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2010 S14 – Game 8, Highlanders (15) v Blues (19) F/T


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Super 14 on 19 Feb 2010 at 06:35
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A New Zealand derby gets round 2 started and this one is as tough to call as any other.The Highlanders were better than expected against the Crusaders and with Jimmy Cowan and hard-as-nails Adam Thompson steering the ship, they’re going to be tough to beat in Dunedin this year.

The Blues already have their backs up against the wall to an extent, after dropping a home game. They were less than impressive against the Hurricanes in round 1 and will be eager to get their campaign back on track here.

Ref: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
ARs: Garratt Williamson (New Zealand), Josh Noonan (New Zealand)
TMO: Kane McBride (New Zealand)
Venue:Carisbrook, Dunedin
Kick-off: 08.35 SA time; 06.35 GMT

Highlanders: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Jason Shoemark, 12 Jayden Hayward, 11 James Paterson, 10 Michael Hobbs, 9 Jimmy Cowan (captain), 8 Steven Setephano, 7 Alando Soakai, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 3 Clint Newland, 2 Jason Rutledge, 1 Jamie Mackintosh.
Replacements: 16 Jason Macdonald, 17 Chris King, 18 Hayden Triggs, 19 John Hardie, 20 Sean Romans, 21 Robbie Robinson, 22 Fetu’u Vainikolo.

Blues: 15 Paul Williams, 14 Rudi Wulf, 13 Isaia Toeava, 12 Benson Stanley, 11 Joe Rokocoko, 10 Stephen Brett, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Viliami Ma’afu, 7 Serge Lilo, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Anthony Boric, 4 Kurtis Haiu, 3 John Afoa, 2 Keven Mealamu (captain), 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Tom McCartney, 17 Charlie Faumuina, 18 Filo Paulo, 19 Peter Saili, 20 Chris Smylie, 21 Daniel Kirkpatrick, 22 Rene Ranger.



75 Comments

  • Picked Blues by 10 :razz:

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.02.10 06:38:05 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • Go Landers!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.02.10 07:27:29 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • hell i just can’t get excited about s14 today. hopefully the sharks put in a performance worthy of support tonight.

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.02.10 08:02:43 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 3) : I cant get excited by the Sharks game, their circus antics is pee-ing me off, Adolf is the headclown ofcourse, followed closely by Plummo. I hope the crowds through some bottle etc at them today.

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.02.10 08:32:35 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • Try Blues

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.02.10 08:43:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • 7-0

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.02.10 08:45:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • Try Landers.

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.02.10 08:46:42 by McLovin Reply

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  • 7-5

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.02.10 08:48:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • go Landers

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.02.10 08:51:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • My blood is blue for this game :razz: :twisted: Go Blues!

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.02.10 08:53:32 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • Go Landers

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.02.10 08:58:36 by Pokkel Reply
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  • 12-7 H’landers :evil:

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.02.10 09:05:16 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • 12-7 to tha landers :cool:

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.02.10 09:05:17 by Pokkel Reply
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  • 12-7 Landers lead.

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.02.10 09:05:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • Landers miss penalty.

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.02.10 09:06:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • Blues penalty.

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.02.10 09:12:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • Wide. :shock:

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.02.10 09:13:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • Come on Blues!!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.02.10 09:17:01 by blackshark Reply

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  • Half Time

    Landers lead 12-7

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.02.10 09:18:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • Still half time. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.02.10 09:26:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • 2nd half under way.

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.02.10 09:29:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • Blues line out a mess. :roll:

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.02.10 09:31:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • Landers miss a sitter. :roll:

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.02.10 09:39:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • Blues score another.

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.02.10 09:40:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • Blues in the lead 14-12

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.02.10 09:42:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • Blues score another..

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.02.10 09:44:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • 3rd try for the Blues.

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.02.10 09:44:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • 19-12

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.02.10 09:45:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 28) : Kotch, landers throwing it away again….Cowan off injured? They always suck when he’s off.

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.02.10 09:46:35 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Pen Landers right in front.

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.02.10 09:48:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • 19-15

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.02.10 09:49:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 29) : Cowan still there.

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.02.10 09:50:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • YC highlanders.

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.02.10 09:52:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • Landers under the cosh.

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.02.10 09:54:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • Damn, I see Blues has scrum on landers try line….please nooooo bonus point try!

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.02.10 09:56:52 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • 15-19, about 13 mins to go.

    Come on Landers!

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.02.10 09:58:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • Landers trying to screw us over Rob…Kotch

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.02.10 09:59:06 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Heard Landers has a yellow card…gonna be tough to come back.

