dying minutes.
Although Manly looked set to win, both Preston Campbell and Anthony Laffranchi came through in the last ten minutes of the game with a try apiece leaving the Titans with a memorable 24-22 victory in front of over 15,000 fans.
Alex Rappel, QUT News