Saturday night was large.
An afternoon on the punt for Day 1 of the Championships and then a night @ Suncorp for the Reds vs Brumbies.
Followed of course by a stop at the Caxton.
What a game of rugby.
Another nail biter and another narrow victory for the Queenslanders.
We thought last time out they might have put on the greatest game of rugby of all-time in Australia, this one might go close.
Brumbies got out of the blocks hard again and led the Reds but like they always do, the Reds fought back.
James O'Connor outstanding once again while Liam Wright made a successful return from injury.
Reds win and book the home grand final.
May 8 @ Suncorp Stadium, they got just shy of 20,000 there on Saturday, you'd think they'll be getting more than 30,000 for a grand final.
Problem being, the Cowboys and Broncos play that Saturday night in Townsville - that might limit some crowds.
The only let down of Saturday night was the half-time show.
Who were those blokes?
I'm all for giving young people opportunity but not for one of your show piece events.
To state the blatantly obvious, the Reds are outstanding, jeez Brad Thorn has done some sort of job in developing that crop of young talent.
And what about the rivalry between these two sides.
Brumbies got the win last year, but the Reds have got the chocolates twice this year.
Come the grand final, that won't mean a great deal - the Brumbies will go in without any real expectations and that might release some of the pressure.
Reds will be favourites and rightly so, they'll likely be undefeated in 2021.
The big question might be how the Reds sort their backline, if everyone is available it'll be interesting to see who lines up in jerseys 12-15.
Hamish Stewart is rock solid, Hunter Paisami needs to be there, three excellent wing options if all fit in Vunivalu, Petaia and Daugunu, then there's Hegarty who got the start on Saturday for his 100th, Jock Campbell who is still somehow underrated and Josh Flook who was outstanding on Saturday night in the #13 jersey.
Good problems to have and they get the week off with the bye, while the Brumbies head to Melbourne.
While we're here, $11 for a rum @ Suncorp, bit steep.
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