Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Blues (11) vs Reds (23) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 27 Apr 2012 at 08:00
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The first game of the weekend sees the Reds travel to Auckland to take on the Blues, a game which many will feel the Blues might just actually win, but with the Reds hitting some form in recent weeks, it will in all likelihood end up being another close game.

The Blues have only won one match so far this season, and that at Loftus of all places, and with the team still without Keven Mealamu, Luke Braid will captain the side. The centre combination of Ma’a Nonu and Rene Ranger could wreak havoc should they get some decent ball.

The Reds have another flyhalf this weekend, with the return of Ben Lucas to the starting line-up following the season ending injury to Sam Lane. We also see the long awaited return of Anthony Faingaa to the bench, where he is sure to see a few minutes later in the game.

Blues: 15. Hadleigh Parkes, 14. George Moala, 13. Rene Ranger, 12. Ma’a Nonu, 11. Rudi Wulf, 10. Gareth Anscombe, 9. Piri Weepu, 8. Peter Saili, 7. Luke Braid (Captain), 6. Daniel Braid, 5. Ali Williams, 4. Filo Paulo, 3. Charlie Faumuina, 2. Tom McCartney, 1. Tevita Mailau

Replacements: 16. James Parsons, 17. Pauliasi Manu, 18. Liaki Moli, 19. Chris Lowrey, 20. Alby Mathewson, 21. Michael Hobbs, 22. Benson Stanley
Reds: 15. Luke Morahan, 14. Dom Shipperley, 13. Digby Ioane, 12. Mike Harris, 11. Rod Davies, 10. Ben Lucas, 9. Will Genia, 8. Scott Higginbotham, 7. Liam Gill, 6. Beau Robinson, 5. James Horwill (Captain), 4. Rob Simmons, 3. James Slipper, 2. James Hanson, 1. Ben Daley

Replacements: 16. Albert Anae, 17. Greg Holmes, 18. Adam Wallace-Harrison, 19. Jake Schatz, 20. Ed Quirk, 21. Nick Frisby, 22. Anthony Faingaa



87 Comments

  • Blues to end their losing run. My LMS life (line) depends on it.

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.04.12 08:33:47 by LouisV Reply
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  • Go Reds!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.04.12 08:51:52 by JarsonX Reply
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  • LMS picks Round 10:
    Blues 10
    DHL Stormers 9
    Brumbies 4
    Highlanders 2
    Crusaders 2
    MTN Lions 1
    Chiefs 1
    BYE 12

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.04.12 08:56:30 by JarsonX Reply
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  • This game should be a bit of a scrap.

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.04.12 09:00:07 by lostfish Reply
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  • The team with the name of a color will win this game. :)

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.04.12 09:23:10 by Ben Reply

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  • Reds try! Digby over.

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.04.12 09:36:37 by Ben Reply

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  • Ioane try! Playing in his 50th game.

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.04.12 09:37:17 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Harris misses the conversion from the touchline.

    Blues 0 – 5 Reds

    3 mins

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.04.12 09:38:12 by Ben Reply

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  • Another Reds try. Morahan.

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.04.12 09:41:19 by Ben Reply

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  • Blues defence nowhere!

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.04.12 09:41:57 by Ben Reply

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  • Harris nails the conversion. 5m from touch.

    Blues 0 – 12 Reds

    8 mins

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.04.12 09:44:11 by Ben Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 11) : Eish.

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.04.12 09:44:43 by lostfish Reply
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  • Reds penalty. Harris going for goal. Misses.

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.04.12 09:45:21 by Ben Reply

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  • Blues losing 2 lineouts in the 1st 10 mins

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.04.12 09:47:23 by Ben Reply

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  • Think I am just gonna give up on Superbru this year…Come ON! Blues…

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.04.12 09:48:07 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Redss getting away with a bit…

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.04.12 09:51:17 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Nonu has smashed Digby twice in tackles now! Big hits.

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.04.12 09:53:37 by Ben Reply

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  • Blues lose another lineout.

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.04.12 09:54:23 by Ben Reply

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  • Nonu playing out of his skin…Blues finally winning a penalty

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.04.12 09:54:25 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Blues finally get some go forward ball and crash into the Reds 22. Only to be blown up for holding on.

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.04.12 09:56:43 by Ben Reply

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  • Joubert def got red contacts on…

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.04.12 09:56:43 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Blues penalty inside the Reds 22. Going for touch.