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.02.10 09:59:50 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Lnaders survived the onslaught…phew.

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.02.10 10:01:02 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Come on Blues! Whoop Whoop! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.02.10 10:01:55 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • ok c’mon blues. far too much landers support on the site at the moment.

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.02.10 10:02:17 by try time Reply

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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 40) : ha ha another blues supporter comes on same time

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.02.10 10:03:03 by try time Reply

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  • 7min to go.

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.02.10 10:04:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • Go die (ander) Blou :grin:

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.02.10 10:05:09 by diablo Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 42) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.02.10 10:05:18 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • This is purely for my SB, Go Blues, Go Blues! :grin:

  • Comment 46, posted at 19.02.10 10:08:01 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • AAAAhhhhhh, Landers just loves giving the ball away…..rather sad display from them… :x

  • Comment 47, posted at 19.02.10 10:08:26 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Yellow Blues.

  • Comment 48, posted at 19.02.10 10:08:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • 3.5 min for Landers to sneak a win.

  • Comment 49, posted at 19.02.10 10:08:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 46) : same here

  • Comment 50, posted at 19.02.10 10:09:34 by try time Reply

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  • Ranger carded! Come on Landers

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.02.10 10:09:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Isreal Dagg is a hell of a player

  • Comment 52, posted at 19.02.10 10:10:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 49) : I hope not :evil:

  • Comment 53, posted at 19.02.10 10:10:46 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • Come on Blues, you can do this, get atleast 3 more points

  • Comment 54, posted at 19.02.10 10:13:12 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • these Highlanders have no BMT, though

  • Comment 55, posted at 19.02.10 10:13:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • Okay, Landers in for another long season…if you can’t even catch a ball you shouldn’t play S14 :!:

  • Comment 56, posted at 19.02.10 10:14:13 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Landers go

  • Comment 57, posted at 19.02.10 10:14:15 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Blues win.

    19-15

  • Comment 58, posted at 19.02.10 10:14:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • i forgot who I picked :lol:

  • Comment 59, posted at 19.02.10 10:15:36 by rekinek Reply
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  • BLUUUUEEEEESS

  • Comment 60, posted at 19.02.10 10:16:02 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Damn :evil:

  • Comment 61, posted at 19.02.10 10:16:12 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I just miss a margin point, but I got the win :smile:

  • Comment 62, posted at 19.02.10 10:16:53 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 62) : I didn’tn’t :(

  • Comment 63, posted at 19.02.10 10:22:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • Devastated….looks like our only win may come against the Sharks at home lol.

    Thanks for the commentary guys.

  • Comment 64, posted at 19.02.10 10:22:56 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 59) : i picked landers – :roll: shouldn’t have checked.

  • Comment 65, posted at 19.02.10 10:23:23 by rekinek Reply
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  • I went for some upsets this weekend. Not a good start. :cry:

  • Comment 66, posted at 19.02.10 10:25:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 66) : me too :mrgreen:

  • Comment 67, posted at 19.02.10 10:27:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 57) : Don’t worry, Landers went….right to the bottom of the log :sad:

  • Comment 68, posted at 19.02.10 10:28:03 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 65) : We share your pain

  • Comment 69, posted at 19.02.10 10:30:26 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 64) : don’t say that! That’s looking like our only realistic chance of an away win :)

    Good to see you here. How’s your Fantasy squad doing?

  • Comment 70, posted at 19.02.10 10:31:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 64) : Thought you guys were going to run away with the game at one point.

  • Comment 71, posted at 19.02.10 10:35:53 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 70) : Rob couldn’t resist making a comment Fantasy Squad holding it’s own 10th after the first round. I seemed to have approached the selection of my squad totally differently from everyone else. Good to be here. Keep up the great work.

  • Comment 72, posted at 19.02.10 10:45:07 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 71) : Losing to that lot won’t go down well in the deep south….Highlanders will not be totally rubbish this year…have some backs for a change pack always good !

  • Comment 73, posted at 19.02.10 10:51:43 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 73) :
    Hey! Why do you think the Landers are struggling to perform?? It seems like ages ago when you guys fielded the likes of Tony Brown,Kelleher, Alatini, Randall, Oliver, Hayman, etc What has happened since then?? Or maybe I should ask, what went wrong??

  • Comment 74, posted at 19.02.10 10:58:53 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 74) : No backs….something you guys maybe about to experience…for example ‘Fat boy Goode’ is no ‘Down Town Tony Brown’….can’t wait to see him roll into Dunedin…won’t know whats hit him !

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