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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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    A dearth of spectators at sky stadium, too. Hopefully that's not a sign of things to come.
  2. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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  3. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    MOTR highlights:



    & what came after:

  4. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Gotta say I'm not a fan of Magpies' grey & black Swanndri look.
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  5. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    ^ 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.
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  6. Dan54 Andrew Slack (58)

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    Yep strange not seeing the hoops!
  7. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    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.
  8. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    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?

  9. Dan54 Andrew Slack (58)

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    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.
  10. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    ^ swapping sunny SEQ for sunny Hawke's Bay, eh Dan?
  11. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Taranaki's Shield tenure begins today. Scheduled future challengers are:

    10/10 Auckland
    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" :)
  12. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Try-saving strip from Boshier but had at least one knee on the ground so surely that's PT Otago?
  13. ACR Dick Tooth (41)

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    I guess you don't have to put the ball on the ground to score a try anymore.. criminally bad.
  14. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    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 :).
  15. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    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?
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    Highlights:



    Meanwhile at Eden Park...

  17. Dan54 Andrew Slack (58)

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    I would ordinarily say it will be there for Tasman, but after the Bay's game yesterday I not sure.
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  18. zer0 Bob Davidson (42)

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    Random little bit of Shield trivia.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby...auckland-but-super-rugby-job-looms-for-future

    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.
  19. KiwiM Syd Malcolm (24)

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    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.
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  20. Dan54 Andrew Slack (58)

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    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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