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Friday Action


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 6 Mar 2015 at 09:54
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Just two games today:

Chiefs v Highlanders (08h35)

Chiefs: 15 Tom Marshall, 14 Hosea Gear, 13 Charlie Ngatai, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Augustine Pulu, 8 Liam Messam (captain)/Maama Vaipulu, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Johan Bardoul, 5 Michael Fitzgerald, 4 Matt Symons, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Pauliasi Manu.
Replacements: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Siate Tokolahi, 18 Mitchell Graham, 19 Michael Allardice, 20 Michael Leitch/Maama Vaipulu, 21 Brad Weber, 22 Damian McKenzie, 23 Andrew Horrell.

Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith (co-captain), 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu (co-captain), 7 Elliot Dixon, 6 Gareth Evans, 5 Joe Wheeler, 4 Mark Reddish, 3 Ma’afu Fia, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Josh Hohneck.
Replacements: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Brendon Edmonds, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Tom Franklin, 20 Dan Pryor, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Marty Banks, 23 Jason Emery.

Brumbies v Force (10h40)

Brumbies: 15 Robbie Coleman, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Joe Tomane, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White, 8 Ita Vaea, 7 Jarred Butler, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 JP Smith, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Jordan Smiler, 20 Blake Enever, 21 Michael Dowsett, 22 James Dargaville, 23 Jesse Mogg.

Western Force: 15 Luke Morahan. 14 Marcel Brache. 13 Kyle Godwin, 12 Solomoni Jnr Rasolea, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Zack Holmes, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Brynard Stander, 5 Steve Mafi, 4 Sam Wykes (captain), 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pekahou Cowan.
Replacements: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Oliver Hoskins, 19 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 20 Kane Koteka, 21 Ian Prior, 22 Sias Ebersohn, 23 Luke Burton.



44 Comments

  • Chiefs making good use of the yellow card

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.03.15 09:54:57 by BR Reply
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  • Chiefs 17 – 14 Highlanders

    61 minutes.

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.03.15 09:57:03 by Ben Reply
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  • Chiefs turning on the heat now

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.03.15 09:57:11 by BR Reply
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  • Penalty missed

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.03.15 09:58:03 by BR Reply
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  • Cruden misses another shot at goal.

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.03.15 09:58:26 by Ben Reply
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  • Chiefs scrum on the Highlanders’ 22m line.

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.03.15 09:59:42 by Ben Reply
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  • Change of kicker for the Chiefs. Horrell misses too.

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.03.15 10:09:37 by Ben Reply
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  • Highlanders win a penalty inside the Chiefs 22.

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.03.15 10:17:18 by Ben Reply
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  • Chiefs 17 – 17 Highlanders

    77 minutes.

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.03.15 10:18:41 by Ben Reply
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  • Ridiculous yellow card to James Lowe (Chiefs) for a dangerous tackle.

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.03.15 10:21:32 by Ben Reply
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  • Highlanders win a penalty with less than a minute to go. 40m out. Shot at goal.

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.03.15 10:23:07 by Ben Reply
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  • Big kick for Marty Banks.

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.03.15 10:23:34 by Ben Reply
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  • Nails it and the Highlanders win!

  • Comment 13, posted at 06.03.15 10:24:00 by Ben Reply
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  • FULL TIME

    CHIEFS 17 – 20 HIGHLANDERS

  • Comment 14, posted at 06.03.15 10:24:30 by Ben Reply
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  • This ref should be taken off the panel for at least two weeks

  • Comment 15, posted at 06.03.15 10:25:59 by BR Reply
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  • well that’s 0/1 for the weekend so far.

    TBH, I don’t care if I get the first 5 wrong, just want to get hte last one right :)

  • Comment 16, posted at 06.03.15 10:51:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 14) : Landers, much like the Tsietas, enjoy dashing the hype surrounding their countrymen.

  • Comment 17, posted at 06.03.15 11:37:43 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : JA! Doesn’t even have to be by a big margin. If we win by 1, that’s good enough for me.

  • Comment 18, posted at 06.03.15 11:54:39 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : Snap! And I agree…

  • Comment 19, posted at 06.03.15 12:02:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • So the Chiefs lose…who would have picked that? Well, Superbru says 1% picked it! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 06.03.15 12:05:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I can’t watch, but it looks like the Brumbies are looking good…

  • Comment 21, posted at 06.03.15 12:06:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Brumbies lead 27-15 after about 65 minutes with the bonus point already in the bag…

  • Comment 22, posted at 06.03.15 12:07:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Eeeee…though the chiefs were going to crush this one. So close. 0 for me as well today. Super rugby not very predictable this year.

  • Comment 23, posted at 06.03.15 12:25:22 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Brumbies hold out to win 27-15…

  • Comment 24, posted at 06.03.15 12:28:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Another Nick (Comment 18) : I disagree, I think we have been missing that all-or- nothing hunger during John Plumbtree Jake White era. This is why we are always relaxing in the first half or chasing the penalties and falling back to kicking every ball we get, once the screws are tightened. I think we should go out to destroy and more often than not, we will. All blacks are that kind of team, they don’t want to just to win they want to demolish…I think that must be our mindset. I want a bonus point, try rich, stormer crushing win I would love to see a little more urgency and a LOT more hunger.

  • Comment 25, posted at 06.03.15 12:29:10 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Today’s results.

