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Ali's Choice wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:31 pm
JPNZ wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:21 pm
Dan54. wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:40 pm Yep no Parkinson or Selby-Ricktt a huge surprise to me, maybe something I don't know about. Hunt ahead of Ioane not a huge surprise, think could change in coming weeks but I not sure Ioane is as good as I hoped he was going to be.
Apparently Tony Brown said the Irish Jack Regan had been training the house down and played well in the lead up games hence getting the start.
He must have trained very well, because I regard PPP and Selby-Rickett very highly as players. They are both future AB's , IMO.
PPP is injured and Selby-Ricket will no doubt get his chance.
Unavailable due to injury: Sam Gilbert(knee), Ayden Johnstone (Concussion), Pari Pari Parkinson (ankle)

Season ending injuries: Jermaine Ainsley (ankle), Fetuli Paea (ankle)
I'm happy to see Regan get a run. I said at the end of the Mitre 10 season that someone should give him a super rugby contract. He carries well in the collision areas and gets through his core work well.

While you might talk up the locks and loosies, I suspect the Highlanders front row will scrum like deck chairs and fold when the pressure comes on from the Crusaders' tight five.
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Cheers Manioto, I just reading rugby news and realised PPP was injured, was actually just coming in to mention it to AC. I will enjoy watching Regan to see how he goes at this level.
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Oh yes, just saw NZR must be sticking with 7:05pm kickoffs all season. Just got home from work and the start is even closer than I thought :D
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Looking forward to this tonight , was absolutely electric game last year
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Will Jordan ruled out before kickoff. Chay Fihaki to start at the back.
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Anyone hear parsons on the radio the other night?

Has massive hopes for Grace - sees him as a good middle ground style between Read and Squire. Big hits, great skills. Not as explosive as ardie but a great no8 in the making
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Ali's Choice wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:32 am
mr bungle wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:27 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:07 am
mr bungle wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:44 am Rugby is really boring me these days. I'm looking forward more to the start of the F1 season. Quite a change up.
That's sad to hear. I found the All Black season in 2020 a bit boring last year, but SR Aotearoa was unreal. As was the Mitre 10 Cup. And I'm also looking forward to the Trans-Tasman cross over matches.
The quality of SRA was very good, it just means fudge all to me. I've always enjoyed watching rugby with others. As you get older those opportunities quickly diminish. The total production is average to boot. The constant want to add jokey former players like Dagg and Wheeler, the token state-the-obvious female former player. We are incredibly poorly served. I'd rather watch NBA or F1 whose productions from start to finish are world class.
I can relate to your post. The days of going to matches, or even the pub or a house, with a group of mates to watch the Rugby are long gone for me as well. With SRA kick-offs at 4pm or earlier here in QLD, I don't even have a beer/drink when I watch Rugby these days. If I start drinking at 4pm I'll be tucked away in bed by eight. With my wife and kids not keen on Rugby, I generally watch it alone. I've learned to cope with that.

As for the commentators, I also really hate Dagg and Wheeler. Whichever TV big-wigs think that Joe Wheeler has what it takes to be a TV commentator deserve to be drawn and quartered. But I like most of the other Rugby commentators, and there is quality like Kane Hames coming through. I think Laban is the worst, actually.
Evening all. I was supposed to meet some Kiwi mates this arvo for a Tangi for a Pommy Rugby mate who recently passed away suddenly. I t was going to be at the Alehouse where we all met, to watch this match. Because the pub doesn't have Stan TV, the huihuinga has been postponed, so I'm at home having just installed Stan at the last moment...If the pubs don't subscribe, I can see this having a detrimental effect of social Rugby-watching...
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Are they doing hakas in all club games now? Is that a SRA thing?
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Moody just throwing hard palms to the face.

All good, I guess.
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Good refereeing -- first match of the season and adrenalin is high.

Next match, Moody wojld have seen red (you know what I mean)
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Moody lucky not to get at least a yellow.

You don’t get a free shot at someone because they don’t let you go the millisecond you both break away from a maul.
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:x
Thomas wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:11 am Moody just throwing hard palms to the face.

All good, I guess.
Apparently opposition acting the twat makes it ok. Will be interesting to see how that goes
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Good reffing, carry on.
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    Justin Marshal justifying everything as usual. And as usual incorrectly.

    We're damn lucky not to have a man in the bin, although I do approve of the approach from the ref given it's the first minutes of the first game of the season.

