Last Friday was the start of the Super Rugby season. It has started a week earlier this year because the British and Irish Lions are coming to Australia on a tour in June. The Lions only tour Australia every twelve years so it is eagerly anticipated. I have already got my ticket to see the Rebels play the Lions.
The matches played last week were those in what they call the Australian Conference, meaning those teams in Australia, not New Zealand or South Africa. If you have followed my blog for a while you will know that I support the Melbourne Rebels and used to support the ACT Brumbies. My change of allegiance was because I moved from Canberra and the Melbourne Rebels was a new team, closer to my new home.
Last week the Rebels were top of the ladder for a night! They have never been top of the ladder before so it was a time of celebration. The reason we were top of the ladder is we defeated the Western Force and our game was the first game played for the season. You can read a match report here.
The following night the Queensland Reds played the ACT Brumbies and the Brumbies defeated the Reds 24 – 6. Although both the Brumbies and the Rebels won their match the Brumbies are now top of the table with a better for and against. Top of the table was good while it lasted!
I love watching rugby and I have decided to go down to Melbourne to watch the Brumbies play the Rebels next week. I hope it will be a good game. It was a beautiful night last Friday so hopefully the weather will be similar this week.