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ITM Cup – Round 6 Preview


Written by Gwyn Pratley (Hertford Highlander)

Posted in :Original Content, Super 14 on 1 Sep 2010 at 14:46
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Never has a rugby players skiing holiday hit the headlines as much as what has been the case in New Zealand this week. Yes folks the Sonny Bill Williams show continues to roll on. After having his wrist slapped with a wet tram ticket by the NZRFU for his skiing weekend, Sonny Bill was quickly onto the rugger field show casing his talents at club level, and yes this week may just be the week. The NZRFU are desperate for their prize acquisition to be rolled out for Canterbury in his first, first class match Down Under. We all wait with baited breath.

This weeks fixtures pit the top of the North Island against the bottom of the South Island as well as Auckland versus Taranaki with the winner set to secure a ‘Top Four’ spot.

Round 5 Analysis

Game 29 Otago (15) v Taranaki (25) Prediction: Taranaki by 5-10 pts
Game 30 Tasman (16) v Southland (21) Prediction: Southland by 5-10 pts
Game 31 Waikato (39) v Counties-Manukau (3) Prediction: Waikato by 5-10 pts
Game 32 Wellington (31) v Northland (28) Prediction: Wellington by 10-15 pts
Game 33 Canterbury (35) v Auckland (16) Prediction: Canterbury by 5-10 pts
Game 34 Manawatu (9) v Hawke’s Bay (17) Prediction: Hawke’s Bay by 1-5 pts
Game 35 Bay of Plenty (39) v North Harbour (29) Prediction: Bay of Plenty by 5-10 pts

Round 5 Win Percentage 7/7 100% Season Win Percentage 23/35 66%

Leading Point Scorer(s) after Round 5

80 – Lachie Munro (Northland)
54 – Willie Ripia (Taranaki)
54 – Robbie Robinson (Southland)
54 – Colin Slade (Canterbury)
50 – Trent Renata (Waikato)
47 – Matt Berquist (Auckland
45 – Fa’atonu Fili (Wellington)
45 – Glen Dickson (Otago)
36 – Steve Alfeld (Tasman)
35 – Baden Kerr (Counties-Manukau)

Leading Try Scorer(s) after Round 5

6 – Robbie Fruean (Canterbury)
5 – Ashlee Tuala (Counties)
5 – Julian Savea (Wellington)
4 – Telusa Veainu (Canterbury)
4 – Dean Budd (Northland)
4 – Jared Payne (Northland)
3 – Sean Maitland (Canterbury)
3 – Lauchie Munro (Northland)

Table Movement

Wellington return to the ‘Top Four’, while Waikato re instate themselves in the top half of the table. Only Northland drop out of the ‘Top 7’ into the bottom half of the table.

Top Four – Semi Finalists

1. Southland (21)
2. Wellington (19)
3. Taranaki (18)
4. Canterbury (18)

Destined for First Division Status – Playing with the ‘Big Boys’ in 2011

5. Counties-Manuakau (15)
6. Auckland (14)
7. Waikato (13)

Second Division Bound 2011

8. Northland (11)
9. Tasman (9)
10. North Harbour (8)
11. Bay of Plenty (7)
12. Hawke’s Bay (7)
13. Manawatu (2)
14. Otago (1)

Round 6 Match Previews

I will do my best to update the team lists as they become available.

Game 36 Counties-Manukau v Tasman Prediction: Counties-Manukau by 5-10 points

Tasman continued their rich vein of form last week against Southland, finally succumbing to the competition leaders Southland 16-21. This week they travel north to South Auckland where they will undoubtedly receive a hostile reception from Tana Umaga’s men.

In team news Counties-Manukau welcome back Tana Umaga and Baden Kerr into the starting line-up, there has also been a reshuffle in the forwards where Ronald Raaymakers starts at blindside and Fritz Lee moves back to No 8.

Tasman sees strong man Ben Franks return from All Black duty but will miss Captain Chris Jack in the tight five. One backline change sees Blair Cook start on the wing at the expense of Afeleki Pelenise.

