Richard Ferguson

S15 Game 57 – Blues (31) vs Waratahs (17) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :In the news, Super Rugby on 16 Apr 2011 at 08:00
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In what should be the match of the weekend, the Waratahs travel to Auckland to take on the Blues who are on quite a roll in recent weeks, and who will be coming off their bye weekend refreshed.

The Blues have only lost to the Sharks so far this season, and even though they drew against the Force, their record so far this season is nothing to frown upon. The Waratahs on the other had, have had their own decent run in the competition so far, with losses only to the Cheetahs and Crusaders at this stage.

Both teams are in contention for the play offs and a loss at this stage will put them back a few places in the race. It is a close game to call, but if I have to make a selection it has to be the Waratahs.

Blues: 15. Isaia Toeava, 14. Joe Rokocoko, 13. Jared Payne, 12. Luke McAlister, 11. Rene Ranger, 10. Stephen Brett, 9. Alby Mathewson, 8. Peter Saili, 7. Luke Braid, 6. Jerome Kaino, 5. Anthony Boric, 4. Kurtis Haiu, 3. John Afoa, 2. Keven Mealamu (Captain), 1. Tevita Mailau

Replacements: 16. Tom McCartney, 17. Pauliasi Manu, 18. Filo Paulo, 19. Chris Lowrey, 20. Chris Smylie, 21. Lachie Munro, 22. Benson Stanley

Waratahs: 15. Lachlan Turner, 14. Tom Kingston, 13. Ryan Cross, 12. Daniel Halangahu, 11. Drew Mitchell, 10. Kurtley Beale, 9. Luke Burgess, 8. Ben Mowen, 7. Patrick McCutcheon, 6. Dave Dennis, 5. Kane Douglas, 4. Dean Mumm (Captain), 3. Sekope Kepu, 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1. Benn Robinson

Replacements: 16. John Ulugia, 17. Al Baxter, 18. Pat O`Connor, 19. Sitaleki Timani, 20. Chris Alcock, 21. Brendan McKibbin, 22. Sosene Anesi



58 Comments

  • I cannot wait for this game to start!

    It must be the game of the weekend..

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.04.11 08:26:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I might get to see the last game this evening. :( Hectic schedule today. :cry:

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.04.11 09:00:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • A draw with no try bonus point will do. :twisted:

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.04.11 09:02:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) :

    Good luck..

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.04.11 09:15:45 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • We have kickoff

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.04.11 09:35:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • What opening play..

    Both sides of the field, and a good 15 phase attack by the Waratahs..

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.04.11 09:38:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • If you arent watching, you are mising out on some great running and skilful rugby

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.04.11 09:42:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • First points to the Blues..

    John Afoa (prop) picks up a kick through and scores..

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.04.11 09:45:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues 7 – 0 Waratahs

    10 minutes

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.04.11 09:46:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Second front row try!! Mailau scores after a great break by Jared Payne!

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.04.11 09:48:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues 14 – 0 Waratahs

    14 minutes

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.04.11 09:50:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues looking really good so far..

    Waratahs basics letting them down..

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.04.11 09:50:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Third Blues try!! Waratahs in a mess on defence.. Jared Payne scores!

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.04.11 09:54:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 12) : Richard, you really have to consider including Jared Payne if you decide to update your “8″ list of underrated players who don’t get enough credit. I think Kade Poki should also be knocking on the door by now.

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.04.11 09:55:17 by beet Reply
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  • There goes my SuperBru…

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.04.11 09:55:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues 19 – 0 Waratahs

    19 minutes

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.04.11 09:56:05 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 14) :

    I think that list needs a rewrite, to be honest..

    But I hear what you are saying, Payne made the second try and scored the third..

    Such a shame that such talent is off to Europe..

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.04.11 09:57:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Good day guys, yep, The Blues seem to have brought the hammer with them today… New ‘Zeelind’ have some enviable depth at centre – Brett must be Carter’s understudy… Also Luke great combo player…

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.04.11 09:57:45 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • Both side’s lineouts are an absolute mess!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.04.11 10:01:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 18) :

    They are a great team on any given day, just wish they would be more consistent..

    You mention the centre depth, it is amazing isnt it?!

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.04.11 10:02:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Bonus point try Ranger!!!

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.04.11 10:04:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • This Blues backline is in potent form!

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.04.11 10:05:45 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • how good was that try, their handling is incredible. Iceman looking real good at FB.

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.04.11 10:06:42 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • Blues 26 – 0 Waratahs

    28 minutes

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.04.11 10:06:45 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Waratahs try!!

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.04.11 10:09:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Oh well. Will have to settle for a BP draw then. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.04.11 10:09:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • Halangahu gets over for the 5 pointer.

    The Waratahs finaly stringing a few phases together and get the reward..

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.04.11 10:09:54 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues 26 – 7 Waratahs

    32 minutes

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.04.11 10:10:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I’m going to love this result. :cool:

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.04.11 10:10:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Blues unlucky not to score their fifth..

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.04.11 10:12:11 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) :

    But you went with the Waratahs on SB?

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.04.11 10:13:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Another Blues try!!

    Alby Mathewson this time!

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.04.11 10:16:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Amazing handling!!

    Waratahs being killed in this game!!

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.04.11 10:17:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues 31 – 7 Waratahs

    HALF TIME

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.04.11 10:18:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Is 24 points too much to make up?

    Second half starts..

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.04.11 10:29:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues start the second half uch the same way they ended the first.. in control

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.04.11 10:32:42 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Waratahs mauling the ball over the trylne, but held up..

    5m scrum..

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.04.11 10:33:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues turn over the Waratahs attack and clear up field..

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.04.11 10:37:50 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Turner dived for the try inthe corner.. TMO decision..

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.04.11 10:42:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 39) :

    He lost the ball as he tried to slide over the line..

    Turner hurt himself in the dive..

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.04.11 10:43:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues 31 – 7 Waratahs

    53 minutes

    Missed Waratahs penalty by Beale

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.04.11 10:45:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 34) :
    OMG….is this really the half time score?

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.04.11 10:45:39 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • Drew Mitchell try!!!

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.04.11 10:46:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 42) :

    It was yes.. unbelievable..

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.04.11 10:47:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues 31 – 12 Waratahs

    56 minutes

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.04.11 10:48:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 44) : Must go watch it!!

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.04.11 10:49:18 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 46) :

    Make a plan!

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.04.11 10:51:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues going for goal..

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.04.11 10:52:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Brett hits the cross bar..

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.04.11 10:53:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 31) : from the log point of view.

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.04.11 11:01:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ryan Cross try!!

    A bit too late or are we ging to see a comeback?!

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.04.11 11:01:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues 42 – 17 Waratahs

    Missed conversion again.

    69 minutes

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.04.11 11:03:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • That was SOFT try…Blues resting on their laurels?

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.04.11 11:04:29 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) :

    Ek verstaan..

  • Comment 54, posted at 16.04.11 11:04:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 53) :

    Makes for a good last ten minutes

  • Comment 55, posted at 16.04.11 11:05:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues 31 – 17 Waratahs

    FULL TIME

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.04.11 11:15:11 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 55) :
    Missed the last 10 minutes…sorting out getting a parcel from Dbn to UK :roll:

  • Comment 57, posted at 16.04.11 11:23:53 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • So Blues did not score in the second half :shock:

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