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2010 S14 – Game 23, Brumbies (24) v Lions (13) F/T


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Super 14 on 5 Mar 2010 at 09:00
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The Lions head on to Canberra this week after losing badly in Wellington. The Brumbies have themselves also just landed, but are on the up after recording an unlikely win over the Stormers in round 3. For the home side, this will present a golden opportunity to get 5 points under their belts against a severely weakened Lions team. Coach Dick Muir won’t admit it to anyone, but his decision to give his reserves a run speaks volumes about his own belief that this game can be won. Simply put, he has none.

Brumbies are going to walk this and if you don’t believe me, just go look at the Last Man Standing picks for this week!

Kick-off in Canberra is at 10h40 SA time

Brumbies: 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14 Pat McCabe, 13 Stirling Mortlock, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Francis Fainifo, 10 Matt Giteau, 9 Josh Valentine, 8 Stephen Hoiles (captain), 7 George Smith, 6 Rocky Elsom, 5 Mark Chisholm, 4 Ben Hand, 3 Salesi Ma’afu, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Ben Alexander.
Replacements: 16 Huia Edmonds, 17 Guy Shepherdson, 18 Justin Harrison, 19 Mitchell Chapman,  20 Patrick Phibbs, 21 Matt Toomua, 22 Tyrone Smith.

Lions: 15 Michael Killian, 14 Tonderai Chavhanga, 13 Walter Venter, 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 Dusty Noble, 10 Burton Francis, 9 JP Joubert, 8 Todd Clever, 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar (captain), 5 Willem Stoltz, 4 George Earl, 3 Kevin Buys, 2 Charles Emslie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Hannes Franklin, 17 Heinke van der Merwe, 18 Franco van der Merwe, 19 Jacques Lombaard/Robert Kruger, 20 Jacques Coetzee, 21 Wandile Mjekevu, 22 Earl Rose

Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant referees: Vinny Munro (New Zealand), Angus Gardiner (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)



88 Comments

  • LMS picks

    CA Brumbies 48
    Auto & General Lions 9

    GO LIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.03.10 10:28:45 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Go Lions!! Would love to win LMS again, even if it means winning it in week 7!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.03.10 10:28:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Who is your LMS pick KSA?

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.03.10 10:30:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) :

    Brumbies!!!!!!!!!!!!

    But I love seeing blood
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    ON LMS!!!!!!!!! :razz:

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.03.10 10:34:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • No commentary from me, I gotta go. :sad:

    Umbrellas are out at Canberra

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.03.10 10:36:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : hey dude… ain’t seen you in a while! You like your cup? :)

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.03.10 10:38:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : I love the cup, thank you very much! Here’s hoping I can rack up another. How you been? I love what you’ve done to the site!

    I better start blogging more often, I lost the Currie Cup LMS that way!

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.03.10 10:40:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : we’re keeping going here, just rolling along :)

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.03.10 10:50:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • I already used the Brumbies….for Superbru…go Brumbies….For LMS go Lions…..there will be very few left if the Lions win and haven’t lost a lfeline yet. :twisted:

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.03.10 10:51:20 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Lions missed penalty in the 7th minute..

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.03.10 10:52:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 9) : i used them in the first round, lost lifeline last week – so wouldn’t mind some bloodshed on LMS to increase my chances :twisted:

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.03.10 10:53:11 by rekinek Reply
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  • Francis gets his 2nd attempt, Lions 3 – 0

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.03.10 10:53:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 0-3 Francis pen

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.03.10 10:55:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • TMO for Mortlock try

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.03.10 10:56:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 9) : Did any Sharksworld Superbru user have the Reds? Now that will cause a shakeup on the standings!

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.03.10 10:56:52 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Chavanga botches a clear try! What a tosser!

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.03.10 10:58:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) : I think there was one or two…I’ll check

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.03.10 10:58:48 by Pokkel Reply
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  • 3-3 now

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.03.10 11:00:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) : 4 picks for the Reds…including rekinek

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.03.10 11:00:30 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) : Rekinek, I think :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.03.10 11:01:45 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • Brumbies scrum killing the Lions

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.03.10 11:05:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • Gits having an off day handling wise

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.03.10 11:08:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • yellow card for Buys… Walsh keeps his cards in his sock!

