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Auckland Blues To Infinity and Beyond

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by cyclopath, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Teh Other Dave Trevor Allan (34)

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    Just like the local netball-basketball-tennis-futsal-korfball courts
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  2. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Different colours: white for common lines, red for rugby and yellow for league. Simple. Lots of grounds do it.
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  3. Show-n-go Banned

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    not sure they'll even bother, a lot of stadiums aren't true on their dimensions anyway
  4. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Don't league fields already have red for 40 & 20m lines re: 40/20 rule & white for everything else? Remember too that both Loss Bleus & Once-were's find standard field markings a challenge at times....
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  5. Teh Other Dave Trevor Allan (34)

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    Maybe fresh green and white paint between fixtures, as they normally do between codes on different days. Or just make them play on an AFL oval ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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  6. Dismal Pillock John Hipwell (52)

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  7. zer0 Alan Cameron (40)

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    First player swap for the NZR-Harlequins relationship goes to the Blues, of all places.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby...n-england-centre-joe-marchant-for-2020-season

    Apparently he's quite a good young player who basically carries Harlequins. If that is indeed the case, I can only surmise that this is some sort of NFL draft situation where a good player is getting sent to the shittiest team. Not that I'm complaining, mind.

    EDIT: Though I'll admit, when I saw the title of "Blues sign England centre", without any further information, I was bracing for it to be a full Blues situation where they (re)signed Piers Francis.
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  8. Dismal Pillock John Hipwell (52)

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    Whoever he is, he is now the unanimous 2020 Auckland Blues Designated Messiah. The full weight of the 2020 campaign and all hopes, dreams and expectations must be heaped on the shoulders of this young and unknown foreigner.

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    "All Hail the random Englishman."
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  9. Dan54 Paul McLean (56)

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    mind you what difference will a centre make if you got a crap pack and no decent 9 & 10!! Thay don't even sight BB until season is basically finished!
  10. Dismal Pillock John Hipwell (52)

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    So, in Auckland Blues language, week 4
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  11. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    2020 BLUES 2020 SQUAD (A-Z)
    Beauden Barrett, Otere Black, Finlay Christie, Caleb Clarke, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Matt Duffie, Kurt Eklund, TJ Faiane, Blake Gibson, Josh Goodhue, Jack Heighton, Alex Hodgman, Jordan Hyland, Akira Ioane, Rieko Ioane, Tony Lamborn, Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Sione Mafileo, Joe Marchant, Emoni Narawa, Ray Niuia, Sam Nock, Jared Page, Dalton Papalii, James Parsons, Stephen Perofeta, Jacob Pierce, Harry Plummer, Marcel Renata, Waimana Riedlinger-Kapa, Tom Robinson, Jonathan Ruru, Hoskins Sotutu, Mark Telea, Tanielu Tele'a, James Tucker, Karl Tu'inukuafe, Patrick Tuipulotu, Ofa Tuungafasi, Baden Wardlaw.
  12. Dismal Pillock John Hipwell (52)

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    No Leni Apisai, thank Christ they got shot of that lard pudding speedbump.

    In related news,
    ffs

    Poor Otere Black.
    • Signs for Blues to get some game time away from Beaudy.
    • Gets injured for a whole year.
    • Comes back and plays like shit.
    • Beaudy joins the team.
    Still, 1st 5 stocks of Plummer, Beaudy, Black and Perofuture. SURELY even the Blues can't lavea it up from here...
  13. Dismal Pillock John Hipwell (52)

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    New Blues jersey looks like shattered glass.

    Only fitting really.

    #shattered_hopes
    #shattered_dreams




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  14. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    At least it's not sharted arse.
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  15. Dismal Pillock John Hipwell (52)

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    You've probably just given whatever evil malicious troll designs the Blues jerseys the idea for a shartacular mottled brown training jersey.

    WFT is wrong with basic Auckland blue and white HOOPS on the RUGBY jersey? Like the rugby jerseys used to have in the old days. Stuff all this experimental psychedelic wank
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  16. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Good God Cyclo, you can't unsee that!
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  17. Teh Other Dave Trevor Allan (34)

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    That's an interesting ballistic pattern there Cyclo
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  18. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Ballistics, you say? Better call this guy.
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  19. KiwiM Watty Friend (18)

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    Blues leadership group for 2020

    Patrick Tuipulotu (captain)
    Rieko Ioane
    Tom Robinson
    James Parsons

    so basically a swap of Robinson and Gibson from last year. I wonder if that means Robinson at 6 and Papalii at 7.

    Doug Howlett has been involved in the Blues preseason camps - interesting.
  20. zer0 Alan Cameron (40)

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    It'll be a real shame if Gibson's career is curbed, or even prematurely ended, by injuries.

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