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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:56 am 
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Where: Eden Park, Auckland

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When: 7:35 PM on Friday, 20 April

Teams:

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1. Pauliasi Manu, 2. James Parsons ©, 3. Ofa Tuungafasi/Mike Tamoaieta, 4. Patrick Tuipulotu, 5. Jimmy Tupou, 6. Dalton Papalii, 7. Kara Pryor, 8. Akira Ioane; 9. Jonathan Ruru, 10. Bryn Gatland, 11. Rieko Ioane, 12. TJ Faiane, 13. Orbyn Leger, 14. Jordan Hyland,15. Stephen Perofeta.

Reserves: 16. Matt Moulds/Leni Apisai, 17. Ross Wright, 18. Mike Tamoaieta/Sione Mafileo, 19. Ben Neenee, 20. Murphy Taramai, 21. Sam Nock, 22. Tumua Manu, 23. Matt Duffie.

Players not considered because of injury: Otere Black (knee – season), Blake Gibson (shoulder), Glenn Preston (groin, season), Sonny Bill Williams (wrist), Augustine Pulu (foot), Alex Hodgman (wrist), Scott Scrafton (leg – season), Daniel Kirkpatrick (ribs), Melani Nanai (ankle), Jordan Trainor (hand), Matt Johnson (surgery – season), Jerome Kaino (hamstring), George Moala (chest – season), Josh Goodhue (shoulder), Tamati Tua (hand), Gerard Cowley-Tuioti (knee), Caleb Clarke (appendicitis), Michael Collins (hand).

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Daniel Lienert-Brown
Ash Dixon (CC)
Siate Tokolahi
Jackson Hemopo
Tom Franklin
Shannon Frizell
Dillon Hunt
Luke Whitelock
Kayne Hammington
Lima Sopoaga
Tevita Li
Teihorangi Walden
Rob Thompson
Waisake Naholo
Ben Smith (CC)

RESERVES
Liam Coltman
Aki Seiuli
Tyrel Lomax
Alex Ainley
Elliot Dixon
Aaron Smith
Fletcher Smith
Matt Faddes


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Referee Marius van der Westhuizen
AR1 Angus Mabey
AR2 Mike Lash
TMO Ben Skeen


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:03 am 
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Good game, Highlanders.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:15 am 
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Blues named.

Duffie's been so bad this season he can't even start ahead of a n00b in Hyland. :uhoh:

The team is shit - but not a lot of options for Tana with all these injuries.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:11 am 
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Should be a bye for the Highlanders. The Blose couldn't beat themselves.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:26 am 
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Every year the Blues are rort with injury, every year they do nothing about it. Do they review their medical staff? Or are they immune just like the rest of the administration team at the Blues. Such a toxic team.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:57 am 
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Every year the Blues are rort with injury, every year they do nothing about it. Do they review their medical staff? Or are they immune just like the rest of the administration team at the Blues. Such a toxic team.


Base them in Apia


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:36 am 
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Match Blues v Highlanders @ Eden Park, Auckland
Date Friday 20 April
Kick-off 19:35 local
Referee Marius van der Westhuizen
AR1 Angus Mabey
AR2 Mike Lash
TMO Ben Skeen


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:04 am 
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Blues injury-list climbs to 18 with Michael Collins, Josh Goodue latest sidelined

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:07 am 
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ElementFreak wrote:
Match Blues v Highlanders @ Eden Park, Auckland
Date Friday 20 April
Kick-off 19:35 local
Referee Marius van der Westhuizen
AR1 Angus Mabey
AR2 Mike Lash
TMO Ben Skeen


Thanks.


Highlanders named. A. Smith on the bench - b/c Mauger knows we're shit and can afford to give him some rest.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:58 am 
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Marshall Banana wrote:
ElementFreak wrote:
Match Blues v Highlanders @ Eden Park, Auckland
Date Friday 20 April
Kick-off 19:35 local
Referee Marius van der Westhuizen
AR1 Angus Mabey
AR2 Mike Lash
TMO Ben Skeen


Thanks.


