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S14 Game 72, Reds (22) vs. Blues (35) F/T


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Super 14 on 2 May 2008 at 10:40
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The Blues travel to Brisbane in a last ditch effort to turn their back in the right direction.

Can the Blues pull this off against most predictions?

Or will the Reds’ home-ground advantage see them thump another team wearing blue?

Kick-off in Brisbane at 11:40 SA time.

Ref: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
TJs: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Geoff Acton (Australia)
TMO: Steve Leszczynski (Australia)

Reds:
Starting XV: 15 Clinton Schifcofske, 14 Digby Ioane, 13 Morgan Turinui, 12 Berrick Barnes, 11 Peter Hynes, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Ben Lucas, 8 Leroy Houston, 7 David Croft, 6 Scott Higginbotham, 5 James Horwill (captain), 4 Van Humphries, 3 Dayna Edwards, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Ben Coutts.
Replacements: 16 Sean Hardman, 17 Rodney Blake, 18 Ed O’Donoghue, 19 Poutasi Luafutu, 20 Will Genia, 21 Charlie Fetoai, 22 Brando Va’aulu

Blues:
Starting XV: 15 Nick Evans, 14 David Smith, 13 Anthony Tuitavake, 12 Isaia Toeava, 11 Rudi Wulf, 10 Isa Nacewa, 9 Taniela Moa, 8 Nick Williams, 7 Daniel Braid, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Troy Flavell (captain), 4 Anthony Boric, 3 John Afoa, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Nick White, 17 Bronson Murray, 18 Kurtis Haiu, 19 Justin Collins, 20 Danny Lee, 21 Benson Stanley, 22 Ben Atiga.



48 Comments

  • this one should just be kicking off

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.05.08 11:40:59 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • anyone watching?

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.05.08 11:42:15 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Go Blues!

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.05.08 11:55:32 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • 3-0 Blues after 11 minutes

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.05.08 11:56:39 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • “anyone watching?”

    Yeah you’re right I should go clean up the house before the in-laws arrive! :lol:

    Thanks!

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.05.08 11:59:27 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • now it’s 7-3 to the Reds. Croft try, Schitcoffski converts

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.05.08 12:05:23 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • 8-7… Kaino scores for the Blues

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.05.08 12:07:35 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • conversion is good, seemingly. 10-7 after

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.05.08 12:12:55 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • after 30 minutes

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.05.08 12:16:52 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • now Nacewa scores… it’s 17-7 to the Blues with halftime looming

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.05.08 12:19:02 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • 20-7 at half time

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.05.08 12:31:45 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • 20-10 after 49 minutes

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.05.08 12:45:07 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • 20-15… Reds play well in the second half. Unlike the Sharks ;)

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.05.08 12:52:53 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Hold that score. I’ve got the Blues by 7 :wink:

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.05.08 12:53:55 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • Rob,

    I think you jinxed the Sharks with your comment:

    “that was a good half… now we just need to play another good half… this week, I mean.

    Comment 206 of 467, posted at 02.05.08 10:24:22 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) “

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.05.08 12:55:07 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • 22-20 to the Reds now!

    Cru- maybe you’re right. I knew what was coming, though :(

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.05.08 13:00:00 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Just an unconverted try by the Blues and I’m happy.

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.05.08 13:02:56 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • now Blues again – 25-22. Another Kaino try. 65 minutes in

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.05.08 13:07:28 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • you know how to call em!

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.05.08 13:07:46 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • #17
    Sorry, looks like I either can’t do math or can’t read. :oops:

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.05.08 13:09:08 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • I have the Blues by 7… need them to get 1 more try

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.05.08 13:09:43 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • or both? ;)

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.05.08 13:10:03 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • So we both have them by 7.
    What was your margin for the previous game, can’t recall the teams :wink: Mine was 12.

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.05.08 13:11:40 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • 28-22 to the Blues. I’m in range

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.05.08 13:14:53 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • mine was 10… having a reasonable week so far. 3 points so far, if this stays as it is

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.05.08 13:15:28 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Go Reds!! I have a combo bet on reds and highlanders :???:

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.05.08 13:18:23 by JT Reply

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  • Unconverted try by the Reds and 2 penalties OR 2 dropgoal OR one of each and we’re spot-on!

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.05.08 13:18:58 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • there goes another 50… cents :oops:

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.05.08 13:19:12 by JT Reply

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  • “having a reasonable week so far. 3 points so far, if this stays as it is”

    ich auch

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.05.08 13:21:18 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • and the Blues fuck it up by scoring again! 35-22 is the final score.

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.05.08 13:21:39 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • playoffs are now setup. winner of sharks vs chiefs. winner of hurricanes vs blues, winner of stormers vs waratahs. obviously few other items to occur, but these games pretty much do the job for the winners.

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.05.08 13:22:01 by try time Reply

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  • ok – Log updated.

    KSA gets the bonus all to himself here

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.05.08 13:25:17 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • 4/5 logpoints for the blues???

  • Comment 33, posted at 02.05.08 13:25:23 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • 5 points. They got the 4th try right at the death.

  • Comment 34, posted at 02.05.08 13:42:55 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Final 4 looks to be Saders, Tahs, Canes, Chiefs :roll:
    Bright side; gives the bokke time to rest for Wales!

  • Comment 35, posted at 02.05.08 13:47:30 by JT Reply

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  • can you believe it? Looks like the NZers have a big point to prove this year

  • Comment 36, posted at 02.05.08 13:58:24 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Lions need to beat the Canes (!!!) and Stormers draw with Brumbies… then Sharks can stay 4th.

    :(

  • Comment 37, posted at 02.05.08 14:00:55 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • An to think I sold Jerome Kaino in favour of a Crusader :evil:

  • Comment 38, posted at 02.05.08 14:01:26 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Bulls need to pull finger and help the Guppies and breezers by beating the Tahs and the Lions need to spring the surprise of the decade and beat the Canes! :???:
    Then the Guppies and breezers need to do their bit and win against the likes of the Chiefs, Cheetahs and Brumbies, Tahs

  • Comment 39, posted at 02.05.08 14:02:42 by JT Reply

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  • If the Sharks win their 2 remaining matches with a bonus point in each, AND the Waratahs loose their remaining matches (all away games), the Sharks can still make the semis, provided the Chiefs don’t pick up too many bonus points.

  • Comment 40, posted at 02.05.08 14:03:27 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • Remember the Sharks still have to play the Chiefs…

  • Comment 41, posted at 02.05.08 14:05:48 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Gitaeu back for this weekend. Force can do Sharks helluva favour by beating Chiefs. Chiefs remaining match all away – Force, Lions, Sharks.

  • Comment 42, posted at 02.05.08 14:10:02 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • it all comes down to this force match, then… Lions ain’t gonna roll them, no way.

    In fact, I’m not even sure we will

  • Comment 43, posted at 02.05.08 14:26:39 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • If the Bulls can get Matfield back, what are the Sharks doing to get James back?

  • Comment 44, posted at 02.05.08 14:32:46 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • How would this be… getting Smit back to play tighthead, if BJ is indeed going…

  • Comment 45, posted at 02.05.08 15:05:01 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Don’t you miss a flyhalf more at this stage?

  • Comment 46, posted at 02.05.08 15:14:22 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • yeah, but it’s pointless going on about that. It’s not like there are 100s of good ones just lying around. If we could get Butch back, that would be great, but it’s a stopgap at best.

    I still think Barritt will be our best bet longterm.

  • Comment 47, posted at 02.05.08 15:18:58 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • WHOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    I got full points for this game :cool:

  • Comment 48, posted at 02.05.08 17:31:55 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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