Richard Ferguson

Hurricanes select all star backline


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 16 Feb 2011 at 07:02
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The Hurricanes have named their team to tackle the Highlanders in the first game of the first round of the inaugural Super Rugby season.

The forward pack is a mixed bag of youth and experience, with Jason Eaton returning to the fold after a long lay off with a knee injury. Andrew Hore will add a lot of experience to the front row.

The backline is a star studded All Black line with flyhalf Aaron Cruden in the pivot position, an all star centre combination of Nonu and Smith, exciting wings in Gear and Savea and the cool head and skilful Corey Jane at the back.

There is however no place in the starting line up or the bench for former All Black loose forward Rodney So’oialo

Hurricanes
1. John Schwalger ,2. Andrew Hore (c) ,3. Michael Bent ,4. James Broadhurst ,5. Jason Eaton ,6. Mark Reddish ,7. Jack Lam ,8. Victor Vito ,9. Tyson Keats ,10. Aaron Cruden ,11. Hosea Gear ,12. Ma’a Nonu ,13. Conrad Smith ,14. Julian Savea ,15. Cory Jane

Reserves :16. Dane Coles ,17. Neemia Tialata ,18. Faifili Levave ,19. Serge Lilo ,20. Chris Eaton,21. Daniel Kirkpatrick ,22. Andre Taylor



66 Comments

  • Who cares….. they are going to get smoked in the Cake Tin !

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.02.11 07:05:35 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 1) : :)

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.02.11 07:07:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : ;-)

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.02.11 07:09:36 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 1) :

    When can we expect the Highlanders team to be announced?

    I must say, this Hurricanes backline looks pretty potent.

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.02.11 07:11:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 1) : :shock: :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.02.11 07:11:22 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) :

    I thought it was meant to be today as well….I’m not official Media ….yet ! ;-)

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.02.11 07:20:02 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 6) : “like”

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.02.11 07:20:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : :roll:

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.02.11 07:22:38 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 6) :

    Im sure we will have to wait until tomorrow your time, nothing will be announced over night..

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.02.11 07:22:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) : True…..it is actually going to be quite interesting , we are a bit in the dark here as well….shall i take a guess ! :lol:

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.02.11 07:23:52 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 10) :

    I think a probable team would be nice.. lol

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.02.11 07:27:05 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) : @Hertford Highlander (Comment 10) :

    it has been announced go and look at the website.

    :)

    I’m putting it up now.

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.02.11 07:29:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Just in hot off the press :

    Highlanders v Hurricanes – Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Friday 18 February, 7.35pm.

    1 LOOSEHEAD PROP Jamie Mackintosh (C)
    2 HOOKER Jason Rutledge
    3 TIGHTHEAD PROP David Te Moana
    4 LEFT LOCK Jarrad Hoeata
    5 RIGHT LOCK Josh Bekhuis
    6 LEFT FLANKER Adam Thomson
    7 RIGHT FLANKER Alando Soakai
    8 NUMBER EIGHT Nasi Manu
    9 SCRUMHALF Jimmy Cowan (VC)
    10 FLYHALF Lima Sopoaga
    11 LEFT WING Kade Poki
    12 INSIDE CENTRE Shaun Treeby
    13 OUTSIDE CENTRE Kendrick Lynn
    14 RIGHT WING James Paterson
    15 FULLBACK Ben Smith
    REPLACEMENTS:
    16. RESERVE Brayden Mitchell
    17. RESERVE Bronson Murray
    18. RESERVE Joe Tuineau
    19. RESERVE John Hardie
    20. RESERVE Aaron Smith
    21. RESERVE Robbie Robinson
    22. RESERVE Siale Piutau
    Head Coach: Jamie Joseph
    Assist Coaches: Simon Culhane and Kieran Keane

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.02.11 07:30:44 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 13) :

    Now that’s a side ! :cool:

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.02.11 07:31:43 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • a strong kiwi conference is great for the sharks. it will be easier for the sharks to get a home semi if the kiwi teams are fighting it out and denying eachother bonus points.

