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S14 Game 18, Highlanders (12) vs. Waratahs (15) F/T

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark Β©)

Posted in :Super 14 on 1 Mar 2008 at 07:30
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The Highlanders have their first game at home of the season and they will be hosting the Waratahs.

The Highlanders are zero from two and will desperately be hoping to get their first win of the season.

The Waratahs have won at home and lost away so far this season.

Kick-off in Dunedin at 08:35 SA Time.

Referee: JC Fortuin (South Africa)
TJ’s: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
TMO: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)

Starting XV: 15 James Wilson, 14 Paul Williams, 13 Niva Ta’auso, 12 Johnny Leota, 11 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 10 Michael Delany, 9 Jimmy Cowan, 8 Steven Setephano, 7 Alando Soakai, 6 Hayden Triggs, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Isaac Ross, 3 Clint Newland, 2 Jason Macdonald (captain), 1 Jamie Mackintosh.
Replacements: 16 David Hall, 17 Chris King, 18 Adam Thomson, 19 Tim Boys, 20 Toby Morland, 21 Ben W Smith, 22 Brett Mather.

Starting XV: 15 Lachie Turner, 14 Timana Tahu, 13 Ben Jacobs, 12 Tom Carter, 11 Lote Tuqiri, 10 Kurtley Beale, 9 Brett Sheehan, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Phil Waugh (captain), 6 Rocky Elsom, 5 Dan Vickerman, 4 Will Caldwell, 3 Matt Dunning, 2 Adam Freier, 1 Sekope Kepu
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Dan Palmer, 18 Dean Mumm, 19 Beau Robinson, 20 Luke Burgess, 21 Sam Harris,22 Alfi Mafi


  • Haha Tahs caught for not taking the tap kick correctly! Ref is on fire! Actually reffing the breakdown quite well too 😯

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.03.08 08:48:17 by JT Reply
  • Tahs hav the same problem as the stormers, play good looking rugby but battle to convert it into points πŸ™„

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.03.08 08:50:15 by JT Reply
  • Try to Vanikolo from a scrum!
    Highlander 5
    Tahs 0

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.03.08 08:51:50 by JT Reply
  • Palu should look at Diack on how to catch a high bomb!!! πŸ™„

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.03.08 08:54:49 by JT Reply
  • I like this referee! YC for pro foul, no 10 warnings or anything straight to the bin! Just like it was intended

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.03.08 08:57:26 by JT Reply
  • Highlnders #5 got the YC
    Kilts 5
    Tahs 3

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.03.08 08:58:06 by JT Reply
  • Commentators not as impressed as I am with ref. Ok he might be a bit pedantic but he is calling it right IMO! And is CONSISTANT!

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.03.08 09:01:28 by JT Reply
  • Tahs on the attack but fumble and the Kilts break-out to score at the other end!
    Kilts 12
    Tahs 3

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.03.08 09:05:40 by JT Reply
  • Highlanders back to 15 men and Turner goes off injured!

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.03.08 09:08:56 by JT Reply
  • Tahs have turned over their ball 13 times so far 😯

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.03.08 09:13:02 by JT Reply
  • Hi jt

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.03.08 09:17:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Finally the Tahs score in the corner by Ben Jacobs!!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.03.08 09:17:03 by JT Reply

  • Converted
    Kilts 12
    Tahs 10

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.03.08 09:18:19 by JT Reply

  • Hey Rbd! You in pomgolia?

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.03.08 09:18:55 by JT Reply

  • Kilts 12
    Tahs 10
    HT score

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.03.08 09:19:23 by JT Reply

  • Funny, always thought fortuin was one of our weaker refs. Glad he’s improved

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.03.08 09:24:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • I am indeed, Jt

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.03.08 09:25:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • After Deaker last night he is a breath of fresh air!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.03.08 09:26:14 by JT Reply

  • Can’t remember who I picked, but I doubt it was the tartan mafia

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.03.08 09:26:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • The ref in the STormers game allowed so much crap at the breakdown that it was a free for all! Fortuin is doing it correctly IMO and penalizing what he sees! Ref should not worry about the flow of the game, that is up to the players IMO! Ref is there to referee and not to entertain the crowd and TV viewers! Be consistant and the players WILL fall in line! 😑

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.03.08 09:28:58 by JT Reply

  • Nice play by the TAHS again but then Lote kicks it ❓

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.03.08 09:33:23 by JT Reply

  • Difficult conditions now! Very wet and rain is heavier now πŸ˜•

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.03.08 09:35:49 by JT Reply

  • Tahs attack well but manage to kick it away again and when they get it back they turn it over 5m out πŸ™„

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.03.08 09:37:14 by JT Reply

  • Tahs turn it over again 5m out! Looking dangerous but can’t score! Now what other team does that sound like??

