The only things to mention in this encounter were:

1. A superb performance by the brilliant and erratic Quade Cooper. He controlled possession with an instinctive feel for decision-making. The Reds forwards won ball which did not go to waste. Their victory was a magnificent team effort.
2. The Brumbies were not disgraced in this close match, but, in rugby, as in all sports, small errors can turn an advantage into a disaster, e.g. Mogg dropping a high ball at a crucial moment. Not long before he had scored a fine try. The game can be cruel.
3. The most exciting moment, surely, was the blistering run of one, Aidan Toua, to score for the Reds in the second half.

Neil Jardine

Captained Rhodesia 1962 – 1969 Rector of Michaelhouse. (1978-1986)

"Rugby is a thinking game – its’ not a running or a kicking game. This mania for running with the ball and playing open rugby at all costs is stupid – you must adapt yourself to the circumstances and play to your strength"

Now 50 years later Niel Jardine writes for Frosty Rugby Fans ...

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