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Brisbane lays claim to Title Town

By Laine Clark 08/07/2011 03:53:48 PM Comments (0)

Melbourne, the sporting capital of the world?

It won't be able to lay claim to being sporting capital of Australia if the Queensland Reds complete a fairytale victory in Saturday night's Super Rugby final.

Already Brisbane could justifiably apply to be re-named "Title Town".

Both the Brisbane Roar men's and women's soccer teams have claimed championship success, not to mention the city's undefeated Firebirds netball side.

And who could forget Queensland's emotional 34-24 win on Wednesday night at Suncorp Stadium that sealed a sixth straight State of Origin rugby league series?

Well, shattered NSW coach Ricky Stuart for one, but that is another story.

Yep, Brisbanites have good reason to have a spring in their step.

But that could change to a click of the heels if the Reds down the Crusaders at Suncorp Stadium.

Mind you, the Reds have some hard acts to follow.

After finishing second-last the previous A-League season, the men's Roar team went on a record 28-game unbeaten streak to win the 2010-11 championship.

And how - they came back from 2-0 down in the final with 15 minutes left in extra time, much to the delirium of a sold-out Suncorp Stadium.

The Firebirds did their best to upstage them, going through the entire season unbeaten to not only make their finals debut but claim a maiden title.

It's remarkable stuff - and then there are the Reds.

It has been 10 years since they made the finals - indeed they finished in the bottom three from 2004-09.

And it was only four years ago they endured their greatest humiliation - a 92-3 loss to South Africa's Bulls.

They were once a punchline - but now the Reds get the chance to have the last laugh.

It seems Brisbane teams can do no wrong - no pressure then, you Broncos.

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