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Un-Australian Activities 2020

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by waiopehu oldboy, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. KiwiM Watty Friend (18)

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    Just on this one - Akira had a very pleasing performance. He has definitely dropped weight, looked typically good ball in hand (powered over for a try), would have scored another try if Telea had passed the ball and not hogged the ball like a typical winger.

    Defensively was where he really stood out - Fox Sports have him down for making 15 tackles - he made a lot of covering tackles on the inside and put his strength to good use in defense.

    Hopefully he can keep it up.
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  2. Dan54 Paul McLean (56)

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    I agree KiwiM, as a real critic of Akira's, I thought Saturday was one of best games I have seen him play for quite some time. He seemed to realise he needs to work off the ball, and we all hope he keeps it up.
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  3. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    I can see a potential flaw in your timeline: I've gone Loss Bleus in my tipping comp & I'm almost certain they've the NZ team I have the least success with i.e. they win when I tip them to lose (Hurricanes just this past week) & lose when I tip them to win. So I'll offer my apologies in advance.
  4. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Tribe: Damian McKenzie, Shaun Stevenson, Tumua Manu, Anton Lienert-Brown, Solomon Alaimalo, Aaron Cruden, Brad Weber, Pita Gus Sowakula, Sam Cane (c), Lachlan Boshier, Mitchell Brown, Michael Allardice, Ross Geldenhuys, Samisoni Taukei'aho, Aidan Ross. Reserves: Bradley Slater, Atu Moli, Reuben O'Neill, Naitoa Ah Kuoi, Mitchell Karpik, Lisati Milo-Harris, Kaleb Trask, Alex Nankivell.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby...hiefs-coach-warren-gatland-selection-headache

    'canes: Jordie Barrett, Kobus van Wyk, Vince Aso, Ngani Laumape, Ben Lam, Fletcher Smith, TJ Perenara (co-captain), Gareth Evans, Du'Plessis Kirifi, Devan Flanders, Isaia Walker-Leawere, James Blackwell, Ben May, Dane Coles (co-captain), Fraser Armstrong. Reserves: Asafo Aumua, Pouri Rakete-Stones, Alex Fidow, Scott Scrafton, Vaea Fifita, Jamie Booth, Billy Proctor, Wes Goosen.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby...-chiefs-clash-following-illdisciplined-defeat
  5. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Clan haven't named their team yet but ASmith & Coltman won't be in it, they've flown home from SA for their NZR-mandated rest week. Pretty bad timing with their season just about on life support.
  6. Dan54 Paul McLean (56)

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    Actually think it good timing, they not going to match Jaguares, so rest them now and have them playing home games.
  7. Dan54 Paul McLean (56)

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    Have to say the Chiefs maybe a touch good, even with a few still out.
    Have to say I don't get excited over van Wyk, think he may chase shadows.
  8. KiwiM Watty Friend (18)

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    Blues team to play Lions on Saturday afternoon.

    A few players out - Tuipulotu and Tuungafasi (both forced AB rest), Robinson (head knock), Eklund and Marchant (both just rest/roation).

    Pleased to see Tolai get another opportunity - he looks like a talent.

    Blues: Stephen Perofeta, Matt Duffie, Rieko Ioane, TJ Faiane (capt), Mark Telea, Otere Black, Sam Nock; Hoskins Sotutu, Blake Gibson, Dalton Papalii, Jacob Pierce, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Sione Mafileo, James Parsons, Karl Tu'inukuafe.

    Reserves: Luteru Tolai, Joe Walsh, Marcel Renata, Aaron Carroll/Sam Caird, Akira Ioane, Jonathan Ruru, Harry Plummer, Emoni Narawa.
  9. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Lions: 15 Tyrone Green, 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Manuel Rass, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies (captain), 9 Andre Warner, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Ruan Vermaak, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Frans van Wyk, 2 Jan-Hemming Campher, 1 Dylan Smit. Substitutes: 16 Pieter Jansen, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 20 Len Massyn, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Shaun Reynolds, 23 Andries Coetzee

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    Sunwolves: 15 James Dargaville, 14 Siosaia Fifita, 13 Keisuke Moriya (co-captain), 12 Ben Te’o, 11 Tautalatasi Tasi, 10 Garth April, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Jake Schatz (co-captain), 7 Mitch Jacobson, 6 Justin Downey, 5 Michael Stolberg, 4 Ben Hyne, 3 Conraad van Vuuren, 2 Efitusi Ma’afu, 1 Nic Mayhe. Substitutes: 16 Jaba Bregvadze, 17 Jarred Adams, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 Kotaro Yatabe, 20 Brendon O’Connor, 21 Naoto Saito, 22 Shogo Nakano, 23 Yoshizumi Takeda.

