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ITM Cup – Week 13 Preview


Written by Gwyn Pratley (Hertford Highlander)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content on 25 Aug 2011 at 01:54
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In a week that has been dominated by Rugby World Cup selections, spare a thought for un-wanted All Blacks Hosea Gear, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Liam Messam, Jarred Hoeata and Wyatt Crocket who may all return for their Provincial sides this weekend in the ITM Cup.

Week 12 Review

Twenty nations announcing their RWC squads. A 89 point thriller in Whangarei. The leaders of the Premiership beaten by a team that had lost three-in-a-row and Taranaki lifting the Ranfurly Shield in Invercargill – you can’t complain about that for mid-week rugby action.

Week 12 Results & Analysis

Game 60 Waikato (31) v (27) Wellington Prediction: Waikato by 10-15 points

Game 61 Bay of Plenty (35) v (31) Canterbury Prediction: Canterbury by 10-15 points

Game 62 Northland (45) v (34) Hawke’s Bay Prediction: Hawke’s Bay by 10-15 points

Game 63 Southland (12) v (15) Taranaki (RS) Prediction: Southland by 5-10 points

Week 12 Win Percentage 1/4 25% Season Win Percentage 33/62 53%

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Leaderboard

1st Widcow 52.08
2nd BIG BITE 52.08
3rd Smiley 50.47

12th HH 46.08

ITM Premiership Points Table – Week 12 (Games played in brackets)

1. Canterbury (9) – 29
2. Waikato (9) – 28
3. Taranaki (9) – 27
4. Bay of Plenty (9) – 26
5. Auckland (9) – 25
6. Wellington (9) – 21
7. Southland (9) – 20

ITM Championship Points Table – Week 12 (Games played in brackets)

1. Manawatu (8) – 29
2. Hawke’s Bay (9) – 29
3. Otago (8) – 19
4. Northland (9) – 19
5. Counties Manukau (9) – 17
6. North Harbour (9) – 12
7. Tasman (9) – 12

Match Previews – Week 13

Game 64 Tasman v Manawatu Prediction: Tasman by 10-15 points

This pits top of the Championship against bottom. However, due to the nature of this season that means very little.

TEAMS:

Tasman: 1. Fai Mika, 2. Quentin MacDonald, 3. Sam Prattley, 4. Craig Moore, 5. Joe Wheeler, 6. Liam Squire, 7. Shane Christie, 8. Mark Bright, 9. Steve Alfeld, 10. James Marshall, 11. Mitchell Scott, 12. Andrew Goodman (capt), 13. Kieron Fonotia, 14. Robbie Malneek, 15. Tom Marshall.

Reserves: 16. Francis Smith, 17. James Hadfield, 18. Vernon Fredricks, 19. Jonathan Poff, 20. Shawn Begg, 21. James Proctor, 22. Jack Umaga, 23. Hamish Cochrane.

Manawatu: 1. Grant Polson, 2. Rob Foreman, 3. Ma’afu Fia, 4. Reece Robinson, 5. Michael Fitzgerald, 6. Nick Crosswell (capt), 7. Callum Gibbins, 8. James Oliver, 9. Aaron Smith, 10. Aaron Cruden, 11. Junior Tomasi Cama, 12. Frank Bryant, 13. Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 14. Craig Clare, 15. Nehe Milne-Skudder.

Reserves: 16. Bryn Templeman, 17. Jared Brock, 18. Fraser Stone, 19. Doug Tietjens, 20. Hamish Gosling, 21. Isaac Thompson, 22. Lewis Marshall, 23. David Te Moana.

REFEREE: Mike Fraser

Game 65 North Harbour v Wellington Prediction: Wellington by 10-15 points

Wellington was unlucky last time out against Waikato and may be buoyed by the return of arguably the best winger in the world last year – Hosea Gear.

Game 66 Waikato v Auckland Prediction: Auckland by 5- 10 points

Mooloo, Auckland clashes are always close. With this week looking a week for the away sides I’ll therefore opt for the visitors.

Game 67 Counties Manukau v Northland Prediction: Northland by 5-10 points

Northland was stunning at home mid-week and it looks impossible to bring that form south. However, even if they bring an ounce of that form they will still be a handful for the South Aucklanders.

Game 68 Otago v Canterbury Prediction: Canterbury by 15-20 points

After a false start last time out due to snow, Dunedin’s new stadium will welcome its first game of ITM Cup action with the reigning Champions Canterbury coming to town.

Game 69 Southland v Bay of Plenty Prediction: Bay of Plenty by 10-15 points

Southland will have to lift themselves off the floor for this tussle, an ask that may be just too tough – relegation looms.

Game 70 Taranaki v Hawke’s Bay (RS) Prediction: Hawke’s Bay by 5-10 points

Taranaki the new holders of the Ranfurly Shield will welcome one of the form teams of this year’s Championship competition. The Magpies will be in with a real chance here and the tenure of the holders could be short lived.