Counties-Manukau ITM Cup Form:

Round 1: (H) Won 29-13 v Otago
Round 2: (A) Won 31-25 v Wellington
Round 3: (A) Lost 9-13 v Southland
Round 4: (H) Won 35-14 v Manawatu
Round 5: (A) Lost 3-39 v Waikato

Tasman ITM Cup Form:

Round 1: (A) Lost 11-20 v Wellington
Round 2: (A) Lost 11-33 v Taranaki
Round 3: (H) Won 21-7 v Hawke’s Bay
Round 4: (H) Won 27-25 v Canterbury
Round 5: (H) Lost 16-21 v Southland

TEAMS:

Counties-Manukau: 1. Simon Lemalu, 2. Grant Henson, 3. Jono Owen, 4. Taiasina Tuifua, 5. Jamie Chipman (captain), 6. Ronald Raaymakers, 7. Pepa Kolomatangi, 8. Fritz Lee, 9. August Pulu, 10. Baden Kerr, 11. Sherwin Stowers, 12. Tana Umaga, 13. Siale Piutau, 14. Ahsee Tuala, 15. Tim Nanai-Williams.

Reserves: 16. Mark Price, 17. Graham Dewes, 18. Sikeli Nabou, 19. Mark Selwyn, 20. Samisoni Fisilau, 21. Reynold Lee-Lo, 22. David Raikuna.

Tasman: 1. Fai Mika, 2. Francis Smith, 3. Ben Franks, 4. Glen Gregory, 5. Ben Coman, 6. Poutasi Luafutu, 7. Jonathan Poff, 8. Joseph Wheeler, 9. Steve Alfeld, 10. James Marshall, 11. James Kamana, 12. Tom Marshall, 13. Kade Poki, 14. Blair Cook, 15. Robbie Malneek.

Reserves: 16. Vernon Fredericks, 17. Craig Moore, 18. Jarrod Aberhart, 19. Shane Christie, 20. Kaide Whiting, 21. Sione Holani, 22. Afeleki Pelenise.

Game 37 Canterbury v Bay of Plenty Prediction: Canterbury by 10-15 points

Canterbury may lose the services of some key All Blacks this week and will need to be on their guard against a dangerous Bay side. The potential midfield partnership of Sonny Bill Williams and Robbie Freaun will have many a former mid field back pleased they have hung up the boots.

Canterbury have Owen Franks and Sam Whitelock from the All Black squad to play. However they lose Colin Slade to the squad for Sydney. Stephen Brett moves into first-five and Sonny Bill Williams takes his long awaited place on the bench.

The Bay have Tasman signings Dan Perrin and Tristan Moran available for the first time. Perrin starts at hooker and Mike Delany is elevated to the starting first five-eighths role after successfully coming off the pine last week.

However to be fair all eyes will be on Sonny Bill Williams.

Canterbury ITM Cup Form:

Round 1: (H) Drew 23-23 v Hawke’s Bay
Round 2: (A) Won 26-25 v Manawatu
Round 3: (H) Won 44-22 v North Harbour
Round 4: (A) Lost 25-27 v Tasman
Round 5: (H) Won 35-16 v Auckland

Bay of Plenty ITM Cup Form:

Round 1: (A) Lost 10-13 v Waikato
Round 2: (A) Won 30-11 v Hawke’s Bay
Round 3: (H) Lost 6-11 v Auckland
Round 4: (A) Lost 15-24 v Taranaki
Round 5: (H) Won 39-29 v North Harbour

TEAMS:

Canterbury: 1. Wyatt Crockett, 2. Corey Flynn, 3. Owen Franks, 4. Sam Whitelock, 5. Isaac Ross, 6. Matt Todd, 7. George Whitelock (captain), 8. Nasi Manu, 9. Andy Ellis, 10. Stephen Brett, 11. Telusa Veainu, 12. Ryan Crotty, 13. Robbie Fruean, 14. Tu Umaga-Marshall, 15. Sean Maitland.