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.03.10 11:12:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : they can be smelly..

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.03.10 11:15:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) : me :razz: :!:

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.03.10 11:16:20 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : bring heinke on …

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.03.10 11:18:30 by rekinek Reply
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  • brumbies are looking pretty shit today, let’s be honest

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.03.10 11:18:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • Walshy looks good… like maybe he didn’t spend the whole night sleeping on a park bench covered in his own vomit.

    Must make a nice change :)

  • Comment 28, posted at 05.03.10 11:21:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : nasty :evil:

  • Comment 29, posted at 05.03.10 11:22:46 by Pokkel Reply
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  • GOOOO Lions :cool:

  • Comment 30, posted at 05.03.10 11:24:32 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Penalty try Brumbies 10 – 3….dammit

  • Comment 31, posted at 05.03.10 11:26:14 by Pokkel Reply
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  • score still 3-3 :?: :?:

  • Comment 32, posted at 05.03.10 11:26:31 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • Come on Lions don’t give up :shock:

  • Comment 33, posted at 05.03.10 11:27:27 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 32) : @Pokkel (Comment 31) : No, its not :o op:

  • Comment 34, posted at 05.03.10 11:28:03 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • Let the flood gates open !

  • Comment 35, posted at 05.03.10 11:28:11 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • That yellow card to no3 really cost the Lions :???:

  • Comment 36, posted at 05.03.10 11:28:28 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 29) : it was. I’m still just a little bitter about that man and his drunk refereeing.

  • Comment 37, posted at 05.03.10 11:29:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 35) : for the Lions :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 05.03.10 11:29:15 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 35) : shush :twisted:

    @Pokkel (Comment 38) : yeeee :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 05.03.10 11:30:24 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 37) : may be good for lions :mrgreen:

  • Comment 40, posted at 05.03.10 11:30:55 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : @robdylan (Comment 23) :
    He needs his pockets for his “refreshments”

  • Comment 41, posted at 05.03.10 11:35:05 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 41) : LOL :)

    Man, it suck seeing Dickie and Ackers in a foreign dressing room.

  • Comment 42, posted at 05.03.10 11:36:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 37) : :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 43, posted at 05.03.10 11:37:27 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) :
    So true, will always be grateful to those 2 for what they did for the Sharks.

  • Comment 44, posted at 05.03.10 11:41:03 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Francis penalty 10 – 6….go Lions

  • Comment 45, posted at 05.03.10 11:48:39 by Pokkel Reply
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  • GO LIONS!!!!!!

  • Comment 46, posted at 05.03.10 11:52:06 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 44) : me too. Would LOVE to have Dickie back one day. I always felt that he and Plum together were the “dream team”… if only it could have lasted.

  • Comment 47, posted at 05.03.10 11:53:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Brm try. 17-6

  • Comment 48, posted at 05.03.10 11:54:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • and Lions strike right back! 17-13

  • Comment 49, posted at 05.03.10 11:54:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • 17-11 Brumbies

  • Comment 50, posted at 05.03.10 11:54:58 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • I’d love for the Lions to win this game. GO LIONS!!!

  • Comment 51, posted at 05.03.10 11:56:59 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • I take it the Lions are defending a lot better

  • Comment 52, posted at 05.03.10 11:58:55 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 52) : Maybe not …another try for the Brumbies :cry:

  • Comment 53, posted at 05.03.10 12:00:09 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Brumbies score again :sad:

  • Comment 54, posted at 05.03.10 12:01:00 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • Brumbies 24 -13

  • Comment 55, posted at 05.03.10 12:01:04 by Pokkel Reply
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  • c’mon lions – just do it ! (have you forgotten to wear your nikes? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 56, posted at 05.03.10 12:03:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • Come on Lions….do that thing

  • Comment 57, posted at 05.03.10 12:06:28 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) :

    I still have my lifeline. :shock:

    Who would have guessed hey??

    I chose the Brumbies for this round!!

    Go Brumbies!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 58, posted at 05.03.10 12:13:06 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 58) : Lions Lions Lions Lions :mrgreen:

  • Comment 59, posted at 05.03.10 12:18:47 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 58) : and who listens to you :twisted:

    go lions

  • Comment 60, posted at 05.03.10 12:19:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 60) :

    SHURRUP!!! :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 61, posted at 05.03.10 12:24:35 by wpw Reply
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  • Brumbies are either really bad, or the Lions’ defence is much better

  • Comment 62, posted at 05.03.10 12:26:07 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 61) : nee neee neee :mrgreen:

    Lions lions :mrgreen:

    isn’t it over yet ?

