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S14 Game 37, Highlanders (28) vs. Western Force (36) F/T


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Super 14 on 21 Mar 2008 at 19:30
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The Force, fresh off their first ever win in NZ, meet the Highlanders to try and make it two from two.

The Highlanders have not won a game all season and the Force must fancy themselves in with a good chance of taking 5 points from this game.

Kick-off in Queenstown at 03:30 SA time.

Referee: Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
TJ’s: Willie Roos (South Africa), Keith Brown (New Zealand)
TMO: Shane McDermott

Highlanders:
Starting XV: 15 James Wilson, 14 Paul Williams, 13 Niva Ta’auso, 12 Aaron Bancroft, 11 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 10 Daniel Bowden, 9 Jimmy Cowan (vice-captain), 8 Steven Setephano, 7 Tim Boys, 6 Craig Newby (captain), 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Hoani MacDonald, 3 Chris King, 2 Jason Macdonald, 1 Jamie Mackintosh.
Replacements: 16 David Hall, 17 Keith Cameron, 18 Hayden Triggs, 19 Adam Thomson, 20 Toby Morland, 21 Mike Delany, 22 Brett Mather.

Western Force:
Starting XV: 15 Cameron Shepherd, 14 Scott Staniforth, 13 Ryan Cross, 12 Lachlan MacKay, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Matt Giteau (vice-captain), 9 Chris O’Young, 8 Richard Brown, 7 David Pocock, 6 Tamaiti Horua, 5 Nathan Sharpe (captain), 4 Tom Hockings, 3 AJ Whalley, 2 Tai McIsaac, 1 Pek Cowan.
Replacements: 16 Luke Holmes, 17 Troy Takiari, 18 Sam Wykes, 19 Scott Fava, 20 James Stannard, 21 Scott Daruda, 22 Nick Cummins.



51 Comments

  • A bit unusual putting a match thread up this early, but ………….

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.03.08 19:43:18 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Hi KSA – you still there?

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.03.08 19:56:45 by Nessa Reply
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  • SB picks for this match.

    Only two picks for the Highlanders.

    Pissant Highlanders 6
    sharkboy Highlanders 6

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    Kandas Force 5
    Sharkie Force 5
    shark_time Force 5
    Ghost10 Force 6
    blackshark Force 6
    Sinbinners Force 6
    Ollie Force 6
    Dive Pass Force 7
    namboer Force 7
    Salmo Force 7
    KSA Kette Force 7
    Boofy Force 7
    PaarlGimmie Force 9
    PJLD Force 9
    Wehan Force 9
    King Shark Force 10
    Western Sauce Force 10
    fattmann Force 10
    bryce_in_oz Force 10
    Nita Force 10
    the_finman Force 10
    Bru-El Force 11
    Villie Force 11
    Hmmm Force 12
    PostmanPat Force 12
    Fatality Force 13
    SauronShark Force 14
    Lylmik Force 15
    Sandshark Force 15
    IceBabe Force 15
    robdylan Force 16
    Whindy Force 17
    shark-tank Force 19

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.03.08 19:59:19 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Hi Nessa still here.

    How was your Friday?

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.03.08 19:59:46 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Very busy – missed the rugby though. :cry:

    Took my 2 grandchildren to a pantomime. Was very cute – then we went for lunch (a bit nerve wracking with two littlies). It was nice though – they had a ball.

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.03.08 20:01:37 by Nessa Reply
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  • I will miss tommorrow’s games. :sad:

    although with my current work schedule, I may have time to come home and watch……. :cool:

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.03.08 20:04:30 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Pity the Cheetahs couldn’t bag that win – see that old Steve was up to no good again. Think I am going to seriously have to hurt him when he comes to SA again!

    Think I am going to get up at 6.30 tomorrow morning to watch the Stormers.

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.03.08 20:04:55 by Nessa Reply
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  • Fortunately the Stormers game is at 07:30 for me. :cool:

    I leave home at 7 to drop the family at school but will be home by 07:30 again :cool:

    May have to miss the Bulls game after though, but will see how I feel :lol:

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.03.08 20:09:31 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I don’t think Walsh had a shocker by any means.

    IMO the moaners are having some sour grapes……….

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.03.08 20:10:37 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I don’t mind getting up early on a Saturday – can always take a “power nap” after the rugby. That’s my best!

    Sounds so funny dropping the family at school on a Saturday – must take a while to get used to that.

    I have to pop out tomorrow to do some last minute easter egg shopping for Sunday – living on a smallholding and having a 5 acre property makes it interesting when it comes to the easter egg hunt. Last year Janine was still finding eggs hidden in the gardin months after easter. It was quite funny – there are probably still some year old eggs in the garden that the children may find tomorrow!

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.03.08 20:12:38 by Nessa Reply
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  • Okay – so it wasn’t as bad as it sounded. Still don’t like him! I used to – Janine and I spoke to him after one of the games at ABSA Stadium.