    If it happens again though, he needs to back up his warnings.
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    Appalling pass by the halfback at the end there, giving it back to the Clan
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    Clan scrum just got manshamed
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    We're giving away too many silly penalties.
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    Where did that come from

    Lot of dropped ball
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    Great try! Taylor next to the posts.

    Crusaders 7-0
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    Oh yeah!
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    Yessss! Taylor, At. Pace!
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    trapper wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:24 am Yessss! Taylor, At. Pace!
    I think Tu'u was the only person in the park not to see him coming back on the angle.

    Another try - Hall.

    Marshall cums all over his mic.
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    That’s how you play rugby! Absolutely beautiful. Hope the new viewers from the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying that.
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    Taranaki Snapper wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:09 am
    Ali's Choice wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:32 am
    mr bungle wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:27 am
    Ali's Choice wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:07 am
    mr bungle wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:44 am Rugby is really boring me these days. I'm looking forward more to the start of the F1 season. Quite a change up.
    That's sad to hear. I found the All Black season in 2020 a bit boring last year, but SR Aotearoa was unreal. As was the Mitre 10 Cup. And I'm also looking forward to the Trans-Tasman cross over matches.
    The quality of SRA was very good, it just means fudge all to me. I've always enjoyed watching rugby with others. As you get older those opportunities quickly diminish. The total production is average to boot. The constant want to add jokey former players like Dagg and Wheeler, the token state-the-obvious female former player. We are incredibly poorly served. I'd rather watch NBA or F1 whose productions from start to finish are world class.
    I can relate to your post. The days of going to matches, or even the pub or a house, with a group of mates to watch the Rugby are long gone for me as well. With SRA kick-offs at 4pm or earlier here in QLD, I don't even have a beer/drink when I watch Rugby these days. If I start drinking at 4pm I'll be tucked away in bed by eight. With my wife and kids not keen on Rugby, I generally watch it alone. I've learned to cope with that.

    As for the commentators, I also really hate Dagg and Wheeler. Whichever TV big-wigs think that Joe Wheeler has what it takes to be a TV commentator deserve to be drawn and quartered. But I like most of the other Rugby commentators, and there is quality like Kane Hames coming through. I think Laban is the worst, actually.
    Evening all. I was supposed to meet some Kiwi mates this arvo for a Tangi for a Pommy Rugby mate who recently passed away suddenly. I t was going to be at the Alehouse where we all met, to watch this match. Because the pub doesn't have Stan TV, the huihuinga has been postponed, so I'm at home having just installed Stan at the last moment...If the pubs don't subscribe, I can see this having a detrimental effect of social Rugby-watching...
    You would think the Alehouse would get Stan on being a rugbybase. I reckon pubs have focused on staying solvent but will eventually catch up with Stan although I think it needs another 1-2 sports, they want the A league but only if it stays a summer sport.
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    Enzedder wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:25 am
    trapper wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:24 am Yessss! Taylor, At. Pace!
    I think Tu'u was the only person in the park not to see him coming back on the angle.

    Another try - Hall.

    Marshall cums all over his mic.
    Oh boy did he
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    A centering kick from a wing is not something we see very often these days. Great judgment by Reese
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    My stream seems to be slightly behind. I read about that try before seeing it.
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    Woohoo!
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    Looks like stan is about 2-3 mins behind, i finally saw the taylor try. :x
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    Just ticked over 21:30 mins here
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    Ogre wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:28 am Looks like stan is about 2-3 mins behind, i finally saw the taylor try. :x
    Yeah me too, I’m definitely behind whatever enzedder is watching...
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    Highlanders being made to look ordinary in attack be crusaders defence.

    Aaron Smith passing a bit wayward but he is not getting clean ball

    Correct yellow card
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    Farking discipline boys! :x
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    How long will this new found enthusiasm for the laws of rugby be applied by the refs?
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    Ted. wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:33 am How long will this new found enthusiasm for the laws of rugby be applied by the refs?
    It makes the space available a bit better.

    Nicely worked try, Landers
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    Smith gets a platform and lays on the try. Frizzell finishes it well
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    Ted. wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:33 am How long will this new found enthusiasm for the laws of rugby be applied by the refs?
    Round 1 and 2 then back to offsides and cheating
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    Nice try clan.

    (Bugger!)
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    Monkey Magic wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:36 am Smith gets a platform and lays on the try. Frizzell finishes it well
    Yes, it was a lovely pass by Snecker
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    Fantastic landers try. Garden Bachop
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