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S15 Game 103 – Hurricanes (38) vs Lions (27) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :In the news, Lions, Super Rugby on 4 Jun 2011 at 07:20
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Super Saturday kicks off early with the Hurricanes taking on a resurgent Lions outfit, that have now won two games on the road and will quite like to do a New Zealand double this morning.

For the Hurricanes, Piri Weepu returns to the starting line up after a long stint out with injury and slowly coming into form from the bench.

The Lions have only one change to their team with Michael Rhodes being suspended, and Cobus Grobbelaar comes in on the flank.

In tight games like this, I generally back the home team, but in this case I will not be surprised if the Lions pull off another win.

Hurricanes : 1. John Schwalger ,2. Andrew Hore (c) ,3. Neemia Tialata ,4. Jeremy Thrush ,5. James Broadhurst ,6. Faifili Levave ,7. Jack Lam ,8. Victor Vito ,9. Piri Weepu ,10. Aaron Cruden ,11. Hosea Gear ,12. Ma’a Nonu ,13. Conrad Smith / Jayden Hayward ,14. Alapati Leiua,15. Cory Jane

Reserves :16. Dane Coles ,17. Jacob Ellison,18. Jason Eaton,19. Mark Reddish ,20. Chris Eaton,21. Jayden Hayward / Julian Savea,22. Richard Buckman

Lions : Jaco Taute, Dylan Des Fountain, Doppies la Grange (capt.), Butch James, Deon van Rensburg, Elton Jantjies, Jano Vermaak, Josh Strauss, Derick Minnie, Cobus Grobbelaar, Franco van der Merwe, Wikus van Heerden, Patric Cilliers, Bandise Maku, JC Janse van Rensburg.

Replacements: Edgar Marutlulle, Jacobie Adriaanse, David de Villiers, Warren Whiteley, Rory Kockott, Alwyn Hollenbach, Michael Killian.

Match Officials
Referee: Keith Brown
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser, James McPhail
Television match official: Richard Kelly



96 Comments

  • Fastest match thread in history!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.06.11 07:24:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Please will you guys have a look out for Piri Weepu? There was an article on Stuff.co.nz this week that said he was fit and lean. :shock:

    Unless he has had a shedload of liposuction since last week, the the definition of lean has changed. Last week I actually thought he was fatter than Ricky McD.

    Opinions please?

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) : Hehehehehe :lol:

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.06.11 07:27:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Shit, I just see that the Lions made another change..

    Cobus Grobbelaar back in SA, Warren Whiteley is playing 8, with Minnnie and Strauss on the flanks..

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.06.11 07:28:21 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • And the Hurricanes have decided not to risk Conrad Smith at centre, so Jayden Hayward will be playing outside Ma’a Nonu…

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.06.11 07:30:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • And we have kick off..

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.06.11 07:30:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • If the Lions ever had a chance of beating the Hurricanes then it has been this season.

    Although Kieth Brown is not on my favourites list.

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.06.11 07:30:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Good start by the Lions, keeping possession just outside the Canes 22m

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.06.11 07:33:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 8) :

    Canes turn it over and now have a 5m scrum on the attack..

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.06.11 07:34:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Aaron Cruden scores!!

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.06.11 07:35:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 10) :

    Jantjies missing a crucial tackle..

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.06.11 07:35:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Canes 5 – 0 Lions

    Conversion missed

    6 minutes

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.06.11 07:36:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) :

    I think Weepu is looking like he has a McDonalds Buy one get one free card!

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.06.11 07:37:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Lions penalty for Cans not rolling away..

    Jantjies going at goal..

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.06.11 07:38:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Canes 5 – 3 Lions

    9 minutes

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.06.11 07:39:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 10) : Starting XV try for me. :cool:

    Is he also kicking at goal?

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.06.11 07:41:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) : and he uses it OFTEN. :wink:

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.06.11 07:42:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The Lions backline seems to lose 10m every time they play a phase, the backline is stadning far too deep!

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.06.11 07:43:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 16) :

    Cruden kicking yes, but missed a pretty easy one..

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.06.11 07:43:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Lions penalty, Jantjies going at goal..

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.06.11 07:44:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 17) :

    It’s a daily special :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.06.11 07:44:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Canes 5 – 6 Lions

    15 minutes

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.06.11 07:45:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 16) :

    I forgot to do my Fantasy League changes and I have like 8 Crusaders in my starting line up..