Reserves: 16. Steve Fualau, 17. Peter Borlase, 18. Luke Romano, 19. Ash Parker, 20. Takerei Norton, 21. Sam Monaghan, 22. Sonny Bill Williams.

Bay of Plenty: 1. Josh Hohneck, 2. Dan Perrin, 3. James McGougan, 4. Luke Andrews, 5. Culum Retallick, 6. Luke Braid, 7. Tanerau Latimer, 8. Colin Bourke (captain), 9. Taniela Moa, 10. Mike Delany, 11. Ben Smith, 12. Phil Burleigh, 13. Brett Mather, 14. Lelia Masaga, 15. Toby Arnold.

Reserves: 16. Simon Chisholm, 17. Tristan Moran 18. Luke Katene, 19. Sam Cane, 20. Chad Tuoro, 21. Daniel Waenga, 22. Jason Hona.

Game 38 Manawatu v Wellington Prediction: Wellington by 15-20 points

Manawatu will have to do without the services of their star fly half Aaron Cruden as he prepares for his first run on start against Australia next weekend. The hosts will struggle to contain a Wellington side that looks to have too much fire power all over the park.

Manawatu have lost Ma’afu Fia and Mitchell Crosswell from last week, while All Black Aaron Cruden has more pressing business. Tomasi Cama will also be missing for the next month. However on the reserve bench, Reece Robinson and James Oliver return.

Wellington has rotated a several senior players with Dane Coles, Neemia Tialata, Charlie Ngatai and Hosea Gear all getting the week off to go shopping.

Manawatu ITM Cup Form:

Round 1: (H) Lost 23-37 v Southland
Round 2: (H) Lost 26-27 v Canterbury
Round 3: (A) Lost 8-77 v Northland
Round 4: (A) Lost 14-35 v Counties-Manukau
Round 5: (H) Lost 9-17 v Hawke’s Bay

Wellington ITM Cup Form :

Round 1: (H) Won 20-11 v Tasman
Round 2: (H) Lost 25-31 v Counties-Manukau
Round 3: (A) Won 35-22 v Otago
Round 4: (H) Won 26-14 v Waikato
Round 5: (H) Won 31-28 v Northland

TEAMS:

Manawatu: 1. Grant Polson (captain), 2. Rob Foreman, 3. Karl Haitana, 4. Michael Fitzgerald, 5. Fraser Stone, 6. Doug Tietjens, 7. Callum Gibbins, 8. Hamish Gosling, 9. Aaron Smith, 10. Isaac Thompson, 11. Lote Raikabula, 12. Frank Bryant, 13. Hadleigh Parkes, 14. Shannon Paku, 15. Craig Clare.

Reserves: 16. Sean O’Connor, 17. Shane Kingsland, 18. Reece Robinson, 19. James Oliver, 20. Karl Bryson, 21. Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 22. Casey Stone.

Wellington: 1. Jacob Ellison, 2. Ged Robinson, 3. John Schwalger, 4. Jeremy Thrush, 5. Mark Reddish, 6. Victor Vito, 7. Scott Fuglistaller, 8. Rodney So’oialo (captain), 9. Alby Mathewson, 10. Fa’atonu Fili, 11. Alipate Leiua, 12. Sean Treeby, 13. Tajhon Mailata, 14. Julian Savea, 15. Apoua Stewart.

Reserves: 16. Motu Matu’u, 17. David Te Moana, 18. Faifili Levave, 19. Dean Brunsdon, 20. Ruki Tipuna, 21. Lima Sopoaga, 22. Buxton Popoali’i.

Game 39 Northland v Southland Prediction: Southland by 1-5 points

This match epitomises what the New Zealand National Provincial Championship is all about. It pits the very top of the North Island against the very bottom of the South Island, in what will be a very closely fought contest. Southland is the only unbeaten side this year and is top of the log, while Northland was desperately unlucky to lose to Wellington last weekend. If you’re looking for your upset of the weekend this is your match.