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.03.08 09:39:50 by JT Reply

  • Elsom makes 40m but is brought down 2m out! TMO decision pending

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.03.08 09:41:07 by JT Reply

  • No try but Tahs get the PK!

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.03.08 09:42:40 by JT Reply

  • RBD, you looking at the game on sky?? Commentators are biased as hell, just as bad as the aussies! πŸ™„

  • Comment 27, posted at 01.03.08 09:44:02 by JT Reply

  • PK hits the up-right

  • Comment 28, posted at 01.03.08 09:44:18 by JT Reply

  • nah – not watching. I reckon Sky Sports is a complete rip-off for the amount of SH rugby they show

  • Comment 29, posted at 01.03.08 09:46:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good morning – close game.

  • Comment 30, posted at 01.03.08 09:47:36 by Nessa Reply

  • Kilts going for touch from a PK but manage to kick it dead… Scrum back in Highlander territory!

  • Comment 31, posted at 01.03.08 09:47:56 by JT Reply

  • Hi Ness

  • Comment 32, posted at 01.03.08 09:48:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • They show 5 S14 games this weekend, all tests, about 3 CC games a weekend so where is the problem? GP games have so many S12/S14 players it is like watching SH rugby lately. Quality is GOOD to!

  • Comment 33, posted at 01.03.08 09:49:17 by JT Reply

  • Not nice conditions to play in. Hope the rain stays away for our game. A bit gloomy in Jhb again this morning.

  • Comment 34, posted at 01.03.08 09:49:58 by Nessa Reply

  • shark-tank Highlanders 11
    Western Sauce Highlanders 10
    Boofy Highlanders 9
    sharkboy Highlanders 9
    Bru-El Highlanders 7
    Sandshark Highlanders 6
    King Shark Highlanders 6
    shark_time Highlanders 5
    Ollie Highlanders 5
    Salmo Highlanders 5
    blackshark Highlanders 4
    Nita Highlanders 3
    PostmanPat Highlanders 1
    Ghost10 Waratahs 4
    KSA Kette Waratahs 5
    Pissant Waratahs 5
    Whindy Waratahs 5
    Dive Pass Waratahs 5
    ZinZan Waratahs 5
    IceBabe Waratahs 5
    PaarlGimmie Waratahs 6
    namboer Waratahs 6
    Hmmm Waratahs 6
    robdylan Waratahs 7
    Kandas Waratahs 7
    bryce_in_oz Waratahs 7
    fattmann Waratahs 8
    Debs Waratahs 9
    Villie Waratahs 9
    Fatality Waratahs 9
    Wehan Waratahs 10
    the_finman Waratahs 10
    Sharkie Waratahs 12
    Lylmik Waratahs 13
    SauronShark Waratahs 14

  • Comment 35, posted at 01.03.08 09:51:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • Try for Tahs.

  • Comment 36, posted at 01.03.08 09:52:04 by Nessa Reply

  • Intercept from the kick and Tahs score with Palu 😯 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 01.03.08 09:52:19 by JT Reply

  • Palu gets a YC for afters! Deserved!

  • Comment 38, posted at 01.03.08 09:53:11 by JT Reply

  • Kilts 12
    Tahs 15

  • Comment 39, posted at 01.03.08 09:54:04 by JT Reply

  • Haven’t seen that before – score a try and then get sent to the sin bin. Conversion missed.

  • Comment 40, posted at 01.03.08 09:54:08 by Nessa Reply

  • PK at the re-start! Kilts going for posts!

  • Comment 41, posted at 01.03.08 09:54:45 by JT Reply

  • surely the try should be disallowed if he committed a YC offence in the buildup?

  • Comment 42, posted at 01.03.08 09:55:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • Goodmorning everybody… :mrgreen:

    Had myself a very, very good time @ Newlands last night 😈

    BTW, Jean De Villiers I think you need to go play on the wing πŸ™„

  • Comment 43, posted at 01.03.08 09:55:23 by Charlie Reply

  • Penalty for Highlanders – missed.

  • Comment 44, posted at 01.03.08 09:55:25 by Nessa Reply

  • Off the post 😯

  • Comment 45, posted at 01.03.08 09:55:31 by JT Reply

  • hoesit Charlie… you see Bakgat Botha is out?

  • Comment 46, posted at 01.03.08 09:55:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hi Charlie.

  • Comment 47, posted at 01.03.08 09:56:13 by Nessa Reply

  • 01.03.08 09:55:23 – robdylan

    Was not in the build up! Was after the try, Palu slpped Cowan and got a YC.

  • Comment 48, posted at 01.03.08 09:56:31 by JT Reply

  • RD – out?

  • Comment 49, posted at 01.03.08 09:56:40 by Nessa Reply

  • Yup – after the try.

