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Selection shake-ups for vital Super Rugby clash
The Rebels and Force have rung the changes while the Brumbies and Reds have regained their captains. Read on for all the latest Super Rugby AU and Aotearoa team newsThe only place rugby fans can watch every match is Stan Sport. Start your free sport trial now! © Getty Jeremy Thrush of the Force tackles Cabous Eloff of the Rebels. SUPER RUGBY AU, ROUND EIGHTREBELS vs FORCE, Friday 7.45pm AEST at AAMI ParkThe Rebels and Force have opted for selection shake-ups for Friday's round eight clash which could prove decisive in the race for the third Australian finals spot.
Imperial Courtois If Real Madrid joins the last square, it mainly owes it to its caretaker Thibaut Courtois on this match back . While Liverpool had to go back two goals late, Jurgen Klopp players started in fanfare this meeting with two very hot occasions on the goal of the Merengue. The Belgian porter was decisive thanks to two high class parades to avoid conceding the opening of the DEDS score. A first in the third minute on a face-to-face with Mohamed Salah, the Madrilenian guard is placed in the right place to stop a strike (although too crushed) from the Egyptian attacker. He finds himself decisive again a few minutes later (12th), on a James Milner strike in front of the surface. The old Blues porter realizes a very nice stop to repel the danger. Beyond its interventions, the Belgian International has demonstrated a lot of calm and serenity in its ballots. At 28, Thibaut Courtois proves once again that his team can count on him in this end of panting season.
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first successful for Valverde at the right side station placed at the right side station to replace Lucas Vasquez (wounded at the crossed ligament of the left knee against Barça), Federico Valverde did not miss his first in an unprecedented position. The field of trades was precise at the stimulus, not hesitating to carry the ball in the interjeu in order to bring the nickname. Defensively, the 22-year-old was valuable faced with the multiple assaults of Liverpool. The International Uruguayen also attempted to combine with Karim Benzema twice: in the depth, without success (51st) and then in the stride, he addressed an excellent center to the Madrilenian striker who failed to exploit this balloon . No matter, Real Madrid retains his inviolated cage tonight, packets his ticket for the semifinal with a Federico Valverde can be installed at a new position. The usual replacement number one Trio Kroos / Casemiro / Modric unveils all its tactical palette in Zinedine Zidane because of its versatility and ability to adapt to any situation, even in a quarter-finals return of Champions League against Liverpool .
Brumbies seek revenge after Reds repeat
The Brumbies will lick their wounds after another close loss to the Queensland Reds, determined to meet again in the Super Rugby AU final on May 8.The skipper returned from a three-game suspension in Saturday's 24-22 loss to the Reds at Suncorp Stadium, the hosts rallying from 12-0 down to edge ahead with just three minutes to play.
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The Liverpool mess at the end of this back-up, the Jurgen Klopp players will certainly feed up regrets as they missed realism in the Madrilenian surface. Starting with the first failed face-to-face of Salah in front of Courtois (3rd), the Egyptian attacker does not correctly repeat the first-line Sadio leanese discount, it allows courteous to perform a crucial stop. A few minutes later, the pressure returns to the Madrilenian goal, a powerful and well-placed shot of James Milner but again, the Reds go on an excellent courteous. At the 41st minute, Salah is again alerted by lean in the surface but its attempt ends out of frame. His teammate Georginio Wijnaldum will imitate him just after (43rd), where the ball will finish above the opposing cage. In the second half, rebel in the image of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino (46th, 57th, 70th) then Diogo Jota (71st). Liverpool will not be able to say that he has had the opportunities but the Reds have simply let their luck spend, having failed to introduce doubt in Madrilenian minds.
The Reds can beat the Crusaders
What should be clear to most Super Rugby fans is that when the trans-Tasman competition reaches its grand final it will almost certainly feature the Reds and Crusaders. While in recent years we may have written the Reds off in such a game, if this is the final we get, then it will be a hard-fought victory for whoever manages to triumph. Based on the trajectories of both teams, it is looking like the Reds may be favourites for this encounter. This weekend in front of 22,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium we witnessed not just the coming of age of the Reds but the coming of age of James O’Connor.
Roberto Firmino, an additional benefit to forget about Diogo Jota at the tip of the REDS attack, Roberto Firmino failed to weigh in this meeting like these two friends: Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. If the Brazilian striker may be more of the finger, it's because he had very little influence to rock this meeting. In the first time, Liverpool's number 9 was content to win many times to participate in the construction of the game, but it became too absent in the Madrilenian surface. When returning the locker room, it is he who alerted Thibaut Courtois on a typing at a closed angle (46th). Its distant strike just before the game time (57th) looked more like a confession of weakness. He will inherit one last possibility in the 70th minute but his powerful shot in the surface will be countered by Militao. A benefit more to forget about the one that clearly does not display the faces of these last seasons with the English club. As proof, Roberto Firmino no longer found the way for nets since January 28 and a victory against Tottenham (1-3), a screen of 12 matches to which he took part.
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© Panoramic Tops Ben Yedder & Volland, Bonnie & Clyde absolutely invisible for 45 minutes, the two men have registered Two goals of the Monegasque qualification in the semifinal (2-0) . Such two kiliers of cold blood. Ben Yedder first on penalty (54th), in good captain still at ease in the exercise (10 penalties on 18 goals this season) then Volland of a strike as sudden as surprising (61st), in an angle Closed and the wrong foot.