    Crusaders: George Bridge, Sevu Reece, Braydon Ennor, Dallas McLeod, Leicester Faingaanuku, Brett Cameron, Bryn Hall (c), Cullen Grace, Tom Christie, Sione Havili, Mitchell Dunshea, Luke Romano, Oliver Jager, Brodie McAlister, George Bower. Reserves: Hugh Roach, Isi Tuungafasi, Michael Alaalatoa, Whetukamokamo Douglas, Tom Sanders, Ere Enari, Fergus Burke, Manasa Mataele.

    And yes, new CruSadist Hugh Roach is former 'tah & Reb Hugh Roach:

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby.ebels-hooker-hugh-roach-rushed-into-crusaders
  10. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    Saffer match of the weekend
    Teams:
    Sharks
    15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ox Nche
    Substitutes: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Sanele Nohamba, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Madosh Tambwe
    Stormers
    15 Damian Willemse, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Johan du Toit, 6 Ernst van Rhyn, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain).
    Substitutes: 16 Chad Solomon, 17 Kwenzo Blose, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Cobus Wiese, 20 Jaco Coetzee, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 Rikus Pretorius, 23 Sergeal Petersen.
  11. Dan54 Paul McLean (56)

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    The Clan playing in an empty stadium, as I expect all games will be within a couple of weeks. I woudn't be surprised if this the last games we will be able to go to for quite some time.
  12. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    ^ I reckon they're just waiting for a player to test positive so they can pull the plug on it without getting sued by broadcasters, venue owners, sponsors, bookies, or a combination thereof. Will be interesting to see how many turn up to the games that aren't closed-door, esp with that punter at the Rebs game last week having come down with the virus.
  13. zer0 Alan Cameron (40)

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    Well I, for one, was planning to go see the Blues smite the Hurricanes for the second time this season.

    In an ideal world the stadium will be open, but most people will be too scared to go, meaning it''d be virtually empty. Then I can relay my verbal abuse at those yellow dandies from the comforts of the West Stand, rather than having to sully myself by descending to the lower levels.
  14. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Tribe concede first points again.

    Holy shit, Atu Moli out there 10min in & doesn't look like Geldenhuys is injured. Rather odd, that.
  15. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Horrorcanes need to be careful here: three penalties in three minutes & Jaco with the whistle isn't a good recipe.

    Edit: Tribe may have scored under penalty advantage so penalty clock may get reset, that seems to be Jaco's MO. Onfield decision try, replay looks OK so Tribe go ahead. Boshier gets the meat pie, Cruden the extras, 10-7.
  16. Dismal Pillock John Hipwell (52)

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    Canes had the energy. Although at the death for Chiffs to defend 35 phases for zero yards gain and then that dipshit #8 with the laziest late hit in rugby history to undo allllll the work has to hurt

    wft is shrieking cock warbler TJ going on about Super Rugby schedule being "unrelenting" and "next weeks game" etc. Is he even aware of what is going on on planet earth? Wake up doofus, Super Rugby schedule is about to "relent" for a VERY, VERY FUCKING LONG TIME MATE
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  17. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    ^ yeah but he's not allowed to say that, is he. No more than you're allowed to say "buy this mansion NOW before we let Gunston Renovations loose on it tomorrow & they reduce it to rubble".
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  18. Dismal Pillock John Hipwell (52)

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    ha, I suppose he isnt. if I was calling the match its all I7d talk about.

    "That ruck is a big slobbering mess of a petris dish. Wow, I think I can feel my hazmat heating up all the way up here."

    "May as well go hard fellas, we'll all be dead by Xmas."

    "Wow, what a great match that was, time for the post-match hand shakes. Talk about a death wish."
  19. Dan54 Paul McLean (56)

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    By geez that was a game and a half wasn't it. I can watch rugby like that any old time, I bet there are 2 teams that won't be very keen on doing much tomorrow, they just run themselves to a standstill. I didn't think the Canes had it in them, but theer you go.

    Chiefs I was real impressed with DMac, Boshier (again) Cane (That bastard has big engine) and Cruden.
    Canes Kirifi, Lumpy, Jordie ,Lam were all good , but though Evans was close to MOTM.
  20. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Events at FMG last night mean it's now possible for Loss Bleus to not just overtake the Cantabs+6 other Unions, but sit atop the NZ Conference!

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