Mikaele Tuu’u and Bryce Heem are the only defections from last week in the Northland side.

Southland has given veteran hooker Jason Rutledge a spell, however both Dion Bates and James Paterson return from lengthy periods out of the side.

Northland ITM Cup Form:

Round 1: (A) Won 26-19 v Taranaki
Round 2: (H) Lost 24-25 v North Harbour
Round 3: (H) Won 77-8 v Manawatu
Round 4: (A) Lost 13-26 v Auckland
Round 5: (A) Lost 28-31 v Wellington

Southland ITM Cup Form:

Round 1: (A) Won 37-23 v Manawatu
Round 2 : (H) Won 16-12 v Otago
Round 3: (H) Won 13-9 v Counties- Manukau
Round 4: (A) Won 23-20 v Hawke’s Bay
Round 5: (A) Won 21-16 v Tasman

TEAMS:

Northland: 1. Matt Wallis, 2. Tim Dow, 3. Bronson Murray, 4. Pat O’Connor, 5. Mark Burman, 6. Dean Budd, 7. Dan Pryor, 8. Cameron Eyre, 9. Rhyan Caine, 10. David Holwell, 11. Iwi Hauraki Bryce Heem, 12. Aaron Bancroft, 13. Jared Payne (captain), 14. Rene Ranger, 15. Lachie Munro.

Reserves: 16. Mikaele Tuu’u, 17. Ross Wright, 18. Roy Griffin, 19. Cameron Goodhue, 20. Luke Hamilton, 21. Aiden Dewes, 22. Mateo Malupo.

Southland: 1. Jamie Mackintosh (captain), 2. Bayden Mitchell, 3. Chris King, 4. Josh Bekhuis, 5. Joe Tuineau, 6. Dion Bates, 7. Tim Boys, 8. Kane Thompson, 9. Scott Cowan, 10. Robbie Robinson, 11. James Paterson, 12. Matt Saunders, 13. Kendrick Lynn, 14. Tony Koonwaiyou, 15. Glen Horton.

Reserves: 16. Jason Rutledge, 17. Michael Peterson, 18. Elliot Dixon, 19. John Hardie, 20. Sonny Rangitohereri, 21. Seminar Manu, 22. Mark Wells.

Game 40 North Harbour v Waikato Prediction: Waikato by 5-10 points

Waikato returned to form last week with a convincing 39-3 win against Counties-Manukau, however the feeling in the camp was that improvements could still be made. With that in mind the North Shore lads could be in for a tough day at the office.

North Harbour ITM Cup Form:

Round 1: (H) Lost 14-36 v Auckland
Round 2: (A) Won 25-24 v Northland
Round 3: (A) Lost 22-44 v Canterbury
Round 4: (H) Won 35-23 v Otago
Round 5: (A) Lost 29-39 v Bay of Plenty

Waikato ITM Cup Form:

Round 1: (H) Won 13-10 v Bay of Plenty
Round 2: (A) Won 21-18 v Auckland
Round 3: (H) Lost 23-33 v Taranaki
Round 4: (A) Lost 14-26 v Wellington
Round 5: (H) Won 39-3 v Counties-Manukau

TEAMS: TBC

Game 41 Auckland v Taranaki Prediction: Auckland by 1-5 points

Taranaki will be a hard nut to crack this week for Auckland. Taranaki are performing well and the squad is highly motivated to perform as big names Andrew Hore and Jason Eaton eye a return to the side earlier than expected from injury. Auckland was outclassed last week by the champions Canterbury, but will me more at ease this week at home.

