Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by waiopehu oldboy, May 7, 2020.
A dearth of spectators at sky stadium, too. Hopefully that's not a sign of things to come.
& what came after:
Gotta say I'm not a fan of Magpies' grey & black Swanndri look.
^ nor are Cantabs who've obviously spent the week practicing tackling guys wearing black & white hoops therefore utterly flummoxed by these grey & black camo gears.
Yep strange not seeing the hoops!
OK so the jerseys are to do with the Rural Support Network* which I'm totally onboard with BUT if you're all about raising awareness of things that are mostly kept quiet, why keep quiet about the purpose of the jersey?
Edit: RSN being a support group trying to address the shocking mental health issues/ stats in NZ's* rural communities.
Edit: Australia's stats in that regard being at least as awful.
If he had his time again I wonder if Cantab's captain, with his side up 19-15 with not much time left, would take the three or the lineout?
Well well well Good on the Magpies. Didn't catch whole game was was out for a meal, but was pleased to see result, always good to see championship sides tip the Prem sides as well as mmy other resons that will become clear in a few weeks.
^ swapping sunny SEQ for sunny Hawke's Bay, eh Dan?
Taranaki's Shield tenure begins today. Scheduled future challengers are:
1/11 Counties Manukau
15/11 Hawkes Bay
Should Aucks take it Tasman get first challenge so I'll be taking a deep breath, holding my nose & whispering "Go Aucks"
Try-saving strip from Boshier but had at least one knee on the ground so surely that's PT Otago?
I guess you don't have to put the ball on the ground to score a try anymore.. criminally bad.
Shield appears to be on the move & 'naki about to join the "only held it for seven days" club (Hawkes Bay have the shortest tenure of them all, six days in 2013).
Edit: Otago's remaining home games are Hawkes Bay, Counties Manukau, Northland, & Tasman. I may be spared the discomfort of being an Auck supporter for a day .
It was mentioned in commentary that M10 has golden point & I'm thinking the Red Card replacement after 20 minutes may also have carried over: when the BoP guy got carded on Friday night there was a countdown clock in the red tab on the graphic but it came & went so wasn't sure if it was legit. Anyone know for sure?
Meanwhile at Eden Park...
I would ordinarily say it will be there for Tasman, but after the Bay's game yesterday I not sure.
Random little bit of Shield trivia.
Wikipedia tells me he has 65 caps for Wellington from 1994-2000. If that's right, then that's quite the wee achievement. Though I do wonder whether it includes matches missed due to injury or some such? Or could be a typo and meant to be successful challenges.
EDIT: So if this list is comprehensive, then Wellington had challenges in 1995 and 1999.
In better news for Auckland they may have found a new option for 9 - Funaki on debut was a huge step up from Ruru. He should be the starting 9 for the season and let him develop.
The beauty of this comp huh KiwiM, and why I like it we keep seeing these young fellas coming through, Waikato got a couple of handy young 9s too.
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