Friday, April 23, 2010

Back to THEFOOTY

After a couple of days of dramas, we return to thefooty field with two quality NRL games being played tonight. We also flicked channels and watched the QLD Reds Rugby Union side take on the Stormers to see if they are in fact the real deal for this years Super 15 Title.


The Bulldogs played host to a Brisbane Broncos outfit. The Broncos were back in form after their demolition of the Sharks while the Bulldogs have frustrated their supporters with their inconsistency. The Broncos brought in late edition Shane Tronc, who literately jumped off a European flight and into a NRL game. The Bulldogs won deservedly a 36-18.

In the other NRL game, the NQ Cowboys bolstered by the return of Jonathon Thurston, couldn't hold out an Eels outfit in going down 18-24. The scores were locked at 12 all at half-time and 18 all with 12 minutes on the clock. The Eels won were deserving winners.

THE QLD REDS, in front of a 30,000+ crowd at Suncorp Stadium, displayed true guts, grit and determination to defeat the Stormers 16-13 in, what can only be described as an enthralling game. The Reds were forced to display union tendencies that hadn't been utilised to defeat the weary Stormers, who appeared hell-bent on stopping the expansive Reds play. Again the winning play by the Reds was more akin to a Rugby League play which saw Will Chambers cross after a Quade Cooper cross-kick.

The Reds now share the Super 15 lead on 34 points, and 2010 can ONLY be seen as a watershed year for the Reds.

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