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Nz domestic rugby 2020

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by waiopehu oldboy, May 7, 2020.

  1. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    FTR:

    South 36 (Will Jordan 2, Nepo Lauala, Jordie Barrett, Tyrel Lomax tries; Barrett 4 con, pen) North 35 (Rieko Ioane 2, Damian McKenzie, Aaron Smith, Ash Dixon tries; McKenzie 5 con). HT: 17-14.

    Highlights to follow once the either the NI Editor stops crying or the SI Editor stops, um, not crying...



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  2. Dan54 Andrew Slack (58)

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    :) Geez there going to be some good players missing out on ABs.
  3. Dan54 Andrew Slack (58)

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    And f*** off!!
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  4. zer0 Bob Davidson (42)

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    Ash Dixon is from Christchurch and Mitch Hunt -- who basically gave Will Jordan a congratulatory pat on the back as he guided him in for the winning try -- is from Nelson.

    The prosecution rests, m'lud.
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  5. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    ^ shouldn't have poached them, then, eh? :)
  6. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Highlights vid a bit slow coming off the presses so to speak so here's something to keep your interest up in the interim:

  7. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Here be highlights:

  8. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Team to be named at 11 local & they're talking about there being 38 on the assumption a 14-day quarantine in Aus will be required at some point so need to bulk up the depth chart.

    But yes, some good 'uns are gunna miss out & some less-good are gunna make it solely on what position(s) they play: if you'd told me this time last year that Dunshea or Strange would be an AB in 12 months I'd have said you were dreaming but nek minnit...
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  9. Dan54 Andrew Slack (58)

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    Gotta say , I sneakily like the look of that young Naki lock, I suspect he might turn into a good un. how bad is Pari pari's injury?
  10. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Just to alay any lingering doubts as to the outcome of last night's rugby football match at sky stadium Wellywood...

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  11. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Pari Pari has had surgery & is gone for the year. Vaa'i does look promising but is only 20, I'm not sure it's a good idea throwing someone that young into Test footy as we've seen in the past that it doesn't always work & can damage or even destroy a young guy's self-confidence. Dunshea ain't flashy but he's experienced, as is Strange.
  12. Dan54 Andrew Slack (58)

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    Yep I know Vaa'i is only a kid, but there is 2 things to consider, a squad of 38 would allow for 4-5 locks, so get him starting to work, and secondly if there is a tests this year it is likely only against Wallabies, and not sure they will have locks that are going to give any young uns too much curry. I would still be taking Dunshea or/and Scrafton
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  13. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    ^ isn't *only against Wallabies* a touch dusrespuctful to our Strayan maaates?

    Point taken though, there's probably room in a 38 for a coupla guys who won't get any actual game time & on that basis Vaa'i wouldn't be the worst AB selection ever made.

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  14. Dismal Pillock Tony Shaw (54)

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    Think Reece could be slightly in the poo. Can't play FB and suddenly Jordan is looking a better option. Although Fozzie being Fozzie he'll probably just pick the exact same incumbent squad from the RWC semi just to not rock the boat.

    Can't pick these guys for test rugby at lock. Aussie boofhead giants like the Arnold's and Coleman's would toy with them at lineout time

    Not much option though, NZ just doesnt seem to grow the tall timber these days. Or, if they do, they'd rather play BounceBall.
  15. Dan54 Andrew Slack (58)

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    Nothing disrespectful about it WOB, I think most honest Aus rugby followers will say they haven't got big mean locks at moment that will eat up young fellas. That only really comes after years of experience at real top level.
  16. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    All Blacks available for round one of the Mitre 10 Cup

    Friday, 7:05pm: North Harbour v Canterbury in Albany

    North Harbour: Karl Tu'inukuafe.

    Canterbury: Codie Taylor, Samuel Whitelock, Cullen Grace, Richie Mo'unga and George Bridge.

    Saturday, 2:05pm: Waikato v Wellington in Hamilton

    Waikato: Anton Lienert-Brown and Damian McKenzie.

    Wellington: Asafo Aumua, Ardie Savea and TJ Perenara.

    Saturday, 4:35pm: Otago v Auckland in Dunedin

    Auckland: Alex Hodgman, Ofa Tuungafasi, Patrick Tuipulotu, Akira Ioane, Hoskins Sotutu, Rieko Ioane and Caleb Clarke.

    Saturday, 7:35pm: Counties Manukau v Tasman in Pukekohe

    Counties Manukau: Nepo Laulala and Dalton Papalii.

    Tasman: Tyrel Lomax, Shannon Frizell, Sevu Reece and Will Jordan.

    Sunday, 2:05pm: Northland v Manawatū in Whangarei

    Northland: Jack Goodhue.

    Manawatū: Aaron Smith.

    Sunday, 2:05pm: Taranaki v Bay of Plenty in Inglewood

    Taranaki: Tupou Vaa'i and Jordie Barrett.

    Sunday, 4:35pm: Southland v Hawke's Bay in Invercargill

    Hawke's Bay: Brad Weber.

    No Beaugan (unspecified minor injury), Ennor (ruptured ACL), Strange (sternum) or Coles (calf). Moody & Cane yet to be confirmed but Cane has declared himself fit.
  17. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Just one more sleep...

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  20. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Mo'unga will make his 50th Cantab appearance off the bench:

    Canterbury: Josh McKay, George Bridge, Dallas McLeod, Rameka Poihipi, Manasa Mataele, Brett Cameron, Ere Enari, Cullen Grace, Billy Harmon, Reed Prinsep (c), Sam Whitelock, Luke Romano, Fletcher Newell, Codie Taylor, Joe Moody. Reserves: Shilo Klein, Finlay Brewis, Tamaiti Williams, Mitch Dunshea, Whetukamokamo Douglas, Mitchell Drummond, Richie Mo’unga, Isaiah Punivai.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby...k-richie-mounga-to-notch-canterbury-milestone

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