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.02.11 07:34:24 by try time Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 13) :

    You think that side is capable of getting through the conference?

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.02.11 07:35:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 15) :

    To get a home Semi you are going to have to win your Conference with about 55 + points … and let’s be honest that just not going to happen is it ! :roll:

    Sorry to poor cold water so early ! ;-)

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.02.11 07:42:59 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 16) :

    As much chance as the Sharks ! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.02.11 07:45:48 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 17) : you are right it won’t happen in the kiwi conference, because the teams are to strong. whereas in the aussie and sa conference the teams are a little weaker at the bottom, offering more points. i don’t support kiwi teams so there is no poor water poured on my home fire.

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.02.11 07:46:14 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 19) :

    I think the Crusaders should top our Conference with 60+ points and should qualify easily in top spot.

    I think the Blues will score about 50+ points enough to qualify

    and the Canes about 40 points….. not enough ! :???:

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.02.11 07:53:43 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • I think that 48 points should be enough to top a conference, the next best 3 are the ones that should get as much points as possible.

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.02.11 07:54:41 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 21) :

    46 points won’t be enough to top any conference in IMHO ! :cool:

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.02.11 07:57:59 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 20) : depends if all black players keep getting 6 week injury layoffs, to keep them fresh for the world cup. i see richie is the first to take his. i think dan carter is going to get a 6 week injury after the sharks game.

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.02.11 07:59:15 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 23) :

    I think McCaw is more likely to be missing for closer to 10 weeks ! :cool:

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.02.11 08:01:02 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 22) : 48 points is 12 out of 16 wins without bonus points. Not a lot of teams will manage that ratio to start with.

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.02.11 08:04:51 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 25) :

    ….so include the bonus point !

    …that’s what it’s there for !

    …the top team in each Conference will be hoping to !

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.02.11 08:29:04 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 26) : More derbies remember, not a lot of bonus points there, but yeah, I gave the bare minimum so lets see what happens :smile:

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.02.11 08:33:05 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 27) :

    Jarson….. if the Saders are not scoring 4 tries a game somethings seriously up ! :???:

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.02.11 08:35:55 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 28) : Not every game, and I think especially if Key players are rested for the RWC it’s more likely that there will be some pretty close games.

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.02.11 08:39:26 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 29) :

    …no honestly it won’t matter who they rest and when…. they are still going to score 4 tries in close games !

    …..they are the best team on the planet …. honestly ! :???:

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.02.11 08:41:49 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 30) :

    …they have the worst draw and still are favourites ….they look like they will win this comp. without breaking a sweat !

    ….hurts me to say it ! :evil:

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.02.11 08:44:01 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 26) :

    in 2010 the highest number of try BPs was 7 by the Blues and they ended 7th. Highest overall BPs was also the Blues 9 (7 try & 2 loss) The Bulls got 6 Try BPs and the ended 1st.
    57 Try BPs in 91 Games 62.6%

    in 2009 the highest number of try BPs was 8 by the Blues and they ended 9th. Highest overall BPs was also the Blues 12 (8 try & 4 loss) The Bulls got 4 Try BPs and the ended 1st.
    58 Try BPs in 91 Games 63.7%

    in 2008 the highest number of try BPs was 8 by the Crusaders and they ended 1st. Highest overall BPs was the Cheetahs 9 (3 try & 6 loss)
    46 Try BPs in 91 Games 50.5%

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.02.11 08:45:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 29) :

    …name me a game they would not fancy scoring 4 Tries…. Reds away maybe, can’t think of any others off the top of my head !

    …..do they have a hard game on the road ? :?:

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.02.11 08:45:47 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 33) :

    …. Stormers … maybe ! :???:

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.02.11 08:46:20 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 30) : @Hertford Highlander (Comment 31) : Arent they always the favourites, at least NZ’s favourites :razz:

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.02.11 08:46:33 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 32) :

    ….. so do you think the Saders will score less than 7 Try Bonus Points ! :roll:

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.02.11 08:48:11 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 35) :

    True …. :evil: :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.02.11 08:49:06 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 28) :

    Saders scored the following try BPS each year in their 13 pool games.
    2010 Try BPs in 6 games
    2009 Try BPs in 3 games
    2008 Try BPs in 8 games
    2007 Try BPs in 7 games
    2006 Try BPs in 5 games

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.02.11 08:49:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 38) :

    That’s not answering the question ! :lol:

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.02.11 08:50:20 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 36) :
    They have only ever gotten more than 7 ONCE.

