Just like 2020, the Reds and Brumbies will face off in the Super Rugby AU Grand Final this Saturday night.
Queensland heads into this game fresh and full of confidence after earning a bye last weekend while the Brumbies had to slog through a tough 80+ minutes against the Force.
As much fun as the story of the Western Force has been over the last few months, this is far and away the best case scenario for the Super Rugby AU Grand Final considering the recent history between the Reds and Brumbies.
Both contests this year came right down to the wire with the Reds winning both games by two points.
Last year’s decider between these teams in Canberra also was a tight affair with the Brumbies holding on for a 28-23 win.
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The Reds head into this game as deserved favourites following a 7-1 regular season, only losing a dead rubber (for them) in Perth in the final round.
It has not always been smooth sailing for Brad Thorn and his team however they have found different ways to win games and their home and away series against the Brumbies provides a perfect summary of that.
In Canberra they scored 40 points to stun the Brumbies after falling into an early 17-0 hole while the return game in Brisbane required a much more resolute and mature approach, to hold on for a 24-22 win.
There is no chance they blow the Brumbies out of the water here but the bye could be critical for them here.
Queensland should have the edge and I’ll back them to cover the small line as they score an insurance try late.