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Highlanders hurting


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 7 May 2009 at 10:09
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Highlanders coach Glenn Moore, waiting for members of his bruised and battered front row to pass a fitness test, has made three changes to the side for their Super 14 match against the Lions in Johannesburg on Friday.

At prop Moore has opted to break up his established combination of Clint Newland and Jamie Mackintosh, after they were man-handled by the Sharks scrum in the 15-23 loss in Durban.

Rugby 365 reports that Chris King has been bracketed with Newland, but is also bracketed with Mackintosh, who needs to pass a fitness test.

If an ill Mackintosh failed to recover from a virus, Newland and King will pack down alongside hooker David Hall.

In the backs, Johnny Leota comes in at inside centre for Daniel Bowden, who has been suspended for one-match for a dangerous tackle against the Sharks, while Kendrick Lynn replaces a lacklustre Fetu’u Vainikolo on the left wing.

The Highlanders are 10th in the standings after suffering three straight defeats, while the Lions are 12th and seeking just their fourth win of the season.

Highlanders: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Jason Shoemark, 12 Johnny Leota, 11 Kenny Lynn, 10 Mathew Berquist, 9 Jimmy Cowan (captain), 8 Steven Setephano, 7 Alando Soakai, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Hayden Triggs, 3 Chris King/Clint Newland, 2 David Hall, 1 Jamie Mackintosh/Chris King.
Replacements: 16 Jason Rutledge, 17 Anthony Perenise, 18 Josh Bekhuis, 19 Tim Boys, 20 Sean Romans, 21 Jayden Hayward, 22 Fetu’u Vainikolo/Lucky Mulipola.



6 Comments

  • waiting for members of his bruised and battered front row :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    after they were man-handled by the Sharks scrum :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    The Boks have no worries in the frontrow. :cool:

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.05.09 10:12:43 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : All getting neck extensions!

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.05.09 10:21:52 by Rahul Reply
    RahulCurrie Cup player
     
  • Daniel Bowden, who has been suspended for one-match for a dangerous tackle against the Sharks

    Is that the same oke who flattened Habanananana

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.05.09 10:27:18 by Rahul Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 3) : No that was Luauki from the Chiefs. He got off and did it again the next week. And got off. As did Kahui for a terrible spear tackle. Those Chiefs okes seem to be living a charmed life where the judiciary is concerned.

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.05.09 10:46:24 by Baldrick Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 4) : Hmmmm, And we get carded for a ‘Spear tackle’ that didn’t break any laws? Seems to be tilting against us again… (Apart from the cockitt decision :???: )

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.05.09 10:54:11 by Rahul Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 5) : even the Cockitt decision is suspect. I couldn’t watch the match as I was in a game reserve, but saw it on the news yesterday. Did any one notice how Thomson tackled Rory without the ball from behind and shoved his face on the ground! It effectively took Rory out of the game, thats clear foul play, why was nothing done about him?

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.05.09 13:10:58 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply
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