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.04.12 10:00:03 by Ben Reply

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  • Blues try. Luke Braid over the line from the Maul.

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.04.12 10:00:57 by Ben Reply

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  • Blues try! Whoo hoo

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.04.12 10:00:58 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Blue missed conversion;
    Reds 12 Blues 5. 26 mins

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.04.12 10:02:52 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Anscombe misses the conversion.

    Blues 5 – 12 Reds

    26 mins

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.04.12 10:03:14 by Ben Reply

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  • Blues look like they are finally deciding to take part in the game…

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.04.12 10:04:24 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Blues lineout inside the Reds 22.

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.04.12 10:04:50 by Ben Reply

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  • Go Rooies!!! :razz:

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.04.12 10:05:16 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Blues penalty in front of the Reds poles.

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.04.12 10:06:37 by Ben Reply

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  • Going for goal. Over

    Blues 8 – 12 Reds

    32 mins

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.04.12 10:08:01 by Ben Reply

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  • Blues penalty in front of posts… Reds 12 Blues 8. 32 mins

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.04.12 10:08:26 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Reds scrum inside Blues 22. They lose it and get pinned for being offside.

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.04.12 10:09:53 by Ben Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 29) : eye eye…someone has woken up…welcome..

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.04.12 10:10:05 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • REds 15 Blues 8. 36 mins

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.04.12 10:12:05 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Reds penalty. Approx 44m on the angle. Harris going for goal. Over.

    Blues 8 – 15 Reds

    36 mins

  • Comment 36, posted at 27.04.12 10:12:08 by Ben Reply

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  • Blues lineouts are a mess.

  • Comment 37, posted at 27.04.12 10:12:54 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 37) : Disastrous.

  • Comment 38, posted at 27.04.12 10:14:36 by Ben Reply

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  • Blues on attack on the Reds 22. They knock it on.

  • Comment 39, posted at 27.04.12 10:16:21 by Ben Reply

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  • Half Time

    Blues 8 – 15 Reds

  • Comment 40, posted at 27.04.12 10:17:09 by Ben Reply

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  • Half time Reds 15 Blues 8

  • Comment 41, posted at 27.04.12 10:17:55 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • The 10 on LMS who picked the Blues must be rather nervous right now…

  • Comment 42, posted at 27.04.12 10:18:03 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 42) : Something smells a bit :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 27.04.12 10:20:27 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 43) : Wasn’t me! :)

  • Comment 44, posted at 27.04.12 10:22:05 by Ben Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 44) : :grin:

  • Comment 45, posted at 27.04.12 10:24:06 by JarsonX Reply
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  • 2nd half under way.

  • Comment 46, posted at 27.04.12 10:27:55 by Ben Reply

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  • Reds try in the corner. Dom Shipperley.

  • Comment 47, posted at 27.04.12 10:31:33 by Ben Reply

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  • Reds try early in 2nd half

  • Comment 48, posted at 27.04.12 10:32:01 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Harris misses the conversion.

    Blues 8 – 20 Reds

    45 mins

  • Comment 49, posted at 27.04.12 10:33:17 by Ben Reply

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  • Reds 20 Blues 8 … 3 trys to reds

  • Comment 50, posted at 27.04.12 10:33:58 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Blues lineout just outside the Reds 22.

  • Comment 51, posted at 27.04.12 10:36:09 by Ben Reply

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  • Blues inside the Reds 22. Knocks on after 11 phases.

  • Comment 52, posted at 27.04.12 10:37:55 by Ben Reply

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  • Blues scrum them off the ball. Blues with the ball, 10m out.

  • Comment 53, posted at 27.04.12 10:39:17 by Ben Reply

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  • Blues messing it up…10mtrs from try line..

  • Comment 54, posted at 27.04.12 10:40:06 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Blues’ play reminds me of the Sharks.

    Unimaginative on attack, and sending in single runners into gang tackles.

    They just ship the ball from left to right with no variation in depth, angle or speed.

  • Comment 55, posted at 27.04.12 10:40:53 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Reds get the penalty. Blues holding on. Harris doesn’t find touch with the kick.

  • Comment 56, posted at 27.04.12 10:41:34 by Ben Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 55) : and sucky line outs..

  • Comment 57, posted at 27.04.12 10:43:04 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Anthony Faingaa on, Rob Davies off.