Auckland ITM Cup Form:

Round 1: (A) Won 36-14 v North Harbour
Round 2: (H) Lost 18-21 v Waikato
Round 3: (A) Won 11-6 v Bay of Plenty
Round 4: (H) Won 26-13 v Northland
Round 5: (A) Lost 16-35 v Canterbury

Taranaki ITM Cup Form:

Round 1: (H) Lost 19-26 v Northland
Round 2: (H) Won 33-11 v Tasman
Round 3: (A) Won 33-23 v Waikato
Round 4: (H) Won 24-15 v Bay of Plenty
Round 5: (A) Won 25-15 v Otago

TEAMS: TBC

Game 42 Otago v Hawke’s Bay Prediction: Otago by 5-10 points

The final match of the round sees what one of our Sharkworld colleagues would call ‘a clash of the bottom feeders’. Both of these sides have only recorded one win between them in twelve attempts. Players in both sides are looking at second division rugby next year however many (believe it or not) will fancy Super 15 Rugby contracts.

Otago ITM Cup Form :

Round 1: (A) Lost 13-29 v Counties-Manukau
Round 2: (A) Lost 12-16 v Southland
Round 3: (H) Lost 22-35 v Wellington
Round 4: (A) Lost 23-35 v North Harbour
Round 5: (H) Lost 15-25 v Taranaki

Hawke’s Bay ITM Cup Form:

Round 1: (A) Drew 23-23 v Canterbury
Round 2: (H) Lost 11-30 v Bay of Plenty
Round 3: (A) Lost 7-21 v Tasman
Round 4: (H) Lost 20-23 v Southland
Round 5: (A) Won 17-9 v Manawatu

TEAMS: TBC



101 Comments

  • 6 out of the 7 picks are similar this weekend..

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.09.10 14:54:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 6 out of 7 for me aswell. Sorry Otago :twisted:

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.09.10 15:31:38 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 2) : i am predicting their rare win this weekend. :roll: must do sth drastic – down to 11th place :???:

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.09.10 15:34:03 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • I went for Otago..

    I have Northland instead of Southland..

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.09.10 15:36:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Okay my picks are being made. HH i hope you have broad shoulders to shoulder the blame if i have a bad round. :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.09.10 16:56:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Game 38 Manawatu v Wellington Prediction: Waikato by 15-20 points :shock:

    I see you’re checking to see if we read the article. ;-)

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.09.10 16:59:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • SBW on the bench.

    The wait is finally over. Sonny Bill Williams has been named on Canterbury’s bench for Friday’s ITM Cup match against Bay of Plenty in Christchurch

    1.Wyatt Crockett
    2.Corey Flynn
    3.Owen Franks
    4.Sam Whitelock
    5.Isaac Ross
    6.Matt Todd
    7.George Whitelock (c)
    8.Nasi Manu
    9.Andy Ellis
    10.Stephen Brett
    11.Telusa Veainu
    12.Ryan Crotty
    13.Robbie Fruean
    14.Tu Umaga-Marshall
    15.Sean Maitland

    Reserves:

    16.Steve Fualau
    17.Peter Borlase
    18.Luke Romano
    19.Ash Parker
    20.Takerei Norton
    21.Sam Monaghan
    22.Sonny Bill Williams

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.09.10 18:40:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) :

    Cheers Andre….. my mistake, corrected now !

    Exciting about SBW !

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.09.10 21:31:26 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 8) : Is this game televised? It will be interesting to see him playing for a new team. The Canty team looks pretty strong.

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.09.10 21:39:27 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 9) :

    No I don’t think so….but will double check tonight !

    Yes will be fascinating how off the pace he is !

    He really is a good athlete, so it won’t be long until he is firing !

    My gut feeling is that he will be ok….and could make a bit of an immediate impact !

    Only time will tell, i maybe able to fill a 3 Hour Podcast on it ! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.09.10 22:07:08 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Go Harbour

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.09.10 22:12:37 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 10) : I am not sure he will be too off the pace, Toulon like to run their backs quite a bit. He has a good step and a bit of speed to go with it.

    I sound like one of his pom pom squad but he is that good. There is a reason why Toulon were willing to pay him so much money.

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.09.10 22:37:35 by lostfish Reply
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  • I hope this weekend starts off great. Go Counties!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.09.10 07:25:07 by Jarson Reply
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  • Counties vs Tasman has kicked off..

