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Super Rugby Rnd 2 2020 Lions v Reds @ Jo'burg - Sunday 12:05am AEDT

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by emuarse, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. emuarse Dick Tooth (41)

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    Did I read this correctly - that the Lions are hosting the Reds in Dubai.
    It suggests they're giving away home town advantage for some pieces of silver.
    The Lions just got tossed by the Jaguars in Argentina & have to travel back to Dubai, so I'm thinking the Reds could be in a good space here for a win.
    High temperatures shouldn't worry them after the torrid conditions they've experienced in trial games & in Canberra.Unless this is an indoor game?
    I'm tipping the Reds.
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  2. Dctarget Peter Johnson (47)

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    Super Rugby website has it being played at Emirates Park in Johannesburg.
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  3. Strewthcobber Paul McLean (56)

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    Tongan Thor is wresting snakes in Montecasino on Instagram. Long way from Dubai...
  4. The Nomad Bob Loudon (25)

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    Emirates Airline Park = Ellis Park
  5. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    This seems like something worth checking before writing the post about it.
  6. Finsbury Girl Ron Walden (29)

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    Too much to ask for date & time in the OP, OP?

    We've had success @ Ellis Park vs the Vaalies in the past, let's hope it's a performance worthy of the 1995 visitors.



    ps Slats, what a bloody legend
  7. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    Big test for the Lions. They are much better then that scoreline against the Jaquares.
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  8. Sully John Eales (66)

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    I think a lot of things fall in the Lions favour. Home game. Altitude. The Reds youthfulness. Lions game to lose.
  9. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    The Lions have a very talented youthfulness in that backline. Then Junkies set them all back with his prymary school vision.
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  10. gel Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Lions will run away with it in the second half after the reds collapse under an increasingly savage penalty count.

    It won't be that any of the penalties were undeserved, it'll just be that the lions won't be penalised at all for doing the very same things.

    Oh and two tries will be disallowed by the TMO for forward passes after reviewing it in extreme super slow motion indicating that they have absolutely no understanding of physics whatsoever.
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  11. emuarse Dick Tooth (41)

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    I need to stop reading the Brisbane Times.It was probably a staff member who saw 'Emirates', and substituted Dubai:oops:
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  12. Simon. Bob Loudon (25)

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    Yep. Every touring side in SA suffers from this but the Reds have a particularly torrid time of it, perhaps because their discipline has been suspect anyway the last few years.

    Two other predictions based on bitter experience of staying up til 3am over the years. One, the commentators will spend the whole second half lamenting, with an impressive lack of self-awareness, the woefully bad discipline of the Reds in comparison to their pristine Lions.

    Two, during a stoppage in play the local broadcaster will put up endless slow motion replays on the big screen that show a Reds player making slight contact above the shoulder in a tackle until the ref notices and calls time off. 5 minutes of angles later the Reds player will be yellow carded. Later on a Reds player will be left shitminced on the ground after a late tackle in back play that the broadcaster manages to avoid showing any replays of whatsoever, so even the home viewers only see it for a split second.
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  13. Beer Baron Vay Wilson (31)

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    At least Mr Siggs will have no role..
  14. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    It would seem that Josh Nasser will be in line to make his debut off the bench. Not sure who for. Big step up.
  15. TSR Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Big indeed.
  16. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    1. JP Smith – GPS
    2. Alex Mafi – Bond University
    3. Taniela Tupou – Brothers
    4. Izack Rodda – Easts
    5. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto – Souths
    6. Angus Scott-Young – University of Queensland
    7. Liam Wright © – Easts
    8. Harry Wilson – Brothers
    9. Tate McDermott – University of Queensland
    10. James O’Connor – Brothers
    11. Henry Speight – Bond University
    12. Hamish Stewart – Brothers
    13. Jordan Petaia – Wests
    14. Jock Campbell – University of Queensland
    15. Bryce Hegarty – GPS

    16. Sean Farrell* – Souths
    17. Dane Zander – Norths
    18. Josh Nasser* – University of Queensland
    19. Angus Blyth – Bond University
    20. Seru Uru – Easts
    21. Moses Sorovi – Wests
    22. Isaac Lucas - Sunnybank
    23. Hunter Paisami – Wests



    Looking forward to some reactions from the fans to the team for round 2...
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  17. Dctarget Peter Johnson (47)

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    Eh I actually like it. Stewart is a talent and it's a shame to keep him out of the team. Lucas will continue to get experience from the bench.
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  18. redstragic Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Lucas dropped to the bench? Wonder if this is on performance last weekend or because of the conditions they'll be playing in?
  19. Dctarget Peter Johnson (47)

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    Glad to see Rodda back, put Dangunu on the wing and that's pretty handy team.
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  20. Strewthcobber Paul McLean (56)

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    How many 10s have started for Thorn in these three season?

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