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.06.11 07:47:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 23) : Jarson is in the same boat I think. :)

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.06.11 07:50:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 24) :

    Friday morning came and it hit me.. I felt like such an idiot..

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.06.11 07:51:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Jaco Taute try!!!

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.06.11 07:53:40 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Little chip by Taute, whicked bounce for the Canes, and he falls on it over the line..

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.06.11 07:54:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • brb

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.06.11 07:55:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Canes 5 – 13 Lions

    25 minutes

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.06.11 07:55:50 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Jantjies’ conversion brings up his 100 points in the season..

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.06.11 07:56:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Lions penalised at ruck time in the Canes 22m.

    Cruden going for goal..

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.06.11 07:57:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Canes 8 – 13 Lions

    28 minutes

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.06.11 07:58:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Doppies la Grange try!!

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.06.11 08:00:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Weak defence from the Canes.. Broke through about three men trying to tackle him..

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.06.11 08:01:28 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Canes 8 – 20 Lions

    32 minutes

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.06.11 08:02:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Hosea Gear try!!

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.06.11 08:07:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Canes 15 – 20 Lions

    38 minutes

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.06.11 08:08:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 36) :

    Replays show that there might have been a little forward pass in the bild up to that try.. but try nonetheless..

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.06.11 08:09:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Canes 15 – 20 Lions

    HALF TIME

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.06.11 08:10:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Lions are sounding good.

    can they win this?

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.06.11 08:18:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 40) :

    They can easily win this.. but they are making some silly errors, and their defence is letting them down..

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.06.11 08:18:51 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ref is scr**ing the Lions big time. He is seeing the Lions’ knock-ons and forwards passes but not the Hurricanes’s. The last try should have never been awarded. The lineout that led to the try should have been a Lions’ scrum as the ball was knocked on and there was a forward pass there as well. This is Bull.

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.06.11 08:19:54 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 39) : morning Rich, see u chatting with youself, everyone still sleeping :)

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.06.11 08:19:59 by franshark Reply
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  • Oooh yeah Gary Kirsten the Proteas coach!!

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.06.11 08:21:31 by Mocho Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 42) : its freekin fustrating, its if the refs had too long off a season and just can’t keep up anymore….

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.06.11 08:22:08 by franshark Reply
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  • Morning all..

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.06.11 08:22:54 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 43) : Hey! I’ve been here with him. :razz:

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.06.11 08:23:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Mocho (Comment 44) : where u hear that, that will be good news… :)

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.06.11 08:24:12 by franshark Reply
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  • @Mocho (Comment 44) :

    Is that official?

  • Comment 49, posted at 04.06.11 08:24:36 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) : u did not say much so I missed counted, see there’s more now, we warming up…. And good morning(not there by u) to u too :)

  • Comment 50, posted at 04.06.11 08:27:06 by franshark Reply
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  • Canes penalty

    Canes 18 – 20 Lions

    45 minutes

  • Comment 51, posted at 04.06.11 08:27:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Another shocking forward pass by the Canes, and then they get the penalty!?!? SHOCKING

  • Comment 52, posted at 04.06.11 08:28:45 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Canes 21 – 20 Lions

    48 minutes

  • Comment 53, posted at 04.06.11 08:29:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Go Lions! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 54, posted at 04.06.11 08:30:48 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Think PDivy was right, refs want NZ rugby to be on the front foot.

  • Comment 55, posted at 04.06.11 08:32:07 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Canes get another penalty, this time 5m out from Lions line..

    They take the scrum..

  • Comment 56, posted at 04.06.11 08:32:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Nonu scores under the posts..

  • Comment 57, posted at 04.06.11 08:34:12 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Morning all.

  • Comment 58, posted at 04.06.11 08:34:54 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Just so you are all aware, this is the same ref who screwed us against the Chiefs last year. :wink:

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  • Canes 28 – 20 Lions

    53 minutes

  • Comment 60, posted at 04.06.11 08:35:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 59) :

    Bastard ref..

  • Comment 61, posted at 04.06.11 08:35:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Mocho (Comment 44) : Where are you reading that??