  • Comment 58, posted at 27.04.12 10:43:34 by Ben Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 55) : Spot on!

  • Comment 59, posted at 27.04.12 10:44:12 by Ben Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 55) : Agreed.
    So much potential on paper but nowhere on the field. . . :evil:

  • Comment 60, posted at 27.04.12 10:45:02 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Anscombe slots a PK.

    Blues 11 – 20 Reds

    56 mins

  • Comment 61, posted at 27.04.12 10:45:06 by Ben Reply

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  • Another Blues penalty. Approx 43m on the angle. Going for goal. Misses

  • Comment 62, posted at 27.04.12 10:47:50 by Ben Reply

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  • Blues miss pen kick..4core still Reds 20 Blues 11. 60 mins

  • Comment 63, posted at 27.04.12 10:49:20 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Reds lose their lineout inside their own 22. Blues on attack.

  • Comment 64, posted at 27.04.12 10:51:03 by Ben Reply

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  • Reds turn it over again and kicks it away.

  • Comment 65, posted at 27.04.12 10:51:56 by Ben Reply

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  • Can’t believe Blues took Nonu off the field…

  • Comment 66, posted at 27.04.12 10:54:45 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Benson Stanley with a line break. Reds defence recover just in time.

  • Comment 67, posted at 27.04.12 10:57:07 by Ben Reply

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  • Blues work their way into the Reds 22 and get blown up again for holding on!

  • Comment 68, posted at 27.04.12 10:58:51 by Ben Reply

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  • Come on Reds…
    Keep the Lions off the bottom ;-)

  • Comment 69, posted at 27.04.12 11:00:14 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 69) :
    Only God can change the natural order of things to such a degree.

    Just a matter of time.

  • Comment 70, posted at 27.04.12 11:02:48 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Reds penalty inside the Blues 22 after mauling the ball for 20m.

  • Comment 71, posted at 27.04.12 11:02:57 by Ben Reply

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  • Blues not doing a whole lot right night :(

  • Comment 72, posted at 27.04.12 11:03:08 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Going for goal. Harris slots it.

    Blues 11 – 23 Reds

    75 mins

  • Comment 73, posted at 27.04.12 11:04:36 by Ben Reply

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  • Reds penalty: Reds 23 Blues 11. 74 mins

  • Comment 74, posted at 27.04.12 11:04:58 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 70) :

    The way things are going lately the Sharks should be nervous about that spot too :razz:

  • Comment 75, posted at 27.04.12 11:05:00 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Blues penalty. They go for touch. Lineout inside the Reds 22.

  • Comment 76, posted at 27.04.12 11:08:49 by Ben Reply

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  • Blues bundled into touch. Time almost up.

  • Comment 77, posted at 27.04.12 11:09:57 by Ben Reply

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  • FULL TIME

    Blues 11 – 23 Reds

  • Comment 78, posted at 27.04.12 11:10:38 by Ben Reply

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  • *tears* *tears*

  • Comment 79, posted at 27.04.12 11:10:52 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Sorry to the guys who picked the Blues on LMS ;-)

  • Comment 80, posted at 27.04.12 11:10:57 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Thank you Reds!!!

  • Comment 81, posted at 27.04.12 11:10:57 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Well done Reds, going to be an interesting weekend

  • Comment 82, posted at 27.04.12 11:15:52 by spyderco Reply

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  • Yeah REDS!!!!!

  • Comment 83, posted at 27.04.12 11:18:19 by Pokkel Reply
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  • The one lame thing is that there are 3 South African sides ahead of the best Australian side…and the 3rd South African side does not qualify for the play-off’s currently cause SANZAR committed to helping Australia make the play-off’s and have a chance at winning…

  • Comment 84, posted at 27.04.12 11:20:32 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Now I just need to hope the Stormers can do the job.

  • Comment 85, posted at 27.04.12 11:22:30 by lostfish Reply
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  • 10 Blues picks for this game.
    0 Reds picks for this game.

    Before this game.
    175 teams entered the game:
    11 still alive with a lifeline.
    30 still alive with no lifeline.
    134 out of the game.

    After this game.
    175 teams entered the game:
    9 still alive with a lifeline.
    24 still alive with no lifeline.
    142 out of the game.

    So 2 lifelines lost and 8 eliminations

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 86) : :mrgreen:

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