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Pretty embarassing result for Canterbury. With all the talent at our disposal, we should never lose like that at home. Admittedly, this looks like a very good HB team, and they'd have to be a good chance to win the whole thing.

This has to be the end of the Thorn/Jones experiment. This team is playing so far below the sum of its parts.
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Reuben Love! (may have cost him a rib...)
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Taranaki Snapper wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:48 am Reuben Love! (may have cost him a rib...)
And converting from the sideline to make it better
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Kirifi sometimes loses his shit, e.g. running away from his support with time almost up. Not exactly clinical, though he played very well and would probably be my MOTM, except for Nehi Milner-Scudder and big Don Bird, who had his best game in Wellington colours. :thumbup:
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mrbrownstone wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:25 am Pretty embarassing result for Canterbury. With all the talent at our disposal, we should never lose like that at home. Admittedly, this looks like a very good HB team, and they'd have to be a good chance to win the whole thing.

This has to be the end of the Thorn/Jones experiment. This team is playing so far below the sum of its parts.
What happened? The Welly V Turbos games was the only game I watched and the only result I've seen.
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Ted. wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:03 am
mrbrownstone wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:25 am Pretty embarassing result for Canterbury. With all the talent at our disposal, we should never lose like that at home. Admittedly, this looks like a very good HB team, and they'd have to be a good chance to win the whole thing.

This has to be the end of the Thorn/Jones experiment. This team is playing so far below the sum of its parts.
What happened? The Welly V Turbos games was the only game I watched and the only result I've seen.
45-26 to HB. Probably fIattered us, I gave up at HT when it was I think 33-7.

We've had so much success over the last decade that I shouldn't really complain. This ain't a vintage Canterbury side, but there's still enough talent that we shouldn't lose like that at home.
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Also, I'll say it again, but Lincoln McClutchie is definitely better than Fergus Burke, and I suspect plenty of other back up 10s in NZ squads (Hickey, JGB come to mind). Should definitely have a contract somewhere.
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mrbrownstone wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:21 am Also, I'll say it again, but Lincoln McClutchie is definitely better than Fergus Burke, and I suspect plenty of other back up 10s in NZ squads (Hickey, JGB come to mind). Should definitely have a contract somewhere.
It's a crime JGB has a hurricane contact and not Mcclutchie

If only his daddy played for the Canes.. politics b.s.
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Couch wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:45 am
mrbrownstone wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:21 am Also, I'll say it again, but Lincoln McClutchie is definitely better than Fergus Burke, and I suspect plenty of other back up 10s in NZ squads (Hickey, JGB come to mind). Should definitely have a contract somewhere.
It's a crime JGB has a hurricane contact and not Mcclutchie

If only his daddy played for the Canes.. politics b.s.
That's got nothing to do with it. If he was from a Wellington school he would have had a contract as a teenager, if he'd moved to Wellington when leaving school he'd have a contract. They managed to miss Fakatava as well. I'm genuinely surprised that they value Flanders so highly.

This type of B/S is what happens when you allow a province to have ownership stake in a franchise and franchise labour costs are covered by NZR.
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UncleFB wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:51 am
Couch wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:45 am
mrbrownstone wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:21 am Also, I'll say it again, but Lincoln McClutchie is definitely better than Fergus Burke, and I suspect plenty of other back up 10s in NZ squads (Hickey, JGB come to mind). Should definitely have a contract somewhere.
It's a crime JGB has a hurricane contact and not Mcclutchie

If only his daddy played for the Canes.. politics b.s.
That's got nothing to do with it. If he was from a Wellington school he would have had a contract as a teenager, if he'd moved to Wellington when leaving school he'd have a contract. They managed to miss Fakatava as well. I'm genuinely surprised that they value Flanders so highly.

This type of B/S is what happens when you allow a province to have ownership stake in a franchise and franchise labour costs are covered by NZR.
There's got to be a better way. Wellington and the Canes certainly don't help themselves. It's like they purposely sabotage their own potential success, so in that regard, Couch could well be right.

However, surely there is something going on in the other provinces that prevents them from working with the others and particularly the Canes. Perhaps it's just a history on the Canes being arseholes, but I don't necessarily buy that in its entirety.
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jdogscoop wrote: Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:28 am No sympathy for Northland here. All the territory and loads of possession in the second half. What do they do? Repeated crash and bash, ignoring easy 3s in a bid for the chancy 5 and gambling on the 7.

Otago's defence more than up to the task.

Good old, classic, dumb Kiwi rugby. Final score Otago 24 Northland 13. Not even a bonus point to show for it.
Sad but true .
On the other hand , what a ripper of a game Taranaki v Waikato.

I'm interested to hear opinions on Xavier Roe , Waikato 9.

i think he's got AB written all over him.
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Typical of Canterbury this season. Build up a 17-0 lead and finally look like they're playing some decent rugby, then spend the next 40 minutes pissing it away, and only wake up again in the last 10 when most of the damage has been done.

