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Depleted Reds are limping to Pretoria


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 19 Mar 2012 at 07:00
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The suspension cloud hanging over the head of bad boy Digby Ioane looks to be but one of Ewan McKenzie’s woes as he tries to piece together a backline to face the Bulls at Loftus this weekend.

Ioane is widely expected to be handed a lengthy suspension for his heinous tip tackle on Marcell Coetzee, while a double injury whammy to flyhalves Ben Lucas and Mike Harris looks set to disrupt the backline even further. Both Harris and Lucas suffered hamstring injuries during the course of the Durban loss and without them, McKenzie will br scratching his head to try and find a goal-kicker, never mind filling the gaps in the line that their respective absences will cause.

Scrumhalf Will Genia ended up running at flyhalf for the latter portion of the Sharks match and also had to take over the goal-kicking duties, without much success.

McKenzie has the option to bring in Jono Lance or Dallan Murphy to play at flyhalf and kick at goal, while back-rower Radike Samo could shift to the wing – as he has done in the past – to fill in for Ioane.



46 Comments

  • widely expected :shock:
    lengthy suspension :shock:
    heinous :shock: :shock:

    :razz:

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.03.12 07:04:40 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : You dissagree?

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.03.12 07:12:38 by Die Kriek Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 2) :
    I believe he’ll get a suspension.
    No more than 2 weeks IMO.

    Heinous is a bit strong a word. It almost sounds like Coetzee didn’t survive the tackle. :)

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.03.12 07:21:38 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Both teams coming off worse for wear after this match..

    Genia looks a solid flyhalf, but he cannot be their goal kicker!

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.03.12 07:29:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • any indication on how long Mike Harris will be out of action ?

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.03.12 07:33:11 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 5) : :lol:

    If anyone came onto our site and didn’t know about FL, they would think we are such a nice bunch of people who are concerned with the wellbeing of others. :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.03.12 07:39:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Zibbie (Comment 5) :

    As soon as we know, you will know ;-)

    And to think I was about to trade him into my squad.. thank goodness!

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.03.12 07:50:45 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) :

    haha ! but we are !!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.03.12 07:51:20 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Both Harris and Lucas have gone home..

    McKenzie was quoted as saying that harris is more injured than Lucas.. Cooper is also still some way off..

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.03.12 07:57:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) :

    hahah your lucky :p ek sal my oor op die grond hou dan ;)

    @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) :

    ai tog …

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.03.12 08:13:45 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 10) :

    Dankie oom..

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.03.12 08:21:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • They are going to struggle to be competitive.

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.03.12 09:10:53 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 12) :

    The Bulls will dominate them, I agree..

    I don’t think thye stand a chance in this game, to be honest..

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.03.12 09:12:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : Poor Reds getting mauled by our youngsters :cry: :twisted:

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.03.12 09:26:06 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) : we thought the same about the Blues, though…

    I hovered over the “Bulls” button on LMs fir this week, but simply couldn’t feel certain enough about the result.

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.03.12 09:29:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) :

    Valid point

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.03.12 09:33:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) :

    after nearly having a heart attack with the Chiefs im taking a bye

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.03.12 10:16:09 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 17) :

    If only..

    I am dead..

    What a waste of three byes..

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.03.12 10:18:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 17) : The Crusaders/Cheetahs game seems like a good bet though.

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.03.12 10:51:57 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 18) : Not too worry Rich – the Oakleys were always destined to end up in my grubby paws :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.03.12 10:53:30 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 20) :

    I wouldn’t have been able to win them anyway, but it would be nice to get another little trophy..

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.03.12 10:55:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 18) : Yep, me too, can’t believe crusaders can lose to chiefs, and waratahs to force, both home games :cry: :cry: :cry:

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.03.12 11:37:13 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 22) :

    It makes the game so interesting though..

    Now we watch the others die slow, painful deaths..

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.03.12 11:40:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 18) : :smile:

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.03.12 11:43:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 20) : That comment after you’ve just been fishing for suggestion in your previous comment. :razz: :wink:

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.03.12 11:45:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 21) : I’d be happy to get ONE trophy. :oops:

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.03.12 11:46:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 23) : Hope they all die soon, then we can have an LMS reloaded like last year, and we can try again. :lol:

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.03.12 11:48:29 by Greg Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 21) : they are awesome sunnies. They don’t suit me though. I do have a nice new pair thanks to my hubby.

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.03.12 11:49:16 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 23) : You will not believe the money the guys (a friend of mine is one of them) make in the USA on NFL with LMS. They buy in at 100-00 each and the winner takes all. Or if there is a multi-way tie they split the money. They have about 2 to 3 thousand players. :oops:

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.03.12 11:49:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) : That is cool. We had something like that at work when I was in the US. The winner ended up getting close to $10 000.

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.03.12 11:56:29 by lostfish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) : Fishing for suggestion or leading others astray? Never take anything at face value when a man is desperate for some UV protection for his eyes. :twisted:

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.03.12 12:05:36 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) :

    Time to start thinking about a two-division LMS, one friendly, the other for serious candidates..

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.03.12 12:08:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 30) : My idea for LMS actually come from their game the play in the USA.

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.03.12 12:23:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 32) : current winner if everyone had paid a ZAR100-00 would walk away with ZAR17,500-00. :cool:

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.03.12 12:29:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) :

    :mrgreen:

    Im sure we would have no ‘no-selection’ deaths

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.03.12 12:32:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 35) : Hehehehehe You got that right. :)

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.03.12 12:38:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 19) :

    yea .. but i just could not get myself to pick the Saders …

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.03.12 12:56:46 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 27) :

    i was hoping we can do the same with FL … man im sucking …

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.03.12 12:59:22 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 38) : Not doing too well myself there :sad:

    Happy Birthday by the way have a great day!

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.03.12 13:03:52 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 39) :

    thanx Greg !!! hope i get a good performance from the Lions for my Bday !!

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.03.12 13:40:05 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 40) :

    Happy Birthday!!

    How young are we today?

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.03.12 13:45:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 33) : Oh right. It is pretty big over there. Loads of offices have the same thing and the fantasy football is especially intense. We had some inter office fantasy football leagues and those ones had big big money for the winner.

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.03.12 13:52:03 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 40) : Happy birthday Zibbie. Have a great one..

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.03.12 13:53:01 by Ben Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 41) : @Ben (Comment 43) :

    Thanx a lot guys !!! im turning 21 for the 6th time today :P

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.03.12 13:55:00 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 17) : Hey Happy B/day!

    Yep, I`m thinking in future we need to proof membership to a medical aid fund before we`re allowed to enter LMS.
    It`s dangerous for our health!

    Noticed a bit of a problem later on in the season for LMS. Some rounds have very few games indeed. Not sure how to handle it, but I`ll probably be dead long before then! :roll:

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.03.12 13:57:29 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Ben Lucas and Mike Harris will be out for a min of 3 weeks .. and the 4th weekend the reds have an bye ..

  • Comment 46, posted at 20.03.12 09:58:34 by Zibbie Reply
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