    CHIEFS 17 – 20 HIGHLANDERS

    BRUMBIES 27 – 15 WESTERN FORCE

  • Comment 26, posted at 06.03.15 12:36:22 by Ben Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 25) : Don’t get me wrong bud, I would want nothing more than to put 20pts + on the Stormers, with a bonus point of course. But we also have to be realistic. We are facing a very good team, who have not been beaten (yet!), in front of their home crowd. These are tough conditions for any team. And yes, I would absolutely love for us to klap them, but if we only manage to squeeze out a win, that would be ok with me. A win, no matter how small, can do wonders to the psychology of a team.

  • Comment 27, posted at 06.03.15 12:43:59 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @Another Nick (Comment 27) : But don’t you feel the sharks have the same mindset in most games? We just want to win and the large score is just a bonus instead of the objective? I feel the hard running, try scoring culture cannot be brought back if we don’t first bring the hunger and the relentless drive back?

  • Comment 28, posted at 06.03.15 12:58:58 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 28) : A win is worth 4 points. A bonus point is worth 1 point. You secure the win first and then go for the jugular.

  • Comment 29, posted at 06.03.15 13:04:35 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 29) : By no means am I saying you should play kicking rugby to secure the win first. Kicking rugby is extinct.

  • Comment 30, posted at 06.03.15 13:06:18 by Ben Reply
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  • Nevermind. The point I am failing to make here is that we should always be focusing on maximum points and total domination and then if we sometimes manage only to barely win it will be a lot better to settle for than trying to “just win” only to be thwarted by a last kick or soft try in the end. Ambition is rewarded mediocrity is simply, fed.

  • Comment 31, posted at 06.03.15 13:19:05 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 31) : My point is that if the game is still close we should rather kick at goal than kick for touch. Are you suggesting that we should turn down the 3 pointers and always go for tries or how do you suggest we dominate?

  • Comment 32, posted at 06.03.15 13:29:32 by Ben Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 28) : Whilst I do agree that the intensity is not always what it should be, I don’t think that the players will ever turn down points that’s on offer. It may just be the game plan that would make it seem that way. Eg. Jake’s kicking plan. It is a bit too early to say for sure, but to me it does seem like we are trying to run a bit more (conditions permitting). Now we just need to start running into gaps!

  • Comment 33, posted at 06.03.15 13:31:00 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @Another Nick (Comment 33) : That always helps. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 06.03.15 13:33:04 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 34) : Always a very good objective to have! :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 06.03.15 13:56:46 by Another Nick Reply

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  • I’m saying the mindset should be there. Maybe don’t turn down a 3 pointer when in range and it can be the decider. But why kick the 3 pointer when you dominate lineouts and scrums why not use that tactical advantage. Why obstinately take the 3 pointer if the kickers are struggling? Why have the SH kick every ball even when your tactical kicking is not that great.
    I also don’t know how you win the match first then go for the jugular? Is there a point in the match (other than the last 15 seconds) where you can say job done now lets go for the jugular? Is there a point where the other teams stops playing because you have won? That’s called full time isn’t it? If you have managed to achieve that before full time, that’s called domination (which is my gameplan). If you are within 6 points the job is not done until the last second. The only way overcome is constantly and fiercely fight for everything once its over you can open your eyes. And you have barely won then its an acceptable consolation.

  • Comment 36, posted at 06.03.15 13:58:26 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 36) : Don’t get me wrong. I’m not having a go at you here. I really didn’t know what you meant, thus I asked if you suggest we turn down the 3 pointers. For me the game is ‘won’ when you feel you are dominating and you have a big enough lead. Let’s say more than 14 points. Then you can start turning down shots at goal and go for the jugular.

    Like I said earlier. I DO NOT suggest we ‘win’ the game first by playing kicking rugby. I feel it’s extinct. I probably hate it just as much as you do. ;)

  • Comment 37, posted at 06.03.15 14:13:22 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 37) : Oh yeah. Forgot the most important part. ‘In my opinion’ :grin:

  • Comment 38, posted at 06.03.15 14:17:08 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 37) : YUP. I miss the days of really exciting attacks and rampant sharks. last time I saw that was the final against the stormers in the CC. Before that I guess it was when guys like teichmann, andrews, andre joubert and percy were still on the roster.

  • Comment 39, posted at 06.03.15 14:37:27 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 39) : The Stormers aren’t in the CC. ;) :lol:

  • Comment 40, posted at 06.03.15 15:02:11 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 40) : WP then, same thing.

  • Comment 41, posted at 06.03.15 15:08:33 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 36) : I don’t think the team has enough confidence in their attacking abilities against decent teams at this stage to be able to turn down kickable penalties to poles. I agree – sometimes a 3 pointer is a let off if you have a team under pressure in their 22.

    This will come as our attack improves over time.

  • Comment 42, posted at 06.03.15 15:13:29 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 41) : Technically not, but let’s not get technical. ;)

  • Comment 43, posted at 06.03.15 15:54:50 by Ben Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 36) : @Ben (Comment 37) : I think the problem might be with our forwards. Yes I know attacking, bonus point chasing rugby is supposed to be up to our backline but . . . If our forwards aren`t . . dare I say ” motivated” enough to go out and absolutely demolish the opposition, from the first kick off { and lets not forget we`ve got one of the best packs in the competition this is by no means a pipe dream we really can do it! } then our backs don`t get the sorta quality ball that can produce the desired results. A vicious circle really . . .

  • Comment 44, posted at 06.03.15 23:29:03 by Original Pierre Reply
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