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TT Rd 2 - Chiefs v Brumbies, Sat 22nd May, 5.05pm AEST, FMG Waikato

waiopehu oldboy

Jason Little (69)
Tribe: Chase Tiatia, Bailyn Sullivan, Anton Lienert-Brown, Alex Nankivell, Jonah Lowe, Damian McKenzie, Brad Weber (c), Luke Jacobson, Lachlan Boshier, Liam Messam, Tupou Vaa’i, Josh Lord, Sione Mafileo, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Aidan Ross. Reserves: Bradley Slater, Ollie Norris, Atu Moli, Zane Kapeli, Pita Gus Sowakula, Xavier Roe, Rameka Poihipi, Kaleb Trask.

Good to see Atu Moli back after his injury woes.

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/s...cond-yearlong-injury-absence-to-face-brumbies
 

Dan54

Michael Lynagh (62)
Tribe: Chase Tiatia, Bailyn Sullivan, Anton Lienert-Brown, Alex Nankivell, Jonah Lowe, Damian McKenzie, Brad Weber (c), Luke Jacobson, Lachlan Boshier, Liam Messam, Tupou Vaa’i, Josh Lord, Sione Mafileo, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Aidan Ross. Reserves: Bradley Slater, Ollie Norris, Atu Moli, Zane Kapeli, Pita Gus Sowakula, Xavier Roe, Rameka Poihipi, Kaleb Trask.

Good to see Atu Moli back after his injury woes.

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/s...cond-yearlong-injury-absence-to-face-brumbies

Yep great to see Moli. Not real sure of DMac at 10 again this week, I really think he looking tired, he has played a lot of rugby, and a they seem to be putting a lot of pressure on him to carry the team each week.
 

MarkJ

Johnnie Wallace (23)
PLUS500 BRUMBIES SUPER RUGBY TRANS-TASMAN ROUND TWO TEAM
1. Scott Sio
2. Lachlan Lonergan
3. Allan Alaalatoa (c)
4. Darcy Swain
5. Nick Frost
6. Henry Stowers
7. Rory Scott
8. Rob Valetini
9. Ryan Lonergan
10. Noah Lolesio
11. Tom Wright
12. Irae Simone
13. Len Ikitau
14. Solomone Kata
15. Tom Banks

REPLACEMENTS
16. Connal McInerney
17. Harry Lloyd
18. Tom Ross
19. Tom Hooper
20. Tom Cusack
21. Issak Fines-Leleiwasa
22. Bayley Kuenzle
23. Mack Hansen
 

MarkJ

Johnnie Wallace (23)
Lonergan starts at hooker and McInerney returns from injury, so no room for Faingaa. Cusack also returns from injury via the bench.
 

waiopehu oldboy

Jason Little (69)
Yep great to see Moli. Not real sure of DMac at 10 again this week, I really think he looking tired, he has played a lot of rugby, and a they seem to be putting a lot of pressure on him to carry the team each week.

Yeah, might be time to throw Gats the keys for 40-50min then bring DMac on (or earlier if BG is having the proverbial 'mare).
 

Brumby Runner

Tim Horan (67)
Anyone else think Luke Reimer has looked as good or better than Rory Scott in his time on the ground the last couple of weeks? I know he is coming on late in the game and for few minutes but he has done some very good things, including putting pressure on opposition ball at the ruck, and his cover tackle last week was sublime.

Similarly, I'd like to see Issak Fines-Leleiwasa get a run in the starting team at 9.

Looking for another tight game and a win would be nice, but better appreciate just good skills and effort.
 

mst

Ken Catchpole (46)
Anyone else think Luke Reimer has looked as good or better than Rory Scott in his time on the ground the last couple of weeks? I know he is coming on late in the game and for few minutes but he has done some very good things, including putting pressure on opposition ball at the ruck, and his cover tackle last week was sublime.

Similarly, I'd like to see Issak Fines-Leleiwasa get a run in the starting team at 9.

Looking for another tight game and a win would be nice, but better appreciate just good skills and effort.

I did say watch out for him! Its great we have options. The fact that with Samu and Cusack out we didn't lose much using the rookies was a great sign.

Luke R is looking really good and potentially a real weapon. I like Rory and he is performing really well and certainly settling in. I like the idea of keeping Rory in to get him fully integrated in to the backline line and then slowly bring Luke in so we get the experience v new balance right.
 

waiopehu oldboy

Jason Little (69)
Could be a chilly evening in the 'tron tonight & there were spots of rain on my windscreen when I left work so maybe a shower or two, nothing major though as there's pretty much no wind to send anything this way. Was saying to a guy at work I have a funny feeling Brums might just sneak this one, largely 'cos of the travel factor & consequent late-game fatigue: Tribe will need to be at least +10 going into the final quarter, I feel.
 

zer0

Chilla Wilson (44)
The Good Guys in Blue have secured their table penthouse position for the weekend, so I would like to see the Chufs luck evaporate against someone who isn't the Crusaders. Hopefully Beelzebub continues to collect on his crossroads deal with McKenzie.

I'll be needing a new fancy widescreen monitor to watch my porn on if McKenzie kicks another bullshit match winning penalty in the 93rd minute from three time zones away.
 

Rebels3

Jim Lenehan (48)
Another thrilling iteration of the highly competitive TT competition
I’m about as hardcore a rugby supporter as they come. Contemplating switching it off and watching the NRL. I don’t blame anyone they are just too good and it’s just a glutton for punishment to keep watching. There is little engagement to see smashing after smashing
 
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