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Highlander v Rebels - Sat 3:15pm

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by KevinO, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. KevinO Peter Johnson (47)

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    This is a interesting one, Highlanders currently sit in 6th spot and the Rebels in 8th.

    Rebels need to win to secure a final spot and not have to worry about the Sharks v Jaguar's game. Ideal for the Rebels is a win and a Sharks win to secure 7th and a possible trip to Sydney instead of Christchurch.

    Highlanders can't reach 5th, a loss and Jaguar's win is the best scenario for them to currently avoid a trip to SA. Do they rest there stars for next week?

    This contest is nearly the most influential game towards finals this weekend.
  2. oztimmay Greg Davis (50)

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    Glen Jackson to ref our game.
  3. RugbyReg Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    Ben Skeen the TMO
  4. Derpus Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Well at least we'll have something to talk (bitch?) about after the match.
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  5. Scrubber2050 Mark Ella (57)

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    Purely depends on the result, doesn't it ?
  6. Derpus Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Depends. I think the complaints about quantity of dead time due to TMO's watching the same video 67 times are fairly neutral.
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  7. oztimmay Greg Davis (50)

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    Interesting article here. Aside from losing their first-choice Tighthead, they also need to rest a nubmer of ABs. Cully also thinks they may be better served with a loss.

    Don't think the TH loss is that big, given they have former Rebel, Tyrell Lomax.

  8. Scrubber2050 Mark Ella (57)

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    I really don't have a problem with TMO's taking time. Time is off.

    AS LONG AS THEY GET THE DECISION RIGHT ! Sometimes they don't
  9. Brumby Runner Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Time might be off Scrubber, but it sure fucks with the continuity of the game.
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  10. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Highlanders due to sit out Aaron and Ben Smith, Waisake Naholo and Luke Whitelock.

    Tokelahi and Buckman also out with injury.

    Given a loss for the Highlanders probably means a trip to Sydney rather than South Africa or Argentina there's not a lot of incentive for the Highlanders to win.

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  11. cyclopath Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    I look at this thread title and all I see is...
    christopher-lambert-highlander.jpg
  12. Sully Rod McCall (65)

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    That movie where the Scottish character has a Belgian accent and the Spanish character has a Scottish accent.
    But as you know 'there can be only one!'

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  13. waiopehu oldboy Phil Kearns (64)

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    Clan should've rested their AB last week, now they're going into this week without them & on the back of consecutive 23-point losses. Not exactly confidence building. I can't imagine they'd want to go into the KO phase with three losses behind them.
  14. KevinO Peter Johnson (47)

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    DHP is out, did not train today

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  15. Rebels3 Nev Cottrell (35)

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    If only Coleman had taken the 3 for the draw against the Jags, both teams would be on 36points and a bonus point would be potentially enough for finals. If the Rebels make it, then they have done it the hardest possible way.

    Smart rugby isn’t a trademark of this team but they try damn hard week in week out. Fingers crossed they get a result, would be a proud supporter.
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  16. waiopehu oldboy Phil Kearns (64)

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    Highlanders: Josh Ioane, Waisake Naholo, Thomas Umaga-Jensen, Tei Walden, Tevita Li, Lima Sopoaga, Kayne Hammington, Liam Squire, James Lentjes (captain), Shannon Frizell, Jackson Hemopo, Alex Ainley, Tyrel Lomax, Liam Coltman, Aki Seuili. Reserves: Greg Pleasants-Tate, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Kalolo Tuiloma, Tom Franklin, Dillon Hunt, Josh Renton, Matt Faddes, Josh McKay.
  17. Blake Ward Prentice (10)

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    Far from the Highlanders strongest team. If Sopoaga has a bad day, rebels are a real shot.
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  18. Blake Ward Prentice (10)

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    Wow really DHP out? Thought he was a certainty. Genia - Coleman will be huge calls.
  19. Rebels3 Nev Cottrell (35)

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    rugby.com.au this morning was reporting that Genia and DHP trained yesterday and that Coleman missed the session. Looking like he might miss out but the other 2 in.

    What ever the combo any one of those three is a blow
  20. Blake Ward Prentice (10)

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    shit, all 3 are out.

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