Highlanders named. A. Smith on the bench - b/c Mauger knows we're shit and can afford to give him some rest.


Shocking arrogance. Blues by 17.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:13 am 
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Highlanders faced similar injury woes last year and it built depth. There might be some new Blues stars born this weekend.

Highlanders/Otago always struggle vs Blues/Auckland in the big smoke. This could be a toe-stubber for the porridge packers.


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Looking forward to seeing Reiko go up against Waisake!


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Looking forward to seeing Reiko go up against Waisake!

Looking forward to you fucking off noob.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:37 am 
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Real banana skin match for the highlanders. If they’re not careful, they may not get the full 5 points.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:59 am 
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Bump for Kiwias


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:01 am 
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Cheers


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:06 am 
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Watching the curtain raiser now.


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Bringing your question over here and I'm checking it now with my most reliable source of things related to rugby in Japan.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:17 am 
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Will Akira bag another two tries against the Highlanders? Will L.Whitelock still have his head in the scrum when Akira flashes past like last time?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:18 am 
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Waka Nathan wrote:
Will Akira bag another two tries against the Highlanders? Will L.Whitelock still have his head in the scrum when Akira flashes past like last time?


The other thread built this wee match up nicely didn’t it? :nod:


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Is Jacob Pierce in the Blues A related to Murray Pierce?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:29 am 
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Is Jacob Pierce in the Blues A related to Murray Pierce?

Son of Scot Pierce (former centre /wing for Nth Harbour)

edit: another link suggests son of Murray. So God knows.


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Waka Nathan wrote:
Kiwias wrote:
Is Jacob Pierce in the Blues A related to Murray Pierce?

Son of Scot Pierce (former centre /wing for Nth Harbour)


Thanks. He looks pretty useful


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:46 am 
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A pretty decent curtain raiser for the big match, and the sort of rugby you want to see from young teams like this.

Great last five minutes by Japan A.


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Waka Nathan wrote:
Kiwias wrote:
Is Jacob Pierce in the Blues A related to Murray Pierce?

Son of Scot Pierce (former centre /wing for Nth Harbour)

edit: another link suggests son of Murray. So God knows.

We could all be Murray’s son.

Credit to Ronan Farrow..


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:51 am 
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Waka Nathan wrote:
Kiwias wrote:
Is Jacob Pierce in the Blues A related to Murray Pierce?

Son of Scot Pierce (former centre /wing for Nth Harbour)

edit: another link suggests son of Murray. So God knows.


He has the same rangy, bony, rugged look of Murray and plays the same position.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:05 am 
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Ofa ruled out - so that makes it 12 players from our top 23 crook.

Gonna get pumped.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:23 am 
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The Blues should have enough depth to find 3 first class teams.

Injuries should be no excuse.


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The Blues should have enough depth to find 3 first class teams.

Injuries should be no excuse.

Your adorable.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:37 am 
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40secs...ominous?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:38 am 
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great start! :lol:

Passing to nobody - then getting a kick charged down for a try! :lol:


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Oh for fu ks sakes :uhoh:


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Why don't they show the Auckland coaches' box?


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Good signs. They held them out for 45 secs. I was expecting 30 secs.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:39 am 
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I can't help it...I just burst out laughing.


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maxbox wrote:
Oh for fu ks sakes :uhoh:


It's a trap, I tell you.


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Kiwias wrote:
maxbox wrote:
Oh for fu ks sakes :uhoh:


It's a trap, I tell you.


Haha another try :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:41 am 
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12-0 after 5 minutes.

Warriors are on in 20, so...


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maxbox wrote:
Kiwias wrote:
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Oh for fu ks sakes :uhoh:


It's a trap, I tell you.


Haha another try :lol: :lol: :lol:


A deep trap


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