Team is playing so far below the sum of it's parts. It's a shame that Thorne has turned out to be more Blackadder than Razor on the scale of former Crusaders loose forwards turned coaches.
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Had to watch on delay, work drinks shit...what a result!
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Found it another bloody enjoyable game to watch. I buggered if I know what's up with Canterbury, hard to put finger on. They almost seem confused how the should play, and don't know why they can't get act together to finish off a bit more.
I have to say Josh Ioane looks bloody good at this level of rugby, and I really fairly keen on Josh Dickson at lock, he goes well at super level too.
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I'm finding the standard of rugby to be really good. Very good to watch. Players seem to show a lot of passion representing their provinces. (Tasman being the outlier there). Wouldn't it be great if all the ABs were able to play NPC rugby, like it used to be.
As it is, it is up there with Soup as far as skills go. Most of these teams could do well in Soup Aussie I reckon.
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Agree about standard of rugby......good to see exprovincial players returning......Faddes was solid last night. Well done Otago over Canterbury.......gutzy win...
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Pretty emotional preamble to this Taranaki/Manawatu match...Me tangi, kāpā ko te mate i te marama, Sean Wainui...
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NMS may not be the player he was but love some of the skills, silky hands.
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farmerdave wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:30 am NMS may not be the player he was but love some of the skills, silky hands.
That was a superb backhand flip to create the try
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Wellington used their get out of jail free card vs Southland. Who were arguably there better team today.
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More quality rugby on a Saturday afternoon.
Damn there's some talent out there.
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Hugely impressive Hawke Bay in the end.
Great record of defences so far. BOP the only team close.
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Waikato were looking good with a slight lead at halftime then 29 unanswered points by HB in the second half to wrap up the Shield
for the season.

Moana Pasifika probably can’t believe their luck in signing the unwanted Lincoln McClutchie.
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farmerdave wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:51 am Hugely impressive Hawke Bay in the end.
Great record of defences so far. BOP the only team close.
Such a weird scoreline, game was much closer than that.

41-14.
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The quality of this year's provincial comp seems high, but for some reason I'm not as excited by it as I have since 2008 or thereabouts. I'm not sure why? I'll probably tune out for the rest of the comp and start watching it again next year.
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BBB wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:53 am Waikato were looking good with a slight lead at halftime then 29 unanswered points by HB in the second half to wrap up the Shield
for the season.

Moana Pasifika probably can’t believe their luck in signing the unwanted Lincoln McClutchie.
I wonder if they'll also pick up Toala as well?
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Excellent game, well done The Bay. :thumbup:

That was much closer than the score indicated.
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UncleFB wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:57 am
BBB wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:53 am Waikato were looking good with a slight lead at halftime then 29 unanswered points by HB in the second half to wrap up the Shield
for the season.

Moana Pasifika probably can’t believe their luck in signing the unwanted Lincoln McClutchie.
I wonder if they'll also pick up Toala as well?
It’s hard for me being a Canes supporter since day one,considering their lack of love for Hawkes Bay players.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:53 am The quality of this year's provincial comp seems high, but for some reason I'm not as excited by it as I have since 2008 or thereabouts. I'm not sure why? I'll probably tune out for the rest of the comp and start watching it again next year.
Maybe it's because Canterbury is so shit this year they may as well be playing in Australia?
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BBB wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:06 am
UncleFB wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:57 am
BBB wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:53 am Waikato were looking good with a slight lead at halftime then 29 unanswered points by HB in the second half to wrap up the Shield
for the season.

Moana Pasifika probably can’t believe their luck in signing the unwanted Lincoln McClutchie.
I wonder if they'll also pick up Toala as well?
It’s hard for me being a Canes supporter since day one,considering their lack of love for Hawkes Bay players.
Wellington rugby are just jealous of Hawkes Bay success
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Couch wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:38 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:53 am The quality of this year's provincial comp seems high, but for some reason I'm not as excited by it as I have since 2008 or thereabouts. I'm not sure why? I'll probably tune out for the rest of the comp and start watching it again next year.
Maybe it's because Canterbury is so shit this year they may as well be playing in Australia?
Fair call. I'll just have to comfort myself with the memory of Canterbury winning 10 titles in 11 seasons from 2008 to 2018.
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BBB wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:06 am
UncleFB wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:57 am
BBB wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:53 am Waikato were looking good with a slight lead at halftime then 29 unanswered points by HB in the second half to wrap up the Shield
for the season.

Moana Pasifika probably can’t believe their luck in signing the unwanted Lincoln McClutchie.
I wonder if they'll also pick up Toala as well?
It’s hard for me being a Canes supporter since day one,considering their lack of love for Hawkes Bay players.
I went from an OG Canes supporter (went to first game in the Poo), then waka jumped due to the absolute shit show that was the Hammettuer era, then being neutral about them, then supporting them as a second team, then once the Magpies had a bunch of Super players and HB schools dominated schoolboy rugby and the Canes still would barely pick them, realised that I dislike them as much as I dislike the Crusaders.
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UncleFB wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:43 pm
BBB wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:06 am
UncleFB wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:57 am
BBB wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:53 am Waikato were looking good with a slight lead at halftime then 29 unanswered points by HB in the second half to wrap up the Shield
for the season.

Moana Pasifika probably can’t believe their luck in signing the unwanted Lincoln McClutchie.
I wonder if they'll also pick up Toala as well?
It’s hard for me being a Canes supporter since day one,considering their lack of love for Hawkes Bay players.
I went from an OG Canes supporter (went to first game in the Poo), then waka jumped due to the absolute shit show that was the Hammettuer era, then being neutral about them, then supporting them as a second team, then once the Magpies had a bunch of Super players and HB schools dominated schoolboy rugby and the Canes still would barely pick them, realised that I dislike them as much as I dislike the Crusaders.
They do seem to be a bunch of Wellington-centric fvckheads. Maybe that's why they've never had a decent pack.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:53 am The quality of this year's provincial comp seems high, but for some reason I'm not as excited by it as I have since 2008 or thereabouts. I'm not sure why? I'll probably tune out for the rest of the comp and start watching it again next year.
I know the feeling. It's a bit of a Thorne in my side this year.
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I'm looking forward to this game, very much. :thumbup:
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Reluctant to even watch this game, fear it could get ugly the way we've been playing this year.

Then again, it'd be just like Canterbury to win the next couple, sneak into the finals, and cause some trouble.

I predict yet another narrow last minute loss.
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Can anyone explain how that's only yellow? Pretty lucky for mine.
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F*ck me :x

Up against 13, 5m out, that is absolutely criminal.
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