45 Comments

  • 7 away wins in a row for me! :shock:

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.08.11 01:58:12 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • I had 2 picks opposite from you and still only managed 1\4

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.08.11 06:14:29 by Franshark Reply
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  • Tuesday I had 2/2 and 2 margin points, yesterday I got 0/2 and 1 margin point :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.08.11 06:59:24 by JarsonX Reply
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  • North Harbour 10 – 3 Wellington

    12 minutes

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.08.11 09:55:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • NH 18 – 10 Wellington

    26 minutes

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.08.11 10:04:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • North Harbour 23 – 10 Wellington

    HALF TIME

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.08.11 10:26:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • North Harbour 23 – 26 Wellington

    50 minutes

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.08.11 10:40:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : That must have been a hectic 10mins!

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.08.11 10:42:45 by Ben Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) :
    @Ben (Comment 8) :

    That was supposed to say 23 – 16, but they have now scored another try..

    North Harbour 23 – 26 Wellington

    60 minutes

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.08.11 10:54:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • North Harbour 28 – 26 Wellington

    67 minutes

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.08.11 11:02:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • North Harbour 28 – 29 Wellington

    72 minutes

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.08.11 11:08:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • North Harbour 28 – 29 Wellington

    FULL TIME

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.08.11 11:15:34 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • 0 from 2 :cry:

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.08.11 11:17:18 by JarsonX Reply
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  • At least got the Win point but far from margin…..

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.08.11 11:18:19 by Franshark Reply
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  • 2 from 2 for me, but no margins

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.08.11 11:46:19 by Greg Reply

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  • 2 from 2 for me, one margin point

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.08.11 12:09:09 by Franshark Reply
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  • Waikato 26 – 19 Auckland

    FULL TIME

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.08.11 09:27:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Counties 39 – 19 Northland

    FULL TIME

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.08.11 09:28:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Otago 13 – 11 Canterbury

    Half Time

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.08.11 09:28:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Otago 16 – 11 Canterbury

    43 minutes

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.08.11 09:30:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Otago 16 – 14 Canterbury

    46 minutes

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.08.11 09:34:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Otago 16 – 17 Canterbury

    52 minutes

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.08.11 09:41:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Terrific try by Canterbury fullback Taylor

    Otago 16 – 22 Canterbury

    57 minutes

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.08.11 09:47:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 23) : I needed that, am 3/4 with 1 margin so far this round a win and margin/bonus here would do me the world of good! Have canterbury by 18

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.08.11 09:50:22 by Greg Reply

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  • I’m on a roll here this round, 4 from 4 so far :)

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.08.11 09:50:59 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 24) :

    Im 4 from 4 but I went with Otago..

    Watching the game, it looks like its only a matter of time until Canterbury pull away..

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.08.11 09:52:02 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The Canterbury centre pairing of Freuan and Crotty looks dangerous..

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.08.11 09:57:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 26) : Just turned game on a few minutes ago, stats look fairly even?

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.08.11 09:57:29 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 28) :

    Otago lead when I started watching..

    Canterbury have come close a lot..

    Otagto havent had an attacking move in almost 20 minutes now..

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.08.11 09:58:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Not that it really matters, I am so far behind here, my gsp for this round is out the window, even a bonus point won’t do me much good! :sad:

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.08.11 10:02:28 by Greg Reply

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  • Cmon Otago!!

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.08.11 10:02:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 30) :

    If Otago can win this.. I am 5 from 5.. would help a bit to get the GSP..

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.08.11 10:03:11 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 29) : that was close..

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.08.11 10:03:18 by Franshark Reply
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  • Game Set Match…

    Freuan with an intercept try..

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.08.11 10:04:34 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Oooooops that try seals it… I think

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.08.11 10:04:44 by Franshark Reply
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  • Otago 16 – 29 Canterbury

    75 minutes

  • Comment 36, posted at 27.08.11 10:05:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Fruean try under the posts, that’s more like it!

  • Comment 37, posted at 27.08.11 10:06:00 by Greg Reply

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  • Okay that’s me for the time being..

    I will be back for the Tri Nations match a little later..

  • Comment 38, posted at 27.08.11 10:06:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • That wil be 5 from 5 for me…. ;)

  • Comment 39, posted at 27.08.11 10:06:51 by Franshark Reply
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  • An unconverted try sees me spot on :grin:

  • Comment 40, posted at 27.08.11 10:07:50 by Greg Reply

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  • Otago 16 – 29 Canterbury
    FULL TIME

  • Comment 41, posted at 27.08.11 10:13:30 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 41) : Margin point for me!

  • Comment 42, posted at 27.08.11 10:14:46 by Greg Reply

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  • 2 from 5 for me :oops:

  • Comment 43, posted at 27.08.11 10:25:42 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Was this on ss?

  • Comment 44, posted at 27.08.11 10:29:33 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 44) : yes

  • Comment 45, posted at 27.08.11 11:57:26 by Franshark Reply
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