  • Comment 50, posted at 01.03.08 09:56:57 by Nessa Reply

  • ah – ok.

    Yes, Ness. Bakkies has been withdrawn from the team for tonight

  • Comment 51, posted at 01.03.08 09:58:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hey Charlie, What is your view on my post: 01.03.08 09:28:58 – JT

  • Comment 52, posted at 01.03.08 09:58:30 by JT Reply

  • Okay – went and read the article. That’s good news.

  • Comment 53, posted at 01.03.08 09:58:44 by Nessa Reply

  • JT – good to see Fortuin doing something right. He is not one of my favourite refs.

  • Comment 54, posted at 01.03.08 10:00:01 by Nessa Reply

  • Commentators giving JC unfair criticism IMO he has been very good tonight!

  • Comment 55, posted at 01.03.08 10:00:12 by JT Reply

  • JT – see what you mean. They think he is not competent enough to be reffing at this level.

  • Comment 56, posted at 01.03.08 10:03:51 by Nessa Reply

  • Rob,

    Lekker soes a cracker my broe… πŸ˜›


    Hallo :mrgreen:


    The referee for me allowed things both ways, but surely needs to take responsibility for their influence on a game… πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 57, posted at 01.03.08 10:04:32 by Charlie Reply

  • Mexted saying JC is incompetent! 😑
    Deaker lost the Lions the game due to a bad mistake!
    The idiot reffing the stormers game did not influence the result but was shocking.
    IMO JC has been the best in the S14 for a while! Mexted is an idiot πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 58, posted at 01.03.08 10:05:09 by JT Reply

  • Really felt sorry for the Lions last night – not nice to lose that way.

  • Comment 59, posted at 01.03.08 10:07:26 by Nessa Reply

  • Rob,

    So vuilgat Botha is out :mrgreen:

  • Comment 60, posted at 01.03.08 10:07:28 by Charlie Reply

  • mexted is an idiot… isn’t that a proven fact by now? πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 61, posted at 01.03.08 10:08:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Tahs intercept, run 80m and then looses the ball πŸ™„

  • Comment 62, posted at 01.03.08 10:09:07 by JT Reply

  • JT,

    Ag well Mexted thinks that being part of a rugby academy makes him Mr. Know-it-all when it comes to rugby 😈

  • Comment 63, posted at 01.03.08 10:09:18 by Charlie Reply

  • 2nd interception in a row by the Tahs. Don’t know how they didn’t score from that – think he had no support.

  • Comment 64, posted at 01.03.08 10:09:25 by Nessa Reply

  • Nessa,

    At least it’s not in a final πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 65, posted at 01.03.08 10:10:23 by Charlie Reply

  • Bit of a scrappy game now. The guys all look tired.

  • Comment 66, posted at 01.03.08 10:10:56 by Nessa Reply

  • 01.03.08 10:09:25 – Nessa
    :mrgreen: It is tough supporting your team mate when he makes an intercept, by the time you realise it he has a 20-30m head start! 😯

  • Comment 67, posted at 01.03.08 10:11:19 by JT Reply

  • Charlie – you are thinking along the same lines as me then. We know the feeling – and it’s not nice!

  • Comment 68, posted at 01.03.08 10:11:25 by Nessa Reply

  • he is, Charlie…. the official story is the ankle injury is still not better… not sure I buy it

  • Comment 69, posted at 01.03.08 10:12:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • How mayn LO were not straight in this game! 😯
    At least they have been called!

  • Comment 70, posted at 01.03.08 10:12:55 by JT Reply

  • JT – know what you mean. πŸ˜€ He should have scored himself – ran out of steam.

  • Comment 71, posted at 01.03.08 10:13:11 by Nessa Reply

  • unlike the Lions-Force game…

  • Comment 72, posted at 01.03.08 10:13:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • With such a small margin in this game – it could be anyone’s – yet neither team seem to have any urgency left. One penalty by the Highlanders will draw the game for them. A try will win it.

  • Comment 73, posted at 01.03.08 10:15:02 by Nessa Reply

  • Rob,

    If he is playing, just get Keegan to kick him on the ankle… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 74, posted at 01.03.08 10:15:10 by Charlie Reply

  • hehe… Keegan is bound to kick SOMEONE anyway,

    Come Tahs… another 5 points, please

  • Comment 75, posted at 01.03.08 10:16:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Mexted totally lost it now! It was clear the prop had his hand on the floor but Mex is calling it the flankers arm and laughing at JC! You doos, the only laughable prick is YOU! 😑

  • Comment 76, posted at 01.03.08 10:17:22 by JT Reply

  • Tahs can tie the game – penalty.

  • Comment 77, posted at 01.03.08 10:17:25 by Nessa Reply

  • And he misses! Game over.