  • Comment 62, posted at 04.06.11 08:37:07 by klempie Reply

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  • That’s 20 unanswered points right? :lol:

  • Comment 63, posted at 04.06.11 08:38:01 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 63) :

    That will be correct..

  • Comment 64, posted at 04.06.11 08:38:52 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Hosea Gear try!!

    Nonu in the thick of things with a good offload..

  • Comment 65, posted at 04.06.11 08:40:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ag no man, lions falling behind now…

  • Comment 66, posted at 04.06.11 08:40:25 by franshark Reply
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  • Bad missed tackle from jantjies

  • Comment 67, posted at 04.06.11 08:41:23 by franshark Reply
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  • Canes 35 – 20 Lions

    60 minutes

  • Comment 68, posted at 04.06.11 08:41:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Cruden penalty

    Canes 38 – 20 Lions

    63 minutes

  • Comment 69, posted at 04.06.11 08:44:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • My pick was Harricanes with 16, so the score can stay around here… :)

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  • @klempie (Comment 62) : @Richard Ferguson (Comment 49) : @franshark (Comment 48) :

    It got leaked to the weekend papers. Front page of the independent on Saturday. He will be joined by Allan Donald (which is weird because news24 said Donald is staying with NZ this week) Also AB De Villiers will be Odi T20 captain. Russell Domingo coach of the warriors who was SA coach of the year also joins Gary.

  • Comment 71, posted at 04.06.11 08:47:00 by Mocho Reply

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  • Suddenly the dream is shattered. Lions won’t comeback from this.

    How many missed tackles is that from Jantjies? :sad:

  • Comment 72, posted at 04.06.11 08:47:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Amla the vice captain :D go KZN!

  • Comment 73, posted at 04.06.11 08:49:40 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Mocho (Comment 71) :

    Interesting..

  • Comment 74, posted at 04.06.11 08:51:40 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Canes 38 – 20 Lions

    70 minutes

  • Comment 75, posted at 04.06.11 08:54:34 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Mocho (Comment 71) : Have you got the independent in front of you?

  • Comment 76, posted at 04.06.11 08:54:41 by klempie Reply

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  • Got the Canes by 11 I think :???:

  • Comment 77, posted at 04.06.11 08:56:02 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Taute try!!

  • Comment 78, posted at 04.06.11 08:56:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 70) : I’m happy with that. I’ve got them by 18. :)

  • Comment 79, posted at 04.06.11 08:57:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 76) : Yep I dooo

  • Comment 80, posted at 04.06.11 08:57:49 by Mocho Reply

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  • Canes 38 – 27 Lions

    74 minutes

  • Comment 81, posted at 04.06.11 08:57:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 78) : I’m NOT happy with that. :wink:

    C’mon Lions.

  • Comment 82, posted at 04.06.11 08:58:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 79) :

    Im in Margin point range now..

    But HH is gonna pick up the Bonus..

  • Comment 83, posted at 04.06.11 08:58:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The lions work like this. If u back them they will lose. If you write them off they win.

  • Comment 84, posted at 04.06.11 09:00:39 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 83) : I need a BP try by Cruden now, that will help SB and FL. :)

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  • @Mocho (Comment 80) : That is good info. Thanks!

  • Comment 86, posted at 04.06.11 09:01:35 by klempie Reply

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  • Lions 5m lineout on the attack, looking to secure two bonus points..

  • Comment 87, posted at 04.06.11 09:03:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 85) :

    They are not listening to you.. they are going for fourth try and losing bonus point..

  • Comment 88, posted at 04.06.11 09:04:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Canes 38 – 27 Lions

    FULL TIME

  • Comment 89, posted at 04.06.11 09:05:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Still have a margin point :)

  • Comment 90, posted at 04.06.11 09:09:06 by franshark Reply
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  • And one FL try

  • Comment 91, posted at 04.06.11 09:09:43 by franshark Reply
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  • Ten points gifted to canes by ref took the game away from us, boys still played well though

  • Comment 92, posted at 04.06.11 09:17:23 by Greg Reply

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  • Nice bonus point, even if its shared :cool: So I’ve got 2/3 and 2 margins and 1(shared) bonus point.

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 93) :

    You mean 3 from 4?

  • Comment 94, posted at 04.06.11 09:21:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 94) : Jip :oops:

  • Comment 95, posted at 04.06.11 09:27:30 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • had the Canes by 5 :evil:

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