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.03.08 20:14:18 by Nessa Reply
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  • Walsh wouldn’t send a player off for swearing. It would have been directed at him or something along the lines of “Awe F#$k off” after he gave a penalty against them.

    I would also warn a player for that, and as he had already warned them for that, i don’t see a problem with him giving the yellow.

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.03.08 20:14:19 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • It really bothers me how lack of discipline on the field by one stupid player so often costs his team the game – the other team so often put on the winning points during that period. So unfair and selfish!

    Anyway, enough babbling, going to watch a movie now. Have a good evening. Chat again tomorrow!

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.03.08 20:15:45 by Nessa Reply
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  • Our referee’s secretary used to “date” him when he reffed in Durban.

    Obviously the refs all come to the ref’s bar after games and those are pretty good times to meet the guys off the field.

    Quite amazing how different guys are off the field to on it.

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.03.08 20:16:36 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Cheers

    need to get to bed as well.

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.03.08 20:17:57 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • There was another ref by the name of Chris something or other that chatted to Janine quite a while that night too – he was reffing the Wildebeest game before the Sharks game. He was very friendly – also very short!

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.03.08 20:18:18 by Nessa Reply
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  • Okie dokie – sleep tight.

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.03.08 20:18:54 by Nessa Reply
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  • Highlanders just scored a try . 8-3, kick to come

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.03.08 03:44:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • Force looking a bit sloppy.

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.03.08 03:50:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • Force try! Tom Hockings. 10 all after 30

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.03.08 03:57:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • Another one! Richard Brown. Shit, but Ryan Cross is in a league of his own. 17-10 now

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.03.08 04:04:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • Highlanders penalty… And it’s a good kick… For the Force! Still 17-10

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.03.08 04:10:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Another shot just before half time. This time Bowden gets it. 13-17 at half time

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.03.08 04:14:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • Try to Williams! Suddenly the Kilts have the lead. 18-17 as Bowden misses the kick

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.03.08 04:29:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • Try Vanikolo! Force need to wake up or they’ll lose here. Good kick and it’s 25-17

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.03.08 04:37:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Force penalty right in front. Should have been more. 25-20 with 25 mins left

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.03.08 04:41:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • Another penalty to the tartan mafia. Good kick. 28-20

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.03.08 04:48:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • Cross intercepts and scores! 28-27

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.03.08 04:52:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • Force penalty. 30-28

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.03.08 04:56:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • another! 33-28

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.03.08 05:01:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • morning baldy

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.03.08 05:02:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • howzit oldie ;)

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.03.08 05:04:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • you watching this?

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.03.08 05:06:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • another shot for Shepherd… will he get it?

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.03.08 05:07:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • the tension is palpable

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.03.08 05:08:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • he gets it. 36-28 now and the Force are home

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.03.08 05:08:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • Just switched on a few minutes ago.

    who’s doing the log you or me?

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.03.08 05:09:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • that’s the final score

  • Comment 38, posted at 22.03.08 05:11:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’ll do the log

  • Comment 39, posted at 22.03.08 05:11:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • cool

    GAME OVER

    Force make it two from two on NZ soil

  • Comment 40, posted at 22.03.08 05:12:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 3 tries each no BP try :cool:

  • Comment 41, posted at 22.03.08 05:14:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Both sides played some terrible rugby at times. Force robbed of one clear try and another that might have been a penalty try. Lawrence’s highlights affecting his game

  • Comment 42, posted at 22.03.08 05:15:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • margin is 8 points. nobody has it spot on so the closest pick point is shared 8 ways. :smile:

    Dive Pass Force 7
    namboer Force 7
    Salmo Force 7
    KSA Kette Force 7
    Boofy Force 7
    PaarlGimmie Force 9
    PJLD Force 9
    Wehan Force 9

  • Comment 43, posted at 22.03.08 05:16:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Craig Newby looks a disillusioned fellow all right

  • Comment 44, posted at 22.03.08 05:16:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • That is a whopping 0,125 each. :shock: :roll:

  • Comment 45, posted at 22.03.08 05:17:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA – I am coming to the conclusion that I’m really not very good at Superbru

  • Comment 46, posted at 22.03.08 05:17:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • gotta get dressed for work. talk later.

  • Comment 47, posted at 22.03.08 05:17:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • massive… nothing like an eighth of a point to really get you moving up that leaderboard, eh? ;)

  • Comment 48, posted at 22.03.08 05:17:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • ok. I’m on holiday :)

    Which makes me wonder why I actually woke up at 03h30 to watch rugby…

  • Comment 49, posted at 22.03.08 05:18:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • JusPlain makes a valid point… Force try was disallowed for the player crawling… not for a second movement. Completely correct call by the ref.

  • Comment 50, posted at 22.03.08 05:27:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ryan Cross MOTM… good decision. He looks a bit suspect on defence, though

  • Comment 51, posted at 22.03.08 05:27:40 by robdylan Reply
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