  • Comment 78, posted at 01.03.08 10:17:56 by Nessa Reply

  • What am I saying??? Tahs? Sorry guys.

  • Comment 79, posted at 01.03.08 10:18:23 by Nessa Reply

  • Aren’t they ahead already?

  • Comment 80, posted at 01.03.08 10:18:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yay! My sweep is intact

  • Comment 81, posted at 01.03.08 10:19:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • Biggest blieght on rugby are the commentators

  • Comment 82, posted at 01.03.08 10:20:22 by JT Reply

  • RD – I had a blonde moment there! 😳

    I hope Keegan doesn’t kick anybody tonight – I have a good feeling though – he hasn’t started for ages and I feel like he tries too hard when he only has 10 minutes on the field. Let’s hold thumbs!

  • Comment 83, posted at 01.03.08 10:20:25 by Nessa Reply

  • Murray has just had a bad week, hasn’t he? If it wasn’t his lack of vocabulary to describe the Super 14 final his ex-wife is scorching the screen with her body and moves. I bet you’re just kicking yourself for blowing it in both instances, aren’t ya!

    Anyway, to rub it in, here’s his top ten quotes from Murray this season:

    10=. β€œThere’s lots of hooters over here Nisbo.”

    10=. “He who hesitates……is lost.”

    10=. “Both sides are here to play rugby.”

    10=. A Sky TV producer was conducting a sound test before the last Springbok test at Carisbrook…
    “Murray can you hear me?….Murray can you hear me?”
    Murray: “No.”

    10=. “The turf here (Newlands) never took properly and it isn’t very well rooted…in fact you could say it is rooted…..did I just say that?”

    9. “I can tell you it’s a magnificent sensation when the gap opens up like that and you just burst right through.”

    8. “I don’t like this new law, because your first instinct when you see a man on the ground is to go down on him.”

    7. “Darryl Gibson has been quite magnificent coming inside Andrew Mehrtens, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of the same today.”

    6. “There’s nothing that a tight forward likes more than a loosie right up his backside”

    5. “Everybody knows that I have been pumping Martin Leslie for a couple of seasons now.”

    4. “Spencer’s running across field calling out, ‘come inside me, come inside me.”

    3. “You don’t like to see hookers going down on players like that.”

    2. “He’s looking for some meaningful penetration into the backline.”

    1. “Andrew Mehrtens loves it when Darryl Gibson comes inside of him.”

  • Comment 84, posted at 01.03.08 10:21:12 by Charlie Reply

  • I see KSA had the Highlanders and Kette the Tahs. Good thing he wasn’t on line this morning. Nice one Rob!

    Off to do a few things – chat later.

  • Comment 85, posted at 01.03.08 10:22:40 by Nessa Reply

  • πŸ™‚

  • Comment 86, posted at 01.03.08 10:22:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • Mexted had loss the plot, or would I dare say the mic 😯

  • Comment 87, posted at 01.03.08 10:22:52 by Charlie Reply

  • cheers ness

  • Comment 88, posted at 01.03.08 10:23:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • cheers Nessa πŸ™‚

  • Comment 89, posted at 01.03.08 10:23:36 by Charlie Reply

  • 01.03.08 10:22:52 – Charlie

    If I was close the mic would be sticking up his… 😈

  • Comment 90, posted at 01.03.08 10:24:27 by JT Reply

  • Tahs go 3rd… for now

  • Comment 91, posted at 01.03.08 10:27:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • off for a while.

    Enjoy the ugly Oz derby slugfest

  • Comment 92, posted at 01.03.08 10:28:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Cheers Rob 😎

  • Comment 93, posted at 01.03.08 10:28:47 by Charlie Reply

  • “Enjoy the ugly Oz derby slugfest”

    Ya kidding… Brumbies back to their sublime best… will get even better when Rathbone’s back…

  • Comment 94, posted at 01.03.08 12:24:29 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • Oops wrong thread…

  • Comment 95, posted at 01.03.08 12:25:04 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • You guys thought Fortuin had a good game? Are you mad?

    He was about par in the first half but in the second half the wheels came off. Badly.

    I cringed when he didnt know whether the tighthead played on the right or the loosehead and so referred “that prop. the one that scrums on this side (indicates with foot).

    It got even worse in the last 20 when it seemed his decisions were merely random.

    Right at the end he awarded a penalty to the tahs for a flankers hand being on the ground at scrum time *he thought it was the prop’s hand).
    Now besides the fact that he got the offence wrong he then also went and awarded a penalty when it should only have been a free kick.

    I thoguht he was terrible but liked the way Fitzy excused his performance by inferring his poor game was down to him not being used to the new rules.

    In games like that even one or two mistaken decisions can affect games, not to mention the confused chambles Fortuin dished up in the second half.

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