    I will updating as the game goes along..

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.09.10 09:38:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Counties 0 – 0 Tasman

    10 minutes

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.09.10 09:53:02 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Counties 3 – 3 Tasman

    18 minutes

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.09.10 09:58:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Counties 10 – 3 Tasman

    22 minutes

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.09.10 10:01:15 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ive watched sbw on youtube hes a beast, loves that left shoulder of his. Very keen 2 c him play

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.09.10 10:07:01 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Counties 13 – 3 Tasman

    30 minutes

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.09.10 10:10:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 19) : :shock:

    My margin is only 6.

    SLOW DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.09.10 10:28:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 18) :
    Yip I hope he gets on the pitch tomorrow.

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.09.10 10:28:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Counties 16 – 3 Tasman

    46 minutes

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.09.10 10:36:59 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) :

    Ive got a margin of 9..

    Im hoping to get a few of those this weekend..

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.09.10 10:37:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 23) :

    I’m NEEDING to get a LOT of those this weekend. :wink:

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.09.10 10:40:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Seems my tactic of going with a margin of 6 isn’t REALLY going to play off.

    I was of the mindset that a margin of 6 would give me a margin point for any victory margin of less than 11.

    So provided the correct team wins, only the odd BIG win would throw me out. Seems the 1st match is going to do JUST that. :(

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.09.10 10:42:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Counties 21 – 3 Tasman

    52 minutes

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.09.10 10:43:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Counties 23 – 3 Tasman

    54 minutes

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.09.10 10:46:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) :

    I used to do that in the Super 14, but I went for 12.. it covers you from the 7 point win to the 17 point win.. I used to think that was a nice range..

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.09.10 10:50:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I also have a margin of 6 for this game :???:

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.09.10 10:50:39 by Jarson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) :

    I would think that that would be ideal for the ITM as the margins do seem to be lower.. except for this game..

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.09.10 10:51:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Counties-Manukau by 5-10 points

    Seems like Hert wont be getting any margin point either..

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.09.10 10:52:59 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 29) :

    i was wondering if you had the same idea when i saw your pick. :)

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.09.10 10:55:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Conties 23 – 3 Tasman

    65 Minutes

  • Comment 33, posted at 02.09.10 10:59:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • i’m out. kette has finished working so we can leave school now.

  • Comment 34, posted at 02.09.10 11:01:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson

    I am waiting for the Tasman surge…. nice to get this one under the belt, happy with just the win, these days !

  • Comment 35, posted at 02.09.10 11:01:36 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • I think a few of the leaders went with Tasman :?: :???:

  • Comment 36, posted at 02.09.10 11:02:31 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 35) :

    Staying humble.. I like it..

    I very nearly went with Tasman.. Im very relieved to start off with a win this weekend..

  • Comment 37, posted at 02.09.10 11:06:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 36) :

    Thats good.. it bunches it up a bit and makes it easier to catch them..

    C’mn Tasman, get a late try!!

  • Comment 38, posted at 02.09.10 11:07:05 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 37) :

    :cool:

  • Comment 39, posted at 02.09.10 11:07:13 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 32) : I tend to pick low margins :oops: When I do pick large (20+) margins, the actuall margins are low :twisted:

  • Comment 40, posted at 02.09.10 11:07:28 by Jarson Reply
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  • Tasman have had a total of 23 turnovers against them so it is no surprise they are behind in possession and behind on the scoreboard, Dominant display from Counties here tonight.

  • Comment 41, posted at 02.09.10 11:11:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Well it looks like we have missed this one …margin wise, however the GSP dream is still alive ! :lol:

  • Comment 42, posted at 02.09.10 11:12:14 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 42) : And I can do with one :smile: My short term goal is top 20, long term its top 10.

  • Comment 43, posted at 02.09.10 11:15:31 by Jarson Reply
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  • Counties 23 – 3 Tasman

    FULL TIME

  • Comment 44, posted at 02.09.10 11:17:21 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Only one person with a margin, and he is currently second on the log, before the result has gone through..

