Rugby Union 3 years ago

The Chaos Theory

  • The Chaos Theory

There was so much happening in the Reds 43-33 win over the Cheetahs at Suncorp Stadium last night.

The game itself was a dizzying mix of raw talent, dumb luck and baffling chaos. It was a struggle to comprehend some of the madness that was unfolding before our eyes.

Quade Cooper surpassed Elton Flatley as the Reds leading point scorer of the professional era. But Cooper seems keen as mustard to bowl over Michael Lynagh as Queensland's all time point scorer, and I reckon Cooper's just the bloke to do it.

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Outside of that Cooper had a bit of a mixed-grill last night. He threw a cut out pass that was intercepted by a bloke with one of the coolest names in Rugby, Boom Prinsloo, who legged it 50 metres to fall over the try line. Another of Cooper's passes was pinged for being forward.

James Hanson pounced on a no-look, nothing sort of a pass that went to ground from Cooper, and ended up crashing over for a try off the back of it.

The really impressive stuff, however, was left to centre Chris Feauai-Sautia, whose aggression and physicality paid massive dividends. The poor sod missed out on a hat-trick by a bee's dick. One of his tries was deemed a penalty try after the Cheetahs winger Ryno Benjamin kicked at the ball just as Feauai-Sautia slammed it down. Ryno was sin-binned for the wretched play.

In fact, cudo's to our entire back line.

In the end the game was an absolute try fest full of weirdness and enterprising off mistakes - like the try scored from a charge down of one of Genia's kicks. It's just the sort of riveting, exciting games I love to watch.

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