Reds vs Brumbies: A Blockbuster Backrow Battle Awaits

Reds vs Brumbies: A Blockbuster Backrow Battle Awaits

A blockbuster backrow battle awaits as the Queensland Reds prepare to host the ACT Brumbies this Saturday, March 30. The Reds vs Brumbies Super Rugby double-header kickoff 4:05 p.m. at Suncorp Stadium.

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McReight focused on improvement after Reds’ collapse

Reds vs Force 2024
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Reds flanker Fraser McReight is determined to put last week’s error-riddled 40-31 upset loss to the Western Force behind him as the Reds aim to rebound from disappointing defeats for both their men’s and women’s teams.

McReight acknowledged that Queensland were far from their best in Perth. He identified their set-piece play and preparation for away games as key areas for improvement.

“It’s on the road where it’s going to be very challenging,” he says.

“We’ve got some tough opponents coming up on the road, going to NZ, going to Fiji. It’s a great test, and we’ve just got to learn how the group goes together on away trips, how we can better prepare ourselves.”

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He is also eagerly anticipating the matchup against the Brumbies’ in-form loose forward unit.

“They’re very athletic, aren’t they? Brumbies have a great backrow, they always have. I think it’s going to be a great match-up on the weekend,” McReight says.

Reds vs Brumbies : Queensland seek redemption after previous blowout defeat

Reds vs Brumbies 2023
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With the memory of last year’s 24-52 home loss to the Brumbies still fresh, the Reds are determined to exact revenge.

“It’s always been such a close game, fortunately for them they were able to knock us over last year at Suncorp which is probably still hurting a few of us, so really really looking forward to this weekend.”

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The double-header kicks off with the Super Rugby Women’s clash at 4:05 pm, followed by the Super Rugby Pacific match at 6:35 pm.

Published 23-March-2024