    2 people never picked and 3 went for Tasman..

  • Comment 45, posted at 02.09.10 11:21:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Only Whindy gets a bonus and margin point. That’s not too bad.

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  • @Jarson (Comment 46) :

    He is stretching the lead though.. Thats 1,5 points more than the rest of us.. Bugger!

  • Comment 47, posted at 02.09.10 11:25:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 43) :

    I’d just be happy to finish the season. :oops: :razz:

  • Comment 48, posted at 02.09.10 13:33:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 48) :

    ;-)

  • Comment 49, posted at 02.09.10 13:47:09 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 49) : shit this is harder :cry: than i thought even if i don’t get to read your preditions down to 25 27 but well its getting cosy down there :oops:

  • Comment 50, posted at 02.09.10 13:51:35 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 50) :

    I have been worried about you Chazza , where have you been !
    :grin:

  • Comment 51, posted at 02.09.10 14:19:58 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 51) : when am I getting yur completed questionare??

  • Comment 52, posted at 02.09.10 14:29:03 by Ice Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : some of us are understanding :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 53, posted at 02.09.10 14:50:54 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 52) :

    Sorry Ice…. haven’t done it yet, but definitely will. In the process of packaging up my life at the minute after 10 years in the UK.

    Moving home (NZ)…..so that is my immediate excuse, will get it to you next week if that’s ok.

    I’m sure you have plenty of interesting bloggers lined up !

    Love the idea ,….have enjoyed them so far !

  • Comment 54, posted at 02.09.10 15:04:53 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Ahhhhhhh Confirmation that Showsport are showing the Canterbury match. Hopefully SBW gets on early.

  • Comment 55, posted at 02.09.10 19:22:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 48) : :lol:

  • Comment 56, posted at 02.09.10 19:38:34 by Jarson Reply
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  • :shock: I forgot about this.

    Bay of Plenty 9 – 10 Canterbury

    43min

  • Comment 57, posted at 03.09.10 10:33:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • And as i start watching SBW beats two players before going down

  • Comment 58, posted at 03.09.10 10:34:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • BOP 9 – 13 Canterbury

    47min

  • Comment 59, posted at 03.09.10 10:38:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Delany (BOP) needs to get his arse kicked. HTH? do you get tackled and NOT held in the tackle with enough momentum to get your head over the tryline but you DON’T score a try????????????

  • Comment 60, posted at 03.09.10 10:40:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • SBW is a marked man, they swarm all over him when the ball goes near him. Canterbury using him a a decoy VERY cleverly. :twisted:

  • Comment 61, posted at 03.09.10 10:49:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Matt Todd Canterbury TRY!!!!!!

  • Comment 62, posted at 03.09.10 10:49:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Brett misses a sitter of a conversion.

    BOP 9 – 18 Canterbury

    60min

  • Comment 63, posted at 03.09.10 10:52:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The guys who are tackling SBW anywhere other than low on the legs are feeling the bounce when they hit the ground. :lol:

  • Comment 64, posted at 03.09.10 10:53:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Masaga JUST robber of a try as the ball touches the corner post as he puts it down

  • Comment 65, posted at 03.09.10 10:54:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 65) :

    And the defender saving the try was SBW

  • Comment 66, posted at 03.09.10 10:55:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 66) : awesome try saving tackle

  • Comment 67, posted at 03.09.10 10:55:22 by lostfish Reply
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  • the stadium is empty…

  • Comment 68, posted at 03.09.10 10:57:11 by lostfish Reply
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  • Canterbury held up over the line.

  • Comment 69, posted at 03.09.10 11:01:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Fruean Try.