  • Comment 63, posted at 05.03.10 12:28:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • How much time remaining :?:

  • Comment 64, posted at 05.03.10 12:28:54 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • Closer than i thought hasn’t done my FL any great favours. :cry:

  • Comment 65, posted at 05.03.10 12:31:54 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Score?? :roll:

  • Comment 66, posted at 05.03.10 12:33:20 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 66) : at the top :oops: :oops:

  • Comment 67, posted at 05.03.10 12:35:23 by rekinek Reply
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  • It should be over now. Final score anybody?

  • Comment 68, posted at 05.03.10 12:35:44 by Pokkel Reply
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  • are at least 9 people who picked Lions dead? I mean LMS dead.

  • Comment 69, posted at 05.03.10 12:36:20 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 66) : You survived :evil:

  • Comment 70, posted at 05.03.10 12:40:01 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 70) :

    Along with 47 others!! :roll:

  • Comment 71, posted at 05.03.10 12:42:23 by wpw Reply
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  • yay! Lions are now below the Sharks :|

  • Comment 72, posted at 05.03.10 13:01:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 72) : sorry – that actually came across as petty. Credit to the Lions for not rolling over and playing dead like we did in Christchurch last week.

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  • @robdylan (Comment 73) :

    I wonder what the mood is like on WTR.

    Maybe I should go over and say hi. :twisted:

  • Comment 74, posted at 05.03.10 13:06:28 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 73) : Lions are definitely going to win one this year could be between the Highlanders and the Sharks :shock:

  • Comment 75, posted at 05.03.10 13:08:35 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 72) : dick and plum are hanging together again.

  • Comment 76, posted at 05.03.10 13:09:00 by try time Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 74) : rule number 1: don’t be a pr*ck. :mrgreen: I bet you I know how those guys are feeling. Only difference between them and us is that they’ve already hit rock bottom and are on the way back up. We’re just passing them on the way down.

  • Comment 77, posted at 05.03.10 13:16:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • I was wondering if I was the only person totally frustrated by Steve Walsh and i started to think about the players and what would happen if they got totally pissed off with him and either didnt come back on the field at half time or said to him either give the whistle to someone else or we are walking off
    I remember when the “Rebel” NZ test team came here and there was a SA ref whos name escapes me now- decided all the SA teams needed his help to win. Midway through the game/test Hayden and Dalton went over to him and very politly told him that if he blew one more thing against the NZ side the whole team would walk off the field and get on the next flight to NZ It was said in the presence of other refs and touch judges
    The ref was replaced and the tour continued
    What would happen if that was done in the S14?

  • Comment 78, posted at 05.03.10 13:17:21 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 78) : I didn’t see the game so I can’t comment

  • Comment 79, posted at 05.03.10 13:25:44 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 78) : Wouldn’t be surprised if it was Freek Burger.

  • Comment 80, posted at 05.03.10 13:30:26 by rhineshark Reply
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  • both the sharks and lions are in aus, so maybe they should get together during the week, dick can train the sharks backs, and plum can train the lions forwards, and they can get some good training against eachother.

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 80) : wasnt Freek i will delve into my archieves and find it

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  • @try time (Comment 81) : that idea is actually nowhere near a shit one!

  • Comment 83, posted at 05.03.10 14:28:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 83) : Maybe the Lions have a good kopdokter that the Sharks can use while they are busy :roll:

  • Comment 84, posted at 05.03.10 14:33:53 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 84) : :)

  • Comment 85, posted at 05.03.10 14:49:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 73) :

    Petty my arse. We have to make sure we are not anywhere NEAR the firing line when the ammunition to shoot the bottom team to make space for the Kings starts getting handed out.

    That said. If we lose tommorrow without a BP then we will be below them on PD for sure.

  • Comment 86, posted at 05.03.10 17:17:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 86) : true.

  • Comment 87, posted at 05.03.10 17:56:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • I am sorry the Lions lost, but I had chosed the brumbies for LMS, so also kinda pleased with the result

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