    So yes that IS what I think :wink:

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.02.11 08:50:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 40) :

    Less than 7 your call …i’ll go more… way … way more !

    Depressing :twisted:

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.02.11 08:52:40 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 39) : I posted that before i saw your question. :lol:

    They will score about the average just below 60%. Around 8 or 9.

    scrap my previous comment ( @KSA Shark © (Comment 40) :: ) I was working on 13 pool games not 16

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.02.11 08:52:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • …always changing your mind ! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.02.11 08:54:24 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 32) :
    @Hertford Highlander (Comment 36) :

    What I am trying to illustrate here is that there are WAY less TRY BPs taken than we think each year.

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.02.11 08:55:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 43) : :razz:

    @Hertford Highlander (Comment 41) : More? Yes.
    Way More? No.

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.02.11 08:56:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 45) :

    Any rugby team on the planet right now …international or not that can stop that Saders outfit scoring 4 tries will have to play very well !

    There are too many of those in the current Super comp. ! :???:

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.02.11 09:00:12 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Thank you KSA :mrgreen:
    HH still believes NZ will win the WC and that the H’landers are making a comeback :wink:

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.02.11 09:02:05 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 46) :

    are or aren’t?

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.02.11 09:02:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 47) : You want one of my T-Shirts? :razz:

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.02.11 09:03:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 49) :

    I am having some black golf shirts made with the words “4 More Years” in the shape of the silver fern over the left breast.

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.02.11 09:04:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I heart the Highlanders! I hope they win or, you know, are close… Or that Jimmy Cowan doesn’t punch anyone.

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.02.11 09:06:11 by Lyndy_in_Mtl Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 49) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) : I’ll wear it with pride :mrgreen:

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.02.11 09:06:37 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Lyndy_in_Mtl (Comment 51) : :mrgreen:

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  • @Lyndy_in_Mtl (Comment 51) :

    They Will be close, but Cowan will also punch someone. :razz:

  • Comment 54, posted at 16.02.11 09:08:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 48) : aren’t :oops:

  • Comment 55, posted at 16.02.11 09:09:56 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) : @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 52) :

    :roll:

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.02.11 09:11:07 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 54) : Damn, he just so angry… I like it!

  • Comment 57, posted at 16.02.11 09:11:20 by Lyndy_in_Mtl Reply

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  • Im willing to take bets on the Saders BP try scoring antics!

    Im willing to bet that they will score 4 tries or more in at least 10 of their games.

  • Comment 58, posted at 16.02.11 09:15:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 58) : You and HH are both delusional :wink:

  • Comment 59, posted at 16.02.11 09:22:23 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 59) :

    Shall we put a small wager?

  • Comment 60, posted at 16.02.11 10:02:57 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @so the saders can score the most bp for tries..but they won’t beat the stormers !

  • Comment 61, posted at 16.02.11 16:42:26 by bergshark Reply

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  • Hurricanes back 3 must be watched carefully,though.

  • Comment 62, posted at 16.02.11 16:47:34 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 58) :

    Up that to 11 and I’ll take the bet.

  • Comment 63, posted at 16.02.11 16:54:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 62) :

    Nver mind just the back three. The WHOLE backline is DANGEROUS!!!

  • Comment 64, posted at 16.02.11 16:56:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 60) : I wont wager money, but how about 250 Sharksworld points :razz:

  • Comment 65, posted at 16.02.11 17:11:39 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 58) : seems like a safe bet give me the odds LOL!!

  • Comment 66, posted at 16.02.11 17:27:37 by Original Champion Reply
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