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Sunwolves v Lions Rnd 1 2016

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by mst, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. mst Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Match: Sunwolves v Lions @ Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo
    Date: Saturday 27 February 2016
    Kick-Off: 13:15 local (15:15 AEDT )
    Referee: Ben O'Keeffe
    AR1: Shuhei Kubo
    AR2: Aki Aso
    TMO: Takashi Hareda

    Sunwolves
    15 Riaan Viljoen
    14 Akihito Yamada
    13 Harumichi Tatekawa
    12 Yu Tamura
    11 Yasutaka Sasakura
    10 Tusi Pisi
    9 Atsushi Hiwasa
    8 Edward Quirk
    7 Andrew Durutalo
    6 Liaki Moli
    5 Hitoshi Ono
    4 Timothy Vond
    3 Shinnosuke Kakinaga
    2 Shota Horie (c)
    1 Keith Inagaki.

    Replacements : 16 Masataka Mikami, 17 Takeshi Kizu, 18 Koki Yamamoto, 19 Shinya Makabe, 20 Yoshiya Hosoda, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Derek Carpenter, 23 Hajime Yamashata.

    Lions
    15 Andries Coetzee
    14 Ruan Combrinck
    13 Lionel Mapoe
    12 Howard Mnisi
    11 Courtnall Skosan
    10 Elton Jantjies
    9 Faf de Klerk
    8 Warren Whiteley (c)
    7 Warwick Tecklenburg
    6 Jaco Kriel
    5 Franco Mostert
    4 Andries Ferreira
    3 Julian Redelinghuys
    2 Robbie Coetzee
    1 Ruan Dreyer

    Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Robert Kruger, 20 Ruan Ackermann, 21 Jaco van der Walt, 22 Harold Vorster, 23 Rohan Janse van Rensburg

    Springbok flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff has been dumped by the Emirates Lions team ahead of their three-week tour of Japan and New Zealand this week.

    Interesting to note that the 2 AR's and TMO are all Japanese.
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    If anyone remembers this pitch from the Top League GF a few weeks ago it was in horrible condition, looks like they have worked hard to improve it but still looks pretty average on the fringes.

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  3. mst Ken Catchpole (46)

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  5. mst Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Spot the Aussie!!!!!!:p Capture.JPG Spot the Aussie..JPG
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  6. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

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    Edward Quirk?!?! Did his mother write the team sheet?
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  7. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    and he's in trouble for moving away from Brisbane!
  8. mst Ken Catchpole (46)

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    The Japanese love to it formally, and properly.

    I can wait to hear the ground announcer read the players names as they run out - especially the Saffa players names!!!:p
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  9. Forcefield Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I'd be surprised if both the Sunwolves and the Kings don't get towelled by 30+.
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  10. yourmatesam Bob Davidson (42)

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    I'm just keen to see the Sunwolves mascot "Pinging" get around the ground. I'm really looking forward to this game, it will be interesting to see what they bring to the table.
  11. Omar Comin' Chilla Wilson (44)

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    I just hope the Sunwolves don't get hammered. I think on paper they could be competitive with a team like the Lions, but having only a couple of weeks together before the season is such a huge disadvantage.
  12. mst Ken Catchpole (46)

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    It would be great to see them be competitive. Looks like they are going to have a pretty decent following, jerseys have apparently sold out at both the ground and Canterbury shops.
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  13. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Anyone seen anything on how ticket sales are going?
  14. Omar Comin' Chilla Wilson (44)

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    I've heard this first home game is sold out. Apparently the jerseys too.
  15. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    So ~27K. Great effort first up, there's NZ teams that can't get that many to front & we're supposedly all mad keen on the game.

    I expect thevLions to win, hopefully the Sunwolves at least do enough to keep most of those ~27K coming back.
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  16. WorkingClassRugger Steve Williams (59)

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    Evidently the first few home games are sold out. Good start for the franchise.
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  17. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^ including those in Singapore, no doubt :)
  18. Omar Comin' Chilla Wilson (44)

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    I don't think the Singapore games are sold out. It's a big stadium in Singapore, and I doubt many there would feel a true affiliation with the team.
  19. Crashy Alex Ross (28)

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    Massive crowd have turned up. great to see. Horrid scrum tho.
  20. WorkingClassRugger Steve Williams (59)

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    Sorry, I meant the games in Tokyo.

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