  • Comment 70, posted at 03.09.10 11:06:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 72min

    BOP 9 – 28 CAN

  • Comment 71, posted at 03.09.10 11:08:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Got Canterbury by 11 :???:

  • Comment 72, posted at 03.09.10 11:09:45 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 72) : 6 for me :(

  • Comment 73, posted at 03.09.10 11:10:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Go Bop! Score a try! But just one! :razz:

  • Comment 74, posted at 03.09.10 11:13:50 by Jarson Reply
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  • Canterbury 28 – 9 Bay of Plenty

    FULL TIME

  • Comment 75, posted at 03.09.10 11:19:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • No margin….. Again! :sad:

  • Comment 76, posted at 03.09.10 11:21:49 by Jarson Reply
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  • Got Canterbury by 15!! :roll:

  • Comment 77, posted at 03.09.10 11:29:21 by wpw Reply
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  • Yay, spot on :smile:

  • Comment 78, posted at 03.09.10 12:35:15 by MysticShark Reply
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  • So i’m not entirely sure whether to be happy or worried?

    Last week I also had 2 correct picks by the end of friday, byt the end of the round i STILL only had 2 correct picks. :(

    Will I be doing the same this week? :oops:

  • Comment 79, posted at 03.09.10 12:51:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 79) :

    Im 2 from 2, but still going backwards.. damn you the margin point!!

  • Comment 80, posted at 03.09.10 13:02:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Fulltime
    Manuwatu 36 – 24 Wellington
    :shock:

  • Comment 81, posted at 04.09.10 08:10:46 by Jarson Reply
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  • Northland 20 – 8 Southland
    36mins
    :???:

  • Comment 82, posted at 04.09.10 08:14:52 by Jarson Reply
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  • Halftime
    North 20 – 15 South

  • Comment 83, posted at 04.09.10 08:21:20 by Jarson Reply
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  • Go Northland..

  • Comment 84, posted at 04.09.10 08:44:42 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • North 27 – 15 South
    58mins
    :evil:

  • Comment 85, posted at 04.09.10 08:46:13 by Jarson Reply
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  • North 27 – 22 South
    73mins
    :???:

  • Comment 86, posted at 04.09.10 09:08:15 by Jarson Reply
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  • Fulltime
    Northland 30 – 22 Southland
    :evil:

  • Comment 87, posted at 04.09.10 09:15:24 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 87) : make that N 33 – 22 S

  • Comment 88, posted at 04.09.10 09:19:55 by Jarson Reply
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  • My Performance in this comp is now beyond a joke.

    I couldn’t flippen BUY a win.

  • Comment 89, posted at 04.09.10 10:50:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I thought Southland and Wellington were sure things?!

  • Comment 90, posted at 04.09.10 11:59:54 by Original Log Leader Reply
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  • @Original Log Leader (Comment 90) :

    Same here.

    Not a flippen SINGLE one of us got the Wellington result right. :lol: :sad:

  • Comment 91, posted at 04.09.10 16:40:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Auckland 27 – 13 Taranaki

    FULL TIME

  • Comment 92, posted at 05.09.10 07:22:11 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Otago 10 – 3 Hawke’s Bay

    35 minutes

  • Comment 93, posted at 05.09.10 07:22:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Otago 10 – 3 Hawke’s Bay

    HALF TIME

  • Comment 94, posted at 05.09.10 07:27:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Otago 17 – 3 Hawke’s Bay

    44 minutes

  • Comment 95, posted at 05.09.10 07:37:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Otago 17 – 6 Hawke’s Bay

    47 minutes

  • Comment 96, posted at 05.09.10 07:43:34 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Otago 17 – 9 Hawke’s Bay

    55 minutes

  • Comment 97, posted at 05.09.10 07:49:14 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Otago 17 – 16 Hawke’s Bay

    68 minutes

  • Comment 98, posted at 05.09.10 08:08:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Otago 17 – 16 Hawke’s Bay

    FULL TIME

  • Comment 99, posted at 05.09.10 08:18:42 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 5 from 7 for me this round AND 2 MPs.

  • Comment 100, posted at 05.09.10 10:44:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • My 2nd best performance thusfar. :cool:

  • Comment 101, posted at 05.09.10 10:45:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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